Saturday, May 29, 2010

The End of Great Week.

I just wanted to thank you all again for the genuine kindness that has been sent my way this week...The week began with me not feeling quite my usual perky self...A chesty cough and a sore lower back had just overshadowed things slightly (Its scary too being a sole trader - There's no sick pay or holiday entitlement to fall back on when necessary.)

I still owe a few lovely ladies a reply to emails, which I hope to do over the rest of the weekend.

I also received this gorgeous card through the post this morning, but do not have a return address or email to thank the sender...So Stephanie, if you happen to read this, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind words of encouragement. x

I have met some truly fabulous people over the last two weeks and feel overwhelmingly encouraged that I have made the right decision to be in Shepton Mallet with my little enterprise...I now feel sure that I can make a go of this...even though its still early days and I have only notched up 4 months so far...things feel right.

Anyway, enough already - before this post becomes way too cheesy! ;-))

I've noticed that my blog has recently acquired some new followers - Thank you! (Oops, there I go again...!) I thought that some of you may not know totally what I am all about, so what I thought I would do is share with you some photos of some of my collections over the next few weeks, so that you can see what floats my boat and if you still want to stick around! ;-))

I have posted in the past about some of my favourite vintage treasures, but as my blog is nearly 4 years old now, some of the things haven't been mentioned in a long while - I hope you'll forgive me if I repeat some of my best bits...hopefully you'll think they're worth a second look.
Have a lovely BH weekend,
Niki x


  1. Anonymous9:43 pm

    Hi Niki,

    Second, third or fourth time repeated

    is ok for me.

    You need no forgiveness.

    Hope you get all your new plants in

    this weekend.


  2. Sorry to hear you've been under the weather lately, get well soon! Good that you're feeling positive about your shop - I always think a positive attitude rewards you with success, and customers can detect a shopkeeper's mood! I have just finished doing my accounts for the year ending April 2010, and although my takings have plummeted with the recession, I am not anxious because I believe in what I'm doing and things will gradually improve again. Hope the sun shines on us all BHMonday!
    Best wishes, Christine

  3. That's more like it Niki! You're sounding positive again!!!!

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Sue x

  4. newendstudio11:47 pm

    Although I've only been visiting your blog for the past few months, I look forward to your posts and your gorgeous photos. Wishing you much success to come with your retail shop. By the way, your talent and energy are fantastic. I don't know how you get it all into 24 hours. Ta ra!

  5. Your site and your store always makes me smile! You have such a talent for displaying your wares. And I hope if I ever get over to England, your shop will still be there and I will get to buy first hand some of your lovely vintage items. They are so beautiful! Kit in Montana

  6. I just love it all. Just as well you don't live next door or I'd come for coffee and never leave!

  7. Niki,

    I can't believe it's 4 months, I have been following your progress all the way through, good on you, and I'm so glad things are going well, you are a true inspiration to all us country girls. No need for Cath Kidston when there are shops like yours! Hope you are feeling better and enjoy the long weekend

    All things nice...

  8. I always enjoy a visit to your blog, as your pretty little shop is too far away for me. I hope, that the shop will be all you hope for.

  9. sorry to hear that you have been under the weather. Take care.. big hugs & get well soon! xxx


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