Saturday, 24 June 2017

At the Country Brocante Fair

Three cards by Liz Jones of Sew to be Happy and some pretty fabric.
Gorgeous flower bought from Mercer and Rose
Nice applique work by Hearts and Kisses
Also by Hearts and  Kisses, love the little figures she creates on fabric.

Yesterday late afternoon I hurried to the Country Brocante Fair in Midhurst after work. The first two pictures show things I bought there and the second two pictures show a stall I admired.

Brocante says to me - all things French and there was a lot of old French linen, dyed, embroidered or just sold by the metre or in small pieces. Linen from Provence dyed pink or blue, scraps of old French cottons sold in bundles to be used in patchwork or for making small hearts etc. Lots of pink accessories and off-white chipped painted furniture.

I particularly liked a stall run by two ex-teachers who offer stitching workshops for children and adults called 'Sew to be Happy' based on the idea of mindfulness or craft as therapy.

One of the prettiest stalls was Mercer and Rose with vintage habadashery and Swarovski crystal jewellery. So much to see. I'll definitely try to visit the next show... It's on Saturday August 26th at Wisborough Green in Sussex.


Brenda Tilbury said...

Soooo envious of you...looks too much like temptation though! X

jenny said...

Hi Brenda. Lots of eye candy there! But I guess the same stalls were there that you saw at the market square fair a couple of months ago. Look forward to chatting to you soon.X