This is a bit of fun isn't it? Carnaby Street is currently decorated in a very glitzy style; couldn't resist a picture for you.
But our real destination was here...
Have you guessed yet?
Ah yes, good old Liberty. We always have to go there when Adele comes to stay! The window display at the moment is fabby. Loving this foxy lady!
Equally taken with this patriotic window display.
In we go then, and you are pretty much stopped in your tracks by this...
Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones fame has designed a collection for Liberty (really not to my tastes at all), and this display showcases his designs. Hmm, let's move on!
Before we get to the haberdashery department, we stop to admire this lovely (very expensive) selection of cushions.
They are made from vintage fabrics, the large ones like this one, are made from vintage scarves. Lovely but at over £100 beyond a modest budget!
We loved this tile but at £30(ish), that was also beyond our reach.
Satisfied after an hour of oohing and aahing over the Kaffe Fassett fabrics, the Liberty Tana lawn and the Rowan yarns, we left and enjoyed seeing the back wall of Liberty looking like this!
Off we dashed, the real focus of the day, of course, was going here...
In we go. Just inside the main entrance is this little summer house/gazebo/fancy shed! Now that would be handy in the garden..
I've taken a few snaps for you looking down from the first floor so that you can get a feel for what it's like inside the fair.
The mood of this fair is decidedly festive.
Time to shop though. We went off to meet Kathy whom I have had the pleasure of meeting through blogging and as a fellow stall holder at the Vintage and Handmade Fair. She also has a stall at the Country Living Fair which was stunning and it looked like Kathy had a very appreciative bevy of customers. (Find Kathy at Not on the Hight Street). I treated myself to a lovely necklace and some hair grips which I'm looking forward to wearing.
This was Caroline Zoob's stall which is the first you see inside the front doors.
Absolutely loved this stall which was new to the Fair this time around. It sold masses of Greengate and also the beautiful Pip range of towels which I've seen on a few blogs and I had to snap up a couple of those.
This stall I had not seen before either and had a lovely selection of handmade cushions (amongst other items) which were very reasonably priced.
Upstairs, we were delighted to find Made in Hastings which is always a treat with the fabulous works of the illustrator Claire Fletcher who was there in the flesh.
Also at the Fair for the first time was Poppy Treffry. What a delight she was, very down to earth and chatty.
Sorry but I can't remember the name of this stand; I know it's usually at the fair and very pretty with some lovely Greengate items.
Well, that's my little round-up, I did my best to get a few snaps but it was pretty busy and after a while, my hands were a little errm, full. We arrived home over 12 hours after leaving the house so it's fair to say we had a really top day! Today however, we are feeling a tad jaded. My apologies for the lack of links in this post, in particular to the sellers who had stands at the fair but I'm afraid time just doesn't permit me to do that today. Please do a quick google search to find them should your little heart desire.
I hope to be back briefly tomorrow to give you a little glimpse of my "practise stall" for the bestest Fair around so until then my friends...