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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

Monday, 31 January 2011

Does anyone know this design?

Good morning everyone
Hope you had a good weekend
Just a quick question- does anyone know what this Laura Ashley girls bedding design is called please?
I have looked in my catalogues from the last few years but I cant find it.
I have a pair of curtains and two duvet cover sets to sell but it would help if I knew the name ?!

Have a great day
Sue x

Friday, 28 January 2011

A slippery dilemma !

Well Hello again

Where did that week go?

Last Friday it was a non pupil day at Miss V's school and as I now work there very part time too , I had a day off as well. MR V also took the day off and off we went up to North Devon to see Mum in law for the day.

Now she is the world biggest car boot fan and has saved us hundreds of pounds over the year. She only buys things that are brand new or in mint condition and decent brands.
Lucky for her the sales up there start at civilised times of the day not in the middle of the night almost like around here.
She also pays £5 to get in as a seller and gets all the bargains even before the public are allowed in !

Anyway, she asked me if I needed a new pair of slippers by any chance so I said  yes please  and a huge carrier bag apperared with about twenty pairs of pink size 7 slippers in ....

I chose a few pairs (well 6 actually) which will last me years ! (see above)
All brand new with the tags and labels on including some per una ones  IDEAL

I will be off in a minute to choose a pair to take out with me to Come Dine With Me
Thats my ideal night out these days where you are welcome to bring your slippers he he !

Before I go, here a few things I am about to list  here
on Ebay hopefully any day now

Have a great weekend and will be back next week with a story about my vintage candy stripe sheet aquisitions (bet you cant wait !)

Sue x

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

A spring in my step (sort of)

Hi all
Well the sun is shining for the second day in a row !
I feel so much keener to get things done, even feeding the chickens and putting the rubbish out is so much easier, it got dark a bit later too last night

We have been busy since Christmas and finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel of mess and distruption
We have now got our new (ish) car at last. We have been without a car since last week as the MOT ran out on both the old ones within a week and it wasn't worth getting them done for just a few days. At least it has made the transition of going from 2 cars down to one a bit easier as we feel its a luxury having having one at all after the past week ! hurrah

On top of that we deceided to get some new furniture for Miss V's bedroom. She has got some much stuff we ordered a tall bookcase , a chest of drawers and a bedside table with drawers in. It's only Argos flat pack but it looks so much better being white and pink. Up until now she has had a miss match of brown things from previous houses. Still got the pine wardrobes but they are decent ones.
Poor Mr V has been on his hands and knees putting it all together !
So that prompted a huge clear out of her belongings so not being able to get to the tip and charity shop we have been drowning in stuff everywhere
Anyway - we are getting sorted a bit now

I am gradually getting back into my beloved Ebay selling and have listed lots of Miss V's books along with some vintagy things if you are interested you can hopefully find me here

This one is a Welsh wool tea cosy if you were wondering !

Lots more to come

Well I better go and do some jobs around the house- the sunshine is great but it shows up the dust !

Back soon
Sue x

Ps I have been awarded the stylish blogger award by Dosie Rosie - thank you so much
I will hopefully sort that out very soon when I have thought what to write.......

Friday, 7 January 2011

Well thats the first week over ey !

Hi again

Hoping you all had a good week.
My first week (well short week) in the new job is over and I am enjoying it. Thank you for all your good wishes.
Its so different from what I am used to but it doesn't really seem like work somehow - that may wear off!
The poor kids have been stuck in the classrooms at lunchtime because of the rain so hopefully it will improve for the weekend

We have booked our holiday - going back to the Isle of Wight again. We love it there so looking foward to it very much

Some pictures from last year

Well have a great weekend. Nothing too much planned here, just a nice Friday night with curry and wine and one of my huge stacks of poppadums. I bought a packet of the fry them at home ones about a year ago and they are so nice we cant go back to the ready cooked ones - extra work but worth it !

Have a great time and hi and thanks to my new followers

Sue x

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Back again !

Hi Everyone and Happy New Year !
Sorry I havn't written since before Christmas, the time has just flown. I have been reading plenty of blogs but just not got round to writing one

Anyway - we had a great Christmas, we did have some snow and for a few days it was touch and go whether we would be able to travel up to North Devon for the day for Chritmas lunch. All was fine on the day though and the roads were ok. The winter wonderland scenery on the journey was fantastic. We were treated to a lovely Christmas lunch at a hotel, presents with a drink in the hotel lounge then home by early evening - perfect

We bought  a new camera in the sales so I havn't got many photos for this post as am in a bit of a muddle between the two cameras at the moment. The one photo above is myself and Miss V on Wembury beach on Sunday. I had my big scarf over my head to keep the wind off but it was lovely. We took a flask and some cake but the lure of bacon baps from the National Trust cafe on the beach was too great so that was lunch sorted

Sad its all over now, almost two weeks of all being together, lazy mornings with cups of tea in bed everyday and not feeling guilty sitting down for an hour during the day with my crochet and something naughty to eat

All back to school and work today - I am still meal time assistant at the school but now one to one with a boy with health problems.
Will be a learning curve as I was working in an office for 20 + years. Looking foward to it though as regular money, only 2 hours a day so I can still do my beloved Ebay and all the school holidays off - perfect !
Need to stick with it anyway as we have just spoken for a new car ( not brand new but new to us!)

Hoping you all have a brilliant new year

Sue x
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