Saturday, 1 February 2014

Bringing back the love

Having relocated mid-way through 2013 and playing *significantly* forth fiddle behind three kids - one being a new baby - my poor shop was feeling - and looking - somewhat neglected.

I declared to my mother-in-law a coupe of weeks ago that it needed a bit of a refresh.

The transformation is now largely complete.

Today my 'baby' had her first outing...

Sporting a new garden: still very young for now but will be a nice wee triangle of garden when it grows up a bit, filled with scavenged plants divided from overgrown clumps around the home garden - mondo grass, agapanthus and alyssum.

 Free plants - look out for them in your garden!

A new sign - featuring very genuine 'distressing': no sandpaper created this effect, 100% authnetic weathering.

A few skirts snuck into the inventory (!) - a simple hanger on the porch made from flax stems: strong, lightweight... and happen to grow in abundance at the end of my driveway.

Blackboard painted door.

A new selection of prints - available for the first time, as an option, framed.

A strip of fabric rings the room - or it will, once more arrives!

And it was father-in-law to the rescue when this previously very rotten floorboard gave way during the week. I've decided to make a feature of the new board by gluing some decorative paper on, then sanding it back to distress it.

Had some fun in the sun this week, with a bucket of dye and a 2m length of fabric to create this dip-dyed tablecloth. Has dip-dyeing/ombre had it's day? I was inspired by all the shibori dyeing I've being seeing on Instagram lately.

Letting a little more wall space shine through, with a less is more approach to displaying.

More new frames - letting this very popular 'ABC' print shine in its own frame.

A good selection of cushions (and some great fabrics still to come!). Inners now available as an option - by popular request.

The empty frame strung as a display - not an original idea by any means, but very effective and orderly. These newish earrings are proving very popular.

Topped off with this lampshade crocheted in a lovely duck egg coloured wool.

Oh - and electricity! A simple pleasure that had been lacking since we moved sites.

I hope you'll come see for yourself soon.



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