Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Spring Fever

All the spring sunshine and occasional showers we've been having have certainly been good for the plants...

Look at this huge flower that has appeared at the lower end of Shepton Mallet's Town Street since I was last there on Friday evening!

Isn't it lovely? Its beautifully crafted from woven willow stems and has been placed in one of the flower borders - I was quite surprised to see it when I drove into the town this morning.
Today I've been busy (faffing again! ;-)) - putting stock back on the shelves after the fair, as well as finding homes for the new items that I bought over the weekend.

I decided to utilise the shelf above the doors - its a bit of a 'dead' space, as it isn't always noticed by customers, but I thought it ideal to store some of the many original photographs that I have amassed over the years. They add a decorative touch, and if I sell the odd one or two now and then, then that will be a bonus.

It's been a good day to dust the shelves, re-stock and to generally tidy up.



I didn't quite finish by the end of the day, but I'm almost there.
I am hoping to add some items to my on-line shop later this month and I may also have a stall at the local flea market if the weather promises to be fine - I'll use it as an opportunity to clear some things from home and to make some space at No.1 for the new handmade stock I hope to find time to create.

(Just the carpet to vacuum too and all will be spick and span!)
The side windows have recently been re-dressed, so I got away with not having to think about those today...
I have this one with an 'Everything Stops For Tea' theme...

And the other has a touch of glamour with 'Hello, Hello, Who's Your Lady Friend?'!

I have my day off from the shop tomorrow...but I have plans...;-))
Hope you've had a happy day,
Niki x


  1. You have such pretty plates. Love all the pinks!

  2. Hi Niki! ;o)
    I'm becoming dependent Niki...these pictures have the power to relax! You are always the best ...
    Dear greetings, Maria.
    (with translator)

  3. The shop is looking divine. Remind me (there is so much going on) you are closed at the weekend aren't you? (so I can tell anyone I meet at Shepton!)
    Have fun, whatever you are up to today!!!

  4. Anonymous8:50 am

    Hi Niki,

    I only wish I lived in the south again.
    Have a perfect day today.
    My very best wishes. jj.x

  5. Your shop just looks lovely. hope to visit one day

  6. I've had my 'Nostalgia fix'!
    I do so look forward to you postings,they both lift me up and drop me down LOL! Because I can't wait to visit your shop, I keep seeing items that I'd love to have or items that would go with other things I already have....sigh one day...!

    Thanks for sharing, hope the flea market is a sucess.

    Sandie xx

  7. You are tempting me with all those goodies..as usual!Probably just as well I live miles away.
    Just drooling over your house in the latest copy of Homes and Antiques magazine.

    Bellaboo :0)

  8. Shop is looking beautiful and it was a lovely surprise to see you in my Homes and Antiques Magazine today! A really nice spread (haven't read it yet) but I hope you don't get loads of visitors at your house as they published your shop address as your home address!

  9. Hi Niki

    The shop looked lovely when I came in yesterday. Hope I didn't hold up the faffing for too long!!!

    Glad you've had a lovely day today - Happy Birthday!

    Sue x

  10. Happy Birthday - fabulous post. Not sure of my favourite but was really drawn to the Mable Lucie Atwell....so lovely x


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