Sunday, 19 February 2012

Holiday snaps



Vintage purchases from The Girls' Own Store in Bridport.




West Bay beach.



An early violet growing next to the stream in Portesham.

These are a few holiday snaps from out much-needed break in Dorset last week. I almost feel more of a thrill being at the beach in winter. I like the feeling of having the beach to ourselves. One afternoon all four of us went to Eype and the girls discovered how much fun can be had with a few hundred thousand pebbles. 

It was very good to be away but it's funny how coming home always reminds me how fond I am of our little house. 

The very last Making Winter week will begin tomorrow and you can join in over at Thriftyhousehold. It hardly seems possible that both winter, and this project are almost over. I have pie plans- after all, British Pie Week is coming up and I'd like to get some practice in.

Edited to add: there's a space available on my beginners' beading workshop this coming Saturday (25th). We'll be making necklaces with tiny found objects, vintage buttons and gemstones.

20 comments:

Tabiboo said...

Holidaying by a beach in Winter - such lovely pictures Emma.

We always head inland at this time of the year as it's far too bitter, but the bonus is the emptyness. I do love an empty beach.

Nina xxxx

Gillian - Tales from a happy house said...

I love being by the water in the winter. I always feel so energised by it.

Freda said...

It does seem hardly possible that winter is nearly over - Making Winter helped me through, so thank you for the fun it brought. Will be joining in again!

Madelief said...

Glad to hear you had a good time. Love your old plates & tablecloth.

Happy new week!

Madelief x

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Beautiful photos Emma - glad that you had such a nice break in Dorset and to see that the sun was shining. Have a good week. Lesley x

Ali said...

I love the beach best in winter too - welcome home pebbles.

driftwood said...

sounds like a lovely week! we had a fabulous beach walk on Friday, love that wintery combination of a low sun, pale skies and empty beaches!

Locket Pocket said...

How lovely to have had a little holiday! And even better to be pleased to be coming back to your own precious home. We had friends round last night so our house was uncharacteristically tidy and SO much nicer than normal! It actually looked quite pleasant :o) Lucy xx

kristina said...

Oh that looks like just my kind of holiday :) And what a perfect name for a shop. K x

Bobo Bun said...

Sounds a perfect way to spend the week. We've just all agreed, as we do each holiday, that it's been the best yet.

Loved the sound of your blogger crafty get together too.

Hope you're well and happy that we're nearly out of a pretty kind winter.

Lisa X

Mrs. Micawber said...

Lucky you! When Mr. M and I went to England 2 years ago, we spent a few days in Lyme Regis - so beautiful and relaxing after the rush of London. I'd love to go back someday and further explore Dorset.

Menopausalmusing said...

A beautiful set of photos. Particularly like the one of the early violet.......... So glad to read you had a lovely holiday all of you.

Thrifty Household said...

Dorset is lovely! Enjoy your pies...

Planet Penny said...

I love the beach in Winter best, your photos are lovely. Glad you had a lovely holiday x

Belinda @ Wild Acre said...

A beach to oneself is practically a spiritual experience I reckon!

Yes I'd be v happy for the gingerbread recipe to go on baking list although it really belongs to Emily on A Startup Wife blog which I link to in my post, so perhaps you might check with her? Bx

Thimbleanna said...

Oh, you lucky girl to live so close to the sea! Your photos are so pretty. And is there any place more perfect that a pebble beach for the pebbles???

Fee said...

Lucky you - next to Eype is Seatown, and that is where we head to, lovely lovely stones!

Rachel said...

It sounds like a wonderful break! I suspect that it's relaxation of returning home at the end of travelling that makes you so fond of the house when you get back to it. I feel like that with ours, too.

The Coffee Lady said...

It looks lovely. I hope you found some peace, there.

mrspao said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time. I love the little things you show us and your vintage finds.