Wednesday, 20 October 2010

In the Pipeline

I am so far behind with everything due to this nasty virus laying me low for a couple of weeks.  Still, all better now, I'm overdue in posting about this event which I have signed up for.

It's been organised by Elaine of the Ted and Bunny blog, and there is a website dedicated to the fair, where you can see you will be attending.  I'm very excited to be part of this.

Last time I posted about Violette's Cafe at Barn Antiques.  I have a few more pics to show of the rest of the centre, which also has a garden shop attached.

A peek at the garden shop.

Beautiful units inside, loved this one especially.

The barn is huge, divided up into lots of showrooms and has a really good variety of stock.  It's a good place to stop for half a day if you are in the area.

Before I go, a reminder that in just over a week's time is the Vintage Bazaar in Frome (Saturday 30th October) which I am busily preparing for. Hence will be rather quiet around here for a little while longer!

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Poorly Blooms

The Blooms are poorly.  We've been poorly with a rotten cold for over a week now.  Mr. Bloom had three days head start, so he is feeling three days better than me.  Anyway, don't you just love this dresser.

I would love it to be mine, but it's part of the decor at Cafe Violette at the Barn Antiques Centre in Long Marston in Warwickshire. 

Mr. Bloom and I stopped there for refreshments at the weekend.  We had booked a few days away and no rotten cold was going to stop us so we coughed, sniffed and sneezed our way there, back and in between.

The cafe is a delightful mix of old, quirky, vintage, shabby chic, country, all the things we love in one cute and cosy place.  Mismatched tables and chairs, painted benches covered in squishy floral cushions,  fairy lights and chandeliers hanging from the ceiling.

Just look a those spotty chairs!

I could only photograph part of the cafe as (not surprisingly) there were other customers who didn't want to be in on the act.   You really have to visit to get the full effect.  The tea and scones, served on vintage china of course, were equally scrumptious.

I was truly enchanted by the place, but I was curious to know what Mr. Bloom thought about being served tea from mismatched vintage china.  "It looks like they haven't made an effort" he said. WHAAAAT!!!

Despite the forecasts, Mr. Blue Sky was mostly very kind to us and we've had a lovely few days away.  More to report when I'm feeling better!