Today, we had a 'jolly jaunt' across the moors to Tavistock.
Tavistock is an old Stannary town.
If you didn't know, Stannary towns were towns where
refined tin was weighed, coined and sold.
I quite like Tavi and it is one of those places which has an old market hall
which has kept its character...unlike the market hall in the town where I live!
Newton Abbot market hall was once oozing with character but sadly
the stalls have been re-designed so that you can't
see over them to get an overview of the hall.
Tavistock market hall is much nicer and how a market hall should be...
in my opinion! ;-)
Tavistock market hall has a good range of products on offer from crafts
to vintage bits and pieces to books and foods etc etc
It's a fine place for a good old rummage!
We bumped into the lovely Sian, who is the organiser of the now famous
Tavistock vintage fairs! She has her own stall at the market hall.
We'll be returning to Tavistock on Saturday Feb 11th
as I'm doing my first vintage fair of the year
at Tavistock Town Hall.
After a wander around we drove back to Ashburton!
Ashburton is also an ancient Stannary town.
We spotted no tin but there was plenty
of vintage being shown off to its best at
The Vintage Emporium.
And Sarah just happened to say that they had plenty more coming in...
so a good excuse for another visit soonish!
I came back empty handed though!!
However, I have found some interesting bits this week!!
A lovely tea towel...
A book, which is on its way as I type...I can't wait to 'show and tell' it!!
Various pieces of vintage fabric...
Finally...some sadness is occurring!
If you've never been to Lesley's fabulous shop
' This 'n That ' in Totnes
then you have a week to get there!
Sadly, it is closing!
There will still be a 'This 'n That' in some form but
Lesley is taking it in a slightly different direction.
I will really, really, really miss going into this little shop when I wander along
The Narrows in Totnes . It was, after all, an 'escape' for me and
a chance to revisit my childhood.
Anyway, I wish Lesley and Paul all the very best with
their future ventures and, hopefully, I'll be nipping down
to do one last blog post before 'This 'n That' closes
Three cheers for, 'This 'n That' and all the pleasure that
it has given me!! ;-)