Monday, 22 September 2008

Clutter !!


Do you love clutter? I do!
Clutter is a word that I adore! ;-)

I'm never happier than when I am poking about in clutter, junk, call it what you will.
I just love it. The thought of re-using, inventing a different use or even altering it, to me is such a lot of fun.
And so, if I find any place with clutter, I am in my element .
That's just how it was in Hay on Wye recently...


Hay on Wye is mainly full of old bookshops (one of my other loves!)



But it was clutter that caught my eye.



I am so intrigued with the history of all sorts of clutter and I always wonder what story it could tell if it could talk.
Another place that we visited was Leominster. One or two kind bloggers had already told me about ...


Following Utter Clutter, a friendly welcome was waiting for us in the Square, where 'Roberto' looked after us superbly well as we firstly took a break in his delightful tea rooms and then wandered through his Antiques centre...not really 'clutter' as it was very well organised, I hasten to add.

A very nice man , who certainly promoted his town very well indeed.

I love moochin' around antiques centres and there were plenty of those on our hols.
But give me a pile of clutter... and I'm happy!

20 comments:

Kitty said...

I love poking around crowded shops too (and that means crowded stock, not crowded with people!)

You always post such lovely photos. Thank you. x

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks for visiting me. I too like "tidy" clutter - seemed to have gathered things around me over the years, all with memories attached and therefore un-throwoutable! If you really want clutter borrow my terrier pup - new bed on Saturday reduced to a pile of kapok by this morning!

Shirl said...

What lovely, lovely places you've been to; I've put them all on my "to visit" list ... ;0)

Katherines Dream said...

I am with you Sal, never happier than when visiting 'clutter' shops. I love all the old stuff so much more than mmodern things - apart from the odd bit of kitchen 'must have' equipment!
Carol xx

carolyn said...

Oh my, looks like heaven ...

Country Bliss said...

I'd love to have a rummage in those shops mind you I'd probably end up taking too much home with me!
Yvonne

Jennie said...

What a fabulous name for a fabulous shop! The buildings are gorgeous in your last couple of posts! So so pretty.

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

I totally agree - you can't beat clutter! And old books!

Great photos - I've visted 'Utter Clutter' too!

Happy hunting!
Niki

Sea Angels said...

Just fabulous....thats not clutter!! it is like stepping into a living fairytale well the sort of fairy tales I love. Lovely!!
Hugs Lynn xx

Julia said...

Looks as though you've had a lovely time. Being a Midlander, I've been to most of the places except Chester, which I must rectify one day - it does look beautiful. The pictures of Clun bring back lovely memories of my grandad, although I've never seen the water so high at Clun bridge!! Took my nephew there years ago when he was about 5 and he paddled in the water, but it was only about 2 inches high then!! :0)

twiggypeasticks said...

I love sharing your outings Sal. I love clutter too and have always wanted to visit Hay on Wye, I am a total book fiend, would have to take Mr Twigs wallet along too :)
Twiggy x

thevintagemagpie said...

Oh my, that looks like clutter heaven! x

Mrs.Kwitty said...

ONGoodness--I want to come with you and explore all those places!! Utter Clutter! I love that name :o)

Smiles, Karen

Rosie said...

I've really enjoyed your last few posts - so many great places - love the books and clutter in this one - put those with a coffee shop and it sounds like heaven:) Did you see the wonderful modern sculpture in the cloisters of Chester Cathedral?

Suzie Sews said...

so wonderful to catch up with you. AOL email still down, so I am not ignoring you I can not get to you...Ahhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!

Suzie Sews said...

Ahhhhhh...i can not get to my aol email account,,,,please do not think i am ignoring you :-(

This Vintage Life... said...

As you say...books and clutter, what else do you need? You must have come home laden down!
Deb x

summerfete said...

Sal have you a secret bible of the best places to visit? You never fail to find somewhere that intrieges me!

You clutterbug!

funkymonkey said...

We were in Leominster a fortnight ago, so it was lovely to see your photographs. How did you get on in Utter Clutter? There isn't much room to navigate your way around is there? Thanks for the pictures of Hay too. We haven't visited for some time and it's on my 'to do' list. If I show your pics to the other half it might inspire him to take me.

Cowboys and Custard said...

Dear Sal.. thank you for bringing Hay on Wye to me.. I have always wanted to visit this place and seeing your photos has made me all the more determined.. All I need now is some time.. please can you send me some of that!
Michele x