Saturday, January 01, 2011

A Look Back at 2010 (Some of my 'Best Bits'!)

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Lets hope its a good one...

Here is my quick look back at 2010, as is becoming a bit of a tradition for me on my blog...
The year began with a lot of snow, which held up (or not!) my New Year plans for a while...

One of my most memorable events during 2010, was the opening of my new shop 'Nostalgia at No.1' in Shepton Mallet. I received so many lovely comments to the post I wrote about it, where I gave a tour and showed some of the vintage stock I had available.

Although it sparked a little bit of a debate, I had to find a balance for my shop's opening times.

The one that got away- a cushion that I made, which I wished now, I had kept...

Spring started to arrive.
Hubby and I celebrated our Silver Wedding Anniversary.

The first, and very successful, Dairy House textile and costume event.
Some lovely vintage treasures with stories to tell.

Time at our beloved Devon...

Then time for some much needed gardening.
An article about our home was included in the June issue of BBC's Homes & Antiques, too.
Days out with my in-laws, including Lacock and Corsham.
I wrote a long post including details of one of my collections, and some of my recent make-over projects.

Included a visit to local Camerton Court.

I found time for a mammoth cupboard move.

Saw me very excited about seeing Mrs. Sergison wearing the c1950's dress, that was bought by the BBC from my shop, for the filming of Turn Back Time.

I was in reflective mood, and paused to think about how things were going in my shop, having been open for around 7 months. (This was one of my favourite posts - It took a while to put it together, but I needed to express my thoughts at that time...)
SEPTEMBER: Hubby and I visited beautiful Dunster and the surrounding area.

I shared some of my favourite textile treasures.

OCTOBER: We stayed in Shrewsbury for a couple of days, to celebrate hubby's Birthday.

I made 'Fallen Angels' for the 'Vintage Bazaar', Frome.

My parents celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary.
And another celebration was the Victorian Event in Shepton Mallet, to mark the opening episode of BBC1's 'Turn Back Time; the High Street', which also appeared on the regional BBC news.

Later, despite the very cold, snowy conditions, many turned out for the end of series party, and the final episode of 'Turn Back Time, which was held on the Market Place in Shepton Mallet.

And finally another Christmas came and went...

Thank you to all who have visited my blog over the past year and for your generous comments and emails.
I hope 2010 was kind to you!
Happy New Year,
Niki x


  1. Anonymous12:54 pm

    I hope you and your family have a healthy and prosperous New year Niki!

  2. I am determined to visit you this year!
    Happy New Year
    Julie xxxxxxxxx

  3. This are very nice picture's...

    and many wishes for a Happy New Year from me....


  4. Hi Niki, thanks for sharing these lovely inspiring pictures, you have certainly achived a lot over the year! Wishing you a very happy 2011! Sarah x

  5. Happy New Year! Here's to 2011 - A New Decade!! love Annie xx

  6. Happy New Year to you ! :o) Sue

  7. Happy New Year, Niki! Hope it is a good one ;)
    Monica x.

  8. Lovely journey through the last year, happy new year to you, Lucey xx

  9. Hi Niki!
    I thank you for these wonderful pictures!
    I wish you a wonderful 2011 with your wonderful shop!
    A dear greeting, Maria.
    (with translator)

  10. Anonymous2:55 pm

    Hi Niki
    Happy New Year xXx
    Love Maggei x

  11. Its been so lovely to read your blog, thank you.

  12. Niki,

    What a lovely look back at the year gone by. You achieved alot in 2010 with your new shop- good on you! I had a good year, got a new job, starting building a new home with my boyfriend and spent lots of time with my family. I have grown up alot in the last year, as I am now a few years of 30, I feel it was about time. I am looking forward to reading your posts in 2011 and following all the happenings at Nostalgia at No. 1 :)

    All things nice...

  13. I have loved following your blog this year, especially with the new shop opening, the great places you have visited which were really intersting and the goings on right outside your front door by the BBC. I have really wanted to get along to see you too. So I hope that this year I will get my wish.

    Best wishes for the new year to you and your family Niki.
    Ginny xx

  14. Great post! Happy New Year!

  15. Happy New Year Niki.
    I hope that you have a wonderful 2011 & that maybe I can get to visit your shop this year.
    I so love to read your posts & see what delight you have in the shop.
    I just saw Floss has a Nostalgia Calendar what a brill idea. I checked your shop and you have sold out so I must remember to order one next year.
    Luv Sophie xxx

  16. A lovely journey through the year and what an exciting one for you.All the best for 2011.

  17. Such a pretty review, Niki... I've done my own review of the year based on the calendar-inspired displays I made each month, and have to report that I am DELIGHTED to have your January powder-puffs picture now up at home! I'm already thinking about how to fo a linked display from my collection.

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  19. Happy New Year dear Niki. I hope you and your family have a happy and healthy start to the new decade and that your wonderful business continues to grow and be the success you so truly deserve. Hope to see you soon x

  20. What a wonderfully reflective post, Niki! Happy New Year!

    We have a Shrewsbury here, though it's not nearly as historic and beautiful as your own! ;)

  21. A very happy 2011 to you Niki!


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  23. Happy New Year to you Niki. Hope 2011 is a good one for you. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. 2010 has indeed been a very good one for us. Fiona x

  24. What a wonderful busy year you have had. Your shop is truly an Aladins cave, exactly the sort of things I would love to own.

  25. Happy New Year Niki..
    It was a very eventful year for you in 2010 and I hope it continues in the same happy vein for 2011.
    Wishing you much happiness and success in the months to come.
    Michele xx

  26. Love that 1950's dress...beautiful color. I miss dresses like this.


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