Monday, 13 December 2010

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

With the Christmas shopping and card writing well under way, it's beginning to feel just a little bit festive in the Treasure household. We're hoping to get the tree up in the next few days too, so then we'll have officially declared it to be the festive season!

A beautifully wrapped parcel arrived from Jayne (Country Cottage Chic) on Friday. I just had to take it's picture before I opened it! "What was inside?", I hear you cry...

...this rather cheeky little vintage doll! Isn't she cute?! I spotted her in some photos I took of Jayne's stall at the Christmas Vintage & Handmade Fair and couldn't believe I'd missed her on the day! Luckily, Jayne still had her after the fair, so I thought I'd give her a new home.

Mr Treasure and I decided we'd escape to Bath on Friday, so we booked into Brooks Guesthouse (which we found on the Sawdays website), packed our bags and headed south. This was our room, tucked away at the top of the guesthouse. It was such a lovely place to stay, we'd certainly go back there.

As the evening drew in on Friday, we strolled around Bath, taking in the Christmassy atmosphere (including the rather excellent Christmas market). Just look at this toy shop...I think this must be where Father Christmas does his shopping!

On Saturday we did some more exploring. How wonderful to have this as your front door. So grand!

There are quite a few vintage shops and boutiques in Bath. I really liked this one, it was full of all sorts of beautiful things made from vintage fabric.

These two cheeky kittens were having great fun in the window of one antiques shop we passed!

This is the most amazing shop. It's an Aladdin's cave of fabrics, trimmings, samplers, bags, clothes (the list is endless) from the 17th-early 20th century. We were greeted by a lovely and very passionate german lady, who started our visit with a tour of the shop, pointing out all sorts of treasures that I think I would have otherwise missed. "I'm 84 and just the Saturday girl, I love working here", she told us!

If you're ever in Bath, do make a beeline for this shop, it's well worth a visit and you never know what you might find.

Gorgeous vintage tins, jewellery and other bits and bobs in the window of 'Sassy and Boo'.

At the end of a busy day of shopping and exploring, the only thing for it was a cup of tea.

I thought I'd end this post with a photo of a little furry someone who decided they'd 'help' me with some photography I was doing today. No Tinker, it's not a new cat house for you, it's our photography light box. You turn your back for two minutes...!


Vintage Tea Time said...

I love Bath - that looks a great place to stay! Lovely, lovely shops. The outdoor pool on the top of the Thermae Spa is always a gas!

Country Cottage Chic said...

I'm so pleased that Silver Haired Dolly has found a new home with you!

Bath is always a good place for a bit of shopping...Tamzin & I popped over on Friday.


Purrfect Haven said...

how lovely to visit my home town through your eyes... lots of new things to see! Loved it. Will be down there myself again in New Year visiting Mum and Dad. Have a lovely festive time! Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xx

Murgatroyd said...

I know a furry beast who would do exactly the same thing! ;)

Busy Lizzie said...

It looks as if you had a special time in Bath. Love that green dolls house in Susannah's window! Lizzie xxx

Purrfect Haven said...

Thanks for your visit. Those kits looked sweet in that window! Happy Festive period. Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

Candy Pop said...

LOVE the doll!