Friday, 25 July 2008

Totnes is special!

I nipped down to Totnes today.The town was alive and bustling.
My first stop was Amanda's stall, at the market place.
I couldn't resist...

This ...

And this...

I'm trying to 'pretty up' a rather boring under the stairs gloomy place ...

I always love a trip to Totnes and Amanda never fails to please me!!

Neither does this little shop..I adore it.

The lady owner is so lovely too...and proof that there is a life after teaching! ;-)

I also have two Penstemons to plant! A present from my lovely mum.

Hope your weekend is a good one ;-)


Simone said...

That looked like a very enjoyable shopping spree! I could really do with some retail therapy right now. Just thought I'd let you know that I'm back blogging again. I found it too hard to keep away!

Kitty said...

As ever - lovely pictures! x

silverpebble said...

What absolutely gorgeous goodies. That quilt! Those embroidered cloths. Smashing.

Penstemons are one of my faves too - like delicate foxgloves and I love the huge variety of colours.

Country Bliss said...

We're thinking of going to Torbay camping next month and I'm hoping to take a trip to Totnes as I've heard that there are some fab shops there and the Friday market.
I love the bits that you bought.

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

So many lovely Treasures...
My kind of Treasures too!
Kisses Kisses

Cowboys and Custard said...

I am very fond of Totnes and it has always been my favourite magnet when we visit Devon.
It is a small town with so much to offer and I love the eclectic mix of shops there..
I sincerely hope there is life after teaching as my beloved will not be plodding on till 65 as headteacher.... that's for sure!
Have a lovely weekend Sal and good luck with those plants this weekend!
Michele x

Alison Boon said...

What wonderful things you've found. I can see why you would enjoy your trip so much

Josie said...

the patchwork and embroidered fabric looks great.
Josie x

julia said...

I love Totnes and must make sure that I manage to visit when the market's on.
Lovely haul, particularly the patchwork, well done.
Julia x

summerfete said...

Oh wow Sal you have such lovely shops to visit!! The patchwork makes me think I should change my design.

We are definately coming to Devon in September, we have been many times, but usually passing through to Cornwall. I've always wanted to go to Ashburton and def stopping at Topsham and maybe Totnes!!

ps. I love love penstemon.

Miaou said...

That patchwork is just gorgeous - what a find! Lovely pics :-)

ginny said...

Hi Sal,
i have the same retro flowers pink sheet that is on two of your photos. We have used it in one of the book projects...such a cheery fabric. I love the first embroidered table cloth too.... your understairs nook is going to be lovely x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sal!
What lovely photos and as usual, a very generous post from you with very kind words...THANKYOU!
I'm so pleased that you like your purchases and thank you again for making them. was lovely to see you too!!!
Have a great week!
Love Amanda (Shabby Chick) xxx

Bobbie Lynn said...

Penstemons are so pretty and hope they bring you lots of blooms.

Love those embroiderey items you bought too!