Tuesday, 6 October 2009

A Weekend Adventure

Mr Treasure and I have just returned from a much needed, relaxing break in one of our favourite counties...Devon. Life has been so hectic recently that we decided to pack our bags and head to the coast for a few days of R 'n' R.

It was most fortuitous that we were in Devon for one of my favourite events of the year...Donna's Autumn Open House Sale. With the promise of a visit to the sale, it was all I could do to sleep the night before!

There was vintage loveliness aplenty. With so much to look at and rummage through I didn't know where to start!

A set of Sylko drawers has been on my wish list for rather a while, so I decided to give in to temptation! I'm now the very proud owner of a set just like the ones on the right at the bottom (Mum and Dad have said I can have them for my birthday - woo hoo!)

I love the pretty florals on these eiderdowns. How lovely to wake up snuggled underneath one of these every morning!

Donna's sales are such fun. Not only is there so much to look at, they're also a great place to meet fellow textiles enthusiasts and bloggers. I was thrilled to meet Lizzie (aka The Washerwoman).

I love buttons...I just can't get enough of them! Amongst the stash of treasures I brought home is a vintage glass sweetie jar stuffed full of buttons. I can't wait to tip them all out and have a good look at them all!

Very patriotic!

Donna has a dazzling array of fabrics to choose from. After much deliberation I came home with some glorious 1940s pieces.

You name it, it was there. From old suitcases, to pretty Cath Kidston tea dresses.

Scrap bags, fat quarters, scarves, hankerchiefs, curtains, clothes...

I'm always envious of these vintage shop drawers that Donna has! It was a real treat to be able to rummage through some of them in search of glorious vintage fabrics.

We had a great afternoon in Abbotsham. It was lovely to catch up with Donna and her family and the tea and cake was, as ever, completely yummy! I already can't wait for the next sale!

Tune in next time for our stay on Burgh Island...


Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Katie
How lucky you are to have been there! Unfortunately I was not able to go ;-( but have I have certainly enjoyed the virtual visit there, I have spotted loads of things that I wold have been tempted by!
Donna comes across as a lovely hostess!
Isabelle x

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hello Katie
Donna's open house sale looks amazing - it's just as well I didn't go as I fear I may have pushed the tolerance of my Bank Manager a little too far! But sometime I will go along!
Looking forward to hearing about Burgh Island, how exciting!
Have fun with all your vintage treasures,
Denise x

MelMel said...

Oh how lovely...I've been reading all about Donnas day...looks such fun!x

Donna said...

What wonderful photos Katie, thank you for taking them and for the lovely words. It makes it all worthwhile when you get such lovely feedback :-)

Can't wait to hear all about Burgh Island x

Pomona said...

It looks like absolute heaven - what a wonderful place to go! It must have been quite agonizing trying to choose what to buy.

Pomona x

Donna said...

oh and we need to see the shoes on you too!

Purrfect Haven said...

gosh, what fun...wish I could buy through your blog.. seen lovely things while browsing... thanks for escorting me. Helen

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

We must have been at Donna's at the same time, although I may have just missed you as I left a bit before Lizzie!

Donna's sales are always a treat, aren't they!