26 Nov 2012


Kate Edmunds, creator of Eggnogg, a bright, design company that creates quirky gifts and greetings cards for all ages. From colouring in tablecloths, postcard books, posters, bunting and pocket books to greeting cards, wrap, notebooks and stickers, Perfect Christmas gifts and stocking fillers for children. Eggnogg is challenging the senses with an explosion of colour, texture and humour.

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9 Nov 2012


Pretty Nostalgic magazine is an independent bi-monthly vintage lifestyle magazine that celebrates nostalgic and sustainable ways of living. We passionately support independent British makers and love seeking out unique, eclectic homes and meeting people who love life and live by their own rules. The magazine is packed with inspiration to help make your house a home, to fill your kitchen with homegrown and foraged food, to inspire you to reuse and upcycle and to make every day an adventure. It is a handbook for creative, curious and resourceful folk who yearn for a simple, stylish and sustainable lifestyle.

We're particularly proud of our Christmas issue, especially our hand-stitched cover made entirely from leftover vintage fabrics. But mainly, we've really enjoyed getting to the root of what Christmas means, focusing on our motto: spend wisely, waste less, appreciate more. Spending wisely is all about supporting local makers; wasting less celebrates thrift: making wreaths from hedgerow finds, creating a foraged centrepiece and collecting vintage baubles. Appreciating more is all about celebrating life's simple pleasures: comforting winter grub, mulled wine and filling your pockets with shells. 

Editor Jo is over the moon to be attending Christmas at the Orangery (she's been locked up in an office working on the new magazine for far too long now!) and will be bringing along a stash of limited edition Pretty Nostalgic goody bags (get there early!) and an exclusive subscription offer especially for visitors to the fair.

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6 Nov 2012


Kate Gover used to hate tea with a passion. That was until she tasted a Japanese green tea produced by farmers on a tiny estate. She fell in love with the complex taste and a new and exciting world opened up in front of her. That one extraordinary cup inspired Kate to start Lahloo and it would be hard to find somebody more passionate about tea.
This dynamic new company offers tea drinkers a boutique collection of loose-leaf tea from some of the world’s finest small tea gardens. With a little help from two expert importers, Lahloo brings you fairly traded, organic tea direct from small artisan producers.
These distinctive teas are a world away from the faceless, mass-produced tea produced in huge factories. This is hand-picked tea with character, flavour, provenance, and, like Kate and Lahloo, each one has its own fascinating story to tell.
Lahloo, the name of the iconic 19th century tea clipper Kate Gover's great great grandfather sailed. 

As well as Lahloo Pantry running the cafe area throughout the day, they will also be selling a range of tea accessories, which all make perfect Christmas gifts.

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5 Nov 2012


Charlotte Macey Textiles is a British homewares company based in the Cotswold countryside. Charlotte and her small team hand make beautiful items for the home, ranging from tea cosies and tea towels, to cushions, tote bags and notebooks.
Originating in embroidery, Charlotte now also incorporates her own printed fabric into the product range. 2012 has seen the launch of fabric designed by Charlotte and printed in the UK, depicting her illustrative stitched images and characters.
Charlotte finds inspiration all around her, from trips to the seaside, to the countryside where she lives and works. 

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