After five years, it's over...
What was left after a busy final week, was packed unceremoniously into boxes and bin liners...
And then got loaded into a van to make its way to our home. Massive thanks to Tomasz, who helped hubby lift the beast that was my counter, up inside...The one item I just couldn't manage myself.
(Thankfully no snow this time when we hired the van!)
Back home and it's chaos! We're trying to find places to store a lot, but, weather permitting, I plan on having an outside stand at this Sunday's Flea Market at The Royal Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet to try and clear some items. If you can make it along, I promise I shall have some genuine bargains up for grabs! Most will be £1 or £2, plus £5 for my handmade cushions. I need space, so have to be ruthless. It will be a perfect opportunity to buy some great value Christmas gifts, or even to buy to sell-on yourself! I hope you'll come and find me! :)
(Wrap up warm!)
With space cleared under our staircase, I then had to call on another friend (Debbie's hubby) to help manoeuvre the beast into its new temporary home.
I love my original c1930s draper's counter and know if I ever needed one again in the future, that it could potentially cost me a lot of money, hence my choice to hang on to it for a while, until I know for sure what's next...
For now, it will be perfect for storing the stock I keep for the fairs I attend. I will be able to file it all away carefully for easy selection.
We've been falling into bed for the last few days - it's been quite exhausting...
This morning we were back again at the shop to clean it from head to toe, before I hand back the keys to my landlord. Safe to say, I am handing it back in a better state than when I took it on back in 2009!
|We even steam cleaned the floor.|
And a sparkling kitchen now safe from the hundreds of cups of teas I have brewed in there!
Goodbye old friend - I will miss you, but its time for a new challenge.
At the moment it feels like a mountain of work to get through, but this afternoon I couldn't help myself and started to list some festive fairies in my on-line catalogue! Well, it was nice to sit down for a while! Hope you'll enjoy taking a look if you have time.
(I'll be making a new collection of gals for the Vintage and Handmade Fair on the 13th.)
Thanks for all the kind messages sent to me over the last week or so...
and thanks for sticking-by my blog, which has suffered somewhat, due to the demands of my shop over the last 5 years.
Enjoy the rest of your week,
Thank you Sarah for the beautiful flowers x