Tuesday, March 05, 2013

News for March - From Nostalgia at No.1

Thank you for all the kind comments that you left to my previous post - Its good to know that there are still some of you out there who like to visit my blog from time to time...I've been off the radar for a little while trying to get over the fluey cold that was plaguing me - I've also been redecorating my daughter's bedroom like fury - I'm on the final leg of the painting. The floor is the last to be done, but has to be painted in two halves, shifting furniture as I go! 
Anyway, today's post is supposed to be about my shop, so I shall start by showing you some of my most recent finds...
A sweet little metal wash stand with its original enamelware bowl and soap dish - I love that this one has an integrated towel rail too.
Beautiful antique silk sachet, with ribbonwork violets and hand painted leaves. 

Cute linen collar - all the rage at the moment!
 An Easter bunny statue for springtime decorating...
Beautiful antique cotton camisole.
And one fashioned from pieces of lace a long time ago...
A fabric covered box full of knitting needles and sewing gadgets.
Metal Deco hat stand with a very weighty bottom! 
A large stunning c1930's chenille table cover/sofa throw (the choice is yours)...
In a fabulous rose design.

This c1930's sewing table/storage system sold the very day I brought it into the shop.
Lots of lovely Victorian greetings cards, which always look pretty placed amongst displays in the home.

So, in the shop I've been freshening up the displays. Mother's day is early this year - so don't forget! - March 10th.
I have lots of little gift ideas for the occasion.

Springtime gardening window display.
Inside I have a few Easter treasures, which is also earlier this year! 
Other areas of the shop reflect my love for vintage glamour.

Handmade cushions in an old painted trunk.

I still have quite a bit of china for sale.
With the sewing table selling so fast (above)
- I then had to have a quick re-gig to fill the gap...

Whilst I'm here, I'd just like to mention a surprise parcel that arrived at my shop last week, from a lovely lady called Pat. It was this wonderful old card full of glass buttons. I think its a lovely record of a style from times past - I may find a couple of similar buttons in my supplies to replace the missing ones, and place the whole card in a frame to enjoy on display.
Thank you again Pat!

I shall be closed this coming Saturday whilst I attend the Vintage Bazaar's Textile and Rag Market at North Cadbury.
Saturday 9th March 9am to 3pm.
More details here.
Hope to see you there! 
Update: Just wanted to thank Alice for including a photo of me and my stall at the recent V&H Fair, on the Homes & Antiques Magazine's blog here.
Have a great day,
Niki x


  1. Bravo Niki!
    What a fabulous post and so many beautiful pictures to look at,I so love clicking on pictures from Nostalgia at No.1 and peeking at everything on the shelves.
    You have some beautiful treasures and the open and closed sign is so pretty.
    Have fun at the fair xxx

  2. What a pretty post. I am loving the calendar I bought from you :-)Sue x

  3. Everything in the garden looks lovely!! So glad you didn't "shut up shop" on the bogging front as you always have lots to share, love the cushions, our nan's had them as tablecloths and now we have them as cushions, purses and knitting rolls!! Lucey x

  4. Everything looks lovely ... am very envious of the gorgeous 'button card'. I'll be at North Cadbury ... see you there.
    M x

  5. Hi Niki

    I just found your blog - it is beautiful in so many ways. Your honesty on the ups and downs of having a gorgeous shop and fulfilling your dreams, finding time to blog and fit everything see into your life. Well I think you are doing a fabulous job. You are an inspiration to anyone trying to fulfil their dreams and being the peron they want to be. Your photos are a delight - thank you for sharing.

    My nana - who died at the age of 103 was a wise old owl. As a young girl she always giving me advice - which I only really understood when I became a lot older. But one of her saying was ' when the future seems so overwhelming, remember it comes just one day at a time'.

    Good luck

    Nice to find you - take care

    Portia xxx

  6. I love your blog, and your shop is fabulous! It looks so cozy and warm. I'd want to spend lots of time looking at all of your great items. I've been to the Bath area before and fell in love. Someday when I make it back to England, I'm going to put Bath at the top of my list of places to visit, and I will have to make your shop a definite stop.

  7. I love seeing the changing displays and articles in your shop, Niki! I just wish I could visit more often... The fabric box is lovely - I found another one on Sunday, but it needs some restoration.

  8. What a lovely shop you have. My favourite from your post was the wash stand. I'd love one of these for my cloakroom downstairs. Just gorgeous! Take care. Chel x

  9. A lovely post again. Your shop windows look really good (I put a Mother's Day card in my unit this week, to remind folks - and someone bought the card!), as indeed does the inside of the shop. You must work hard! Some lovely stuff. Abby x

  10. What gorgeous, gorgeous things - your shop looks so beautiful. The sewing box is so sweet - those little bobbin trays inside .... scrumtious. Wish I was closer.

  11. Anonymous10:34 pm

    Hi Niki,love all of your latest treasures especially the bunny and the wash stand.
    Your window displays are wonderful and the buttons would look amazing in a frame :o)
    Xlove juliexx

  12. Oh, Niki! You find the most wonderful treasures!


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Niki xx