Monday, 3 January 2011

Looking back! ;-)



January brought...



A sad goodbye to loyal friends as they were packed away!
Crafting began again , in earnest!
And a crisis on Telegraph Hill as one son, his friend
and a clapped out old banger...were stranded!!

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February brought...



Bath time! A real treat!
More crafting...
and a potter around the lovely little Dorset town of
Sherborne!

(Oh and another birthday!)

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March brought...



The month when I got on my high horse
about ' copying ' !!
But, I still found time to make some bunting,
find an old Alice and Jerry reading book...
and way hay... Bath again, due to cheap train tickets!

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April brought...



April took us all over the place!
Paignton was looking very cheery .
St Ives...where the tide was out and so I had the CK shop all to myself!
Totnes ( Yes,Totnes pokes its nose into every month!)
Exmouth, where the best bit in the town is the park!

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May brought...





On our way to the V&H Fair at Chipping Sodbury,we
stopped at Shaftesbury for lunch.
And of course, nearer to home, a visit to Hill House Nursery
was an absolute MUST at this time of year!

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June brought...





I decided to have an ' At home sale' of vintage,
handmade and other bits!
We visited Shaldon very early one morning and wandered around
choosing our favourite abode!
A Vintage sale in Chagford saw us return with some fab bits for the garden!

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July brought...




My mum and dad celebrated another anniversary..61 years.
We took them to Cockington..gee up!
I decided that living in Newton Abbot was not so bad after all
And..the Shabby Vintage bloke group was set up at
The V&H Textile Fair!

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August brought...




We found the sun in Clun, Shropshire!
We called in at Hay on Wye on the way
Ludlow was a must as we tracked down the new Zani Lady premises
And then we found ourselves Cornwall bound
for the Homespun Fair at Portscatho.

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September brought...





The Rougemont Gardens , Exeter,were at their best!
We took a few days break in Dorset!
On the way , I grabbed a vintage satchel in Honiton
and then there was The Girls own store, Bridport!

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October brought...




Now married to Mr S for 17 years, he took me on a jolly
to his hometown of Brixham!
We had a lovely stroll around Wells after the first Frome
Vintage Bazaar
And ..Totnes again..for the brilliant Nostalgic Mix Fair!

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November brought...



Sal's Vintage Fabrics got a mention in Sew Hip Magazine!
The V&H Christmas Fair was excellent..Mr Custard
thoroughly enjoyed it!
A good friend and I had a pressing engagement and spent the morning
looking at vintage irons!
Mr S and I caught the train to Barnstaple!

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December brought...




Salisbury was simply beautiful!
Old friends returned to make their presence felt in our house.
A spot of Christmas reading got me into the spirit!
And...yes..late night shopping at Totnes is something
that everyone should experience!! ;-)

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One wonders what 2011 will bring!!

;-)

16 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

What a lovely post, Sal and what super memories of 2010. May 2011 be just as happy a year for you all.

All things nice... said...

Oh what a lovely look back at your year. You visited such lovely places. I hope 2011 is all you wish for and more :)

All things nice...

KC'sCourt! said...

Lovely post Sal. Perhaps one day we can meet again?
Julie xxxxxxx

Vintage Tea Time said...

What a lovely post - some great memories there! Abby

Vintage Tea Time said...

What a lovely post - some great memories there! Abby

Menopausal musing said...

Lovely post Sal. Happy New Year to all of you. :O)

Cowboys and Custard said...

Happy New Year Sal.. It is amazing how much one can cram into a year and yet without our blogs.. we probably wouldn't remember it all.
Hope this year is a good one for you.
Love
Michelex

THIS'N'THAT said...

Lovely post! Looking back on a busy year seems like fuel for the energy needed to kick start a new year (I'm not good in the dark days of january so I need all of the help that I can get:)
I recall a poem that I used in school which referred to standing at the gate of the year which I suppose is what we are all doing now. Happy 2011
Lesley XX

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hello Sal,
Wonderful post and wishing you a very Happy New Year.
Blessings,

Annie said...

Happy New Year Sal, I always enjoy reading your blog and have just been catching up on some of your previous posts. life has ben pretty hectic lately and I don't get as much time as I would like to keep up to date with all my favourite blogs.It looks like you have some lovely fabric for sale so I am off for a browse.
Ann x

galant said...

Well, your annual review certainly beats all those on TV and in the papers, Sal! Much nicer!
Margaret P
PS Floris now have their winter Sale on - now is the time to stock up with good soap at roughly half price! ("My one weakness" as Dorcas Lane would've said in Lark Rise!)

A homespun year said...

What a year...great photos and all those lovely reminders of summer. The Morris Traveller reminds me of the one my dad owned...I even drove it once many moons ago.
Wishing you another eventful year.
Margaret (and Noreen)

Kitty said...

What a lovely post. I hope you have a wonderful 2011, Sal :) x

*✿* millie meadowsweet *✿* said...

hello my lovely

i am not sure you will recognise me as millie meadowsweet, but you may just possibly remember me from my previous incarnation as skipping in the meadow. yes, i'm back! this time for for keeps (i hope) and its so lovely to see your sweet blog this new year and reminisce on old times.

wishing you a very happy, sparkly, healthy 2011
lots of love and hugs xxx

millie (sumea)

BusyLizzie said...

Great piccies & lovely to look back on your year! (great to see Mr W featured!!) Happy New Year & have a fun weekend! Lizzie xx

treutmade said...

A very Happy New Year to you Sal! I'm sure we'll meet quite often this year, there are a lot of fairs to come. I so much enjoyed tlking to you! Love, Gertie