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Ivybridge, Devon, United Kingdom
Hi Thank you for visiting my blog. My name is Sue and I live with my lovely husband who I will call Mr V and our nine year old daughter Miss V in a small town in South Devon. Everyone who lives here talks about it as The Village so that will be my blog name- Vintage fron the Village Also in our family are two cats, two guinea pigs some tropical fish and a pond with goldfish I have always loved making things and love pretty vintage things which I hope to sell as well to fund my passion! I am addicted to buying fabric,ribbons, buttons,wool etc and love to visit charity shops and car boot sales.I love glasses of wine, gardening, crochet (easy stuff!) and I am a big E-Bay fan ! I also love to read other people's blogs which inspired me to start my own. I look foward to hearing from you Best wishes Sue

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Charity shop finds !

Good morning to you
Today first thing after taking Miss V to school I had to drop the car to the garage. Its supposed to red but its gradually turning pink much to Mr V's annoyance. So its having a polish with some special stuff to hopefully bring the colour back. Walking back to the 'village' shops was lovely , along the River Erme with the bluebells out, very pleasant.
Next I met my good friend Cathy for coffee, we have met for a coffee almost every Thursday morning since our kids were tiny babies (they're nearly eight now!)
Next I popped in to the charity shop next door to the cafe not expecting much but you never know...
I bought all these things to sell on (hopefully!)

A Karen Millen skirt  (crikey!)
A Laura Ashley skirt
Some baby coat hangers
A full Brownies uniform

For me, a small bag of wool and a wooden coat hanger - I am gradually replacing my horrid plastic hangers with vintage wooden ones. Mostly I only pay about 10p each and they should last forever. I love the ones with hotel names on. Todays is Royal Pier Hotel Weston Super Mare. One of my favourites is from Monte Carlo. I love to think about their history and what tales they could tell .
You probably think I am mad or sad but I like them !
What a good result

Next job was to post the little giveaway parcel to DosieRosie

I hope she likes the things.

I must go now and do the housework I keep putting off
Have a great day
Sue x


  1. What a great idea to collect old wooden coathangers - must look out for those!

  2. ooh sounds like a good morning!

  3. You can't STEAL coat hangers from hotels very much these days! Well, not complete with the hook bit, that stays on the rail. Good collection you 'kelptomaniac' you! (although technically speaking, YOU didn't steal them ;-)) x

  4. Hi there, I am new to your blog and am loving it. I hope you dont mind but I have added it to my blogroll. Great CS finds by the way. :) xxx

  5. I only have one coat hanger from an hotel but like you say it is fascinating to think whose clothes have hung on them , why they were staying there, were they Mr and Mrs smith etc. etc.!


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