Thursday, 21 June 2012

Vintage Charm

Well bloggers, the rain has definitely caught up with us over the past couple of days and today has been a bit of a wash out. However the sun is shining now and I thought I would take this opportunity before we leave the beautiful Praa Sands to update you with some of our latest finds.

Since it was a rainy day we decided to drive around a few places on the hunt for vintage shops. We came across a shop in Hayle called 'Shabby to Chic', which if I'm honest is probably the best shop in the whole town. This shop has a whole mixture of new and old and we managed to pick up four more small lampshades for our next workshop and at £1.50 a pop, it was definitely an offer we could not afford to miss. We had hoped to have a look around a shop called 'Vintage Emporium' in Marazion but every time we had driven passed it was closed, maybe next time.

We then went to search for a vintage furniture shop in Goldsithney that we had seen advertised on the main road. When we found it we were amazed at what we found, it was a small vintage haven with five small shops all within an old warehouse. The first place we went in was called Claude's furniture emporium which was crammed to the ceiling with lots of furniture, storage and household bits and bobs. In here we found a 19 piece tea set for a bargain £10, and it was all in good condition. Seriously, if you were furnishing a cottage in the Cornwall area I would definitely recommend checking this place out if you want something original. We then had a drink and cake in 'Tea for Tommy', a lovely vintage tearoom furnished with old dressers, tables and cutlery, so quaint. Another shop was called 'Blondie's Shabby Chic' which had a mixture of both old and new items and also some handmade items which were all gorgeous. Finally we looked around three floors of antique furniture in J'Antiques, which is perfect if you are looking for something unique of a particular era. So if you are in the area, even if you are just on holiday I would certainly suggest you have a peruse.

It's going to be a sad goodbye tomorrow when we leave the beautiful Praa Sands, however we are not heading home just yet as we are stopping overnight in Exeter to visit the Honiton rag fair en-route home on Saturday. Last year we found some excellent finds and thought it would be definitely worth the effort to stay an extra night and stop by on the way home. It also makes an excellent occasion to celebrate our one year anniversary on Saturday as Vintage Follie is one year old. As we reflect it has been an amazing year and we thank everyone for their ongoing support and encouragement. Hope everyone has a good weekend and I will be sure to update you on our finds over the weekend. For now I leave you with a few images of our finds today and all our buys from the past week. I will also include a few photos of some of the projects we have been working on this week, even on holiday we can't help but create!

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