Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Look Up, Look Down..


...look all around. It's very hard to resist. I had to add in that extra one. We are on a visit to a sweet shop after all.


When you get out of the car and look up, you'll see a bright candy pink oasis in a street full of furniture shops and pharmacies. Creep a little closer, lean on the window sill and look down for a first glimpse of what you might find inside. You may try, but you won't be able to stop yourself looking up again and peering past your cold breath on the window, looking, looking to the lights flickering right at the back of the shop where the magic is made. Push the door and the bell will signal your arrival. Now you may look around. It's alright: we've got plenty of time. But mind your teeth: those toffee bonbons carry quite a chew!

We've been shopping for a few local treats to put into Christmas parcels; and that has given me a nice chance to join in today with Helena's Creative Maven as I Look Up, Look Down. Thanks Helena!

25 comments:

Jo said...

That looks like a fabulous place to visit! :D

Missus Wookie said...

oh princess loves old fashioned sweetie shops :)

Mel said...

I love old fashioned sweet shops - such nostalgia!

Barbara Eads said...

I never go to candy stores, but now you've given me an idea for Thanksgiving. I'll stop by and pick up some table favors! Love your pictures.

Louise said...

oh my..my favourite type of shop. I would be pounds lighter (or should i say heavier) if i visited one of these x

Nathalie said...

Delicious! Both the goods and the photos :)

debs14 said...

never mind up and down, I'd be looking left and right as well! Oh that is my kind of a shop ... did they have 'shrimps'? Or banana and custards?

Kirsty.A said...

ooh pineapple chunks and cola cubes. That's a blast from the past

scrappyjacky said...

My favourite kind of shop!!

Ruth said...

You just don't see sweet shops like that anymore on a regular basis, do you? Lucky you to have one near by.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

A lovely set of photos today, Sian, and I just love your journaling today too. We have a sweet shop that I love to go too, and shopping for some Christmas parcel treats sounds like a great idea!

helena said...

Love the bright statement it makes and all the enticing sweets inside

Karen said...

What fun photos! We have a couple of lovely homemade chocolate shops here, but nothing quite like that.

Jennifer Shaw said...

Oh these photos are beautiful! Everything looks so beautiful!

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

I do love a good old fashioned sweet shop and this one has a bright modern twist. Great photos.

Alison said...

Now that's what I CALL a sweet shop...fab pics!
Alison xx

Ginger said...

Those are some very colourful and interesting photos Sian! Looks like my kind of store :)

Beverly said...

The colors are definitely sweet, I'd love to taste those toffee chews, yum!

Becky said...

Lovely photos - there is nothing like an old fashioned sweet shop :)

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

delicious photos! I love toffee bonbons but my dental work hates them.
and it gets to choose unfortunately.

Miriam said...

Now that's Pink!

Melissa said...

What a lovely pink sweet shop - think I'd like to visit there sometime! :>)

alexa said...

Wow, that is an eye candy, in more ways than one! I'd be looking for,the soft jellies, myself ... :).

Lisa-Jane said...

What an adorable place! I love proper sweet shops.

Gail said...

What a great set of pictures Sian. It looks like an absolutely yummy place.

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