Monday, 15 June 2009

The Fete

I like to sell garden posies on the plant stall, they are so summery and I dont mind selling my sweet peas as people love them so much. I haven't had a bumper crop but just enough for a few bunches. They sold out really quickly. I managed to rustle up some other bits, peonies, alchemilla, nepetta and roses and plonked them in a jolly pink trug.

Setting out my stall! I love a bit of bunting, any excuse really. My Mother in Law is a genius with geraniums and she donated some gorgeous specimens from her collection. Plus lovely Louisa gave me this whole tray of Strawbugs to sell! They really drew some crowds early on.

I got this table cloth in New York from Anthropologie back in my glamorous working days.( Now that was a good trip but a very long story for another day!)

Nearly ready for the off!
Competition comes in the shape of hubby and co. on the Bottle Stall! Alan Sugar would be proud of their efforts.
To be fair they did beat me on the fundraising stakes, as it's all for charity I am feeling very magnaminous.

A busy, busy plant stall! Woohoo, we had a record breaking day. I can't believe how many people came, it was brilliant. Really hot too! Our lovely friends from Manchester came with their brood and the boys paraded Buster around the dog show, he ended up with three rosettes in assorted colours.
Must thank my lovely Mum and Bert's lovely Mum who always help me out and are absoloutely fantastic x x x


  1. Your stall looks very tempting, I love sweet peas with alchemilla!

  2. Hello, hope we will see you at the fair in Portscatho, do come and say hello wont you? Your flowers are lovely, I was given some little sweetpeas to plant and they are still in their little pots! You have inspired me to get outside and plant them before they die!! I see you went for a walk around St Antonys head, one of our favourite walks, if you jump back in my posts you will find loads of pics of a walk round there that you might enjoy. Love Jane xx


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