Tuesday, 2 March 2010

I've something to show you...and a giveaway ! ;-)

Take a seat and enjoy with me,

A mug of coffee or a cup of tea.

After that, we'll stroll around

a new shop...in a Devon town.

This shop is good enough to eat.

Once inside, ohhh... it's such a treat!

Vintage touches on every table.

With information on each label.

To leave empty handed...there is NO HOPE!

There's even some rather delicious soap.

Hangers, lavender and hearts.

This shop is top ....of my charts!

Every gorgeous floral curtain...

You will love.. of that I'm certain!

It's just so much to take in...
So when you finish...you begin again!

Tenth time around...feeling tired?

'Is a bed what madam desired?'

This shop is the answer to so many prayers...

And I have not even showed you around... UPSTAIRS!!

A patchwork wall...green and pink
A unit with a kitchen sink.

New home, new name, for this lovely shop.
If you come to Devon, Ashburton's your stop!

18, North Street
Formerly 'Sarah's Lavender Box'
But you knew that anyway, didn't you?
And finally, a giveaway!
Before I go for dinner.
A 'Vintage Emporium' scoop of 'something nice'
for the lucky winner!
A simple comment will be fine!
Good luck,
I hope you enjoyed my rhyme!
(Phew..I need that cuppa now)


Isobel said...

What a wonderful post, Sal! I really enjoyed the rhime. :)

Maisey's Attic said...

What a lovely post - love your photos and the shop looks fantastic! - wish I lived near Devon! xx

galant said...

Oh, wow! Even I, not particularly a vintage enthusiast thinks this is gorgeous! Now I shall have to go to North Street as well as to The Ark in East Street for my favourite soap!
Margaret P

LoloDesigns said...

I could just lay on that bed now :o) Beautiful shop, every town should have one!

Hen said...

It looks divine, Sal, thanks for the tour. Really must get there sometime.
Hen x

Sew Scrumptious said...

That is one lovely shop! Wish I lived nearer. x

VintageVicki said...

Looks the sort of shop I could spent hours in and my menfolk would refuse to go into!!

Pixiedust said...

That shop is amazing, I don't think I would ever be able to leave if I visited. Thanks Sal. xxx Pixie xxx

melanie said...

What a fab shop! Wished I lived closer to Devon. Loved the poem by the way. :) xxx

mitmot said...

fab shop and great poem x

MelMel said...

Thta is one fantastic shop....love it...thanks for the tour1xxx

Simone said...

Ooohhhh! I'd love a scoop of something nice from that lovely shop! Thanks for the tour and the poem was great!

PinkLady said...

Oh how I wish I lived near Devon!! What a lovely tour, thank you xx

Linda Gilbert said...

Sal I am glad you are so happy-- I can " hear " it in your posts x
Pat helped me with my post today and sends her love x

Lyn said...

I'd just like to say
please make my day
please put me in the draw
I won't ask for more!

Tilly Rose said...

Mmmmmmm....de-lic-ious!!!! Oh I so wished I lived in Devon :(
lovely post....thanks Sal!
karen x x x

KC'sCourt! said...

Another shop to add to the list for visiting.

Kathy said...

What a gorgeous shop .... I'd love to visit but it's just a bit far away ... just about 200 miles - what a shame. Loved your poem!
Love kathy xxx

lemonade kitty said...

Oh thank you that was lovely, what a nice shop full of goodies to buy I love the kitchen sink. I'd love to enter your giveaway please, love Lucey xx

Mary Poppins said...

I very much enjoyed your superb rhyme, thank you, and what a pretty shop.

"I have relatives who have a home on that very street, now I for one find Vintage Emporium very sweet, I shall ring my relatives and ask very politely, whence upon can I come for cake and tea "

;0) I shan't give up the day job, yours was much better :0)


Smiffy's Blog said...

Hi Sal, actually it's probably better that I don't live in Devon..as I'd be broke! Sue x

Ellouise88 said...

Fab-u-lous post!

Sophie - Chez Sophie said...

Loved you ryhme, It made me smile as I read down. Fabby photos, made me feel like I was there with you.
Wish I lived closer.
Luv Sophie xxx

twiggypeasticks said...

I do enjoy our shopping trips :)
Twiggy x

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous rhyme... so apt for the shop. I should have guessed that was where it was... it all looked very familiar. I must rush over soon and take a peek at all the new goodies. thanks for the reminder.
Love Yvonne x

Shabby Chick said...

Beautiful shop! I actually checked the AA route planner to see how long it take from where we're going on holiday in July but I don't think my other half would be too keen driving over an hour for a shop heehee

Mel xxx

frayedattheedge said...

Oh my - what a gorgeous shop - why does it have to be so far away!!

christine said...

i'm sorry its taken, so much time, to try and think of a pleasant rhyme, to describe her shop, of all things pretty.... when all i can think of is a dirty ditty!!!

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous shop: I can just smell those lovely soaps.

Ashburton is definitely on my "to visit" list! ... ;0)

Shirl x

Anonymous said...

Another wonderful shop in the south west, I can feel a move coming on!

Rosie said...

Great poem, Sal, it made me smile as did the photos of the lovely shop:)

A Country Girl said...

A little too far away for me to visit .... which is probably a good thing for my finances.

Guenievre said...

Quel post sympathique !
I love, love, love (etc ...) this shop ! It's a "Ali-Baba"'s cavern. We could live in this shop ...
Bonne journée !

Country Cottage Chic said...

Gorgeous shop!
All that poetic effort must have left you exhausted!


Thecraftytrundler said...

I must get to that shop!!!
It's beautiful!! One of those shops I wouldn't want to leave!!
Didn't know you were a poet too!! So many talents!!!

Sharon xx

Ally Johnston said...

Oh my that place looks like heaven. I would love to spend a day or three enjoying those lovely things.. Lucky you.

Surfer Rosa said...

What a gorgeous shop,
I'd love to visit one day,
Meanwhile please would you pop,
me in your giveaway.


Pomona said...

You have such lovely shops in your part of the world - it is probably just as well I don't live there, I would be quite impoverished!

Pomona x

c'est Moi! the TinknFrog said...

What a beautiful shop. And a lovely blog poem as well. Cheers!

Karens Hopes said...

I could spend all day lost in a shop like this..heaven.

Jak said...

What a beautiful shop and your poem certainly rang true, lol! I too wished I lived down there.
Jak x

jackanne said...

hello, i wont be too greedy but i want everything in that shop....its beautiful...pop over to my blog im doing a GIVEAWAY !! hugs jackanne xx

gill said...

the shop looks well worth a visit!thanks for the giveaway


Julie said...

what a gorgeous looking shop. Fab rhyming too! My best friend used to live in Ashburton but now she's moved I don't tend to go there anymore, might have to make a special trip now though!

landcuckoo said...

Wow, what a lovley shop, thanks for the tour Sal.

thevintagemagpie said...

Hi Sal, you lucky girl.. when I went there it wasn't open! It looks absolutely beautiful (as expected) so I can't wait to get back there and have a good nosey around for myself!
PS. Issy wanted to tell you that she made it to the Grammar!xx

Kelly said...

What a lvely shop! Your rhyme made me smile too!

Josie-Mary said...

Great post Sal :)

Kirsty said...

love the rhyme, really put a smile on my face!