Sunday, 21 March 2010

I want to take you there.......

Well a few of you last week posted about lovely trips
to the beach,
and seeing as I was down yonder in lovely Somerset,
visiting BF I made a request.
'One wishes to visit the beach!'
Announces Lady Me!

Well, it has poured down ALL weekend.
(except today whilst I was driving back!)
But BF being the fabbytastic chap he is said
'The lady wants, the lady gets!'
So off we went.

To Lyme Regis.

Stopping off on the way to visit
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
well, not him in person but to his
cafe in Axminster for lunch.


Next stop, a very wet but still lovely Lyme Regis.

It was VERY misty and grey day but in true
Claire and BF style, we had lots of fun and laughter along the way.

Now although it was wet and windy it was still lovely.
I know it to be a lovely place to visit in the sun and now the rain. 

And now on to a gorgeous little Aladdin's Cave called

'A touch of vintage'

Maybe some of you have found this little beauty before
but it was new to me!
As I walked in to this delightful little shop
all I could think of was you!
The lovely lady behind the counter smiled and said it was
OK for me to take photos, and my usual shyness
with my camera was soon forgotten.

Almost everything in this magical place it seemed was
Cath Kidston!
With a good mix of vintage goodies
thrown in for good measure.

The helpful lady told me that the shop
used to belong to a children's author, he ran a book shop there.
He had crocodiles carved out of wood for the beams,
trees growing up through the counter,
twisted wooden handrails to help you creep up the staircase...

To magical doorways.

The present owner has now painted  the shop
in lovely 'ice-cream' colours, with splashes of
red and blue, giving us Cath Kidston fans an irresistable colour scheme.

Making it, of course,
so tricky to leave empty handed!

Of course I didn't,
leave empty handed that is!
But more of that later this week,
along with this weekends thrifted goodies too.

Right now, I have tea, toast and this months 'Coast' magazine
to console myself with,
after leaving the my BF in Somerset and
driving the long haul journey back to normallity in Cheshire.

Can't wait to show you what I brought back with me though.
See you soon girls.

Love Claire. xxx


bekimarie said...

Do you know what? I've never been and my Mum has been on at me for years that I should go.
Seeing your piccies, I think i will, it does look lovely and will be worth it just to visit that shop lol.

Glad you had a good weekend

Beki xxx

Florence and Mary said...

What did you buy, what did you buy???

The shop looked gorgeous.

Glad you had a good trip.

Victoria xx

Kelly said...

OMG!!! I need to go to that sho[!!! Not so sure I'd get out though!

Kissed by an Angel said...

I would love to go to The River Cottage resturant!! We searched high and low in Bath - didn't find it!!! That shop looks amazing!! Glad you had a wonderful time!!

melanie said...

Wow, that is one of the most fantastic shops I have ever seen! What a treat to be able to go there. :) xxx

Dawn said...

Gosh! I have nothing like that shop near me in the States! I was just looking at Cath Kidston stuff on Ebay the other day. Thank's for sharing C..I love to go on "trips" with you

Vintage from the Village said...

Crikey - what lovely shop !!
Best wishes
Sue x

Maisey's Attic said...

Hi Claire - this looks lovely, and I loved looking at your photos of the shop - looking forward to see your buys. Thankyou for your thoughtful comments - Hope
You're having a good week - xxx

bellaboo said...

As soon as I get the chance,I'm off to Lyme Regis and that fabulous SHOP!
When I visited there with my OH some years ago, it was a bank holiday and the place was heaving! I quite like the atmosphere of places out of season,when you have the place more or less to yourself.
Can't wait to see what you bought!

Bellaboo :o)

Floss said...

Sounds and looks like the perfect day out, even despite the rain!

I have to clarify what I said about that film on my blog - Harrison Ford is never rubbish (indeed, he is another thing I am grateful for in this life!) but I thought the alien skeletons were, and I gather he did too!

Apparantly, that was part of the reason it took so long for the final film to be made - he didn't like the theme. So I hope we agree, Indy is fine and HF is fantastic. As Han Solo, for personal preference...

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Ohhhhh that store! I could just spend hours in there. Thanks you for giving us a sneek peek.Xoxox susie~