It was lovely to spend more than just a weekend at our little cottage and we managed a few trips out and about. We decided to go to Totnes again as we were so taken with it when we visited a few months ago for the first time. It was a good decision as some splendid finds resulted and the sun shone all day!
There is a good market in Totnes and this time, it had its fair share of vintagey stalls. Here is a particularly lovely one belonging to a lady called Amanda of whom I had already heard via another blog. She has been kind enough to allow me to post some photos. Drool away!
I understand Amanda is usually at the Friday market, we were just lucky this time, but bear that in mind if you fancy a visit. Her stall is a pretty mix of vintage finds and handmade goods. Have a look again at the second photo. I bought the mirror on the right hand side. I have been after one of these painted mirrors for a while so imagine my delight when I had a choice of two! It is now adorning my growing "floral wall" at the cottage and necessitated a full-scale reshuffle, directed by yours truly but effected by my very helpful other half and his hammer. It's difficult to photograph well (particularly without getting my reflection in it which really ruins it!)
We bought a very nice art deco clock for our Burgh room from another stall (the items on the stall were the contents of a house left to the stallholder's mother, she told us) and I couldn't resist two pretty old rugs (only £5 each). They're lovely and thick under your toes and I think will make the lounge lovely and snuggly in Winter...
Finished at the market (and having sampled a few delicious morsels at the Farmers' Market upstairs), we carried on up the hill to my fave shop, a real draw for me to visit Totnes and which I mentioned in a previous post, "This'n'That". This time, being a slightly more experienced blogger, I managed to take a few shots of the exterior (I confess that I took them on my way out, I was once again too eager to dive inside!)
Hmm, I really would like that duck egg blue milk churn...
We succumbed to more (6!) vintage Eileen Soper prints (which accompanied the Enid Blyton nature books) and admired the beautiful selection of vintage and modern reproduction goods in the shop, artfully displayed. Here you can see some of the prints on the walls.
The Munchkin was excited to behold a good stash of Enid Blyton and Ladybird books.
It was a joy to visit a shop where the owner enjoys having a chat about the things she sells and I highly recommend a visit.
Another attractive shop caught my eye...
And another one round the corner had a very fetching window display, not vintage goods but the next best thing, Cath K and Greengate!
The other great thing about Totnes is that there are lots of delightful tea shops.