Saturday, August 04, 2012

Thank you Anna!

I arrived at my shop as usual on Thursday morning this week - After only being open for a couple of minutes, the owner of the Antiques Centre in Shepton Mallet called-by with a beautiful book under her arm. She handed it to me and told me it had been left for me by a lady who had visited the town when my shop was closed...
I was VERY surprised.
Inside the book was a little hand written message, explaining who it was from. I believe I have met the kind lady before - I think it was back in 2010 when the BBC were filming in the town.
So Anna, from Southampton, (I hope I have the right lady!) I can't thank you enough for such a generous gift...I had no idea how else to thank you, so I hope you will read this and know how much I appreciate this beautiful book...and I'll wonder how you were able to part with it!
I will share a few of the lovely illustrations with you now...
It is a large book, printed rather like a sketch book, showcasing the work of C.D. Gibson, and dates from 1903. As you can see by the title, it includes drawings of 'the weaker sex'...
And it soon becomes clear who the artist feels is the weaker one!

The Party Wall.
Design for wallpaper - Suitable for a bachelor apartment.
I thought I may print some of the beautiful portraits onto card and use them as a way to present ribbons and antique beaded pieces that I have for sale, as Anna requested I try and do something creative with it. 

Thanks again Anna - I hope you read this post! x
Thank you to Jill for the scented sweet-pea posy you brought to my shop on Friday...
I'll see you next week...armed with my camera! ;-))
Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone,
Niki x


  1. Anonymous5:52 pm

    what beautiful drawings , the detail is amazing, love the hair,

  2. What a kind lady to think of you and thank you for sharing it with us bloggers.......xx

  3. I wished I lived close enough to visit your shop.

  4. It was me from Southampton .I was on my annual camping trip with my church up the road. I bought the book and framed a couple of pages for my house and I thought you could do something nice with the are most welcome - see what I can do for next year!

  5. What a kind lady - people are so kind
    Julie xxxxxx

  6. What a lovely gesture, there are some kind people out there, Lucey x

  7. I meant to say I was sorry you were shut -I would have liked a nosey - maybe next time

  8. That is such a lovely story ,it is so nice when people do kind things like that. The illustrations are beautiful,I love that period.I must have alook at your shop when we drive up to London to see my Mum. We usually go of route to explore. all the best Angela

  9. The sweet peas are lovely!
    The book is a treasure! Please share more of the drawings. We had this book or a similar one many years back but had to part with it. So sad, as I have always been a fan of the "Gibson Girls". His drawings were marvelous; the styles exquisite. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a great week

  10. What a lovely collection of the famous 'Gibson Girls' and what a happy surprise for you!Jane xx


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