Friday, 10 July 2009

Share my perfect morning! ;-)

Wouldn't you love to live in a house like this?
I should say so!
Or this...?

Here we are at Buckland in the Moor, a quaint little place on Dartmoor.
(Apparently, I have many relatives buried in the churchyard here!)

As it's very near to Ashburton, we took a quick detour on our way home yesterday...

But not until we had savoured the delights of Ashburton!

Do come and savour them with me..

Would you like to join me for coffee, in the garden of Cafe Green Ginger?
Now then, what would you like? The scones are rather good,I must say!

We'll sit under this fab Eucalyptus Tree, shall we?!

Look at the Poppies, blowing in the gentle breeze.

Well, that was delicious, wasn't it?
Now for a stroll...

More poppies!
You know,there are plenty of places to enjoy morning or afternoon 'tiffin'!!

Or a 'drap' of cider.
We'll do that next time, maybe?

There are four main streets in which to wander; each is interesting.
This row of houses in East Street is very pretty, isn't it?

My fave is North Street...for obvious reasons!
I won't ask you yours...but it will be North Street, I bet!

What do you think of these Zinnias...the flavour of the day at Sarah's Lavender Box!

Oh and did you notice a new kind of delicacy in their window...?
We did!
A Horsefly.
A GIANT one at that!
(I've never seen one as big!)
It was the subject of much fun..but that's for another time as
Mr Snippets does most of the ' wildlife' stuff on his blog and he is sure to mention it!

Look at all these beautiful things...I hope you're one of those people who
'Gets it!' as a good friend of mine says!
(You know, vintage and shabby..the shabbier the better!)

What a wonderful display!
Sarah and her mum work so hard at this!

I adore this shop! I feel sure that you do too!

They have these really pretty, vintage quilts in the shop at the mo! So Summery!
Do you like them?

I bought a couple of traycloths
Did you buy anything?
You did?
I'm not surprised, you've been around the shop umpteen times!

Right... are you sure you've finished?
We just have to nip over the road, to 'The Snug'!
Do you know, I love 'The Snug' but I have not plucked up the courage to ask about taking photos.You'll love it's where I bought my mini garden bench last year...and I never come away empty handed!
I haven't this time either! ;-)
Stop peeping in my bag...oh all right then...
It's Vintage, it's French and's pretty!

Here we are...close up pics..

The words 'Vintage and Handmade Fair' , 'Chipping Sodbury' ...and 'scissors' (lol) ...are on my mind!

Back to mine for a cuppa?

And look what's arrived, a perfect start to the weekend!
I hope your weekend is grand!
Have fun!


Hen said...

Oooh, really love that French fabric, Sal. Love the summery quilt fabric too. I really must head down that way soon...
Have a good weekend.
Hen x

Professor A B Yaffle said...

Of course the giant Horsefly was only an egg when we first went in lol! ;o)

KC'sCourt! said...

Love the french material. I think I would keep, I know I couldn' bring myself to cut it!
Looks like you had a great day.

Country Cottage Chic said...

Really Sal - you are going to have to stop showing us those adorable houses & wonderful shops or I'll be packing everything up & moving there!

Horse flies? Don't like them at all - they terrorise the poor horses at every opportunity - I spent all my time swatting them when I rode on Wednesday. One bit me too - it's dead now!


Rosie said...

I've enjoyed my trip to Ashburton, thankyou:) I love the house in the first photo and the lovely street of colourful houses - such pretty things in the shop. Eugh - horseflies - really dislike them - was bitten by one once,it was sore grr! Have a great weekend:)

The Weaver of Grass said...

Country Living Mag is good - I have just finished reading it Sal. Hope if we join you for scones there will be clotted cream and strawberries??? Keep posting that shop and that glorious material - I shall never tire of it.

Floss said...

What a great shopping trip - thanks! I love the French fabric. The names of the flowers would be useful to me - sometimes you can guess the French name from the Latin one, but sometimes there's a lot of learning to do!

Simone said...

You really do live in a most wonderful part of the world. If I had shops like that near me I would be in them most of the time!

twiggypeasticks said...

Very lovely
twiggy x

cocoa and blankets said...

you find the lovliest shops and tea rooms ...a woman after my own heart...have a lovely weekend Sal...

Menopausal musing said...

Lovely post again. Did you get a look around the graveyard? I love a graveyard and love to look at the stones. Usually graveyards are wonderful havens for wildlife too. x

Flower Girl said...

Oh my! Is this what they mean when they talk about the north/south divide? Rebecca x

Michela said...

Hi Sal!
I really enjoyed our shopping!!! Thank you for taking me with you!
Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the read !!! CL copy will arrive in a week..

Guenievre said...

Hello !
Oh oui, j'aimerais habiter une maison comme celle-là !
We went to Ashburton when we spent holidays in Devon few years ago; so great !
La boutique "vintage" est vraiment sympa.
Et je vois que Country Living est sorti en Grande-Bretagne, I have to wait a week before buying it in France ... I'm so impatient. I love this magazine, it makes me dream to a life in the English countryside.
Have a nice week-end !
PS : Sorry for my mistakes ...

Karoline said...

It looked like a gorgeous day, thanks for sharing it

Anonymous said...

Oh Sally, you have been to my most favourite place to visit again!!...I am sooo jealous. I must say I did go with my sister last weekend,
We sat in Green Gingers garden and drunk Pimms...totally divine!! Your photos are always amazing, you really know how to capture the moment..I am going to your fav place tomorrow...Exeter!! Have a lushious weekend..Jane xxxxx

Bobbie Lynn said...

Great morning stroll and all kinds of neat things. Beautiful zinnias amazing colors they come in.

Pom Pom said...

Thank you! I loved your pictures! This is my first visit to your colorful blog! Your comments are so cute! I live in Denver and I seek out British Country Living at the bookstore and digest it page by page, over and over again! I'll be back!

this is my patch said...

Lovely photos of Ashburton. Very chocolate box cottages, but I have no desire to live in a thatch, although I would love a character cottage, one day. As a farmer, my Dad used to get bitten by horseflies, not nice at all. x

funkymonkey said...

I loved it all Sal adn I'm still wishing I lived in easy reach of these wonderful places.


THIS'N'THAT said...

Ooh, that seed packet fabric is to die for!! :)
Lesley XX