A very tired old lion arm rest
After a good sand, the first coat was applied and already he looked better.
Finally the 1930's storage bench takes its place in the shop. Lovely!
This chair had a green velvet seat which I reupholstered with this fantastic newsprint fabric.
A vintage Rupert the Bear toy has taken a shine to it.
Another lovely little Lloyd Loom piece which had a makeover this week.
Meanwhile, another 1950's telephone bench was repainted by Steve for a customer
Other new makes in the shop....
More Peter and Jane 1960's book print cards
Roses cigarette card notelets
More up-cycled cheese dishes
Cakes stands with some lovely new fittings which are good and sturdy.
Bundles of pretty tea towels
New items which found their way onto our shelves
My art class also had a day out! We went watercolouring on a hot Sunday in Cannizaro park.
Also, a treat. This year we were fortunate enough to get tickets for Wimbledon Tennis in the public ballot so off we went on Middle Monday for a day of play and sunshine on Court one.
It was 32 degrees in the shade but what a day. A great time to relax and unwind after a busy few weeks.
What has been a week of doom and gloom on the high street has left us feeling a little shaken. With buyer confidence at an all time low we are facing the dilemma of knowing we need to broaden our net to include online sales but we feel passionate about our little shop and the community that it has already created. I worry that in time we will be made redundant in a falling footfall market, we desperately need support in this time. Please support your local shops. You will miss them when they are gone.