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