Monday, 27 September 2010

Suffolk Weekend

Happy Monday everyone.  Hope you've all had fabulous weekends.  We had a great time in Suffolk, despite the fact that it rained (that's, chucked it down!) repeatedly, all weekend :)

Friday we had a busy day of vintage shopping.  We went to Southwold up the coast, it's a lovely little town full of wonderful shops, pubs, a pier and the Adnams Brewery, and we always enjoy a trip there.

There are a few very good vintage/antique shops where I always manage to find something to bring home.  This time was no different, I got a gorgous art deco-inspired vase (the picture doesn't really show, but it's purple at the bottom) for only £6, a marquetry box with mother of pearl (lined in red velour which I'm thinking of putting jewellery in) and a couple of old books - 'Through the Looking Glass' and 'Eyes, No Eyes' which is from 1902 and was to be used as an educational book.

We also found a fantastic little unit, oriental-looking (although some pieces need gluing) which is now in our dining/snug room - we've been after something for this space for soooo long, so yay!


cute house

vintage/antique shops

cute garden - with owl!

adorable small house

lovely Victorian tiles by a front door

book finds

lovely vase

marquetry box

close-up, mother of pearl inlay

some of the lovely paintings in the 'Eyes, No Eyes' book


lovely, tiny cinema in Southwold

Great little cabinet with sliding door
We also went to  many other vintage shops and warehouses including a great one in Leiston, which was rather empty as they're having the builders in this week.

Saturday we wandered into Aldeburgh town and took lots of photos, had some fish and chips (you have to when you're English and at the seaside, it's just what we do!).

And I made a wonderful find on the beach.  First a love heart on the beach in Wales, now a love heart on the beach in Suffolk!  Someone is clearly spreading the love to me...

this is so beautiful, and now at home on my dresser

Here are some of the lovely sights along the Aldeburgh walk into town...

seagulls waiting for the next catch

one of many fresh fish shacks

what's on sale today
The Wentworth Hotel

lovely seafront houses

waves crashing

good fishing weather (apparently)


Aldeburgh Cinema
 Sunday, it rained persistently so we watched the Singapore Grand Prix and did a jigsaw - well we had to, how could we not...

The Owls of Europe, completed, yay!
We took more photos of great houses with quirky architecture or interesting features, and I'll post about them tomorrow. x


  1. wow! gorgeous photos:) looks like a weekend in heaven:) thanks for the comment. in fact it is somebody at my old job that didn't like somebody else said in a comment-i think jealousy is a factor. :)happy day to you. smiles, gina

  2. thanks Gina, it was lovely :)

    I think you're both right, jealousy seems to rear it's ugly head too often. Still, at least we can learn from it & be stronger because of it. x


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