Many who know me, know how much I love the annual Nutcracker Christmas Market in Houston each year, benefitting the Houston Ballet. The last two years, I've been in London during the weekend of the Nutcracker Market and have sadly missed it, but I must tell you, there is a fantastic substitute right here in London--the Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair.
With over 400 exhibitors from all over the UK, the selection of British gifts, crafts and foods are a serious temptation. Here's a little sampling of what I saw this year.
Decorations and ornaments for every taste, including the whimsical,
and the country feel.
A throwback to younger times--I bought Pixie dust here,
and there are plenty of vintage booths,
and something for every style of decorating.
A wee bit of antique silver
along with magnifying glasses.
Handmade gifts for every taste
with cheeky girls to help you with your selections,
whether it be a book of good thoughts,
or my favorite Jan Constantine pillows.
And when you're feeling a bit faint from all the shopping, there's a wide selection of treats in the food hall to tempt you.
And what's a Christmas market in Britain without a tea pot or two?
Or a tea set that's just your style?
Stay tuned--up next--one of my favorite shops in London near the Covent Garden.
See you then....