The Wealden Times Midwinter Fair!



This past Saturday, my Ma and I headed over to Kent (I drove, did the m25, didn’t get lost, no big deal) to attend the Wealden Times Midwinter Fair. The Fair features hundreds of carefully selected exhibits of vintage and contemporary home and garden ware, gourmet food producers, vintage jewellery, and unique clothing companies. It seriously was the most beautiful fair I’ve ever attended, and speaking as someone who’s grown up in the South of England, you can bet I’ve been to my ‘fair’ share of fairs. (Heh. Get it? Fair! Well, I made myself laugh…)

We had the best time mooch mooching through the tents, stopping to look at all the beautiful pieces for sale, buying Christmas presents, tasting every sample going (Toffee apple cider! Cucumber and sweet pickle chutney! Cobnut brittle! Toffee vodka!) and taking a thousand and one photos. Well, I did most of the photo taking, naturally. Mum did some, when instructed, and under extreme duress ;)

 I think we’re going to make it a twice yearly event from now on (this year our tickets were very kindly provided courtesy of the Wealden Times, but I’d pay for tickets myself in a heartbeat) and attend both the Midwinter and Midsummer fairs. Oh, and the best thing is that Wealden Times have just launched their new website, on which you can browse and buy products from lots of their lovely exhibitors all year round! Dangerous. Very dangerous…


^^ Vintage baubles by Hilary’s Vintage Christmas. Aren’t they gorgeous? I love the idea of suspending them from the ceiling too. Now, I just need to convince Jason to put hooks all over our kitchen ceiling so I can turn it into a grotto come Christmas time…^^


^^ One of my favourite exhibitors at the fair was Ensor Interiors. Their range was absolutely *stunning*, and I could quite happily have taken home one of every piece. That rustic candelabra is incredible, don’t you think? I think I’d like to be the sort of woman who one day owns a house with a candelabra in it. ‘Oh careful there, watch your head on the candelabra.’ Yes. I can see myself saying that. ^^


^^ I loved these little vegetable patch signs by King John’s Nursery ^^


^^ I picked out a sparkler from this dish of vintage rings by Eclectica Vintage. Uhh…£5 each? Rude not to! ;) ^^


^^ Darling Moroccan bowls by Skoura. The yellow one is my favourite. What a bowl to eat your morning porridge from! ^^

More photos to follow, because there was just too much loveliness to fit into one single post!

p.s. I’m selling a few bits and pieces from my wardrobe over on Shop Cider with Rosie today, with free UK delivery on all items. Head over and take a peep, if you’d like! :)

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  • Freya

    Oh I was so sad to miss out on this! How funny if we had bumped into each other there :) xx

    • Rosie

      Oh no! I didn’t realise you were invited too, how did we not discuss it already?! I’m sad you couldn’t come, would’ve been so fun! x

  • Cat

    Sounds like my idea of heaven!!! Christmaseytastic! x

  • Rosie W

    This looks like exactly the type of fair I’d love to go to!
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

  • Maria @ A bookworm’s life

    How utterly lovely! It sounds like you and your mum had a fantastic time. I’m going to a Christmas fair this weekend and looking at your pretty pictures makes me all the more excited for it!

  • Anda Alexandra

    those pictures are just adorable!! :D One day I wish I would go to a fair like that :D

  • Ema

    What a wonderful Christmas fair! I could see you saying things reference your candelabra too, possibly over dinner parties with lots of cheeses? xx

  • Bethany Thomas

    I love this fair, I usually go every year but couldn’t make it this year so I am glad I can experience it a little through your photos!

    B x

  • Tash

    Ah it all looks so gorgeous, I’m definitely going to be browsing eclectica vintage!

  • Amber-Rose

    This looks so lovely! I’m heading off to a Christmas Fair at Aberglasney this weekend. Can’t wait. I haven’t been to a proper Christmas Fair in such a long time. We get fair weekends here with street stalls but it’s always full of poundshop rubbish.

  • Anna

    SO cute! THos ornaments are gorgeous and I absolutely love your Oxfords :D I’m looking to buy some gray ones myself these days.

  • Dannielle

    My nana and mom have tons of those vintage ornaments! Although, not vintage when they were bought many many years ago :) I love them and have been trying to figure out how to get some safely to England.

  • Hannah

    It looks like such a cute place to visit and your hair looks lovely like this by the way! xx


  • Britt @ One&20

    I LOVE those bowls!
    I need something like those for my home decor!
    Britt @ One&20

  • Abi

    D’aww look at you and your mumma! :) It looks just like somewhere my mum and I would love to visit. The wooden candelabra is stunning, I can imagine it hanging beautifully in a rustic cottage.

    (Your hair and scarf look gorgeous by the way)

    Abi xx

  • Alice

    This looks incredible!! I’m so cross, I’ve missed loads of the Christmas fairs because I’ve been away so much recently- they’re my favourite bit of Christmas! I love those Moroccan bowls too, they’re gorgeous! xx

  • Alice

    PS- Your hair looks amazing!!

  • Bekka

    Oh it looks so much fun. I definitely think you should try and make it a twice a year thing. The baubles are amazing, I want some for our Christmas tree! xxx

  • Lorna

    The fair looks fantastic! I love going with my Mum to that sort of thing (or anywhere for that matter!).

  • Georgina

    I do love a good winter fair, I have managed two so far this year and am hoping to go to Lincoln Christmas Market next weekend. It looks like they had some beautiful things to buy there, I am always so tempted by everything and have to limit how much cash I take so that I don’t go mad. I have to admit though I mainly go for the food, it is all so delicious! xx

  • Katie Albury

    What lovely photographs…sounds and looks like a perfect winter fair!

    Katie x

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