Monday, 21 November 2016

Weekend

Saturday we woke to a hard frost but at least it was dry.  We had plans, a trip to Horncastle to browse the Antique shops on the look out for one last gift.  Don your hats and coats it is a little parky and I will take you on a tour of the beautiful little market town dubbed the best Antique Market town.

 
As we strolled out of the car park the first shop to greet us was the book shop, its name certainly made me smile.
 
 
The bakers and little tea room was a delight, all dressed ready for the season, the reflections in the window made me smile.
 
 
Next stop was the market, small but nice to browse.
 


 
 
 
A little stroll brings you to some wonderful old buildings, with courtyards and floor upon floor of antiques.  Each area better than the next.  There was so much that I would have brought home.
 
 
I loved the baskets, the quilt and the pretty doll...
 

 
Vintage bikes seem to feature a lot in Horncastle, a real joy to see them used for advertising.
 

 
 
 
Not only were the buildings a delight to see, it was lovely to see the shop windows. 
 


 
Each window display was an inspiration, it was also a delight to see the reflections and shadows adding to the magic. We of course made a day of it and enjoyed lunch out, we were seated downstairs with all the old fireplaces and breadovens still in place it really was like going back in time, a joy to see and I can report that it was a wonderful meal.
 
To close, a trip to Horncastle would not be complete without going to look at the ducks.
 


 
Finally before heading home we did have a browse around a couple of charity shops, I could not believe my eyes when I saw one of the items I had been looking for.  I wanted a ceramic rolling pin and lo and behold there was one.
 

 
You did read it right £2.49...it was mine.   All ready for the mammoth bake that I had yesterday.  I will save that for another day.  It was stir up Sunday yesterday, did you get your Christmas puddings made?
 
See you soon.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

38 comments:

  1. What a fabulous find, the ceramic rolling pin is beautiful, I have been baking today with the wooden rolling pin my grandma bought me just after I got married, it seems to improve with age. Horncastle looks like a lovely place to visit.

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  2. What a beautiful town Horncastle is. I'm not surprised you had such a lovely day. The rolling pin is gorgeous. I've never seen one like that before, and the price! I'll be on the look out for one just like that now. X

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  3. what a delightful place to stroll about and shop and take in the sights! you are lucky :)

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  4. Did you go to. The other end of the antique shops? I love the rabbit warren that is the old coop

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  5. Lovely shops, I would havecome away with lots! I may have told you before that I was born in Lincolnshire so nice to hear about places. Keep meaning to ask, where in the Western Isles are you fond of?

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  6. Thanks for the tour ! I got the impression I walked with you ! Love these kind of walks ! Here it was so stormy that you would have flown away ! The Sunday markets were mostly cancelled because of the wind !

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  7. What a bargain you eagled eyed lady. Hope you are all well. Ive been struggling with blogging lately just catching up .Have a lovely day

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  8. Wowzer! That is one pretty rolling pin! I love reading here because it is so interesting. I have no idea all the traditions that you have and when baking must ensue. Christmas puddings? No..., but I do remember the lines from carols...figgy pudding and all that! Sounds charming to me.

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  9. That looks like somewhere Andy and I would enjoy a walk around. What a lovely place.
    So glad you enjoyed your day and well done on your rolling pin purchase-x-

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  10. What a lovely place, smooch in the antique shop, how I'd love to browse round there. What an excellent find with the rolling pin, and its so pretty, was meant to be xx

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  11. Did not even know those type of rolling pins existed. It is a wonderful piece. Thanks for taking us on the tour.

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  12. Such a pretty town, I love places like this, wonderful for a wander round and the shops are usually really interesting too. The rolling pin was a great find.

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  13. I absolutely love everything in your photos! I really love second hand bookshops, and I enjoy seeing storefronts in different parts of the world, and you have indeed included these in your post. Thank you so much for sharing! And I love the rolling pin, too. :)

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  14. Pretty rolling pin. I could browse for ages in antique stores.

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  15. What a lovely place to visit and browse! So many pretty things to tempt you - I think I may have had trouble resisting some of them. The rolling pin is beautiful, almost too pretty to use but I am sure you put it to good use!

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  16. I'm so happy you got the rolling pen. It's fun to find something you've been looking for and for such a good price. Those are normally pretty expensive, aren't they?

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  17. What a lovely post! I enjoyed going on that tour with you! The rolling pin is so cool! I guess I'd never really thought about a ceramic rolling pin. At first I thought it was covered in contact paper, but that sure didn't make sense. Glad to know it is ceramic.
    xo
    Lynn

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  18. Walking around Horncastle with its cute shops sounds like a lot of fun. Glad you found the ceramic rolling pin that you were wishing for and at a super price.

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  19. I SO enjoyed you showing us Horncastle! What I wouldn't give to have a browse in those antique shops and that thrift shop! I'm glad you found a useable treasure. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  20. Thank you for the little tour. I love window shopping and can do it for hours. Your rolling pin is very pretty and I'm so glad you snagged it for yourself. I hope you have a good week ahead, Mama.

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  21. Oh you are right! Horn castle is definitely the best Antique town! I see so many pretty shops I could browse happily for hours!
    So wonderful that you found the rolling pin of your dreams! It is a beauty!

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  22. I'd certainly brave the cold to visit such a charming town. The rolling pin is very pretty and such a great price! Looking forward to seeing the results of your massive bake.

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  23. oh how fun to go antique shopping. I'm right there with you. I need to do that soon, hopefully in a few weeks when I head to the coast for a day away and maybe with a friend. There's an antique mall there and hopefully it will be open on Mondays still this time of year. No Christmas pudding here. Maybe I should make one but don't know how! I'm making apple pie for thanksgiving dessert, I think. Will see. Take care! :0)

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  24. Thank you for the delightful tour around the places. Love to see the windows displayed with festive decorations. Beautiful ceramic rolling pin, a great find!

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  25. wow
    you made me feel the sensation of being on such a vary and amazing place .
    wonderful series of photos to describe the beauty of it.
    ducks are lovely and you found what i too want since long but could not find still a ceramic rolling pin .
    doll was absolutely adorable

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  26. A well spent weekend !!!
    Great photos !!!
    Have a nice day !
    Anna

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  27. What a lovely day out, it looks so picturesque. The rolling pin is an amazing bargain.

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  28. What a pretty rolling pin! I have a plain old wooden one and I'm sure I'd bake more often if I had such a gorgeous one as yours.

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  29. that rolling pin is so pretty!
    what a wonderful way to spend the day

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  30. What a pretty rolling pin! Such a lovely tour..........I would have a hard time leaving all of the places you have shown!

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  31. What a pretty rolling pin! Such a lovely tour..........I would have a hard time leaving all of the places you have shown!

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  32. wowo grazie per questo favoloso reportage fotografico!! un bacione

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  33. I loved taking this virtual tour through these fabulous shops! Such a special place indeed. I hope you're having a great week, Pat xx

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  34. love that pretty rolling pin. What a pretty place to visit and for me a lot of shopping. Thank you for visiting today and leaving a comment. I see you like to visit Florida, my husband was born in Florida but prefers now more seasonal weather in Virginia. He has family there we visit from time to time. Love those beaches.
    Now back to looking around to more of your posts.
    betsy

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  35. What a lovely town, thanks for taking us along. The ceramic rolling pin is brilliant, lucky you.
    Amalia
    xo

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  36. Lovely ceramic rolling pin! Horncastle looks a lovely place, I'm sure I have visited but not sure if I'm mixing it up with Louth. We used to live in the south of the county at Spalding:)

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