In August, we visited my in-laws in Exmouth (Devon). While we were there, I was determined to do some crafty shopping..... and, of course, I DID!!!
I discovered the fantastic Susie F Handmade blog a few months ago and, in reading though archived posts, I came across one about an antiques/jumble warehouse in Topsham, which is just down the road from Exmouth. Susie had picked up some buttons and knitting needles there – so I thought I’d visit and see what I could find!
The whole place was incredible – a three-storey treasure-trove/mishmash of real antiques and total tat! If you’re ever visiting that part of the world and have a few hours to spare, I’d definitely recommend a visit – who knows what you might find?!?
Here’s what I found:
After I got dragged out of the warehouse, we had a quick browse around Topsham’s charity shops. And – I couldn’t help myself – I bought some buttons! I also gathered a few extra buttons from the button tins of my mom, sister and mother-in-law during our visit to the UK over the summer (with their permission, of course). Here’s the little collection I gathered:
The shopping/acquiring was fun, but the best bit was sorting the buttons into my beloved button jars when we got back home! And sticking my new knitting gear in a jar too! What a lot of goodies – and all for under £5!!!
Now I have a little confession to make..... these weren’t my only crafty holiday buys! There were a FEW more!!! But I’ll save the rest to show you next time.....
Bye for now,
Bye for now,