Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Village of Winchcomb

We had a great day out and about in the villages of the Cotswolds. An Antique Center (Brit for Antique Mall) which was heavenly!!! Neither husband Jim nor I could believe the prices!!! Lots of great furniture and most very reasonably priced! Sigh!!! It just doesn't fit on an airplane!!

We then rode a steam train through the Cotswolds -- The Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway, saw Hailes Abbey and ended up in the delightful village of Winchcomb.

What you think of when you think of an English village -- a row of store fronts -- some of which are Antique Stores!

And the buildings are of all ages -- even some black and whites!

And on a narrow street!

And the stores --

A flower shop

A Butcher Shop

And, the most important of all --

A tea room

Where, after tromping around the Abbey, having a late full English breakfast and no lunch, we decided to indulge in

An English Cream Tea

A plate of scones ready for Afternoon Tea!

And we did find something at the Antique Center that we had to bring home . . .

A crockery Royal Doulton bed warmer! Much needed on those cold, rainy winter nights in Britain -- or on the prairie of Kansas -- and the price $20!!!

It's Wednesday and I'm sharing this day's adventure with Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday!


Rose H (UK) said...

Looks like another brilliant day Martha! I admit to getting a little worried about you though - are you addicted to cream teas? LOL!! (I know when we're on holiday the temptation is just too much to ignore)
It's so lovely to read how much you are enjoying your 'home from home' vacation.
Best wishes to you as always.
Rose H

Pondside said...

I love your little crocker warmer with its elegant pedigree!
Now you just have all the cream teas your heart desires because England is a long way from Kansas - call it research!

GardenOfDaisies said...

I sure am enjoying all your photos from England. Thank you for taking us along on your trip.
I have a similar ceramic bed warmer. Did you know that they are sometimes called "pigs". (which is why I have it.)

Martha said...

Garden of Daisies -- I did not know that -- thanks for sharing -- my little "pig" from England. I love that!

From the Kitchen said...

I've been enjoying every one of your posts immensely. You've taken me back to some places I know and introduced me to new ones. How lovely that you have your own little house to return to after your adventures. I'm longing for an English cream tea!


Maggie said...

How jealous I am.
You're still enjoying cream teas and in a black & white teashop to boot, not fair.
Love the pot hot water bottle, just be careful not to burn your toes!

Cathy said...

Your photos are wonderful, Martha. Thank you so much for taking us along on your vacation. I would love to stroll through that village and enjoy all the little shops.

Bernideen said...

Love your great find - very useful indeed! The village shops were so lovely and festive!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh Martha, Martha, Martha. . . I am devouring each of your travel posts, enlarging every picture (twice) and living vicariously through your most amazing vacation!

We have plans to go absolutely nowhere this summer, so thank you for kindly taking this trip and allowing me to travel "through" you!

When you said, "most important of all" ... and it was a tea room, I thought, "Ah, Howard would want that to be a pub!"

Even the scones are picturesque!
Keep posting!

On Crooked Creek said...

What a charming little village. Reminds me so of our years in W. Germany during our Military service! What an unusual find!!!Enjoy!

Linda Jennings said...

We stayed in Winchcombe for a week and thoroughly enjoyed. We have taken the train ride on two different trips. I am so very much enjoying your photos and posts!