Friday, 3 October 2014
A day in Chelsea
I was lucky enough to win some tickets from the generous Kate at Oyster Bridge & Co for the Decorative Living Fair held once a year in the Old Chelsea Town Hall. It is a lovely setting on Kings Road in a rather grand town hall with marble columns, painted ceilings and chandeliers. The fair is expertly curated by Caroline Zoob who hand selects a mix of vintage and antique dealers with hand-crafted items.
Chloe Antiques was there with her pretty selection of handmade cushions, vintage items, scented lavender sachets and the loveliest pair of tole wall lights entwined with pretty French pears.
Walking around I also came across Emma whose stall was brimming with pretty china, as I was chatting to her she was quickly tying up fresh, crisp linens with pretty grey ribbon ready for their prospective purchaser.
Then I saw Teresa from Cherub Antiques, who I had bought my pretty silver watch fob charm from a year or so ago at one of Chloe's open house events. Her case of pretty trinkets and fripperies brought out the magpie in me. I spotted a little silver anchor charm which ended up coming home with me and she showed me a beautiful turquoise morning ring from the 1800s which is no doubt adorning some lucky lady's finger by now!
I finally found Simon from Rosehip in the Country with his daughter Kate - the very talented Oysterbridge & Co on their beautiful rustic French stand. Kate's hand drawn and embroidered pictures were so pretty, I almost couldn't stop taking photos of them!
I also met Jo from Hesta Nesta who I had not met face to face before. We had a nice chat and it was lovely to be able to put a face to the name! Heather from Hellish Designs was nearby also with her pretty handmade lampshades and French country antiques.
Hopefully I'll be meeting most of them again at the Midwinter Fair in Petworth - I'm very excited about this one as both my Mum and Dad will be staying with me so I'll be able to bring them along too!
Posted by Charlotte at 18:10