Vintage Fair at King John's Nursery & Gardens, East Sussex

My weekends are often spent seeking out the nearest Vintage fair or rummaging in second hand shops, I love nothing more than filling my house with old, pre loved items or books that have special stories to tell from their past. Thankfully the husband is just as passionate as me about rifling through charity shops so he doesn't mind the hours spent on this little obsession of mine.

As you're all aware this time last week I was on a Photography weekend with the gorgeous Emily Quinton, as part of our tuition we took to our cars to visit a Vintage fair at King Johns Nursery at the invitation of the gorgeous multi talented Jeska of Lobster and Swan. If you've never read her blog go take a look and fall in love with her exquisite taste and beautiful images. She and her husband Dean have just this week launched their new online shopping emporium, The Future Kept, filled with enticing handmade products with a conscious sourced from the UK and abroad, it really is a pleasure to navigate the meticulously handpicked collection.

It was a pleasure to finally meet them both and even more exciting to have found the prettiest eiderdown for Matilda's room on their stall, it fits perfectly with her vintage style fairy bedding from Their Nibs which seems to have disappeared? Anyone know what has happened?

The fair was one of the best I've attended, I could have spent a fortune but ever aware of the limited space in our rented cottage I had to restrain myself, though I did buy a new milk jug and a battered metal trunk still with it's tag attached which will house all our shoes in the porch.

Tucked away deep in the East Sussex countryside King John's is a delightful place to wander round and with 8 acres of garden there's plenty to admire, reminded me a little of my beloved Petersham Nurseries that I've been missing since being in Cambridge. Packed with inspiring home wares, garden ornaments, and all manner of plants it's definitely worth taking a detour here if you happen to be in the area. They regularly hold fairs too so keep an eye out on their website for future dates...