The Dorset Brocante

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As you know I am rather passionate about truffling around the Brocante markets of Provence, squirrelling out pieces of silver to use in my jewellery, and often being tempted by other wonderfully unique bits that find their way into the house. So you can probably imagine my delight at being able to have a stall at this Spring’s ‘The Dorset Brocante’, being held at The Larmer Tree Gardens at Tollard Royal near Salisbury over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend.

The Larmer Tree Gardens are set on the beautiful Cranborne Chase and were established in 1880. Described by Thomas Hardy in 1895 as ‘Quite the prettiest sight I ever saw in my life’, it provides the perfect setting for an event that brings together beautiful vintage homewares together with artisan stalls. There will also be a range of workshops, including needle felting, modern calligraphy and woodblock printing amongst others. Couple all that with a pop up vintage cafe and spectacular cakes it sounds like my idea of heaven.

I will be there with my jewellery (much of which dates back to the time that the gardens were originally established) and I will, of course, be trying the cakes!

More information about the event can be found at or take a look at Instagram @thedorsetbrocante too.

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The Larmer Tree Gardens Map

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