Last month over the bank holiday we took a road trip to Rye in Sussex. We’ve been through Rye a few times on our way to Camber Sands or back in the day to All Tomorrows Parties at the Pontins at Camber, but we’ve never ever stopped to look around the town. This time we set of with the intention of visiting the town rather than just driving through.
We had a lovely day browsing the eclectic antique and vintage shops nestled together in the old smoke houses, rummaging through old Observer Book’s of… , once loved teddy bears, crockery and other delights. Fell head over heels with everything in Crocks & Cosy a 1930s pastel enamel heaven! Where I took a few sneaky snaps while the shop keep was busy on his MacBook! The store was full to the brim with wonderfully displayed vintage delights such as the old mint stove below, gorgeous D handle garden tools, tin baking paraphernalia and old floor polish tins (if you look closely it contains D.D.T in the ingredients! A different age indeed.)
The best part of all was a visit to the Merchant & Mills shop on Tower St. I was quite excited indeed! I certainly wasn’t disappointed it lived to my hopes spending a good half an hour browsing the shelves of their beautifully simple packaging of quality sewing and tailoring tools. I did not leave empty-handed purchasing a pattern for their factory dress and few haberdashery delights. Died and gone to glass headed pin heaven!
After a stroll up the high street stopping for tea and cake at Cobbles tea room, the purchase of some local strawberries, asparagus and two bargain galvanised tin buckets for the allotment we headed up the feet achey cobbled streets peaking in windows and admiring the old Tudor cottages as we went. Soon though it was time to head back to the car and homeward via the chippy of course.
A lovely day was had by all. You expect us back some day soon Rye, no more just driving through.