Monday, 25 April 2011

Suffolk Delights

Well we had our short break to Suffolk - we visited some lovely places in beautiful weather!

We spent a day at Colchester Zoo and was very pleasantly surprised.  It had been recommended to us by a few different people and we were glad that we listened to them.  It was the best zoo we have been to.  You didnt have to walk far to get to the next lot of animals, all of the animals looked well looked after in spacious enclosures and there was a good variety.

We also visited Southwold, Snape, Aldeburgh and Woodbridge - again on recommendations and really enjoyed walking around these pretty places.  Of course I made a few purchases............
This door stop and the carrier bag holder below were from a vintage and homemade craft fair.
I got two of these tealight holders from Southwold Pier. I have taken the fish and shell bits off and put those up seperately in our family room.  I am going to hang the hearts either side of the mirror in our living room.
This wooden box was £2.50 from a charity shop
These postcards were 18p each.  I just love them and am going to frame them and put them up in the white corridor that we recently painted.  As suggested by many of you, I was going to put vintage mirrors up there - but I haven't actually found any yet! plus I am worried that light will reflect back into my daughters room.  As the room at the end of the corridor is our family room which has a seaside theme, I though I might now do a retro seaside corridor leading to it.  What do you think?  

So we have had a nice break away, a few days back relaxing and catching up with things and are looking forward to another break in the not too distant future!


  1. Sounds like you had a lovely break and some equally great purchases. I've never been to Suffolk but heard some great things about it.

  2. I love your buys, great postcards, they would be fab in frames. I do like seaside style so go for it, it will look great with white walls.

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!