A Little Holiday

We do love Dorset but every now and then it’s nice to get away somewhere different for a change of scene and to re-charge the batteries – so off we went down to Cornwall for a couple of days. Lostwithiel looked like a rather lovely little place to stop for a tea, and possibly a cake or two (well we had been on the road for a while!) and were we glad we stopped! What a great place for a spot of vintage shopping – gorgeous little antique shops, vintage emporiums and vintage inspired tea rooms – heaven. We picked up the cutest little 1930’s box brownie camera and a fun child’s abacas – fantastic props to add to our collection – and a great pioneer suitcase in cream and brown which will be fantastic as a card box or wishing well for weddings. With a few new trios of lovely china as well we were all shopped out – what a fun way to spend an hour or two and we could have bought lots more lovelies if we’d been lucky on the lottery – sigh! Oh well – there’s always another time – watch out Lostwithiel!!

And so on to another great find – Boscundle Manor in St. Austell. Sometimes you just have to unashamedly sing the praises of people and places and this little hotel tucked away in its own grounds needs to be praised indeed. For lovers of the vintage style there are no disappointments – the manor was built in the 1700’s and even though it’s obviously been modernised and updated it still retains lots of wonderful old world charm – and all the staff have old fashioned manners and genuine friendliness – what a gem!

Our little holiday away really turned into vintage paradise with a visit to the National Trust’s Lanhydrock House – Downton Abbey eat your heart out – absolutely stuffed full of goodies – take a look at how afternoon tea was served here in the 1920’s and 30’s and when we found this room brimming over with suitcases and trunks we were like kids in a candy shop……and that got us wondering – is there a name for addiction to vintage suitcases and trunks?? Truncolism maybe??


Published by annie, on 20th October 2012 at 9:50 am. Filled under: Vintage Activities,Vintage Events,Vintage Fashion,Weddings Tags: , , , , , Comments Off on A Little Holiday