Tales of walking, eating, watching and playing. Vintage treasures and simple pleasures ... the things that make her happy.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

A floury tale ...

A great day was had at Sherborne on Saturday.  Lots of people came and pennies were exchanged.

Wilbur was adopted by a very nice lady
VJ is always at her happiest when she has met lots of lovely people AND goes home with considerably more space in the car than when she arrived, despite buying two lovely old crates (for display purposes) and a pretty little vintage blouse that kept calling out her name! 

The forecast was good for Sunday and they sped to Lyme Regis to offer themselves up wantonly to the sun and grab at the rays.  But where was it?  They couldn't find it.  They looked very hard but the clouds eneveloped their sun in a heavy blanket and would not let it go.

The miller saw they were sad and showed them around the mill.  Mammoth grindstones, cogs and wheels.  Ancient oak hardened almost to stone, floury webs and the endless gush of water.  Miller's tales bound up in corn. 

Little man flexed biceps with the miller and up came the sack of flour!
In days long gone there were nine mills in Lyme.  Sixteen bags of your own corn would be ground - fifteen came back to you and one was kept by the miller for payment. 
The little museum housed in these pretty turrets is a must - one of the best they have seen for a while.
1920's drawstring beaded purse and little pots of teeny beads
Doll's house food made by Miss Haynes of Uplyme.  She made the food for the Queen's Doll's House in the early 1920's

Amazing, funny paper people made by Camille Clipson

18th century fire engine
With cones in hand they went back to the sea, to sit and to watch, fighting the cold.  But, soon beaten, they followed the garlicky, oily, tummy rumble inducing scent wafting on the sea breeze.  The Lyme Bay Kitchen brought smiles to their faces with glossy olives, breads, pine nut studded, lemony pesto and perfect pizzas
The 'chocoholic choc' ice cream was very good!


Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Marina:
We are delighted to learn that you did well at Sherborne, going home with less than you took. Surely a good thing?!!

Your Sunday at Lyme Regis brought back many very happy memories. It has always been one of our favourite seaside places and we often spent weekends there staying at the Alexandra Hotel with far reaching views to the Cobb and the sea beyond. But what a pity that the sun failed to appear for you.

We remember the little museum very well and once went to a lecture there but on what we can no longer recall! We thinkthat it looks to be greatly improved these days.

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Fabulous pics. Haven't been to that part of the world in an aaage. Must rectify...

Nelly said...

they had blogging friends who loved reading all about their adventures and their friends always came back for more.And the family lived happily ever after xxxx

Liz said...

Never been to Lyme Regis, looks interesting! Lovely pics!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

VintageSweetheart said...

Lovely pics! Glad you had some sales!!

E :)

greenthumb said...

Looks like you made your own fun. Great photos.

Jen of Country Weekend said...

What a great day--love the pictures and the bits of history.

Rose H (UK) said...

Well done at Sherbourne Marina :o) I'm especially pleased that Wilbur has found a good home.
The mill looks a facsinating place, so does the museum - though I have to admit the paper people seem a little freaky!
Enjoy the rest of the week.
Rose H

Gypsy and Nell said...

Your stall looks amazing...as always!! I'm so glad Wilbur has been adopted. xx

Gracie's Garden Bazaar said...

Your stall looked very enticing, no wonder you done well.Your day out to Lyme Regis looked like such fun..especially love those plates of miniature food and the beaded bag!Thanks for popping over to mine and leading me here to your delightful blog :)xx

Mum said...

I'm sure a great day was had by all despite the weather. I love looking at your pics. I looked a bit further into other posts and would just like to say that "I get' your love of buttons. Give me a button tin to root through and I'm in heaven!
Love from Mum

Eleni said...

Hello, thank you for reading my blog and for your nice comment - Petworth is indeed very sweet, but I keep hearing about Lyme Regis so now I must go! Although I agree with Rose - the paper people are a bit scary if you ask me!