Hello and welcome to my old friends and new ones.
Last week was a very busy one for me, as I am embarking on a new venture. I obtained a little retail space within a giftshop (Nanabelle's) in my home town. It will be somewhere for me to sell plants and flowers, hand crafted items and small pieces of furniture.Together with the owner of the shop we will also be offering workshops on painting furniture, flower arranging and crafts.
Saturday was very exciting and nerve-wrecking at the same time. I had set most of it up on Friday evening, and just finished off on Saturday. My space is small and I have a table and chairs from the tea room in the middle of it, so it was a little tricky to plan. It will need tweaking, but I was pleased with how it looked.
|I painted the old churn with the chalk paint and added a blackboard paint panel.|
|I have bunting and handmade brooches here, but I will need to get some closeups.|
|A wreath made from Baby's Breath.|
|Tulips and blossom from my garden.|
|I made my new business cards on Picmonkey.|
|A cute couple enjoying tea in 'the potting shed!'|
|Some of my older readers may recognize these, my mum's tea towels, made during the war from flour sacks, they have been recycled once again into laundry or shoe bags.|
|A handtied arrangement.|
I hope you like the look of it too? I had a good day, the reception was very positive, and quite funny sometimes, as customers in Nanabelle's are used to silk flowers, I could hear them tell their friends,'those roses are real!' It will take a little while for word to get around, but it was a good start.
I couldn't resist showing you this little picture of Sparky, that I edited on Picmonkey.
Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead. A very big thank you to all who were kind enough to visit my website and leave comments. I found them to be most helpful, and although I haven't acted on them yet, I most certainly will. With love, Linda x.