Monday, 9 August 2010

Homespun and then we spun home!

On Saturday, Mr S and I nipped over the county border into Cornwall!!

We thought we would treat ourselves to one night on the pretty Roseland Peninsula.

We stayed in this fabulous little hotel:

We weren't disappointed. I highly recommend it!

We were there for an 'event' in nearby Portscatho.

I always seem to notice things like this!!

Anyway, apparently it was once called Portscatha!

An evening stroll around Portscatho was a true delight!

Christine's beautiful shop ,'The Sea Garden' was not open for me to get my
little hands on many of the gorgeous goodies inside... and so I had to be content with pressing my face up close to the window and slobbering all over the glass like a mad woman...or more mad than I normally am!

Something about painted white cottages, makes me go quite gooey inside!!
And there were Hydrangeas everywhere!
I should have taken more photos as there were the most stunning displays all over the Roseland Peninsula!

A typical Cornish scene greeted us once we arrived at the bottom of the hill.

We walked a little way along the coastal footpath .

One of the few very pretty places to eat .

What's this?! Did you know that this was happening?
Well, let's not forget the real reason for being here!

And this is where we were on Sunday ...meeting up with old friends and new.
The Memorial Hall, Portscatho.

It's a new event for me and I was so glad that I could be involved in it.
We had such a lovely day!

Organised by Jane and Christine, 'Homespun' is a gathering of very lovely people with their very lovely vintage wares!

And so, without further ado, here's your eye candy...I managed to get around some of the stalls just after setting up my own.

What did I buy?
Hmmm...I didn't come home empty handed... naturally!
But I was very good!
Only two purchases....but it's as they say...quality not quantity!

On our evening walk into Portscatho, I had peeped through a window
of a cottage and there I spied not one but a number of beautiful, sewing boxes in a variety of colours!
'Oooh' thought I!! 'There must be a vintagey, crafty person living here!'

Thinking no more of it,we walked on...

Imagine to my surprise, there they all were, the next day at the fair, on a stall run by a lady called Gertie.

It had to be the red one which one came home with me... and various other bloggers were tempted by these lovely boxes !!

And I cannot resist red and green vintage tablecloths!
From Amanda..who else!! She has the best collection of gorgeous
vintage homewares!

Thank you very much to Jane and Christine
for organising such
a lovely event!

Cornwall is growing on me! ;-)

Hope everyone had a good weekend!




LissyLou said...

that all looks fab, love all the piccies xx

kirsty said...

Lovely to meet you yesterday, you took loads of great pictures! xx

Linda Gilbert said...

What a lovely post -- I am the opposite of you and love Cornwall
Lots of love Linda

galant said...

I literally was seeing red there, Sal! A lovely find, those boxes, and how they go so well with that tablecloth. And what a lovely little place to visit - almost worthwhile venturing over the boarder from Devon for, tee-hee!
Margaret P

Pooh's Abode said...

Some of my ancestors on my father's side come from there - several are buried in the graveyard. It's a really pretty place now but I imagine life was pretty hard for them in the 1800s.
Looks like you had a great time

Dorothy Sims-Crumpet said...

I loved looking at your pictures of th Beautiful Roseland Penninsula, we used to go to St Mawes when I was a child, but when I saw your pictures of all those lovely vintage and handcrafted goodies I thought I'd died and gone to heaven!
That red box is amazing!

Anonymous said...

A lovely post Sal...felt like I was back there! Such gorgeous photos that you was a beautiful evening on Saturday and your photos have captured the magic. Everybodys stalls were beautiful too! Love your sewing box, that will be useful storage and it goes perfectly against that 50's tablecloth...such considered purchases!!! haha!

Anonymous said...

Sorry (soz!) ...didn't sign off the above properly!!!
lol Amanda (Shabby Chick) xxx
I'm not anonymous really!

Toby Tea Cozy said...

Hello my dear, I blogged my giveaway thanks yesterday but wanted to stop by and say thanks here too, you're a sweetheart, the lavender bag is snuggled in with a recent find dress and a very empty corner of my living room is now adorned with embroidered goodness! x

KC'sCourt! said...

Love that red needle work box. Looks like you had a wonderful weekend
Julie xxxxx

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

I'm even more sad I missed it now!!! Isn't Gertie a lovely lady? What a wonderful array of goodies there were - how on earth did you manage to stick to just 2 pieces????

Sue x

Country Cottage Chic said...

Lovely photos Sal & great buys too....pleased you all had a fun day!


Bobbie Lynn said...

A beautiful place to walk and goodies to see in one day. Now that is a great day. : )

silverpebble said...

Hi Sal - the Homespun fair looks wonderful! CAn I ask, whose was the stall with the crochet blankies? My eyes are popping out lookng at them! Is it Michele's?

frayedattheedge said...

Ooooh - I am drooling at all those gorgeous goodies - and what a pretty setting!

dosierosie said...

What a beautiful place, great photo's and fantastic work box. lucky you.

bellaboo said...

The box is is Cornwall.I loved the Roseland Peninsula..but this year we're off to the North..staying in a cottage near Padstow..and I can't wait!Love your part of the world too,so the second week we'll be in Thurlestone.

Bellaboo :o)

The Little Vintage Company said...

All I can say is YUM! Looks like you had a lovely day.. please do another post when your sewing basket is full of goodies! : )
Tamzin X

Cally's Cottage said...

Oh I am GREEN with envy!!!!What a perfectly wonderful weekend.
Warm Wishes,
Cally x

Josie-Mary said...

Lovely photo's & great goodies :)

emme lou said...

It was lovely meeting you Sal, thank you for the free bits with my gorgoeus vintage fabric purchases! Will be buying off you again! here is my blog that i hve finally started, my folksy is having an update but will show you what i have done with your fabric as soon as they're created! Thanks again, emme lou xx

Kate said...

I’ve been keeping up to date with your site, but just don’t always have time to comment (sorry). Just thought I’d say hello again so you know I’m here!

galant said...

Re the Roseland Peninsula, in the 1990s I read a lovely novel by (the late) Titia Sutherland called Running Away, and that was set on the Roseland Peninsula, and the heroine even visited the little church of St Just in Roseland.
Margaret P