Sunday, 11 August 2013

House Martins

I'm enjoying these long sunny days and bright blue skies, it's proper "get out and do things" weather isn't it, a  couple of weeks ago our Town was hosting a vintage fair so  we pedalled down on our bikes for a look round.
It was lovely to see some of the sellers dressed up and everywhere was decked out in bunting
all the wooden huts were set around the church in the square and these gorgeous girls were singing
"what shall we do with a drunken sailor"
 anyone who happened to pass them with a bald head got a polishing with their great yellow dusters!!
There was a fabulous 1950's ice cream van selling ices and lots of vintage cars on display (sorry no photos) and a stall selling homemade lemonade and strawberries and cream and  rugs on the grass to sit on.
Last weekend we had a ride to Corbridge and found a lovely shop called RE...recycle, reuse etc.
it was one of those shops filled with a bit of everything and well worth a visit in fact I didn't want to leave as there was so much to see,
a lady in the village hand sews these gorgeous cushions made from blankets.
Opposite was an antique shop with lovely garden things displayed outside,
love this bench and the buddleia was full of butterflies,
we passed some cute houses on the way to the tea shop, this one just needs some roses growing round the door and it would be the perfect country cottage...
Out in the garden our  hostas have done really well this year with not a slug in sight,
  and we have a family of house martins built a nest under the eaves, you can hear the little ones chirping away as  mum and dad flying to and fro with food for them.
 It was amazing to watch them build the nest it started off a clump of mud on the wall and within a couple of days and hundreds of trips later there it was "home sweet home"
Lucey xx


Anne said...

Looks like you had a great time at the vintage fair.
Loving the house martins, my mum and dad usually have some but boy do they make a mess!

thriftwood said...

Ooh the vintage fair looks fab, and I've ordered online from RE many times, but would love to visit the actual shop!

Looks like a great time was had!

Love Claire xx

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Sounds like just my cup of tea, glad you had a fab time! :) x

Josie-Mary said...

The vintage fair looks great. I love RE, I often check out their website although I can never afford anything!! x

Mrs Bertimus said...

So lovely!
Would love to visit RE!

Sea Angels said...

What a fabulous post and what a lovely time, I would love to go to RE especially at Christmas.
Hugs Lynn xx