Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Counting the Blessings

Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas...
Creating new memories of moments shared with loved-ones...

Good food and laughter and perhaps a tipple or two?!

And maybe a few special pressies were opened and savoured?

We blew the cobwebs away with a bracing walk around the village on Boxing Day...
with another roast dinner in the evening.
Then Sunday it was back to work and on with the painting once again...with a little help from my eldest daughter.
The painting is almost complete now. There will be fittings to install and general bits and bobs to finish and then I shall have the huge task of moving all my stock in. I have booked some exterior painters to renovate the outside of the shop for me, as from the 4th January, but that will be weather permitting...Brrr...
If I have time I shall return to my blog for a look back over 2009, like I did last year and to wish you all every happiness for 2010,
Niki x


  1. What a sweet kitchen. I love all the red and white and pink. The cupboards are beautiful too.

  2. I just adore your kitchen! Is that pink mixed in with red? If it is, I didn't realize that I love it together!

  3. Ooooh, I love the goodies in the blue box. Especially the gloves. xx

  4. What delightful photos. A lovely way to begin the new year. Sea Witch

  5. I know you don't know me but I do so love visiting your home. I am one of those crazy Americans that wishes to live in a tiny cottage in England. I just think it is so fun! Fits my style! Thanks for sharing your sweet Christmas table!
    Hugs, Lisa

  6. OHHH, I can't wait to see you all moved into your shop!

  7. Your table looks beautiful!! Sounds like you had a Happy Christmas! Can't wait to see all the treasures in your shop!

  8. Here in Oregon, in the New Year cheering you on! May Nostalgia at Number 1 be a grand success. Thanks for all the lovely posts and inspiration.


  9. OH MY GOODNESS!!!! Imagine my delight when I saw the tablecloth you bought from my displayed on your GORGEOUS table. Oh Niki, thank you so much, I love love love it and so proud you are using it.
    Remember, doing what you love, is the best job in the world. YOU WILL DO FABULOUS with you new business adventure, it's in our blood.
    Hugs and Love, Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)

  10. Niki, your home looked magical for the holidays. Something right out of a story book. SO pretty and festive. I wish you well in your new shop. It sounds amazing! I love the colors you have chosen and the catalog pages for the fitting room. How perfect.


Thank you for finding the time to visit me...
Niki xx