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The Boconnoc Michaelmas Fair, 1st & 2nd October 2012

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The Boconnoc Michaelmas Fair is taking place in October again following last years very successful inaugural event. The Fair will support The Royal British Legion and Boconnoc Church and is sponsored by Cornwall Life, Savills and Brewin Dolphin.

The two days will provide a wonderful opportunity to get ahead with some early Christmas shopping, to buy next seasons clothes, choose fabulous jewellery and find useful products for the house and home from a diverse and interesting range of exhibitors. We welcome lots of new exciting businesses and look forward to the return of faithful Cornish regulars and those from further afield.

Boconnoc House is the perfect venue with its large, light rooms where stallholders are able to show products to their best. In the Garden Room with a beautiful view over the park and lake, visitors will be able to find delicious light lunches of Cornish baked potatoes with a tempting variety of fillings, cheese croissants, smoked salmon bagels, morning coffee or a Cornish cream tea.

First time exhibitors at Boconnoc include Picaloulou - beautiful babies and childrens hand-knits, Kenderdine Aromatics - handmade aromatic natural skincare products, Gorgeous Gifts - fabulous, stylish, contemporary home accessories and presents and Harpermack - fresh to the fair circuit with very desirable giftware, mats, trays, china, and Lussan birds. New for house and home, Hang Around Frames - a fantastic range of quality new and old pictures, Jojo Glass Design - an unusual and eclectic array of beautifully engraved glass, and Chloe Antiques - rare and beautiful Swedish furniture and antique linens - all wonderful Christmas present ideas.

For the coming seasons fashions, on show are What a Good Idea - distinctive clothing and accessories, Spirit of the Andes - exclusive alpaca and pima cotton garments and accessories, Rawhide - fabulous suede, shearling and sheepskin coats and jackets and Tessa Maynard Silks - beautiful oriental/Kashmiri coats, jackets, wraps and pashminas, smart but casual and warm on a winters evening. If you are off to the sun Poshtottis glamorous silk sarongs are perfect. Great jewellery businesses showing to complement the fashions are SC Designs stunning creations in silver, gold, jade and pearls, All That Glitters - lovely vintage and modern jewellery, bags and bijouterie and Naughty But Nice really fun jewellery

Returning to Boconnoc and not to be missed are Cath Collins - timeless and beautifully scented products, Mimu -a fantastic range of beautiful Italian leather bags and evening bags, Heaven Sent - gorgeous gifts and ladies and childrens nightwear, Tamar, Field and Stream - shooting, fishing, country clothing, gifts and New Zealand possum fur products and Issey-Cornwall eclectic mix of Cornish and Scandinavian designs, scarves, leather handbags and gifts. For a really original gift ask Furniture Revival to restore a much loved piece of furniture or choose from their selection of Christening and Wedding presents. Phoenix Cards will supply much needed, very pretty wrapping paper and cards.

All this under one roof is easy shopping and a fun day out.

Boconnoc, a beautiful Cornish estate is easily accessible off the A38, half an hour from Plymouth between Liskeard and Fowey. The estate offers a unique combination of history, architecture and picturesque landscape and one of the great Cornish gardens. Many events are held at Boconnoc such as lectures, equestrian events, conferences, weddings and the annual Cornwall Spring Flower Show in April.

Directions: Boconnoc House, PL22 0RG is signed off A390 at East Taphouse between Lostwithiel and Liskeard. Entrance 3 in aid of Boconnoc Church and The Royal British Legion.

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