Sunday, 5 July 2015

Brocante at Petworth Park

Plant stand by the bubbly tent

It was a beautiful sunny day at 
Petworth Park yesterday.

Just right for The Summer Brocante.

It was a real treat to have time to wander and look... and look.

Jostling for attention

There was a gentle buzz in the air.
Lunch and sweet peas in the tent

The day was a delight, 
from the parkland setting, 
through to the tea tent 
with its delicious home cooked cakes and quiches 
(feta, broad bean and mint was good), 
to the attractive stalls jostling side by side for attention, 

housed within a marquee with an open courtyard space for a spot of sun bathing or drinking bubbles, or both.

Vintage sweep...

The whole event was well thought out for maximum enjoyment and maximum spend.

I was quite tempted by this 'Margot' dress,
with sleeves floating in the Summer breeze
Hats off not only to the stall holders but also to the volunteer organiser at the National Trust Petworth House largely responsible for this event being at Petworth, and to 
The Country Brocante for its fabulous staging of this wonderful event. 

= Great collaboration, which I'm sure did wonders also for Petworth House and Park too, since a free (for non-National Trust members) look at the house was included in the £5.00 entrance fee to the Brocante, which would have involved a breathtaking view of House, Deer Park and Lake set amongst the Sussex downs in the stroll across from the Marquee. 

View of the House whilst strolling across from the Brocante
Who wouldn't want to go back again to visit?

Petworth town is of course a mecca for antiques for those in the mood for a little browsing or serious shopping.

Friendly service at The Hungry Guest in Lombard Street

There are plenty of places for the discerning shopper 
to pick up refreshments for stamina, 
including The Hungry Guest cafĂ©  in Lombard street just off the main square. 

The Hungry Guest has been named one of the 30 Best Places for Brunch by The Times (2012). 


Of course I MAY have come away with a few items from The Country Brocante, and will reveal all once they are in place at home. 

Pigeon carrier anyone?

In the centre - an antique hose attachment with rotating spray, perfect for Summer days


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