N.B Eridge Park is beautiful and steeped in history, being reputedly the oldest enclosed Deer Park in England. It is listed in the Domesday Book under the name of Reredfelle and the ownership of Odo, the brother of William the Conqueror. Today Eridge Park is a family home, a film location and work-space to a mixture of small businesses in the former farm buildings and outhouses. The views are immense.
I I have a suitcase of vintage goodies from San Francisco waiting to be unpacked so I knew we were visiting the Fair for inspiration and just in case we saw anything on the 'really really want list' we didn't; but I am looking forward to the next fair which will be at Chelsea Old Town Hall on 6 October 2015. I cannot recommend the Fair enough if brocante is your thing. There are bargains to be had, prices literally start from around £2.00 to about £1,000 so there is something for everyone. Save some pennies, grab a friend, make plans for lunch and head on over to Chelsea for some early Christmas shopping or a little (or big) treat for your home. I know I will be.
If you fancy visiting a Fair these are some coming up soon in the South East ....
The Three French Hens, 22/23 May, Tenterden, TN30 6TL
Wealden Times, 4/5/6 June, TN17 4JB
The Country Brocante, 4 July, Pentworth Park, GU28 0LY
Firle Vintage Fair, 8/9 August, Firle Park, BN8 6LP
On my vintage shopping list is a small globe and a white porcelain door handle. Do you have a list? What's on it?