Saturday, 23 January 2010

Nostalgia Visit

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?


  1. great to see you yesterday, love the shelf! Is that Hayley's shop in Frome where you are selling?? What news from the Cheese & Grain? lizzie xx

  2. So glad you've found another outlet in Frome.

    Like you I forgot to take photos when I went to Niki's on Friday. But there'll always be another opportunity!!

    See you at the February Flea, if not before.

    Sue x

  3. A gorgeous shelf...good find!

  4. cant wait to go see niki's shop, a bit busy at the minute. glad you went with poot, still see u occaisionally, pop in wont u?

  5. So lovely to visit your blog - will visit often! Best wishes, Kirsty x

  6. Wonderful to see you on Saturday Clare, with your lovely (giggly!! ;-)) family! Thanks again for your nice to see the bottle displayed on your new shelf.

    Good luck to Tina...I wish her well and like you, hope that she'll open another millinery shop in the future. That story of 'the last customer' was adorable!

    Have a great week,
    Niki x

  7. Your shelf looks lovely, I adore Lucy Bloom's dolls, I'm lucky enough to have one and I can promise the appeal never dims!

    Mel xxx

  8. I so so so want to go there! it's a little far for me, I will make it some time this year I am quite determined! Lovely treasures you picked up,

    Sarah x

  9. Love the shelf, so very very pretty!

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