Thursday, 13 November 2008

Lovely little finds and a trip up North!



I am a huge fan of Mollie Clarke books.I think I've mentioned this before!

I love simplicity and I suppose that's it about these books.

This one is no exception, 'The Red Spot Books'.

I love red and white, be it spots or gingham.








Another recent bargain was ..

The gingham hexagons caught my eye!

Nice and simple to follow.
As was this...


And as you can spy, I've also been to a supermarket which I don't normally frequent... but needs must! ;-)

I'm going a little further afield than that, very soon ...(she, who normally does not set foot out of Devon that often!) so this is going to be a real treat!! ;-)

YORK!!

And what's the first thing that enters your head when you hear the word 'York', I wonder..and would love to know!! ;-)

We're doing the Railway Museum, Jorvik, The City Walls, York Minster,The Shambles etc...and of course CK (just for me!)

And , oh my, you will never believe this; this is the most amazing coincidence ever..on Saturday afternoon we will be 'taking a break' (!) at the 'Kit Kat Crescent', Bootham to watch a football match!

Not just any old football match either!

York City v Torquay United!! ;-)

After all of that, I am beside myself with excitement and will have to lie down, to recover!!

If you know York (because I don't!) and can recommend anywhere ..tea rooms,coffee shops,places to eat, side streets with querky shops..please let me know!!

Thank you!!

I hope your weekend is a real good one!
I think mine will be! ;-)

31 comments:

Josie-Mary said...

That sounds like a great weekend....shopping & football prefect for you. I've been to York once as a child & it was beautiful...I'm sorry to say I did think CK!!!
I like the red spotty book...the picture are lovely. Today we find out who our swap partner is .... is it wrong to be this excited?? If you're my partner we should just meet up to swap... save posting!! Have a good day :)

Hen said...

Have a great time in York, Sal. Love the hexagon book in particular.
Hen x

Cowboys and Custard said...

I have always wanted to go to York but it is still on my list of places to visit! I am sure you will have a jolly time!
Somewhere in my jumble of a home I have a Mollie Clark Counting book... I will try and find it for you Sal.. They are charming!

Love
Michele x

ethel and edna's tearoom said...

Oh the pictures in the Mollie Clarke book are soooo sweet. I'm a sucker for childrens book too. Milly Molly Mandy are my faves.
This weekend I shall be... in Devon!! On Friday night we are going to see Frankie Boyle at the Princess Theatre in Torquay, in the daytime on Saturday we plan to walk to Berry Head for a cream tea and on Saturday night we are baby sitting for the nephews so sis and B-i-L can go out. Will we manage a visit to Totnes?... I don't think so this time. *sniff*

funkymonkey said...

Have a great time Sal. You will absolutely love York. The Minster is gorgeous - although I don't approve of the tills at the entrance. The shops are fantastic - I am green with envy!

The Weaver of Grass said...

I live fairly near to York - terrible parking but superb park and ride scheme. Loads of lovely narrow streets with unusual shops - if you branch out from the minster you can't miss them. Lots of good eating places - we ate a fortnight ago at a lovely French bistro in one of the old streets but can't for the life of me remember the name of it. Have a super time.

Simone said...

The books look lovely particularly the patchwork book. I have never been to York but would like to go there one day. When I think of York I think of cobbled stone streets and shopping!!!

Bobbie Lynn said...

Happy trails to you. Great book finds too. Love the childrens reading book. It reminds me of the Dick and Jane books that I grew up with. They are making a come back in the States again. They also have fabric.

Country Cottage Chic said...

Calm down Sal or you'll never get there!! ;-)
Love the red spot book!

Cocoa and blankets said...

Oh I love those books Sal - I also love all things red and white!!! York is bursting with lovely places you must have afternoon tea at Betys and walk down the shambles and the little winding streets. Be prepared to que for ages at Jorvik try and book tickets on line firstHave a grat time great to know you will be up north near me love H

Ragged Roses said...

Have a wonderful time Sal, what a coincidence about that football match!
Kimx

Clairep said...

have fun in York! Make sure you visit the new cath kidston shop on stonegate!

I'm making a start on your christmas swap present this weekend - honest! :)

xx

French Knots said...

The Railway Museum is great, even if you are not a huge train fan! Hope you get a win :)

thevintagemagpie said...

Oh my, I have never heard of Mollie Clarke books but I want one now! Have a wonderful time in York Sal, catch up with you next week x

Shirl said...

Lovely books. I went to York when I was about 12, about 31 years ago and it was beautiful then. I loved the City Walls.

Have a lovely time ... :0)

this is my patch said...

Your Mollie Clarke book is very sweet, I love the patchwork one too. I am mad on red gingham and red spots. My dad loves the railway museum in York. I haven't ever been up there. Have a great time, I am sure you will. x

Samantha said...

I succumbed and bought myself one of those CK bags from Tesco too!

I also have the patchwork book - a find on e-Bay. You are quite right, it's delightful!

Rosie said...

I have wonderful memories of York and Christmas shopping there with my Mum and later with friends - we used to travel on the train each year from Chesterfield. I was last there a couple of years ago and had a great time - the Castle Museum is so interesting and Barley Hall too. The Shambles and Stonegate for the shops and the famous Betty's Tea Shop. I too, let one of those red shopping bags slip into my shopping basket yesterday - I love it:)

Alison Boon said...

Haven't seen pictures of Golliwogs for ages. Have a great time in York

Alison Boon said...

Haven't seen pictures of Golliwogs for ages. Have a great time in York

sharie said...

Lovely vintage books! I'm waiting for my local supermarket to bring in that particular design. Might persuade the dh to take me there tonight.... I got a £3 voucher sent to me yesterday and 10p off any reusable bag

Jennie said...

I live and hour away from York and every time I go, I get lost so I can't recommend anywhere you haven't mentioned.
Have a fantastic time.
I love those books, so pretty!

Wild Rose said...

I see that Rosie already mentioned it, but no trip to York is complete without a visit to Betty's.

I had no idea that Cath Kidston had a new shop in York ~ must make a note of this for the next time I get back to the U.K. to visit my family.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Sorry it has taken a while to catch up with you, but I blame it on the night shifts!

Marie x

Wild Rose said...

P.S. I just thought about Christmas Angels which is a lovely shop to visit. It is in Low Petergate, in The Shambles.

Marie x

Wild Rose said...

P.S. I just thought about Christmas Angels which is a lovely shop to visit. It is in Low Petergate, in The Shambles.

Marie x

Wild Rose said...

P.S. I just thought about Christmas Angels which is a lovely shop to visit. It is in Low Petergate, in The Shambles.

Marie x

Suzie Sews said...

looking forward to hearing how you got on. I love York, I could recommend, but when your there you will see there is no need as there are so many endless places to go and they have just opened a new Cath Kidston...

carolyn said...

Hope you had a wondderful time in York and managed to fill that CK shopper with lots of lovely things.

Country Bliss said...

The Mollie Clarke book looks so cute. Hope you had a great time in York.
There's an award on my blog for you.
Yvonne x

Amy said...

LOVE the children's book and the stitchery book too. We have in common that we like books and colors red and white, too!!!! How fun to see Gollywogs. I have a few Gollywogs or Gollies. They are hard to find in the US.
Amy

Joanna said...

York is lovely, I lived there for a few years, I went back to college there and did my art foundation which was all very enjoyable. Glad you had a nice day there. I a little rushed for time and thought I would leave a comment but all your posts are lovely and full of interesting things. It was so very nice to have you opposite me at the fair, I enjoyed looking at all your colours and carefully put to together things. I was pretty tired at the end of the day and very grateful K drove me all the way home and cooked me tea.