Thursday, 22 April 2010

Oh I do Like to Be Beside the Seaside - part two!

The second week in St Ives we ventured out to Trevarno which is set in wonderful grounds including a field full of different variations of daffodils, as you can imagine the scent was fantastic. There is also a small toy museum and gardening museum there so after a yummy piece of cake and cup of tea we went to have a look. The highlights were a hand painted canvas wendy house from 1890, some wonderful old seed signs and displays of garden inspired bits and bobs. The toy museum contained some wonderful items ( some older than others.....some Mr D remembered!) including a toy miniature drapers shop complete with small rolls of fabric, ooh I was very tempted to take that home! Later in the week we went back to the Barbara Hepworth sculpture garden which, in the blazing sunshine was a joy. No trip of course is complete without sniffing out a vintage shop and this one was tucked away behind the main street opposite another shop which was to let.......well one can dream! Hope you all had a great Easter break whatever you got up to.


  1. What bliss to have had the weather so good for your Cornish holiday! I haven't made a trip down to St. Ives for ages and your photos have made me want to go! I'll have to find that vintage shop, it looks really interesting. Thanks for visiting my little emporium whilst you were in Portscatho and posting up some photos. See you at V+H Fair next weekend!

  2. What a lovely time you all had. Wish I was there too!

  3. Sorry Clare.. I would of had to arm wrestle you for that drapery shop.. absolutely gorgeous!
    Lovely photos and just how a holiday should be.. sunshine and smiles.
    See you on Saturday!!

    Michele x

  4. You lucky thing to get a bonus week in Cornwall - and in the sunshine too.
    I love the photo of your daughter on the beach with her sketch book.

  5. Oh I love St Ives, you've made me want to pack up the camping stuff and get on teh road!