I have a thing for country fairs, carnivals and all sorts of outdoor or better yet out of town events. So hearing about a china fair picnic in Podstolice I obviously wanted to go. The village lays about 40 km from Poznań and it's biggest attraction is a XIX-century manor house.
It's current owners are also Rosenthal's china representatives for Poland. They host many events and this one is open to public. I must say it is an excellent idea to present chine in a manor house. The displayed goods found their natural surroundings there.
The weather on the last weekend of summer was so lovely it begged for a trip away from the city and this event fell right into place. I must admit I went totally unprepared. Hearing the words 'china' and 'picnic' was enough to get me going (I have a bit of a collection of china). But I pictured a more down to earth country fair, smelling of sausage, typical carnival stalls accompanied by a bit of folklore china and perhaps an exhibition. What I did not expect was a posh elite event sponsored by such brands as Porsche and BMW.
So my most posh accessory was my shih tzu;) Having a puppy on your arm is a perfect conversation starter when you're strolling from one fancy china stand to another, wine-tasting or sampling fine coffee.
My fearless little fur-ball always wants to play with other animals no matter if their wild or tamed, big or small so when walking in the surrounding park we noticed the paddock I had to pull her away from the pony who seemed more interesting in nibbling on something.
It was really hard to keep her away as playing with the ponies was all she could think of. When I was distracted by liquor sampling, Elza managed to wrest away from me (which she never does) and run to the paddock. Fortunately, teaching her obedience paid off and I managed to stop her half way. A stressful moment but it made me proud at the same time. Elza managed to surpass her desires and followed my call.
The sky was so beautiful that day that I might of post this for Skywatch Friday but I'm posting it for My World Tuesday instead to show you one of the many attractions of the area around my city - Poznań.