Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Clovelly (in Devon!)



I came across this rather charming postcard whilst I was looking through my mum's collection,early this morning.


Somehow, it had accidentally found it's way into the 'Somerset 'section! Oh dear me!


We can't have that, can we?



But isn't it beautiful?

I'd love to see if I can get it enlarged and framed, I'm so taken with it!

21 comments:

maria said...

I love that postcard Sally. I can imagine myself walking down the hill and smelling all those flowers.

Simone said...

I love the cottage garden plants and the sea in the distance.

LissyLou said...

It is really lovely - ooh how i would like to 'step into' that postcard!

landcuckoo said...

That's lovely Sal, it is a beautiful place.
Just popped a link to you from my blog as I thought I would carry on the Clovelly theme!
Take care
Sarah x

Hen said...

It's lovely, Sal. I have a decrepit old picture of Clovelly which I picked up at the boot sale, the famous view of the cobbled street leading down to the sea like yours. Have you been there? I rather fancy it. Have a fabby time in Totnes with Joe, oh I am jealous but then I will be away for a child-free weekend so cannot complain! We love the Munchkin but it's nice to get a break but twice a year!
Hen x

KC'sCourt! said...

No you can't have that Clovelly is definitely in DEVON.
What a lovely picture.

KC'sCourt! said...

No, you can't have that Clovelly is definitely in DEVON!
What lovely picture

Melanie said...

That is such a beautiful post card. xxx

Rosie said...

What a gorgeous postcard, Sal! I'd love to take a walk down that lane to the sea today:)

Country Cottage Chic said...

It's very pretty - did you know that there is a Clovelly in Cape Town, South Africa too?
It is next to the sea & runs up the mountain so is very steep - most of the gardens are sloped or terraced. You can do a bit of whale watching too.
There is a train station which runs right next to the sea & has a sign which reads "No fishing from the platform"!!

Jayne

cocoa and blankets said...

Its lovely Sal, I wold have it framed for sure...doesnt life look lovely then...although that poor donkey is struggling up the hill....

April said...

what a lovely postcard, there's a fab description of Clovelly in a book of mine - In the High Valley by Susan Coolidge (it is the final Katy book) and it is just like that picture - even down to the donkey!

April xx

this is my patch said...

What a fantastic find! If only images were as heavenly as this nowadays. It is so pretty, I have taken liberty and put it on my computer desktop. x

summerfete said...

frame it!

twiggypeasticks said...

Gorgeous, I love Clovelly, much nicer walking down the street than walking back up :)
Twiggy x

Alison Boon said...

It is a beautiful postcard and the place itself is so quaint, but theat hill is pretty steep I can tell you.

our shabby cottage said...

It IS wonderful - makes me want to go there. Good luck on getting enlarged. I'd love to have it in a frame too.

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Sal

It was lovely meeting you at the V&H Fair! Your stall looked great, wonderful colours!
I have enjoyed catching up with your posts which I always find so enjoyable to look at. I love that picture, I can see why you like it so much, wonderful find!
Your garden flowers are doing really well. Many of my favourites there.
Take care
Isabelle x

THIS'N'THAT said...

What a nostalgic postcard. I love it as a reminder that Devon is such a great place to live and to return to after travels elsewhere:)
Lesley X

Isobel said...

Hi Sal,
The new CK shop is indeed in Winchester. It is in the high street where a bookshop used to be. If I am not wrong it is right beside JJB sports shop.
I really cannot wait for it to open! :)
Take care.
x

Guenievre said...

Ohh, Clovelly is a so beautiful village (in Devon !..)
The postacrad is nice !
:-)