This is just what I did on Saturday, when I was wandering around
'The Girl's Own Store', in Bridport.
There, in a small room at the back of the shop, hanging high,
were two lovely, large, framed prints.
Beautiful autumnal tones and lots to look at!
My photos do not really do justice to these.
I guess that the scenes are set in Paris.
A find of a different sort, also came home with me!
For ages, I've been hoping to find an old school satchel.
Not only did I want one to accompany my old school desk
but now and again the word ' satchel' crops up in the children's reading or spelling
... and the children have no idea of the meaning of the word.
Well, my luck was in!
Whilst browsing in Fountains Antiques, Honiton, Mr S spotted this
..and at a very reasonable price.
So now I have exhibit A, when I'm asked about the word 'satchel' !
Did you own a satchel? I did and I loved it!
The lady in Fountains said that they sell loads of them as many of us gals love them, preferring
them to today's modern bags.
My other finds at the weekend were this lovely Greengate tea towel and a stringy dishcloth
from the Girls Own Store... and two fab pieces of
vintage fabric from Donna, at the Textile Fair.
And, I've updated my own little vintage fabric shop today,
with some more super duper fabric finds.
Never, in the 1960s, did I imagine that an old satchel could be so versatile
or so sought after, in the future!
And finally, the winner of my giveaway on this post:
is Dosie Rosie (please email me your address!)
I just loved reading everyone's comments about their favourite tea rooms!!
I'm sorry that you couldn't all win!
Must fly....I have to work on 101 ways to decorate a satchel!