I was in town yesterday morning...town is 'downtown N.A.'
N. A. is short for Newton Abbot.
I don't talk about my town too much because it was once such a lovely town and then the planners came along and messed with it .
Sadly lacking its previous character, it does have an amazing number of charity shops!
Ah no..you misunderstand..this isn't one...
This lovely building, above, houses the library and adult education centre.
Newton Abbot has its 'landmark' clock tower.
This tower is all that remains of the church of St Leonards.
Next to the tower is a plaque which marks the spot where the first declaration of William 111
Prince of Orange, was read in 1688....
('I hearby declare that all in this town do smile from this day forth!'
Signed Will )
Read on and you'll get the gist...
My town is also well resourced for coffee shops.
My mum and I just happened to be in this part of downtown N.A. yesterday, Queen Street.
There's also amazing craft shop, situated in Queen Street.
This is where I picked up these two canvas bags and decided on the spot that I would use the rosy fabric for bags and not cushions.
However, whenever I go into the craft shop..AND IT IS LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME...
the owner never smiles.
You hand over your money and smile...but...nothing!
I mean 'a smile costs nothing' has always been my motto!
So... I wish that she sold coat hangers cos then..you know what I would do with one,
So... no smiles... but the shop is amazingly well stocked so I suppose that's one thing in her favour.
She's on the ball....
but no smiles for Sal Hall!
I smiled a lot when I saw these boxes of buttons and fibres.
Not only do I love what's inside but I can use these boxes too.
I came home and fiddled about with my bags...
And I smiled a lot this week, when my new pieces of vintage fabric arrived.
Some for me..some for my shop.
So what's making you smile today?
The thought of the weekend?
Anyway...I'm signing off now with a big cheesey grin
Have a good one