Sunday, 11 April 2010

Do you ever get bored with Totnes? I hope not ! ;-)



Here's part two of the Totnes experience!
'This 'n That' is quite an experience... as many of you might have heard!

It always wins the 'Sal's Snippets prize' for the smallest shop packed with the most number of wonderful vintage and retro goodies.
It's your journey into the past without having to open any history books!
See what Lesley has on offer...





Well that was Friday!
Lunch in The Seven Stars finished it off nicely , thank you...
And just when I thought that we'd spend a quiet Saturday at home...we did something on impulse, jumped on a train and went ten minutes down the line ...here's a clue!

We went grockle hunting!!
More of that next time.... I have a garden to deal with today!
;-)

20 comments:

KC'sCourt! said...

I just love Totnes and I can't wait for my weeks hols in Okehampton because o the Friday guess whee I want to go?

LissyLou said...

no no, i don't get bored. Although your posts always make me wish i lived nearer!! xx

Linda Gilbert said...

That post is just like taking a trip back into my Childhood x

galant said...

What lovely pix of Lesley's shop! And I wonder where you ended up, after hopping on the train and going ten minustes down the line?
Margaret P

frayedattheedge said...

I'm drooling!!

Lyn said...

They make me jealous-wish I lived near to it!
Love
Lyn
xxx

THIS'N'THAT said...

Hi Sal, Where on earth can that be? Your pics make our shop look so much bigger and brighter than ever! It was great to see you and Mr S in Totnes last week. Had to chuckle when I looked back to that blog where you featured all of the suitcases and Mr S looking like a Betterware salesman. (Remember all those little tiny lavender polish samples?)...I digress...lots more cases arriving in next few days:)
Lesley XX

Isobel said...

Hi Sal,
You got me drooling over all those beauties!!
I need to go to Totnes like now! LOL
Ok, one day, who knows... :)
xx

Jewels said...

Oh myy - I think my head would be spinning taking all the wonderful items in (would probably empty my purse to). I especially love the books. Thanks for sharing (and I'm dying to know what grockle hunting is!) Jewels

Christy said...

Looks like a whole lot of fun to me. I'm afraid the commute might be a bit much for me though. Thanks for sharing it. :)

Josie-Mary said...

I love This 'N' That although not at Christmas when I got trapped in because it was too busy :(
Grockle hunting, I haven't done that for years :) I think you must have gone to Dawlish...right? Loads of men walking around topless....is that why you went?? x

Sarah said...

oooh, how lovely, lots of fantastic eye candy - my sort of place!
x

Vintage from the Village said...

I love that shop, nice to have a look round on your blog, all of the nice things without spending any money ha ha !!
Sue x

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

I always head for Lesleys shop when I go to Totnes, usually on a Friday. I am currently a grokle as I still live in the Cotswolds, but our dream move is getting nearer.
We were being grokles in Lyme Regis (Thurs), Studland Bay (Fri), Topsham & Bridport (Sat) and the wonderful Dairy House (Sun), the sun shone all weekend, so I reverted to clogs & jeans rolled up rather than socks & boots!
If as someone else suggested you went to Dawlish, have you recently seen that beautiful historical listed house just over the bridge in Shaldon is for sale, oh if only.....
Tracey

Annie said...

It looks great, I have decided I am going to try and get to Totnes this Summer for the first time. I can't wait to visit This n That and al the lovely places you have shown us.
Ann x

galant said...

Does Tracey@vintagebothy mean the gothic style building that was formerly a tea room/restaurarnt/cafe called Hunters Lodge on the Torquay side of the bridge over the River Teign? If so, and you're missing their lovely cakes and pastries, they have moved their business to the Coffee House (I think) in St Marychurch, Torquay.
Margaret P

Bobbie Lynn said...

Wow, look at all the beautiful things to buy. I would have a terrible time choosing what to buy.

Kelly said...

What a great shop! I want to visit! I'll see if I can get victoria to go!!!!

this is my patch said...

To have a shop like this is my dream. I notice a Symington's packet in your top photo. I still buy Table Creams! x

skippinginthemeadow said...

i would be in my element in that shop :o)

have a lovely week xxx

sumea