Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Vintage Goodies!

Hi everyone, I've been incommunicado for a couple of weeks - that's because I've been away visiting family in Cornwall. Here's a picture of Great Aunt Annie reading a story with her favourite Littles ...
... looks like Peppa Pig was doing something really scary!

It was a very hectic few days but lovely to get to know these new little members of my family - so sweet and bright as buttons they are. Of course I did manage to squeeze in some scrappy retail therapy at Scrap Angels (new to me - when I left Cornwall in 2006 I had never heard of Scrapbooking!) - it was well worth a visit - lovely lady, gorgeous goodies - and it was very fortunate that John had some room in his suitcase :o)

Also managed to find time for a browse in the old Coinage Hall in Truro, where there is a wonderful antiques and book shop - I love a proper book shop and I could have spent all day in there.
Here are my latest treasures ...

A fabulous old postcard album which I think will make a perfect home for some vintage family photos.
A book of sketches of Norwich would you believe, which just jumped into my hand!
Some fold-out picture postcards with fascinating letters written in them.
And last but not least, a beautiful suede covered album dated 1912 which is destined for greatness ...

... there are beautifully handwritten quotes and pieces of poetry randomly throughout the book, dated from 1912 - 1937 and there are lots of the pretty pastel pages left blank, which I intend to put to good use ...
Watch this space :o)

It was a lovely week and I miss my family like mad, but it's good to be back and I have SO many things to catch up on I don't know where to begin ...

Cheerio for now
Annie xxx

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