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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

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

I missed the boat !

Good evening everyone, all dressed up and nowhere to go ? !
No its not me, its a crochet pattern for a granny square skirt I will be listing on Ebay soon.
Anyway, I do have nowhere to go - it is my 9th wedding anniversary (yes I was quite old when I married Mr V !) today. Its a shame but he is away on a work course, never mind.
I have bought a lovely magazine

I was rather shocked at the price (dont tell Mr V!)but I will see what its like and it does come with some wool, so when I finally get Miss V to bed I may have a glass of Pimms and have a look .
My mum in law sent us some lovely things from M&S

Mmm shame I better save some for the husband!

I nearly forgot to explain what the post title meant, I was hoping to order the Cath Kidston boat bath mat but I was too late and it was sold out - oh no
We live goodness knows how many miles from the nearest CK shop so if anyone happens to be passing one and it is still in stock there, could they grab me one and I will pay you back and for the postage  !!
Anyway, better get Miss V in the bath so I can get crocheting !
Enjoy your evening
Sue xx

Monday, 28 June 2010

A day on the beach and a horsey cushion

Hi All,
Is the weekend over already?  We had quite a busy one but very nice. Not a cloud in the sky again !
On Friday I made a cushion with horses on for  friend of Miss V's who had a birthday sleepover party.
So, having a child free evening,  Mr V and myself wandered down to our local Indian restaurant. It is the only proper restaurant apart from pubs in the 'village' and very nice it is too.
It is our wedding anniversary tomorrow, 9 years but Mr V has had to go away on a work course all week boo hoo :(  typical as he very rarely goes away. Never mind ey
On Saturday we didnt do much, just sat around in the garden and pottering around.
Yesterday we woke up to find one of our pet chickens had died in the night, we had sort of been expecting it as she hadn't been right all week. Still rather sad though. She has been with us just over a year though and had a great life in our garden I hope as she was an ex-battery rescue hen. Still have three more though.

Then we went off to the beach at Seaton in Cornwall , we used to go to this beach all the time when I was a child. We met up with my Mum, both my sisters and my brother in law to be and my 2 nieces.
We took Mr V's kayak and had a great time, we didn't stay all day as we wanted to see the football. ( Dont usually watch it, but it was England !) anyway, wish we had stayed at the beach  !!!  then we had roast beef a bottle of red wine mmm a nice ending to the weekend.

As you may have noticed, I have set up a Vintage from the Village Facebook. I better just check the link works. Please feel free to be 'my friend' if you are in to all that

Right then, it must be time for a coffee and I want to order one or two bits from the Cath Kidston sale. I have had my eye on the boat bath mat for a while and its now reduced !

Have a good week

Sue xx

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

School fair and donkey fair

I hope the sun is still shining wherever you are !
Last Friday I had a table at Miss V's school football tournament. It was run by the PTA of which I am a member but I abandoned helping for my own gains ! I sold lots of little lavender bags but not much else. Was very nice though and lots of little girls happily went home with their purchases.

Above is a picture of a cushion I made from a vintage tray cloth. I made a dotty backing, embroidered the word Welcome and edged down the short sides with white bobbles.
I might make some more of these, I thought it would look good on a guest bed somewhere.

On Saturday there was a summer fair at our local donkey sanctuary so I was up and waiting to go in at 10am to raid the bric a brac stall !

I was quite pleased, the duck tea pot is a bit of a gamble but somebody might be looking for
one !! I put it on Mr V's chest of drawers for a laugh
I heard those wooden antelope things are coming back in to fashion ?

I also got 2 leather shoulder bags, some jewellery, an old tin
a ladybird book, a red glass ornament,a vintage needle book,
and some books so I was quite pleased.

Well I better go and get some tea sorted I suppose. Talking of tea,  I have listed some vintage tea pot covers on Ebay yeterday and have taken photos of my big stash of crochet patterns ready to go on asap
Have a great week, cant believe the longest day has gone already ! :(
Best wishes
Sue x

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Good morning !

No this isn't me having my elevenses (I wish!)
It is a picture from a crochet pattern , excuse the camera flash. I have 'aquired' a pile of crochet patterns that I am gradually listing on Ebay. This one is a booklet called Ten Tatting Designs
from 1971. The lady doesn't look up to doing anything much but her collar and cuffs are very pretty.
Anyway if anyone is interested let me know as I have lots more - many are for lacy mats etc but one cute one is for a crochet sausage dog draught excluder my user name is
Stirfry148 on Ebay or message me for any info
I also have some crochet hooks and loads of knitting needles and patterns

Off out to Frankie and Benny's tonight for a family meal as my eldest niece is 13 today - I am sure she wont be a stroppy teenager, not today anyway.
See ya
Sue x

Monday, 14 June 2010

Hi long time no post !

Hello again, I just realised it's over a week since my last post. What do you mean you didn't notice !!??
Anyway here I am, I hope you all had a good weekend. I did. On Saturday I had a stall at quite a big school fair Dame Hannah is a local school for phsically disabled children. It was a perfect summer day, I shared my space with my friend Debbie who I used to work with who has just started making candles. Luckily she took her gazebo which gave us some shade. We had a good time and a tin of Pimms and lemonade added to the day! and I got some crochet done too -lovely
I took some photos but they are on my phone and I cant find my notes to say how to get them on to the computer so I will show you another day.

Yesterday it was the Mega-Ride which is a charity motor bike ride held once a year. We went to watch and stood on the bridge over the dual carriageway and waved at them all, there are thousands of them so it was good arm exercise and a lovely atmosphere.

I have another school fair this Friday so my stock is spread along the landing until then, after which I will list lots more on ebay and Etsy. Today I finally got around to listing some of my Thank you Teacher lavender bags which I make each year.

Also last week I took delivery of a lovely package from Mary Poppins. We arranged to swap some spare ribbons and she sent me the most lovely selection of things and was so generous

I am so pleased  thank you

I also won a big bag full of cotton lace and ric rac ribbons on Ebay which was great so I will have to get making now !
Well I better get some lunch, I have to go to Plymouth this afternoon for a hospital appointment. Nothing very interesting, just a 6 monthly check up but its a pain parking etc.
Anyway, have a good week ,  Mr V has a day off on Thursday so we will be going somewhere for a look around I expect.
Sue x

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