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Monday, 3 October 2016

Rested and chilled

We have had a lovley holiday in Devon The caravan was comfortable and well equipped with all mod cons and was in a  in a  very quiet location  , The weather was amazing for the time of year ,  I took the decision in the end to use some gift money to buy some meals out and not take much food in the end but wished i hadn't as the food was either very expensive or not very good quality so we were disappointed
 We,visited marks and Spencer and treated us to the  £10 meal deal wich was quite good and then shopped at sainsbury for the rest of the week cooking a curry and a stir fry out of a chicken and using the leftover meat for sandwiches ,
 I took cheese eggs bacon and all the condiments so it didn't cost us much in the end 


When we came back we celebrated , Dave's birthday with our daughter and son in law , The way we like it with  made lasagna and cake , He is four years older than me we dont usually celebrate birthdays between us anymore but out daughter insists on treating us , I wanted to make him a cake but couldn't do it without him knowing so i paid for the ingredients and Nikki made her first attempt  at making a large fruit cake .


I think she has made a great job and it tastes beautiful ,
 Complete with grand prix flags and his shed , If you remember our shed from a way back post its a very good take on it. 






He loves top gear and was gutted when the saga happened with the program so she has treated him to all the equipment to be able to watch it on amazon something we couldn't justify spending the money on.  




I loved the charity shops in Devon ( Thanks vix for the link it was really helpful ) A lot of them were really expensive but the quality was amazing , No bitty pulled or stained clothes and really good names too ,

 But as usual i was after some vintage finds and i wasn't disappointed



I bought these brand new pillowcases foe 50p each , They are very much like my wallpaper in the bedroom.




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This is gorgeous the stitching is amazing.




A true Antique Eiderdown , Its clean and still puffy but could do with a freshen up , Does anyone know how i could do this without washing it as i am concerned about feather loss , Or has anybody washed one in a washing machine as its to expensive to Dry Clean.






This is true Liberty vintage fabric , It is lovley and soft with a fleecy back.




A welsh wool Jacket.




 A Jacobean tapestry thingy , Lol , Is it to transfer , You can tell i dont do embroidery.




And another vintage vision saucepan wich i am not sure if i will keep it yet as they always clean up well , This was £2.50.





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22 comments:

  1. Love Devon, I had lived there all my life until we moved here (Cheltenham) last year. I always look forward to your posts, you find some amazing things, I am off to the Charity Shops later this morning myself x

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    1. OHH how lucky you were to live in Devon , Mind you Cheltenham is supposed to be nice too , I am happy with my finds from our holiday i have some auctions coming up soon too xxx

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  2. Great finds (again)! The eiderdown is gorgeous. I have no suggestions on how to freshen it up except for hanging out on a sunshiny/breezy day perhaps. I love your wallpaper! How lucky you were to find those pillows that almost-match.

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    1. Thanks , I have just popped it into the washer as Scarlet said as its planned to be nice this week it should dry outside fingers crossed , If you look back through the blog there are some more pictures of the bedroom you might like to see xxx

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  3. The cookware-was it Visions by Corningware? We had when first married but I was too hard on it. Funny to have it called vintage but that was 1987.

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    1. Yes that's right , Anything from the 90s backwards is now classed as vintage lol xxx

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    2. The saucepans were recalled and are no longer allowed to be sold in North America. Apparently some had the nasty habit of exploding

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  4. Great finds, I love the fabric. Belated birthday wishes to Dave, it was a great looking cake.

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    1. Thanks , The fabric would make a great vintage dress and kit would be warm for the winter too xxx

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  5. I washed a feather eiderdown and it came up beautifully, without feather loss and minus the stains and smells it had when I bought it! Xx

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    1. Thanks Scarlet , Its sunny here , I am going to put it in the washer now xxx

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  6. So glad you enjoyed Devon! Of course, I'm biased as I live here but I think it's the best country in England! And yes, we have some good charity shops, but provided you are in the 'right' areas. I take things (and sometimes buy things) in one called a 'boutique' in Torquay, and really, looking at it, it looks like an expensive boutique, too! And they have a 'sister' charity shop in Babbacombe and that is where we found a tea trolley which we painted for our bed sitting room (the original one we had, which we painted, had been placed in the summerhouse.) I've not bought things to sell in charity shops, but when I have my regular book culls and clothes culls I always take them to these particular charity shops (or if a huge amount of books, as I had to part with a couple of years ago, I phoned the British Heart Foundation and they sent a man with a van.
    Margaret P

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  7. PS That's a cracking cake! Happy birthday to Dave, too!!!
    Margaret P

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  8. The best places were in Marychurch & Dawlish , I loved marychurch , Torquay is a bit to commercialised for us we called it Birmingham on Sea and dawlish warren and dawlish have too got more commercialised since we visited last , The caravan was on a private owners site though so that was fine xxx

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  9. Glad you had a fab time in Devon! Isn't it nice to visit charity shops that aren't full of dirty old Primark rubbish?
    The Welsh tapestry coat is fab as is the Liberty fabric and that eiderdown.
    Nikki did a brilliant job with Dave's cake. xxx

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    1. I think the reason they have better quality clothing is there are no cash for clothes shops around there , Not like here a few in every town I have noticed the quality go down in the shops since they started up xxx

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  10. What a beautiful cake, your daughter did a wonderful job. Lovely jacket too :)

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  11. What about tumble drying the eiderdown on a not too hot setting. It would fluff up the feathers and hopefully kill any bugs...

    Devon is lovely - my best friend of 50 years lives there and I love to visit her and the chazzas. Glad you had a good time and congratulations to your daughter on the wonderful cake!

    Veronica
    vronni60s.blogspot.com

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    1. I washed it and tumble dried it in the end and its come up a treat xxx

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