Saturday, 29 May 2010

Chagford Garden Fair


A jolly jaunt to Chagford was the order of the day today!
It was a garden fair at the Jubilee Hall..and very nice it was too!
We came back with a few bits ; everything but the garden bench!

Lizzie had an assortment of goodies with her, including the old tin bath, above, which a certain member of my family took a liking to, for his 'patch'!






There seemed to be quite a few pots of chives in terracotta pots, all over the place!





And there were some lovely, very generous, large bunches of flowers, which I split into two when I got home.







You might think that on this table lies a giant carrot...but it is not !
The archaeology expert informed me that it is an Amphora!
We now have one in the garden!



Vintagey things came home with me, including this garden prop!
However did my dad mow our lawns with one of these?

Maybe, from now on, I'll help with the lawn mowing !!
Maybe not!
For the mo, I've propped it under a tree, strategically placed of course!






Alpine Strawberries, a Lithospermum, a Lavender and a Sedum have all found their way to the garden.






Ah that bath again...I'm watching this with interest and hope that grand things will occur in it!
;-)








Garden pleasure and treasures!
A very lovely day !
;-)

19 comments:

galant said...

Now, my dear little pal, what on earth are you going to do with a zinc bath? No, perhaps you'd better not tell me! Chris and his brother Michael were bathed, as children, in one of these! Mind you, he was born before the outbreak of WW2, so that gives a clue to his age ...

KC'sCourt! said...

That zinc bath is lovely. If it were mine I would grown Alpines in it or parhap Herbs - if you ever get fed up with it...........
Julie xxxxxx

BusyLizzie said...

Great photos of my stall, thank you Sal! Those tin baths are Mr W's best seller at the Dairy House.. very groovy apparently!! Enjoy the rest of the weekend! xxx

Menopausal musing said...

I see Galang has beaten me to it. I was going to ask if it was going to be placed in front of the fire and filled on a Sunday night.........:O)))))))))))

Pixiedust said...

Great pics. I'm loving the tin bath and those pretty flowers. xxx

Jille said...

Ooooh! What lovely things. I'll keep watching to see what happens with the bath...
Jille x

Jille said...

Ooooh! What lovely things. I'll keep watching to see what happens with the bath...
Jille x

Samantha said...

Such lovely buys! Let's hope for some good Bank Holiday weather for you to enjoy the garden.

The Little Vintage Company said...

All those vintage baskets look gorgeous! Tamzin X

Country Cottage Chic said...

What a lovely fair! I have about 5 or 6 of those old baths & they make great planters.

Jayne

Linda Gilbert said...

Pam ( school most VIP ) sends lots of love and is enjoying a couple of weeks with us here. Hope all is well Love Linda

Donna said...

Lovely finds Sal, they will all look great in your garden :-)

Sophie - Chez Sophie said...

Oh Sal, I am soo jelious of your old bath. I have been looking for one of those for my patch for ages.
Can't wait to see what you plant in it. Lovely photos.
Have a lovely weekend.
Luv Sophie xxx

Bobbie Lynn said...

Great garden shots. Love all the purple.

Cowboys and Custard said...

Ah beautiful Chagford.. and how I wish I could have joined you amongst all the lovely gardenalia.
Glad you had a good time.

Michele x

frayedattheedge said...

a interesting collection - look forward to seeing what happens to the bath!!

Kelly said...

Ah!!! Salll your garden is going to look amazing!!! I just love the vintage lawnmower!!!

Country Style Living said...

Your picture's look like they could be straight out of Country Living magazine...great finds. Looks like a lovely day out!

this is my patch said...

There's a few bits 'n bobs I'd like for my garden here! x