The Larmer Tree Vintage Brocante

Back in May, Frey and I were up very early one Sunday morning to get to the first (I believe) Vintage Brocante at the Larmer Tree gardens, we had such a lovely morning which I wrote about here. So I was so excited for the second fair, which took place last Sunday 18th September. This time was a bit different, Frey had a Sunday morning lie in (so luxurious!) so we weren’t quite first at the gate. Also, he has just found his feet, so being pushed around in the pram wasn’t what he wanted! Luckily, his Daddy was with us this time too so took him for a toddle around the gardens while I took in the beautiful stalls.

Calling them beautiful doesn’t quite do them justice though, the Pavilion and Jubilee Hall had been transformed into vintage heaven. I honestly couldn’t believe how lovely everything looked, just so tempting and inspiring!

Autumn Squash

Lynne's French Brocante

The first stalls were my favourite Sprout and Flower and Lynne’s French Brocante, from where I could have easily purchased oodles of beautiful kitchenalia, old French canning jars, baking tins and enamelware.

Nikki Freewill

Larger Tree Vintage Brocante

These beautiful goodies were by the very talented Niki Fretwell, who used to have a shop quite near to me.

Mercer and RoseMercer and Rose

Mercer and Rose

Mercer and Rose

Vintage Brocante

Paper house Design Co

Paperhouse Design Co.

Vintage Brocante

Vintage Brocante

Vintage BrocanteVintage Brocante

The Painted Room

Hydrangea Wreath

I did come home with a few little treats, my favourite being this hydrangea wreath by The Apple Loft, who I also bought the bread tin from on my last visit to the Vintage Brocante!

After I’d finished looking at the stalls, we had a slightly chaotic picnic in the gardens (Frey isn’t keen on sitting still for a picnic any more!) and treated ourselves to some cake from the Vintage Cafe. Frey loved exploring all the follies in the garden. There was also a BBQ, wood fired artisan pizza, vintage style ice creams, and live music!

It was a fantastic afternoon’s adventure, and I’m already looking forward to the next one, which is on 1st May 2017.


About The Author


Mama of two beautiful boys. I’m veggie, vintage loving, a bit of a crafter and a bit of a hippy. I love the countryside and pretty things.

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