Monday, September 29, 2008

Bridport and Burton Bradstock.

I'd been battling with a cough/cold all week, the redecorating of our landing and trying to fit in sewing time whenever I could, so the weekend was very much looked forward to. Hubby and I decided to take a drive down into Dorset and found ourselves in the town of Bridport, as recommended by Hen on her wonderful vintagey blog.

We started off with lunch in the Beach and Barnicott Restaurant which is in a Georgian house with rooms on three floors, arranged with antique furniture on creaky floorboards!
We went up to the top floor and had the 'Pink Room' all to ourselves!

The food was delicious. Toasted bruschetta with wild mushrooms, feta cheese and pesto.
After the refuel, we wandered around the town. The busy market was in full swing - of course I had to stop and look here.....

We then left the crowds behind and as we were so close to the coast, drove down to Burton Bradstock, where we walked along the Jurassic cliffs......

and then back down onto the beach to feel the shingle between our toes and for one last view out to sea.

I came home with some colourful sewing threads and a hand embroidered tablecloth.
As well as this pretty firescreen with decoupage panel.
Hope you all had a peaceful weekend,
Niki x


  1. Anonymous8:08 am

    Oh, Niki, sorry for your cold!

    Beautiful landscapes and finds- how pretty the firescreen is! I just have to do mine, and this is a great idea!

    Have a nice week, and take care of yourself!

    Monica xx.

  2. Hi Niki,
    Lucky you, a trip to Bridport and Burton Bradstock, and such a lovely weekend for it too. I hope you had a good time. Love the crinoline lady cloth. I've two weeks to wait for my next Bridport fix.
    Hen x

  3. Anonymous9:05 am

    Oh Niki it looks as though half of us in blogland are battling with coughs and colds at the moment, such a shame just as we get some glorious sunshine.
    Your day out looked wonderful, nothing beats a bit of sea air, a good meal and someretail theraphy.
    Hope you are soon feeling better.
    Carolyn x

  4. Hope you're feeling better this week? This mild damp weather seems to be good for the bugs!
    Looks like an idyllic weekend, LOVE those purples! t.x

  5. Anonymous10:10 am

    Hi Niki
    Burton Bradstock is one of our special places to go for some sea air and tranquility.. P's brother has a caravan there on a very small site with senational views out to sea. Have you found the brilliant 'boot sale' in the car park at BB on a Sunday morning... well worth a visit. Battling with a horrid cough at the moment, such an unladylike affliction. Hope you improve soon.
    Bye for now Frances

  6. Hi Niki, looks like you had a lovely weekend and lovely weather too. I had a crazy, busy one. Took my daughter to visit a college for a tour then I had to work yesterday. I'm hoping that Oct will slow down for me at work, my studio is getting dusty! xo, suzy

  7. I hope you're feeling better now, Niki! That bruschetta looks yummy! Bruschetta is one of the only foods I make that all four of my children love (perhaps because they all love pizza)! =) The coastline looks beautiful! The only cliffs we have around here are on Martha's Vineyard. Have a lovely week!

  8. I didn't realise there was a carboot in the BB carpark - did you? What a shame I have to be at DH on Sundays!!

    At least your trip to Bridport and Burton Bradstock was in the sun. Pauley should have gone with you instead of with me in all that wind!!

    Sue x

  9. Anonymous9:54 pm

    I came upon your site and love it! I wish I lived close so I could visit your beautiful shop. Perhaps one day.
    Have a wonderful week,

  10. Niki.... this firescreen is just gorgoeus!!!! Such a lovely view you showed above too... glad to hear you had a nice day! xoxo Heather

  11. Hope you're feeling better Niki, glad you were able to get out over the weekend. My daughter is off school today with a cold and I'm battling not to get one. Your trip looks like it was a good one, love the coloured threads, beautiful colours. Take care

  12. That fire screen is so pretty, I also love the little pictures of your shop on the left side of your blog, i bet your store was reall pretty!

  13. Hope you're soon on the mend, we've all got grotty colds at Twiggy Towers too - yuck!! Some lovely finds there. love the firescreen.
    Twiggy x

  14. looks like you had great weekend ,glad you are feeling better.
    Don't you just love finding those pretty cloths I almost hope to find them with holes so I don't feel so bad cutting into them.

  15. Hello Nikki,
    What a lovely fireplace screen!To die for! You made a wonderful find and thanks for sharing it with us Pinkie

  16. Hi Niki
    I've been absent for a fair while and to come on and read your beautiful blog has been an absolute joy. Thank you for sharing so much with us.
    Peg x

  17. Anonymous4:24 pm

    Sorry Niki if I confused you about the Car Boot at Burton Bradstock.... it's actually in the West Bay car park, hardly wonder that poor Sue was confused.
    Hope you're feeling better.

  18. oooh your lunch looked delicious..looks a lovely place to visit..I think I too would have homed in on that fantastic vintage market stall for a nosey!
    Do hope your cold is better soon.. it's amazing how the lurgies rear their ugly heads as soon as the weather gets a bit cooler. x


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