Thursday, 19 November 2009

Christmas delights !

East Ogwell is a pretty little village just a few minutes drive from where I live.
Not a lot happens there...apart from at Christmas time!




If you recall...




We (my sister and myself) easily found the Christmas house and couldn't wait to get inside!
And guess who was already there?
One Vintage Magpie!
I might have guessed that she would be flitting around all things shiny and bright!
;-)



It was lovely...
There was so much to take in !









And a very warm welcome there was too!
A place to rest awhile is always appreciated, especially when it involves comfy sofas, nibbles and a drink!
I didn't buy very much as I have vintage planted firmly in my head right now and so spent most of my pennies at the V&H Fair...but this little cottage, with its festive flavour, certainly stirs up one's enthusiasm for Christmas.



After that,
I was so very much in the Christmas mood
that I could not stop myself from coming home and sorting through all of my Christmas things so that I could give my visitors, the following day, an appreciation of Christmas...the 'vintage' way!

Sometimes a girl just has to give herself a good time!
More photos of that, next post!
;-)

24 comments:

Guenievre said...

Hello Sal !
Very, very nice "Xmas' house"
I saw it in "C.L" and on .... Vintage Magpie's blog, lol.
I say it again "j'aimerai beaucoup venir y faire un tour" !
Bonne journée.

galant said...

And whilst you were having such a jolly ho-ho-ho Christmassy time in mid November, I was in Morrisons with a load of wallies who don't make shopping lists and who, apparently, seem to enjoy spending hours in a supermarket. All I wanted to do was get in, get my stuff and get out! Why is it when people (and I don't include myself!) almost come to a standstill when they walk around supermarkets - I've seen people walk faster through museums and art galleries where there are really interesting things to see!
Margaret P

Michela said...

Lovely shots!..and better than those ones on the CL December issue!!!

funkymonkey said...

I'm so glad you were able to take photos Sal. I've been looking forward to seeing your take on this house and it didn't disappoint - utterly gorgeous.

Tracey

Isobel said...

So lovely, I wouldn't be able to come out of this gorgeous house empty handed. xx

Floss said...

I was thinking of you, popping in, as I finally got hold of my copy of CL yesterday! Thanks for taking us with you!

KC'sCourt! said...

That house looks interesting Imust go and find it.

Country Cottage Chic said...

It looks very festive indeed Sal!

Jayne

Florence and Mary said...

How could one fail to feel festive after that visit!

Victoria xx

cocoa and blankets said...

Oh I would have loved it there Sal...just lovely...lucky you...love to the boys from the lamberts...

The Weaver of Grass said...

After reading about the house in this month's Country Living Mag it was lovely to see your photos, Sal. Your nibbles and drinks looked good too - wish I could have called in.

Red Riding said...

oh my god,those pictures were just stunning!im v.jealous.you must be a very strong person not buying anything from there

rachel
x

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Sal

I would have like it there! How lucky you are to live so close. Glad that you had a good time

I love the house with the blue windows!

Isabelle x

Rosie said...

What a pretty cottage - and inside a treasure trove of festive goodies - sounds wonderful - glad you had a super day out:)

Felicity said...

it looks a fab place, i went in a new card shop by the beach last week and in a little nook at the back they had a teeny tiny christmas shop with a fireplace it was really unexpected but really yummy to look out, i didnt buy anything either as im doing a vintage christmas, or maybe a mix of the both as I cant really afford the prices of vintage baubles this year, although i did get a bag of vintage bits for a pound from a cs but thats as far as my luck went! sorry for waffling on! fliss xx

Andi's English Attic said...

I can understand how you came out of there feeling Christmasy. Just looking at all the wonderful blogs at the moment has done it for me. I don't realise I'm singing 'It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas' until one of the kids will shout 'No it's not! It's still November!'. Ho (Ho) hum. xx

ginny said...

Hi Sal,
yes we are starting to think Christmas here too...my first job is to fill the advent calendar for the girls and then to watch them counting down the days...
hope you are all well... Happy Birthday to Nich.
ginny x

French Knots said...

Oh it looks amazing, such a lovely village and what an amazing shop to set up in your own house. I@m feeling festive too!

Donna said...

Looks lovely Sal but like you I have my heart set on a vintage Christmas this year and have spent some pennies with Amanda Shabby Chick who kindly brought me some of her gorgeous vintage baubles today.

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

What a delightful village! How lucky you are.

Lisa

PS Happy Birthday Nick!

Alchamillamolly said...

Hi Sal - I had just read Country Living this am at 7.30am - having a quiet solitary cuppa in the kitchen - and here you are with 'real' pictures

Yvonne said...

Had a lovely visit there yesterday with my mum... It was soooo Christmassy! I'm thinking of taking the girls one evening when the lights are twinkling and it's even more cosy!

Yvonne xxxx

Susie's country cottage said...

The Christmas house is amazing! I would be feeling very Christmassy after visit there too. Gorgeous photos. I love everything on your blog. Thanks for your comment over at mine!

Caroline said...

Ooooh, how lovely - and only a mere hop skip and a jump away from me, too. Do you know what days/times it's open, please, Sal?