A fun day out in Whitstable was on the cards for a while and we were happy to take the opportunity up a few months ago, on a lovely warm day! This is a favourite town of mine – so full of lovely Architecture and wonderful shopping, sprinkled with fantastic fish restuarants…a place definitely worth visiting! We visited a shop called Frank…it is a craft shop that showcases artists from Kent…and there really is so much talent all under this quirky little roof, you always come out of it with something, whether it be a little trinket or some inspiration to make something special yourself. In true blogging style I happened to have my camera with me and took these pictures…
In the back garden there were these lovely plaques made from driftwood and some weathered bricks… they have been hand painted in these lovely bright colours…
Inside there were knitted toys and bunting….perfect for little children’s bedrooms!
Further along the High Street is this lovely knitting shop with a difference….here they sell quirky button necklaces and reams of brightly coloured wool…this is a lovely shop…and one very worth wandering in to…this one definitely gets your creative juices flowing!
Here we stopped by to buy some vintage bottled lemonade and an ice cream….the shop owners here are sooo from my clan as they had vintage annuals in the window…exactly the same as mine!
This is a lovely funky little boutique called Polly Pleasance….you have to be a size 10 though!…and I am not sure whether it is still open these days as I am updating this post in 2022 so you might have to let me know, if you have recently visited this shop and know that it is still open!…but another shop that I know is there, is The Whiting Post run by Nicky and her family, they also have two other shops in the High Street called The Clothes Horse and FIG…all worth a visit!… I have fond memories of supplying Nicky [only having the one shop then – The Clothes Horse] vintage and second hand clothing, she had a distinctive style then and you can see that in her style, when you go to visit these lovely shops of hers.
…and here i have taken a picture of part of the High Street…see what i mean….the architecture is beautiful…we have often looked for a place to live here…but where the streets are narrow and the town is full of small fishermans cottages…there is no room for a car…and that has always put us off…which is a shame coz…Over the last few years it has made a wonderful holiday destination for the rich and famous from London….Janet Street Porter and a few others have made it there home here!…and you can see why eh!..so I should ditch my car and rub shoulders with the rich and famous shouldn’t I lol!
This trip inspired me to get crafty at home….a trip out to a wonderful place like this, is good for dusting out your cobwebs in your brain...sometimes you just need to get out and take in new surroundings…and looking at what other people have created helps you focus on your own ideas and designs….all this lead to me sorting out my buttons and putting together all of these crafts…..eventually!
Where have you been lately that has inspired you?…
What do you do to clear your head?