Sunday, November 30, 2014

Huge Thanks x

Friday was a long emotional day...
It was the last day I was to be open at my shop. 
My thanks to all who came to see me - I sold lots, received so many kind words, also cards, chocolates and was quite exhausting, but wonderful...A truer side to the human race, rather than the awful scenes shown on the TV summing up Black Friday! (Honestly, I can't fathom why we need that here...It's an American tradition that we don't need to adopt.) 

My day continued into the early evening, when Shepton Mallet's community came together for the start of the festive season.
Santa visited and the lights were lit...
And I finally closed the doors of my shop for the last time.
Here's the cards I received - thank you to everyone who visited my shop over the last 5 years. I shall never forget my time in Shepton, or the lovely people I met and shared my passion for 'vintage' with. 
The next morning I was up bright and early ready to set up my stall at the Vintage Christmas Bazaar, in Devises...

My thanks go to Lizzie and Clare for all their hard work organising such a lovely fair.
Huge thanks too to all who visited my stand and made a purchase. 

Surrounded by such beautiful items, I couldn't come away empty handed...
I bought two stunning pairs of vintage dance shoes. a section of antique quilt, velvet millinery leaves (perfect for fairly wings), wooden beads that I shall use as fairy halos and a tin filled with an assortment of beads. 
I owe lots of people emails and messages through Facebook, but this morning was another early start at my shop as we began the mammoth task of moving-out. We're hiring a van tomorrow to take away the furniture, but I promise I shall get back to those I need to as soon as I can...I have fairies to finish for the next big date in the vintage diary and I also hope to start listing some for sale in my on-line shop! All seems a bit daunting just now, but I'll get there...
Wishing you a happy week,
Niki xx

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Friday, November 28, 2014

The Vintage Christmas Bazaar, Devises.

The long awaited Vintage Christmas Bazaar, Corn Exchange, Devises.
Saturday 29th November 2014
9.30am to 3.30pm.
Admission £2
Here are some of the goodies coming with me...
Some handmade angels...
This is Blush



And Snowflake.

I've previously shown some of the tinned vintage jewellery that I'd created. Here's another to add to that collection. I revamped an old Stratton box and added vintage violets and matching 50's brooch. 

Another fairy dress box frame completed too. 

An old spelter figure that I bought at this month's Antiques Fair has been transformed into an angel with antique lace wings and tunic. He holds a clear glass chandelier crystal and hangs from white ribbon. 
These are pretty postcard pockets made from vintage wool, embroidered linens, lace and scraps...
Each is complete with three original old postcards...with plenty of room to add more as your collection grows.

I have a large collection of butterfly angels, each made from an original old photo - Some I showed previously. 
I'll be bringing lots of small vintage items along too...I've collected a lovely assortment of bits...all packed and ready to go. 

c1920's velvet cape.
Hope to see you there for some fun Christmas shopping!
I'm just off now, to my shop, for my very last day there! I'm really going to miss all the lovely people I have met through having my shop in Shepton Mallet - I wish the town well for 2015. (There are many signs of new shops/cafes opening in the New Year, so it could mean I am leaving at just the wrong time!!)
It will be a long day today - This evening the town switches on their Christmas lights up the High Street and on the lovely big tree on the Market Place outside my shop...I may stay late if I can keep going, but have the very early start for the fair in the morning...
Niki x