Well today I finally managed to visit Niki in her new shop 'Nostalgia at No1' in Shepton Mallet and boy I wasn't disappointed. It is filled with wonderful delights and vintage loveliness, so much so that I forgot to take some photos! If you can get there please do and while you're there No21 is well worth a visit too! After coffee we 'ended up' at the Shepton Antiques fair (well it would be rude not to seeing as we were in the area!). I managed to pick up a little shelf for the hallway and now I have somewhere suitable to put a number of treasured items, one of 'Lucy Blooms' little peg dolls, a boat made by the wonderful 'Jane and the Happy Crow' and my new decorated bottle from Niki. After the fair we popped into Frome as I am now selling my work at 'Poot' on Catherine hill and bumped into Tina who was clearing out 'Bea and Evie'. I'm sure she will be back one day with another great shop but it has been very sad to see it shut. Last Saturday was the last day and although it was a tearful one it was a happy one too as I had my last customer there...a little girl of 7 who, according to her mum had been saving all her pocket money and doing jobs at home to earn more in order that she could buy one of my hats.....that makes it all worthwhile doesn't it?
Slowly but Surely
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