Friday, 4 September 2009

Hampshire stop & some thrifting



Last Saturday, Alan and I had to go to Hampshire. On our way back, we stopped in a village called Odiham which is within a mile of Fleet. We were recommended a pub which would be a nicer alternative to the Fleet services (M3 Motorway)


The Waterwitch Pub - Odiham


Inside the pub



The pub backs on to a canal

After a lovely lunch, we decided to have a walk around Odiham before heading back to Somerset. It felt very quiet for a Saturday, a few shops were open. There are several pretty houses throughout the village.
























A much nicer way to break up the journey back home, it certainly beats Fleet Services...

I haven't had much time for thrifting of late, too busy re-decorating. Besides, we need to have some of the rooms finished before I can contemplate adding any more to them! Having said that, I recently popped in to my nearest town and couldn't resist going in to a couple of charity shops to have a look around. Needless to say, I came back with a few things.


I love the blue of this tea set





On Wednesday, I popped in to Wells and bought these beautiful glasses from The Laundry, a pretty boutique selling clothes, jewellery and other gifts. Unfortunately they don't have a website. You can find them at 58 High Street, Wells, Somerset.

They were just £9.95 for 6 glasses, there is a matching jug too which I may well get too!


Yes, a peek at the newly painted floorboards!


Wood panels on one of the walls, they need a third coat of paint and that will be it on the painting front. It's getting there....

Have a great weekend!

A bientôt!

Isabelle x

46 comments:

KC'sCourt! said...

What lovely things you found. I just love those glasses, definitely a trip to Wells is on the cards! Its not from here we live the other side of Taunton in Minehead.........

Mary Poppins said...

I love your thrifted treasure, and what a beautiful Inn you went to.

The floorboards are looking fabulous, well done

X

Cinzia said...

Wonderful pictures, wonderful places!
Cinzia

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Thanks for sharing you photos of Odiham what a charming place to visit! Love all your treasures and the painted floor and paneling. Good job! Warm wishes, Esther

Blondie's Journal said...

You found some lovely things in Odingham and at the charity shop, Suzy!! Certainly you can find room for things you love!! I really lke that tea set and I think you should go back, quickly, to get the jug that matches those sweet glasses. How impressive it would be to serve iced tea to a group with this set!!!

The floors look fabulous!! Did you use a high gloss paint or did you coat them with a plastic sort of paint. They look so shiny!!

xoxo
Jane

Pomona said...

Lots of lovely things - a very productive trip!

Pomona x

Riet said...

Oh wow I love that little village and its pub and houses. Beautiful pictures you took of them. Your thriftshop things look great too.
Could you please tell me how you get so many pictures in one batch on your blogger post. They only let me post 4 and that is so frustrating. I use Picasa, maybe I need something else?
Have a nice evening
Riet

Laura said...

Go back and get the matching jug! Wonderful finds and such a quaint and charming town....I am glad you had a lovely day! The floorboards look fabulous...can't wait to see it all finished!
Take care, Laura

Lori said...

what a charming and beautiful village...it must be fun just to walk around and soak up all of the quaintness...i love your new blue tea set, it is the most gorgeous shade of blue!!!

Clare said...

What lovely glasses...I'd definately pop back to get the jug!! Have a lovely weekend.

Marmalade Yarns said...

yes, gorgeous glasses. havent had a minute all summer to go shopping! wells is great, dont recall the shop though is it new? I spend all my money in maddie Brown! see you soon and glad your decorating's done

Mr Jones said...

The Hovis sign.. oh.. so tempting to liberate.... Just kidding. Pretty glasses.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a wonderful place to visit! Beautiful treasures!

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Loved the sneaky peek at the whiteness, woohoo...looking good!

What a lovely horde of china, Odiham was a treat too!

Thanks Isabelle, hope you can stand up straight after all that epic floor board painting!

Love Sarah x

Fabulous Finds Gal said...

What a quaint town! I love all the flowers, shops and treasures. Loving those glossy walls!! I have black glossy front doors for a bit of fun. Glossy looks so fresh and clean. Nice work. Enjoy your weekend!

xo,
Fabulous Finds Gal
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Rosemary said...

Wow!
Amazing stuff, amazing place!!
We may be coming to England next may.
You have a wonderful weekend,
Rosemary

Elyse said...

greetings, isabelle,

i adore everything about this post. i would love to visit england someday.

the glasses are adorable!

xo

Kirsty said...

I love that little village - looks so English!

Your thrifting finds are great too, I love the blue china :O)

bekimarie said...

What a lovely village and I think i'd like to stop at that pub 'hehe'!
Great thrifted finds!
Have a great weekend
((hugs))
Beki xxx

Felicity said...

i love the blue tea cups and the glasses are so pretty! fliss xx

Florence and Mary said...

What a pretty town you found and those glasses - super sweet!

Victoria xx

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Such a charming village and the pub is adorable! Your thrift shop finds were also lovely. I do wish I had more time this weekend to read through some of your archives. I saw the Agatha Christie post and was so pleased you got to Greenway. I really look forward to visiting there when we return to England. I also saw your trip when Thomas the tank engine came along on your daughter's birthday which made me smile as we did a similar trip but in the Blue Mountains.
Enjoy your weekend Isabelle. xx

sinnlighet said...

Ohhhhh you are a very very good ambassadors för the blog-sphere.... I love your blog!

Regards from Agneta in Sweden

Duchess of Tea said...

Isabelle darling I am totally in love with the sweet teacups. I love their color and their shape. Good buys darling I am proud of you. The panels look so clean white and shinny, gorgeous. Now it is time to rest, so darling have yourself a fabulous weekend!!

Love & Hugs
Duchess ♥♥♥

Devon Dumpling said...

I love the glasses the the pretty tea cup and saucer! x

Dustjacket Attic said...

Ah the pub is just as I'd imagine an English pub. What a pretty town, looks like the towns from Midsomer Murders.

Lovely finds there,
xoxo

Michela said...

You've a great taste Isabelle!
Have a lovely weekend and don't forget to enter my giveaway!

andamento said...

Looks far far better than a service station.

Love your thrifty finds.

Bonjour Madame said...

This town looks like something out of a story book! It's so pretty and charming. I love seeing pictures of the area where you live near and would love to see this some day in person.

bad penny said...

Beautiful Blog. I live in Hampshire - I will have to go there...

Diane said...

What lovely glasses - they need to get a websit. The village in Hampshire looks lovely. I love discovering places like that.

Lisa said...

Those cups are such a pretty shade of blue, what a lovely find.
Lisa

Anna said...

Such a beautiful little village and lovely finds!

Anna x

Adele said...

Great news, an alternative to Fleet. Thankyou for letting us know, it looks lovely.
Adele

bellaboo said...

Those glasses are really lovely,what a find!The pub looks great,just the kind we like to visit.Have a good week.

Bellaboo x

bellaboo said...

Those glasses are really lovely,what a find!The pub looks great,just the kind we like to visit.Have a good week.

Bellaboo x

Torie Jayne said...

What a great place! I must visit! I adore your glasses! Have a sweet day! x

Brabourne Farm said...

What a perfect way to spend an afternoon - a gorgeous village, lovely food and antique shops! Also, thank you for visiting Brabourne Farm and for your lovely comment. Leigh

sharie said...

A pretty village and a lovely country pub with the hops hanging from the beams.

I think those decorated glasses are lovely to look at and a bargain too.

Good luck with the painting , its looking good so far :-)

Annie said...

I love those glasses they are so pretty, I wonder if there is anywhere on line I could find them they are so pretty.
Ann x

koralee said...

I so so adore your lovely Country...all the places are so cozy looking..one day I will visit! Thank you for sharing ...like a mini holiday for me! Your dishes are so pretty..especially those glasses! Your floor boards excite me...haha...I have always wanted white floors like yours!!!!!

lou said...

I’ve not heard of that place before, I will have to look it up and add it to my list of must visit.

You got some fab things…and the glasses are lovely, you have got to go back for the jug!!! :0)

Have a lovely week…love Lou xxx

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Charming little towns and that pub was fun with all the hops( I think ?) hanging off the ceiling.Sweet little finds and crazy for the blue cups and tureen cover. Funny sometimes when I'm out thrifting I see something that I picture you would like. I usually buy it and think well it'll go in my vintage office aka diningroom
xo,
Carole.

trishiekoh said...

Oooooo, you got yourself some lovely things!

pinkstilettos said...

What a neat place! Thanks for sharing! Also, thanks for visting my blog and leaving a comment! Daisy~

María Cecilia said...

oh, I did not saw this post before... LOVE the cups and all the china, you have beautiful things that I would love to have, too.
Cariños
María Cecilia, from Chile