Sunday, 23 May 2010
French sofa & Textiles in Devon
A NEW ARRIVAL IN OUR HOME - A FRENCH SOFA:
In my previous post (thank you for all the lovely comments!), I mentioned that we had just acquired a piece of furniture for our lounge. Well this is it, a French sofa.
The French Sofa comes from Niki's beautiful shop, Nostalgia at No 1 in Shepton Mallet, Somerset. We have not yet decided if it will stay where it is now or if it should go by the window opposite. It is will need to be countryfied a bit to blend in better with my existing style. I will show you what I mean in a future post.
There is also another sofa to fit in the room, a two seater. That one will be the more "practical" one.
TEXTILES IN DEVON - DONNA FLOWER'S OPEN DAYS EVENT:
Yesterday, Alan and I went to North Devon for the day.
Donna was having an open day event at her beautiful house in Abbotsham. It was a glorious day, it felt like summer. Lovely blue skies and it felt very hot!
Railway sign on the gate that leads to the house and garden
We arrived in the afternoon and it was clear that much of Donna's stock had been bought over the past three days. Although there was still plenty to look at and buy.
Donna gave us a lovely warm welcome and showed us around the rooms filled with textiles, clothes, shoes etc... Alan went off to take photos whilst I got stuck in to the business of looking for things to take back home with me.
Anyone for refreshments in the garden?
A peak at what I bought
I had to have this pretty little pinny!
After leaving Donna's house, we drove to Clovelly which isn't far from Abbotsham. We had both been there before some time ago. Our first stop was at Clovelly Court Gardens. I was so enchanted by these gardens! More about that in my next post.
I hope that you are all having a great weekend!