Sunday, 28 July 2013

That stick ( is made for walking) !!! ;-)






A few weeks ago, we were in the Antiques Centre at Topsham Quay.

'Anything take your fancy? '  I asked my other half.

Yes, there is something I rather like...over there.'

I followed him....







to the place where a most charming walking stick was leaning,

minding its own business!

(Just its luck that we should disturb its peace!!)







I felt quite sorry that this lovely walking stick should be parted from its owner,

it being someone's history.

Hmmm...

Maybe the owner had passed away.






Whatever, I knew right away that this walking stick

had a new home...ours.

Mr S loves a walking stick and this one was right up his street.

Indeed it would walk with him along

many streets, in the future.





Taking a closer look, I deduced that the owner

was obviously a lover of Cornwall.

Ha ha...that would go down well

with a true Devonshire chap!

(Him always saying that the best thing about Cornwall

was... that it stopped Devon eroding on its west coast!!!!)

;-)






However, the previous owner of this walking stick 

had obviously been further afield, as well....






in particular, Germany.










Anyway, we bought the stick...a mere £8... and it now

resides with us and has already been out and about!

 What's more, it has some new badges

which I thought would personalise it a little for

my dear Mr Snippets...






Let's hope that the 'Devon' badge behaves itself, 

living near the Cornish contingent!






As we spend a lot of time in Wells, I also found this one.

And, naturally...to give the stick a bit more of a Devonshire

slant....






It's a pretty sold and sturdy stick;

 it should last for many, many years and has

tons of travelling left in it, yet!




7 comments:

Down by the sea said...

A great buy! I am sure you will add some other great places in Devon. most of the places in Germany were familiar to me too, having lived out there as a child. They obviously enjoyed the walking around the heaths of Fallingbostel and Luneberg and the Harz mountains.
Sarah x

galant said...

Yes, a great buy! What a combination, though, badges from Cornwall and Germany! I visited Luneburg in 1960 - that particular badge brought back many happy memories! Visited the Harz Mountains while there, stayed in a Youth Hostel in Goslar. Wonderful days ...
Margaret P

KC'sCourt! said...

That stick is absolutely lovely Sal. I love the badge of the witch on her broomstick!
Julie xxxxxxxx

Graham said...

Better take the lad to home port Sal, needs to have Brixham in top place.

Sal said...

Funny you should say that Gray! I have been looking for one and it's on it's way! :-)

BusyLizzie said...

Wow, Sal that was a bargain. What a fab thing to find. Lucky Mr S. xx

Anonymous said...

What a lovely find....I really love all the little tin badges...they have a real retro look to them!
Love Amanda (Shabby Chick) xxx