Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Treasury Tuesday

#dorsetetsy : Metal and Wood

with an emphasis on gifts for him : birthday, wedding, fathers day, graduation, new house or flat or just because you love them

Vintage Letter/Postal Pocket  Scales in Red Leather Pouch - Made in Germany
Oak Doorstop - Gift For Dad - Gift For Him - Door Stop - Door Stopper - Country Home Decor - Country Decor - New Home Gift - Home gift
Reclaimed wood bookcase
Mahogany Helix
Secret Cove , the title for this framed piece of work , driftwood , sea trees, harbour cottages ,anchor, sailing boat , sea buoys, harbour
Brown Leather bracelet wrap with silver beads and button clasp | 3x wrap leather cuff bracelet | Natural leather bracelet
Dorset Button Keyring in spring green and yellow, Father's Day unique handmade keychain gift for dad, hand crafted key ring token gift
Wedding Memory Box, KeepsakeBox, Personalised, Wedding or Anniversary Box. Metal wedding box, custom wedding memory box, wedding tin
Box Wood Dip Pen - Handmade Wooden Nib Holder for calligraphy or drawing - Longer type.
Garden heart cross stitch pattern, cherry blossom tree, sunflowers, flowers, wedding, anniversary, Valentine's Day, nature, easy, modern PDF
Meteorite Art / Hand painted rocks Hand painted stones Handmade gift Sea stone Unique gift Miniature art.
Sterling silver ring, plain polished silver ring, handmade wedding band, simple silver wedding band, silver wedding ring, mens ring, unisex
Cold Porcelain Old Man Of The Woods and Leaf Fall on wood
Framed model of Mercedes W196 with painting of Fangio
Hand Crafted Decorative Dog Lead and Coat Rack
Free-standing LOVE Wooden Letters * Plaque* Wedding * Painted in Acrylic or Chalk Paint

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5 Places to Love in West Dorset

When Rachel asked me to share a post about my favourite places in Dorset I thought, how do I even begin to choose? I've gone over and over in my mind what types of places to highlight, where they should be located in Dorset and so much more. It stands to reason, then, that I would obviously pick a few places in West Dorset, the area I live in and where I honestly spend most of my time. I cannot begin to tell you how many times I have said "Oh I LOVE this place!" wherever I've gone but these I'm about to list are probably the places I return to again and again which inspire me most. If you haven't travelled much in our county, I recommend you do. As members of the Dorset team it would be lovely to get to know each area that most draws us in our beloved county and what takes us to them over and over. So, without further ado, here are my 5 Places to Love in West Dorset...

1. Soulshine Cafe: This quirky coffee shop in the heart of Bridport's South Street takes you to basically, for the lack of a better term, a hipster's paradise. It's got all the cool of a coffee shop you'd more than likely find in a place such as Downtown Portland, Oregon mixed with all the local style and flair of Dorset. Boasting a variety of locally sourced ingredients as well as home-grown ones, this place is one of a kind. Add to that a bit of Canadian flair (as the owner is Canadian) with an indie twist and you'll be wanting to spend all your days wiling away over lattes and gluten free cakes that are to die for! An added bonus is the juice bar and for creatives, the plethora of independent magazines on the wall is some major eye candy.

2. Lyme Regis: It's not difficult to realise why this iconic seaside town made it into Jane Austen's Persuasion. Creatives, lovers of all things seaside and the like flock to this beautifully picturesque town annually for British beach fun. Smaller than Weymouth, further along the Jurassic Coast, Lyme Regis still has a lot to offer a person whether you're on holiday or on a day out (as is usually what I tend to do). I absolutely love the charming shops and cafes in Lyme Regis, walking along the Cobb and enjoying seafood al fresco, when it's not raining of course! It is a great source of inspiration for me and if you live in Dorset and haven't been there yet, you definitely must!

3. West Bay: Stunning views are the standing order in this iconic beach of Broadchurch fame! I love West Bay for various reasons, one being that I can walk there. Aside for that fact though are the other reasons, the great food, beautiful pier with views of the cliffs, and great vintage and handmade shopping in Molly's Den situated in the old Customs House right by the beach. This past Bank Holiday Monday the hubby and I wandered into West Bay and had a great time exploring in the sun. There are hidden gems to be discovered there. When you go, make sure to grab a bite at the Watch House Cafe. It's owned by the same people who own the Hive Beach Cafe in Burton Bradstock and the food is amazing! It won't disappoint.

4. Seatown: Just a short walk down to the coast from Chideock bring you to Seatown, a beautiful beach with lovely views on the Jurassic Coast and a perfectly situated pub which boasts of some of the finest food a pub could ever offer. The Anchor Inn at Seatown is decorated to the brim with lots of local seafaring decor and historic paraphernalia. It is another one of those seaside places which inspires me to no end.

5. Compton Valance: Tucked approximately 7 miles west of Dorchester, this village was new to me earlier this year but quickly became one of my favourite places in West Dorset. A small village, well known for its snow drop show, it is very picturesque and quite inspirational. If you've never been when the snow drops are out in full bloom you really ought as they don't last too long but there are some excellent views along the road. Stop in for tea and cake in the village hall after you've taken in the scenery!

What are your favourite places to visit or see in Dorset?

All photos are property of Nadia Marie Perez Bugler and subject to copyright. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ©2016

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Treasury Tuesday

Some great #DorsetTeam finds by @meadowscottage

Here are some great finds from the #DorsetTeam. Please feel free to share on your social media as and where you can :-)

Bournemouth Pier Canvas Print, UK Pier Photograph, UK Pier Canvas Print, Bournemouth Beach Canvas, Bournemouth Wall Art, Bournemouth at dusk
Free-standing LOVE Wooden Letters * Plaque* Wedding * Painted in Acrylic or Chalk Paint
Bride Flip flops, personalised wedding flip flops, bridesmaid flip flops, flip flops for wedding, flip flops for brides, wedding flip flop
Wedding Guestbook Alternative, Heart Drop, Drop Box, Guest Book, Wedding Guestbook, Wedding Decor, Drop Top Guestbook, Wedding Dropbox
Beaded Starfish Earrings, Metallic Silver Colour
Bridal Shower White Wedding Dress Invitation cards. Dress shaped invitations. Bridal shower invites. Wedding stationary. Shower note cards
Women's organisation pin badge - enamel - conservative unionist collectible
Animals At Rest: set of 3 original design acrylic paintings printed on blank greeting cards. Envelopes included.
Animal hooded jacket - bear- rabbit - wolf - knitted- handmade -ears - paw - claw appliques - neutral colour - newborn - baby shower gift
Patio drinking set
Silver spiral stud earrings, fine silver studs, sterling silver, handmade silver stud earrings, organic studs, spiral studs, Dorset Hill,
Light Grey Baby Booties, Stay On Booties, Knitted Booties, Gray Crib Shoes, Gender Neutral Crib Shoes, Newborn Shoes, New Baby Gift
Vintage Horse Toy // Waldorf style knitted Horse // Babies first Horse // CE tested toy // hand made horse toy
Blue Cats Eye Braclet
Thank You Tommy Atkins! from the War Poppy Collection 1914-1918 by Jacqueline Hurley Fine Art Print  No.7 in remembrance of Our Heroes
Daisy Flower Ring, Sterling SilverDaisy Ring, Wide Band, Stackign Ring, Hallmarked, Size S

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Sunday, 22 May 2016

Introducing Myself, Nadia, New Volunteer Blogger for the Dorset Team

Hello there! I'm very excited to introduce myself here on the Dorset Team blog! I am a new volunteer and you will probably see me posting on here along with Ruth and Rachel quite frequently. So, without further ado, let me tell you a bit more about me.

My name is Nadia and I am based in Bridport.

Shop name: Walks in Beauty Paperie
Role: Dorset Team Blogger

I make and sell mainly writing papers and stickers for letter writing. As an avid snail mailer I started finding it increasingly difficult to find stationery that I really enjoyed and decided to start designing my own. I used my designs to write to my own penpals on while I was still living in the States and many of them encouraged me to start selling my papers and stickers, thus Walks in Beauty Paperie was born (it bears the same name as my personal blog). I started it in 2014 from my temporary first home in Bridport with my husband but shortly afterward had to return to the US to work on getting my spouse visa. This process took an entire year in which time I had to put my business on hold. Finally in October 2015 I was granted my visa and returned to the UK and reopened the shop February of this year.

I am delighted to be joining the team of volunteers with our Dorset Team and look forward to getting to know more of you. Writing is one of my passions and having worked as a co-editor of a food magazine in my own country for a while I am now looking forward to writing in this blog and getting more information about our lovely county out there for you to enjoy and also hopefully writing about helpful tips for both business and mindfulness.

Have a beautiful week and hope to chat with you all soon!

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Treasury Tuesday

Perfect Pink and Purple Party Time from #DorsetTeam by @nemeton

Cheery happy party time things from the Dorset Etsy Team! Because there are lots of reasons to celebrate. See more at www.facebook.com/dorsetteam or #dorsetteam on Twitter and Instagram ;)

Save The Date Heart - Rustic Wedding Announcement - Save The Date Magnet - Wooden Save The Date - Wedding Announcement - Wood Invitation
Pink Baby Shower Card, Surprise Girl's Baby Shower Invite, Come to my Baby Shower, It's A Girl Baby Shower, Pregnancy Party, Baby Girl, Pink
20 x Heart Tree and Bunting Save the Date Cards - Envelopes included
Personalised 'Will You Be My Maid Of Honour?' Jigsaw - Engagement Announcement Gift for Maids of Honour
Happy Birthday Flag Banner Bunting with Bella Butterfly Red and Pink Custom made to order Birthday Party or Celebration or Photo prop
40th Birthday Card ~ Fab at 40 Adult Age Card, Original Illustration Typography Card, Birthday Greetings for Fortieth Celebration.
Funny Kitchen Art, Baking Gifts, Gifts for a Baker, Life Is Short, Wife Birthday Gift, Poster Quote, Friend Birthday Gift, Kitchen Prints
SALE TENPOUNDS Personalised glass candlestick, purple, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, hand engraved, anniversary, wedding gift (PC01)
Baby girls 1st Birthday tutu birthday pink personalised white gold one set photo prop cake smash
Baby Pink Cupcake Bow Headband, Bow Headband, Dolly Bow, Rockabilly Pin Up Girl Headband, Oversized Bow Headband, Cute Kawaii Headband
Pink and Turquoise Bead Party Beaded Necklace OOAK including handmade lampworked glass beads
Hugs and Kisses Mini Gift Bag - XOXO
Personalised Gift Tags, Thank You Tags, Wedding Tags, Wedding Favour Tags, Thank You Tags Wedding, Shop Tags, Business Tags, Etsy Shop Tags
10 Wedding Favors Mini Journal Favours - Miniature Leather Notebooks bridesmaid or guest gifts. Custom, bespoke, themed 10 % discount
Juicy Fruit Metallic Leather Watermelon Slice Earrings
Personalised / Customised Hen Party Print - Printable Vintage Hen Thumbprint Guest Book

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