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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

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Ten - how many ?

Hello again,  well Mr V and I have reached our ten year wedding anniversary today !
You may wonder havn't I got better things to be doing than blogging but Mr V has gone to a school governors meeting and Miss V is out playing with a friend so here I am.
We celebrated last weekend with two nights away. The first in Porthleven, a traditional Cornish fishing village. The rain was pouring down ! we stayed at a B&B right by the harbour and chose this lovely little restaurant for our evening meal (see above)
There were some lovely little shops to browse around in the morning. Then we travelled a few miles to Falmouth for the second night
Some beach hut shops
This is where we stayed The Royal Duchy Hotel  our room was the two windows with blue canopies on the left - very posh it was too  we even had the swimming pool to ourselves !

Anyway , back to reality now !
Off to cook tea and get Miss V off to bed before sitting down to The Apprentice with a bottle of Champagne we were given as a present and have been saving
Enjoy your evening
Sue x

Monday, 13 June 2011

Could anyone help with a translation please ?

Just a quick one, I bought two pillowcases recently with what I presume is Chinese or possibly Arabic embroidered writing on them

Could anyone help with translation please? presumably something like Goodnight?
They are very pretty and brand new

If anyone could help that would be great

Off now to watch Restaurant Inspector with a glass of wine and a slice of orange cake I made earlier (more about that another time)

Sue x

Friday, 10 June 2011

continuation from my rose ramblings ..........

Hi again

Sorry my link to my ebay where the crochet magazines didnt seem to have worked on my earlier post  so I will try again my ebay link here
If still having problems - advanced search - seller - Stirfry148

I have lots more still to list so if you dont do Ebay just let me know

Sue x

Covered in roses - Cath Kidson ones !

 Hello again

Hope you have all had a good week. It has flown by here, probably because it was no school on Monday.

Anyway last weekend Mr V and I had a child free weekend so off we went to Bristol
First we went to a antiques and vintage fair at the West of England University just outside Bristol at their Frenchay campus
I bought an apron to sell on and Mr V bought a coin for his collection. It was quite good and reasonable prices, a lovely location in a new spacious conference centre, a huge cafe area and no crowds. Would go again even though quite a long way from here.

The main reason for heading 'up north' was to spend my Cath Kidston voucher I had for my birthday back in March

We found a nearby car park  (thank goodness for sat nav!) and the shop stood there in all its glory and I could have almost anything I wanted  yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
 Look at my rosy stash ! a rucksack, purse,ironing board cover, face flannel, tape measure, shoe bag, beaded food covers and some tissues
What a lot I got !
 My ironing board must be small because the cover is huge and covers the grey flat bit at the end as well ?
A lovely day out we had.
On the Sunday I went to a local car boot sale and then to Tesco for breakfast (we know how to live!)  then across the moors to Yelverton to Buckland Abbey
we stumbled on another car boot sale on the way - perfect !
Yelverton is a fairly posh plcae and it was one of those lovely boot sales with people who dont do them very often selling nice things instead of plastic toys (car boot snob I am)
I bought loads of table cloths and things and have been very busy washing and ironing it all....
 We finally arrived at Buckland Abbey (a National Trust house where Sir Francis Drake lived)
It was a Jaguar and Aston Martin owners club day and there were some lovely cars there -
one day ey !!??

 We had a look around and drooled over the cars and the gardens. Lots more roses to look at and one of my favourites - Love -in-a-mist. I had this in my wedding bouquet and saved the seed and have it in my garden every year from those original wedding flowers

 Also I managed to squeeze in a bit of sewing, making some   Thank You Teacher gifts to sell and for Miss V's teachers
Last but not least I have huge pile of Crochet Monthly magazines which I am selling for just 90p start price on

Thursday, 2 June 2011

I'm off too ...........

Hi again

Well its June already and half term is almost over already. As I work in a school it has been a week off work for me too - lovely
I have still been getting up to make Mr V's packed lunch and seeing him off to work but its nice not to have to watch the clock all the time

Anyway, Miss V has gone off on her first ever visit to London, my Mum and sister have taken her and one of my nieces for a couple of days, so we have a child free weekend coming up.

On Saturday we hope to head up to Bristol to Antiques and Vintage fair at the West of England University
I dont know much about the event or the location, we just found it on the internet

While we are up in that area I still have my Cath Kidston vouchers that I luckily got for my birthday in March. The nearest shop to here is St Ives and its tiny so I'm hoping the Bristol one will be bigger.

I'm not sure what lovelies to choose yet but I am hoping for a purse and an ironing board cover

mmm - which one to choose though ................

Hoping there is a bench outside to park Mr V on while I savour the time in there

I saw this notice outside a pub recently - great ey ?

So I will be back soon to show you what I came home with

Sue x
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