|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.
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
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 café 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|