Haddo’s Christmas Fair

It’s that time of the year again, and we made our annual visit to Haddo House’s Christmas Fair.  A chance to Christmas shop, or indeed, to treat yourself!

I made another quick trip to the new collectibles shop and bagged myself a Deco Marcasite ring, it’s fabulous!  I do love the way Marcasite sparkles in the right kind of light.  I think it’s more special than diamonds.  I have just one other vintage Deco ring, I’ll have to take some pictures of them.  I’m an absolute Marcasite addict I tell you.

It was a bit of a family reunion too.  I bumped into several castle work colleagues out for a look around, as well as having a good chin wag with some of the Haddo staff.  Also managed to sell several raffle tickets for them too!  You can take the girl out of the castle…

I also bagged an early Christmas present from the Mum, another bear by Sue Quinn (one of my favourite bear artists).  His name is Charley, and he’s actually a very clever puppet.  Along with this, I got another hedgehog for my collection.  This time it’s dressed is a warm duffel coat and scarf!  I like to think of the hedgehogs as an extension to having cats….maybe next year I’ll progress to a large sized one with an even more elaborate outfit!

If you’re intriguied by the hedgehogs and friends, you can check out Sue’s website.  She is now also blogging, so a good opportunity to see what she has been making lately.  Her designs are utterly gorgeous :smile:

Time for a walk around the park, photos and home.  A beautiful day at Haddo.

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  1. Jill Yates

    Sounds like you had a rewarding and fun day of shopping at the Christmas far.
    I can’t wait to see photos of the Marcasite ring & your other vintage ring ;)
    What a great find!!!
    Thanks,
    Jill

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