for the second day of my virtual Advent calendar I thought I would share my actual advent calendar, but I thought you might like to know about why and where I bought it first.
When mum and I visited Yorkshire back in September we stopped off in the place I grew up, Haworth. I had a little wander up that steeply cobbled main street. Throughout my early years at school this was the way I walked home everyday.
The shop I remember as the Newsagents (owned by a Mr Mitchell, who was very patient with us children, when we spent an age carefully selecting one or two 1/2 penny and penny sweets) is now a rather lovely gift shop. It had the most wonderful floor made out of an old school gym floor, but all jumbled up so the coloured lines were completely random. You can see the inside of the shop HERE.
It my nostalgic haze I wondered it if had come from my old school...which is now luxury apartments. I had to ask...and no it wasn't from there :0)
Anyway, there were many tempting objevts in that shop, but the thing that really caught my eye were Angela Harding's Advent calendars.
They were just so perfect for me. A beautiful countryside scene filled with the things I love about winter......
The other thing I loved about them was that as you open the windows the surprises add to the overall design rather than spoiling it. Brilliant.
I'm so looking forward to the simple pleasure of opening a window every morning throughout advent.
And it's lovely to have a memento of our trip. I do hope I havn't bored you with my sentimental ramblings.
Happy Advent Lovelies.
This post is part of the blog link up hosted by Julie HERE