Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Heart of the Country

Whooo....Hooooo..... this morning I woke at 6.30am, looked out the window and saw...... sunshine and blue skies !  Started my day really nicely for a change as there's currently no rain pouring down, I hope you have a nice day wherever you are located.

Today I thought I'd share the other SMASH* page with you which I completed yesterday morning.  The pix on this one were taken during our recent trip to the Heart of the Country Shopping Village at Swinfen near Lichfield.

Last time I went there it was quite a different place, with lots of crafting stuff, now it has been renovated turned into a really lovely space, with gentle piped music playing quietly as you wander around the little shops or sit in the gardens.  We walked around looking at all the lovely things for sale - I have to confess to weakening and making a couple of small purchases !  One of them was the cute wall hanging in the pic, which I thought would look nice in my new kitchen. 

As we were walking along, a butterfly landed on a budleia flower close by me and, luckily, I had the camera in my hand and managed to capture a close up shot.

It was nice to browse round the Designer shops and boutiques, just looking, and I could have spent much more time in La Maison Bleue where there were so many gorgeous fabrics, candles and french style bric-a-brac - the menfolk were getting a little restless, so I had to drag myself away.

I found my wall hanging in the Magical Story Living Barn, where there were so many lovely things I could easily have taken home with me !  Apparently the Barn is constantly changing it's contents and decor and is transformed into the Christmas Barn for the festive season, which would
be lovely to see I think - I might have to revisit if I find myself in the area nearer to Christmas. 

We finished off our visit with a yummy lunch in the Barn Restaurant, their sandwiches/baguettes were delish - hot roast pork, stuffing and apple sauce and melted brie and cranberrry (my mouth is watering at the memory !) were consumed with gusto by all of us.

To finish off my page I added a few hearts from a set I had in my stash, the hearts were just perfect for the subject of the page and bring splashes of colour.

Hope you've enjoyed today's page, have a great day and thanks for visiting.


Jayne Hayward said...

Gorgeous page full of memories. I didnt realise there was a shopping place near to Swinfen I will have to see if my mom and dad have been as they like places like that especially with it not being too far away from them.

Jayne xx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Enjoying your smashbooking journey so much Wynneth. So much, in fact, that I have taken the leap and purchased my very own smash book-y. Can't wait to get going with it. Lx

Kathyk said...

Lovely page and that mention of food has my mouth watering too!

Happy Tuesday matey


Katiejane said...

I imagine you didn't want to leave the fabrics! Your food sounds delicious. Great idea for a page.
Katie x