Last night at Jane's birthday party Sue Dove told us about this amazing garden that she had visited that afternoon, and so today Jane, Ian and I set off to see it for ourselves. It was open over the weekend under the National Gardens Scheme. The weather was not on our side alas, rather mizzly (typically Cornish), which meant that we couldn't sit on the wonderfully decorated tables and chairs artfully arranged around the garden. But it didn't hamper our enjoyment of the place one bit, for it was truly enchanting.............
In the 'patchwork potager' there was a rather ingenious use of old stairway banisters, and a fence of vintage cloths.
An outside 'lounge' with growing plants embedded into the armchairs
An old Morris with comfy mattresses for a lie down when the backache from digging gets too much
Meanwhile in the cosy summerhouse, tea and homemade cakes were being served
in vintage china cups of course!
A mouthwatering display of cakes and scones
Jane, Angela and Sue enjoying the atmosphere
Everything on display was vintage, beautifully and thoughtfully arranged without being predictable, and above all it felt homely
Turn a different corner and another delightful arrangement greets your gaze
Beth and Travis who own Trevoole Farm use the old farmhouse as a holiday let
The attention to detail inside is wonderful, a real home-from-home
Just look at the laundry room - all those vintage fabrics!!!!
The little back garden is delightful with palest pink roses overhanging the patio
and a table and chairs for dining al fresco
This is Beth at the entrance to her shop housed in one of the old stables
Yes, there is a shop selling vintage things as well! Can the place possibly be more perfect?
I don't think so........
Angela succombed to temptation and bought this green kitchen dresser
And I bought some of the lovely pottery; a jug, a mug and a cute little collander. The lovely lady who was manning the shop was actually holidaying in the farmhouse, and stayed on a few extra days to help out!
Angela having a slight panic about how much she's spent!
The old stable's cobbled floor and rough walls really give the shop a uniquely rustic air, I loved it!
Beth and Travis keep a few pigs in this sty, but unfortunately they were all asleep and out of sight
Another lovely outside seating area
This is the barn where Beth and Travis live, and they were very kind enough to let us nose about inside.....
A plethora of beautiful vintage fabrics everywhere, and I admired the way they had kept the barn's rustic character
The laundry room!!!!
The wonderful homely kitchen/come sitting room
They have gone to such trouble sourcing all the authentic fittings
It is truly the most inspiring house and garden I have ever seen; I am still reeling from the visual feast for the eyes. I do hope you have enjoyed looking around too.