Thursday, January 31, 2013

Nostalgia at No.1

A few of the latest treasures to arrive at my shop include this American milk glass lidded trinket pot and pin tray, hand painted with violets. 

Lots of vintage costume brooches including this springtime tulip one from the 50's. 

A very wearable veil hat with velvet bow.
Lots of lovely postcards...

With plenty of romantic images in readiness for Valentine's Day. (Actually, I can't quite believe January is nearly over and it will be February tomorrow!)

I have several little wool rugs. This one sold today, so I shall be bringing more in tomorrow.
A white cotton camisole with hand crochet yoke.
I have lots more pieces to take to the shop, but I wanted to have a good sort out of the displays today before feeding-in more stock - I'll leave you this evening with some photos of some of them.  

Have a lovely evening,
Niki x

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Keeping the Shop Stocked...

A quick round-up of the last few days...
Friday and Saturday were busy days in my shop, so I made a few changes to the displays...

I was furiously sewing, as always...
These little pincushions were made by hand from a rare antique French fabric...I'm slowly getting together a few pieces with a pink colour scheme for the next V&H fair....

I've covered a couple of lampshade frames in lace, but I want to offer these for sale with pretty lamp bases, so I'm currently on the lookout for some...
Sunday I visited the local flea market and found a few treasures. As yet I have not been able to photograph them, as early Monday morning we had to head-off down to Exeter. Our youngest daughter had a two day appointment at the uni, and hubby and I thought we'd go too! Whilst our daughter was busy at the uni, we made our way to a place Lizzie had mentioned on her blog...

The Vintage Trading Co.
If I had not seen it on Lizzie's blog, then I would not have known about it. 

Its housed in an old industrial building which has been divided up with scaffolding to create areas for individual dealers to present their wares for sale. 

Afterwards we visited some of the other vintage shopping opportunities in Exeter, such as Otto Retro, the antiques centre down by the quay, and a great charity shop just a short walk from Otto's. 
Later, we caught up with our daughter again and walked the city's high street before having an evening meal...
Loved these glass sculptures all lit up.

Today, we've had a little visitor and her Mummy - My daughter hopes to set up her own on-line business soon, which will include handmade items from vintage fabric...So I let her sought through my off-cuts for anything she might find useful. Little-one couldn't quite get over the fabric mountain and enjoyed helping!
I'll be heading to my shop tomorrow with some of my latest treasures. 
Enjoy the rest of your week,
Niki x

Friday, January 25, 2013

Three Is a Magic Number...

Nostalgia at No.1 was 3 years old this week...Time flies...
Thank you to all who have visited during that time...A shop is nothing without its customers and I count myself lucky to have some of the loveliest! :) 
Have some cake! xx

I've started adding some handmade stock to my on-line shop and hope to add lots more over the next few weeks. Please click here and visit the catalogue if you'd like to take a look .
Have a lovely weekend,
Niki x