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Cath Kidston does Christmas. :)

If Cath Kidston was Santa , this is what I would put on my Christmas List. :0) Especially loving Billie the dog ! X

Billie Long Pjs. £50. Very Bridget Jonesie.
Billie Long Pjs. £50. Very Bridget Jonesie.
Stripy Scarf £24.
Stripy Scarf £24.
Star Pudding Bowl £14.
Star Pudding Bowl £14.
Bah Humbug!  jumper £70.
Bah Humbug! jumper £70.
Christmas Decorations Book £15.
Christmas Decorations Book £15.
Billie Hot Water Bottle. £28.
Billie Hot Water Bottle. £28.
London Christmas Carry Bag. £28.
London Christmas Carry Bag. £28.
Stripy Crochet Scarf £35.
Stripy Crochet Scarf £35.
Billie Bed Socks £8.
Billie Bed Socks £8.
Striped Gloves. £20.
Striped Gloves. £20.

The Artisan Market.

On Saturday I packed up my teacups and teacup candles, vintage brooches and a box of my friend’s mum’s home made jams and headed for my first craft fair of the year. The Artisan market in Clitheroe is held on the second saturday of every month. Its a friendly fair in a local church with an eclectic mix of stalls.

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I sold lots of teacup candles , which always makes me happy. 🙂
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Opposite my stall there was a lovely lady who made beautiful felted creatures as well as other hand-crafted bits and pieces. You can see more at Clothfelt on facebook.

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I also loved these sweet brooches made by  Daisy Florence Design   with their pretty floral designs. So wish I had treated myself!

I did buy a few presents though. Couldn’t  resist. I won’t say who for  ( incase they happen to be reading this  😉 )  but the lucky recipicants will recieve  birthday gifts from the very talented Vicky at Daisy Louise Jewellery . She creates gorgeous pieces  often with a steam-punk vibe. And she has also been experimenting with decoupage. 🙂
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The folk at the fair were very friendly so it was nice to chat to other stall holders. I was immediately drawn to Pat’s( The Artistic Gardener) stall and her brightly hand-painted pebbles, rocks and field stones. Pat hasn’t got a website yet but i’m sure she will be at future events. 🙂
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I had the bad fortune of being placed next to a chocolate stall ( I have given up chocolate for Lent, still abstaining! ) and I also had to resist the temptation of these tasty looking cupcakes made by Sugar Tart Cupcakery . 😦
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I really did spend an enjoyable day at the Artisan market and it was good to get back into the swing of things as the last fair I did was before Christmas. I just need to update my own facebook page now Mrs Tibbs Teacupswith remaining candles for sale before Mother’s Day. I ‘m so not organized!

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The Artisan Market is at The United Reformed Church in Clitheroe on the second Sat of every month. 🙂

What I received in the Thrifty Christmas Gift Swap. :)

Janet from the blog Words That Can Be Your Own recently organised a Thrifty Christmas Gift swap. I really enjoyed participating and the parcel I received from Leanne was just gorgeous. I managed to save it to open on Christmas day….with some reluctance I must say. Leanne must have done her homework as the prezzies she sent were all very me.

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There were a couple of lovely decorations for my tree which are now adorning said tree of course.

A pretty wooden heart with the words Sunshine Always Follows the Rain inscribed on it.
A really useful little wooden make up mirror which will come in very useful on my summer camping trips. 🙂

A retro Drumstick lolly scented car air freshener which actually does smell like a real drumstick lolly.

A couple of cute coasters which say Cake Cake We Want More Cake on them. Yes my weakness is certainly cake!

A darling little Alice In Wonderland badge which I wore on Christmas Day. 🙂

Continuing with the Alice theme, an amazing Alice animation negative framed print. This is so thoughtful as for my birthday this year I had a Alice themed/vintage tea party. 🙂

Leanne also sent me a very cute handmade card which I love.

All in all I was thoroughly spoiled and I must say Leanne’s parcel was my favorite one to open on Christmas day. Thank you Leanne and thanks Janet. x 🙂

ps you can read about what I sent my recipicant Kate HERE

Cozy This Christmas. :)

My work mate Amy and I were discussing ‘Christmas jumpers’ over the weekend. I really want one this year! And festive pjs! And Christmas bedding ! So i’m super jealous of Amy’s Yuletide Primark haul. Loving the fair Isle style duvet set. She very kindly sent me some pics so here they are. 🙂

Amy in her festive pj bottoms and  Christmas Puds jumper from Primark.
Amy in her festive pj bottoms and Christmas Puds jumper from Primark.
The Primark bedding is covered in prancing blue stags.
The Primark bedding is covered in prancing blue stags.
The Pjs are covered in santas and snowflakes. :)
The Pjs are covered in santas and snowflakes. 🙂
Amy's bed is full of cushions that her Mum made. Loving the saucy santa !
Amy’s bed is full of cushions that her Mum made. Loving the saucy santa !

Amy’s Festive finds will keep her all cozy this Christmas and they have inspired me to look out for other seasonal snuggling and slumber wear. Here are a few of my faves. 🙂

Totes-Toasties-Bow detail bootie slippers. Florence and Fred £22.
Totes-Toasties-Bow detail bootie slippers.
Florence and Fred £22.
John Lewis Fair isle Cushion £20
John Lewis Fair isle Cushion £20
Embroidered snowflake pants  Fat Face.
Embroidered snowflake pants Fat Face.
Reindeer Pj set -Next £25
Reindeer Pj set -Next £25
Penguins Cardigown £85 CathnKidston.
Penguins Cardigown £85
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Christmas Pudding Throw Dunhelm Mill £6
Christmas Pudding Throw Dunhelm Mill £6
Fawn Hot Water Bottle £8-95 Dot.com.giftshop
Fawn Hot Water Bottle £8-95 Dot.com.giftshop
Annbritt throw £20 Ikea.
Annbritt throw £20 Ikea.

How will you be keeping cozy this Christmas? X

Crafty Vintage at Backridge Farm.

On Saturday I spent a good few hours perusing the treasures at a Crafty Vintage event at the lovely Backridge Farm near Waddington in the rural ribble valley. The farm  has its own cozy restaurant and numerous local independant shops housed in its outbuildings. An old barn brimmed full of vintage and home made delights complimented the atmosphere perfectly.

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Llamas grazing in one of the fields at Backridge. 🙂

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I actually got organised this wknd and started my Christmas Present Shopping. I know its early but……..what better place to start!!
I found gorgeous gifts from Little Owl by Hazel Lyon,   Nancys Craft Boutique and Realicoul who all had delightful stalls at the fair.:)

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So I rescued these kittens ~ purrfect prezzies from Nancys Craft Boutique.

And of course I had to treat myself a little bit too. Two very chic  little handbags for £5…….. just made to dance round. Tee Hee 🙂

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Have you made a start on your Xmas shopping yet ? X

Fabulous Finds from the Craft Fair.:)

At the weekend I took my teacup candle stall to the  Lets Get Crafty craft fair in Whalley.  This is the main fair I do and happily I had a great day sales and fun wise. I was able to spend some of/ well ok, most of my earnings on a few  lovely purchases at the fair. 🙂

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View of the fair.

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Some of my teacup candles.

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My fave stall today , Sew To Soul
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Polly The Vintage Caravan.

There were as usual some gorgeous stalls. And  Polly The Vintage Caravan was there serving tea, coffee and scrumptious cakes in pretty vintage crockery.

Here are a few treats and gifts I was tempted by :

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This colourful cat cushion from Sew To Soul makes a purrfect addition to our bedroom.

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I bought some Hot Paprika Puree from The Paprika Lady to add to chilli’s and stews. Looking forward to making some tasty Goulash.
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These socks and beads are from the ethical and lovely One Planet stall and are a birthday gift for a friend.

In fact Kerry who does the One Planet stall took some of my candles to sell at the One Planet shop in Accrington. 🙂

Here is my favourite and biggest purchase from the fair. I really treated myself !
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Its a beautiful duck egg blue lovingly upholstered chair.Looks wonderful in my blue and white bedroom.Very Shabby Chic. Another treat from Sew To Soul

I’ve said before that craft fairs and independant shops are ideal places for buying unique and gorgeous gifts. I also discovered a newly opened shop in my home town at the weekend called Urban Sheep where I bought a pretty blue bunny pattened summer bag as a present for a friend. I am truly tempted to indulge in one for myself!

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Thanks for admiring my pretty purchases. Check out your local craft fairs and independant shops. Who knows what treasures you may find. 🙂

Crafty Vintage Fair.

Today I took my tea cups along to the Crafty Vintage fair at the st Marys centre in my home town of Clitheroe. Crafty Vintage fairs are held here on the last saturday of every month. Here are a few snaps I took of some treasures on sale. I ended up buying several birthday gifts and some treats for myself. Couldn’t resist. 😀

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Violets.Adorable.:-)

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Love these kitsch coasters by tile productions.

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I definitely recommend buying presents from craft fairs as there are so many talented people creating unique and beautiful gifts.:-D
This post represents day 25 in the Rosalilium Blog Every Day In May Challenge.x