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 garden - with owl!|
|adorable small house|
|lovely Victorian tiles by a front door|
|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|
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|
|good fishing weather (apparently)|
|The Owls of Europe, completed, yay!|