Although it doesn't feel much like Spring just now with icy winds and frosty mornings, a sure sign that it is on the way is the advent of the annual Spring Country Living Fair. Sadly, my usual partner-in-crime (my Mum) was stuck up in Scotland so I dragged my sister-in-law along instead informing her before-hand to wear comfy shoes and build up her upper body strength!
We were there queueing before it opened and were the first ones in! We made a bee-line for my favourite stalls and managed to get a good look before too many people made browsing an impossibility!
One of the first stalls I always head to is Velvet Ribbon, they always have the prettiest eiderdowns and quilts as well as oodles of painted cupboards, mirrors and lots of French paraphernalia.
I happened to have my Galaxy phone on me (no tripod etc. this time!) and they were very happy for me to take pictures of their beautiful stall. They will also be at Village Vintage later on in May - I can't wait to see what goodies they have!
We then wandered on to Chloe Antiques, whose rustic French/distressed chateau look is always really pretty. I do love being one of the first people in and seeing the beautifully set up stall before they are ravaged by desperate shoppers!
We continued wandering around the fair browsing a few more stalls and worked our way back to the little potager that had been set up near the entrance. It was enchanting; I loved the little painted bench and I could almost live in that greenhouse!
By mid-day we had had enough and were shopped out, so we retreated to a nearby bakery/cafe for a nice sit-down and a cup of tea! Who would have thought that country living in London could be so exhausting!