Well excitement! I had School Governor Training at Teenagers school last night, it was very interesting and important but not the most fun ever….I had at least two much better offers including knit and natter with the totally lovely group at Sandleheath but duty was calling. Mr M had the best idea though and when I moped in at 8.30 we shot off to Pokesdown to see the Christmas tree. What a lovely evening and there were still lots of people around by 9pm although we had obviously missed the childrens activities and carol singing.
Betsy from Happy Days Retro Vacations was totally gorgeous! They are just down the road at Horton (near Wimborne) so I think I’ll be donating my house to the next set of people that come to stay and heading down there instead!!
Emily from Poppy Meadows was there in a incredibly pretty embroidered dress. As well as having a lovely chat I got very excited by the new collars on her stall!
The Tattoo Parlour Cafe was the venue for a market and these were two new fab sellers to me. Top is some highly desirable owlie cushions from Vintage Mardle and below are the amazing Christmas decorations from Spandangly. We really really wanted the plastic spice rack you can just see at the back of the Vintage Mardle table but since our caravan project is going nowhere we sadly had to leave it. As for Spandangly, everything was gorgeous and glittery but the music notes particularly caught the eye!
I was trying to keep a tight rein on my cash (by taking no cash with me!) but I had to have this beautiful festive wreath from this lovely lady who I almost went to school with (10 years apart!). We also bought a Christmas pressie from Emily and a fantastic charity calendar from the lovely girls at What Alice Found. This is sold in aid of the Wessex Autistic Society and is full of lovely vintage inspired piccies from in and around Bournemouth so do snap one up if you can.
A fantastic love filled evening and it’s great to see so much commitment by local people to their area.
Well done Pokesdown and keep the vintage love xx