|When I wrote this post last week, I didn't for one moment think that we would be spending the weekend down in Cornwall. Hubby was working away in Germany and I was busy with my shop...but as we chatted each evening when he phoned me from Munich, we thought, 'actually, why shouldn't we?' We both thoroughly enjoyed our last visit to Trevoole Farm, and as this open garden event was going to be offering something extra, we decided to make it possible.|
|After a good nights sleep we spent the morning walking around Lostwithiel...|
Then it was time to head to Trevoole Farm.
|As you may have read on the message that Beth asked me to post on my blog, there was a wedding at the Farm on Friday. The marquee was still in place at the top field and visitors on Sunday were allowed to look inside at the beautiful decorations.|
|The theme was vintage, of course, and an overall colour scheme of green and white ran throughout...|
|Most of the pieces had a price label (including all the dining chairs that had painstakingly been collected)...BUT....|
|Everyone had to wait until 3pm!|
|By the time 3pm arrived, the marquee was full of eager buyers, many of whom had their eye on several pieces, so it was clear there would be little left at the end of the day.|
|We managed to buy several lemonade pitchers, a few china platters, and some silk flowers...which I have put away for an event I am planning for this autumn! ;-))|
|I'm sure Beth must be very pleased with the amount raised by the sale for charity...I wondered if the marquee itself sold, as it too had a price tag...just a little out of my budget though, at £6,000!|
The rest of the garden, of course, did not fail to impress...I posted lots of photos last year, but will do so again, showing some of my favourite bits...
|The wonderful table outside the summer house, overflowing with summery posies on a patchwork of tablecloths.|
|We spotted the wedding cakes sitting on the windowsill inside the Farmhouse. Simple and perfect.|
|Around the back, in the shady bog garden, I loved the fencing along the board-walk, created from old iron bed heads.|
|A final tea stop before heading to the potting shed and shepherd's hut near to the exit...|
|I really could move in here...|
Do you think anyone would notice?
|Christine was also visiting the open gardens on Sunday. She too always looks like she 'belongs' there and we were able to chat briefly before we headed back to our cosy cottage for our second night. I also met a couple of ladies who read my blog...One had travelled with her husband, all the way from Warwickshire! Trevoole is one of those special places that seems to draw people to it...If you love vintage and 'old style' gardening, I would wholeheartedly recommend a visit to one of the special open days (organised through the National Garden Scheme) should you ever get the chance. (If not, then I hope you enjoyed the photos from our visit.)|
Christine suggested we travel back via Chapel Porth...which is what we did for a much enjoyed 'seaside fix'.
|We're now back home and I am frantically trying to catch up...I have another busy weekend this week too, with lots of visitors coming to stay with us, the Rag Market at Frome on Saturday (still so much I need to get ready for that!!), AND a special family party on Sunday...Phew!|