Friday, 29 May 2009

Two go mad in Suffolk...

Actually.. we didn't go mad.. quite the opposite.. we were really quite restrained and Lavenham.. where we were staying for a few days ... soon had us under it's spell. ...lulling us into a gentle stupor for our brief hols..
The village is a gem.. truly picture post perfect.. and stuffed full of historical buildings that seem to defy gravity...
Take a look at these chocolate box charmers...Candy colours are all the rage... sugary pink..Thick custard ochre..glowing in the evening sun..

Curious windows from floor to ceiling...

Tweedle Dum an Tweedle Dee.. twinned school houses...


I love this one.. with the herringbone brickwork and ancient wooden door..

There is a house to suit all tastes here.. as long as you like 500 year old dwellings..The National Trust Wool Hall.. ghostly white..I quickly fell in love with this charming village and the sleepy atmosphere...
I especially fell.. hook line and sinker for our little cottage home for three days..It was tiny but perfectly formed and packed full of cosy corners and a dream bedroom...It was such a joy to wake up in this bed every morning and have this view to gaze upon..Especially when this dear lady came to visit...blissfully unaware that I was only feet away..The highlight of our mad dash to the lush and leafy East of England... was meeting up with a wonderful lady.. and her equally delightful boy....
I knew that this friend would be just as I had imagined... meeting for the first time was so easy and reassuring and I was showered with her generosity and warm hospitality.... scrumptious orange cake and chocolate brownies .. consumed.. sitting in Kitschen Pink's ab fab home and receiving a goody bag of homemade gifts... it was the whipped cream topping of the hols.. a wonderful brief encounter... Thanks so much T.... The cowboy hat butter dish was inspired!I am wearing my lucky necklace tomorrow.. I may well need it!
Well.. I am sorry that I a woman of few words tonight.. but it is an early one for me.. as I am up with the birds again tomorrow and off to the Vintage & Handmade Fair....
The last six months have flashed by and the moment is upon us ..
So.. see you on the other side...Cowboys & Custard signing off... see you at the fair.

18 comments:

Ginny said...

thinking of you all for tomorrow... hope the fair is a great success... wish i could come and help make teas but it's my daughters birthday.... so party food duties for me.
look forward to seeing all the write up blog posts next week.
lots of love
Ginny xxx

LiLi M. said...

This village is incredible, thanks for the photos you sent me too. I'll answer you asap I have a little more time than 10 minutes, you know what I mean.
Wishing you all the fun and luck in the world tomorrow! I actually think it cannot go wrong! One thing: It might be too crowdy! Have a nice day tomorrow and good luck on sales!

Flame Lily said...

I'll be thinking of you all too!

Hope the you have a wonderful day and the fair is a great success. I only wish I could be there, but Chipping Sodbury to Belgium is just a little to far to travel for a fair. So my husband tells me. Maybe next time!

With love
Flame Lily

Kitschen Pink said...

Best of luck sweetie! Sell loads and head back East! That's what I say! We could be business-like and call it a buying trip. That would cover a multitude of sins! Can't wait to hear all your wonderful news from the fair! t.x

Christy said...

I have been to Lavenham many times. At one time my uncle had an antique shop there. It's a lovely village. Enjoy your stay there.

Christy

Greentwinsmummy said...

Good luck for the fair! what a lovely village,I love that herrigbone brick one as well,I bet surveyors go pale when a house goes on the market there lol!
all twists & turns & sticky outy bits,marvelous :o)
GTM x

Scattie said...

Lavenham is a beautiful village,my mum just lives a few miles from there.
Good luck for the fair! Lots of love,
Hugs, Bethxx

cocoa and blankets said...

How wonderful, I would love to meet Teena... and see her wonderful home.....good luck at the fair, I will be thinking of you all....

Simone said...

Lots and lots of luck!x

louise said...

I haven't ever visited Lavenham, what a lovely place to stay. I would like to own one of those little crooked houses in the terrace, just my thing. The thought of the fair has been going through my mind today. I hope you haven't wilted in the heat, and it has been a huge success for you and Jayne. I am sure your cake went down very well too. Lovely to see the Norah Wellings sailor doll, I remember my Mum had one of these, but sold it! x

April said...

Hi Michele

it was so lovely to meet you, the fair was brilliant, I spent far too much money.

April xx

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh goodness look at those amazingly beautiful houses.
Hope you had a wonderful fun filled day today meeting everyone.
love
Alison
x

Floss said...

Well, hope it's all going well for you. What a wonderful few days you have had - I loved your photos. Thanks!

sue15cat said...

The fair was a HUGE success. WELL DONE. I LOVE my purchases, Charlie the little dog on wheels and the gorgeous little chair, bought especially for the lovely doll I bought off Niki of Nostalgia at the Stonehouse fame Thank you for a wonderful day.

Sue xx

Dana and Daisy said...

the stuff of fairytales!

Hens Teeth said...

What a lovely post.

fivemoreminutesplease said...

thanks once again for all your hard work at the fair i enjoyed myself so much. Do i contact you about running a stall at the next one?

OhSoVintage said...

Great post, such beautiful buildings. I used to have that very same sailor years ago but don't know where he is now; he must have sailed to far off lands.