Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Pretty Exciting! (& a Giveaway)

I hope you had a lovely Easter break...
Last week was a busy one for me and I'm still trying to catch up with everything that happened here on my blog...
I hadn't intended to open my shop on Good Friday, but had 'Good' reason to at the last minute when a magazine photo-shoot was organised by editor Jo, of Pretty Nostalgic Magazine. (I have previously written about this exciting new publication on my blog here.)
Jo, and photographer Jen, arrived around lunch time and were very kind about my little space on Shepton Mallet's Market Place.
Jen took lots of close-up shots of my vintage stock and handmade products.
Jo was easy to chat to and asked me lots of questions about my business and what it was like to run a shop in a (hopefully!) regenerating town.

All being well, the article will be included in the first issue of Pretty Nostalgic, which launches on May 1st 2012.
Sarah, co-owner of Happy Days and one of the driving force behind this new magazine, has promised me a free years subscription to the magazine, to offer as a giveaway on my blog. If you'd like to have a chance of winning, then please add a comment to this post and I shall pop your name in the hat to be drawn next Wednesday (18th). I shall pass on the winners details to Sarah and she will arrange for your free subscription. Please note: If the subscription is won by someone outside the UK, then they will be required to pay the postage - thank you!
THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
I will also have copies of the magazine for sale in my shop nearer the time. If you'd like to find out more about Pretty Nostalgic, then visit the website here for lots more information.
I'll end today with a few of my own quick photos of how my shop is looking at the moment...
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52 comments:

  1. Had a look at the webpage and the new magazine looks as if it is going to be fab! Would love to win a subscription - please include me in the draw. Thanks.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  2. Ooooh, I would love to win a subscription to that gorgeous magazine :)
    Sue Xxx

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  3. Can I enter your giveaway please? I would love to win a years subscription. Hope you had a lovely Easter.
    Jo xx

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  4. This is very exciting for you..and the magazine sounds a must have, I would love to go in to the draw please.
    Jan

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  5. How exiting for you - and a wonderful giveaway.
    Please include me in the draw - thank you.

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  6. Hi, I'd love to participate in the giveaway, I love nostalgia items.

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  7. The shop looks lovely as always...would love a chance to enter the give away,
    Sophie x

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  8. Anonymous12:13 pm

    Hi Niki, what a fab giveaway...please enter me. Shop looking wonderful as it always does. Best wishes Julie Bell, Oxford.

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  9. What a lovely giveaway, I would love to be in with a chance to win this.

    Your shop is looking wonderful. I'm hopeful that I can come and see just how good it is in the flesh later this year.

    ~x~

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  10. Jacqui12:41 pm

    Your shop looks lovely. How exciting for you that it will be featured in the new magazine. Please enter me for the subscription draw.

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  11. How thrilling for you, Niki! I've enjoyed watching your shop grow, from your posts about the early stages of painting your shops's interior and setting up your displays, to all the fabulous finds and artful creations you offer. What an honor for you to be featured in this magazine! I would certainly be willing to cover postage should I be fortunate to win. ;)

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  12. Ooh I would love to win a subscription to this new magazine. I had their book for my birthday recently and it is wonderful. Your shop looks lovely as always Niki.

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  13. ooo that magazine looks good, i'll go and check it out! I would love to win the giveaway!
    As ever your shop looks great. I'm sad that our one vintagey shop in town is closing :(

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  14. That sounds like a great new magazine Niki, I'll have to keep my eye out for it!

    I would love a chance to win a years subscription, so please enter me in your giveaway my dear :o)

    Is the magazine going to be monthly or bi-monthly do you know?

    Your shop is looking good as always :o)

    Take care Niki,
    Kind regards,
    Donna x

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  15. This looks a great magazine!
    I would love to win a subscription!

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  16. How wonderful for you! the magazine looks lovely

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  17. As always your shop looks fabulous it's just a pity I'm so far away. I've seen that magazine advertised and it looks lovely I'd love to have the chance win a subscription please, Lucey x

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  18. Please enter me into the draw, it looks a fab magazine, something unique!

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  19. Hi Niki, it must be a very good magazine if they have chosen to feature your wonderful shop in the first issue. Beautiful photos, hope their photos are just as lovely.
    Yes, please, I would like to be entered in the "Subscription" giveaway.
    Carol xx

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  20. Hi Niki,so exciting to be featured in the magazine,the shop is looking wonderful as always.I would love to join in the giveaway,many thanks,love juliexxx

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  21. I would love to win a giveaway. I also like the photos of your shop - very nice.

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  22. Anonymous9:23 pm

    How very lovely.
    Best wishes,
    jeanjeannie.x

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  23. Oh. My. May I please move in?!
    It is all so delicious!

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  24. Congratulations, Niki!!!

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  25. Dawn Robson10:43 pm

    Hi there. Please put my name in the hat. I love your blog and would like to see it in the magazine.
    So exciting for you and will hopefully bring new customers.
    Best wishes Dawn

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  26. Well done Niki. I have re-posted on my blog. Press is great to bring people into the town. I hope you see lots more customers as a result
    Bx

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  27. Blogger eclectic mo said...

    Hi Nikki so excited waiting to receive 1st may issue of Pretty Nostalgic I have ordered would love to win a years subscription to it,the more nostalgia the better. Thanks from Maureen Axworthy.

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  28. Dear Niki, how absolutely wonderful and exciting to have these visitors on a Good Friday. It was really a Good one! Your pictures of the shop look all so very inviting and spring is in the air, no doubt. I wish you boatloads of new customers and hope the pollard (sp?) issue is going to be solved soon, what a nonsense! All the best, A.

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  29. The shop looks soooo pretty.

    Good luck with summer in the shop, may have to come south for a little ponder.

    I would love to be included in the Pretty Nostalgic giveaway.

    Thanks

    Mandy Maddick

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  30. Louise11:41 am

    The photos of your shop are mouthwatering and beautiful food for the soul. I imagine the new Nostalgia magazine will be likewise so please include me in the draw to win the subscription thankyou :) Louise

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  31. No wonder they approached you for the shoot, your shop is Pretty Nostalgic. Very exciting.

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  32. living vintage1:04 pm

    Hi Niki, your shop is looking delicious as always will be on the look out for the magazine ,would love to go in one of your fabulous hats! for a years subscription
    Heres hoping
    Best wishes
    Liz

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  33. Great to see that a new mag is coming onto the market - I just love browsing magazines - and you are a very fitting choice for their first issue Niki! Well deserved x x x

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  34. sue graham7:35 pm

    I really enjoy reading your blog and admire your passion for your shop and the high street. I hope by appearing in the magazine this will bring more business. Please put my name in the draw; my email is suegraham29@hotmail.co.uk. Many thanks Sue x

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  35. I just wish I lived nearer so I could visit your shop for real. Ah well!!!I would love to win the magazine sub. It looks very interesting.

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  36. Hi Niki, How great that your shop will be in the first issue. I would love to have a subscription to this new magazine and being from accross the pond I would gladly pay the postage. Ann from Arizona

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  37. Anonymous8:33 am

    Hi Niki,

    The new magazine looks great - please enter me in your draw!

    The shop is looking pretty, as usual. I always enjoy reading your blog. I don't know how you find the time and energy to do all the things you do - making things to sell, finding stock, writing the blog, visiting interesting places - amazing!

    Jane from Dorset (jane.golding@orange.fr)

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  38. Anonymous10:02 am

    "Nostalgia" a word to remember yesterday , a word that includes today and all that we do, a word for tomorrow and new things to see and learn. . .

    Barbara, Kent England. . .

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  39. The shop looks wonderful, pity you're too far away for a visit, maybe a holiday south is needed

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  40. I love the shop, and your Blog. Have to admit to checking daily for your next update! it has inspired me to be more creative and redecorate rooms in the house,
    Now my next task is just to get the Family to holiday in the South this year so I can detour to your Shop!

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  41. Hi Niki, I'd love to be included in your giveaway. What a fab opportunity for you and your shop to be featured in the magazine. Good luck, hope it generates lots of business for you. Lesley x

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  42. Your blog is always a joy to read and to look at your fabulous photos. I have been checking in quite often over the last year or so to see what you have in and the wonderful way in which you display it all. I hope all is well in your world xxxxx I would love to be in your draw for the subscription xxxxx

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  43. Hello Niki.....Your blog was the first I fell upon in blog land...have been a follower ever since.....Photo shoot wonderful!If you kindly enter me in your give away,this would really make my day!!Mariaxxx

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  44. It is going to be a lovely magazine & how exciting to have your shop featured!

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  45. from worlds end cottage kitchen.9:25 pm

    oooh a new magazine full of lovely things. Will have to get big bar of nut chocolate ready to go with the first issue!
    Love your shop I was the one with my nose pressed to the window when it was out of hours and you were closed. But I will be back!

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  46. I really enjoy "visiting" your shop and looking at all your lovely vintage things. Thanks for a chance to win what looks to be a wonderful magazine!

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  47. Beverley Carroll6:05 am

    Hi Niki, Thanks for the chance to win a subscription & read the article about your shop,looks like it will be an exciting new magazine.

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  48. please count me in for a chance to win this fab prize I cant wait to see your beautiful shop in print you are truely inspirational
    Buttercup and Bee

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  49. Anonymous3:25 pm

    Hello Niki, Please count me in on the magazine chance! It looks lovely! Thanks, Joanna Peck cherishedroses@hotmail.com

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  50. Niki your shop is looking fab at the moment. Sometimes I delibrately dont read your blog for a few days and then I get lots to read at once""

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  51. I wish I lived in your part of the country so i could visit your shop.
    Gillx

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  52. Hi Niki, You are the Mary Poppins of Nostalgia, always pulling another wonderful treasure out of the bag!

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