Wednesday, 4 January 2012

New Windows!

Research, research, research. Today has been a day spend on the laptop researching window ideas for this year. As an ex-visual assistant for a department store, my shop window is sooooo important to me and fun! No longer do I have to follow designs, I can do what the hell I like with them!!

I  L.O.V.E  love anthropologie, I drool over their website on a daily basis and on my recent trip to N.Y.C  I visited their store. My oh my........ they are out of this world. The planning that must go into these windows  ......I can't even begin to imagine. 

Now I did not think I would be the only person in the world with a love for these windows, but it was not until I googled that I realised how many blogs have found inspiration from their windows and have written about them. If you would like to have a gander at more of their bold and beautiful windows head over to their facebook page.

Thank you anthropologie for giving me enough inspiration for the next year!

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Goodbye 2011....... Welcome 2012!!

Wow what a year......we opened our shop, won best new business, were nominated for best new wedding business and room dresser, created many vintage weddings this summer, survived our first christmas at the shop, are fast approaching our first year of trading, and had our own little vintage wedding!!!

So what will happen in 2012 ........... well we will be leaving our shop on the 28th February to move in to our brand new shop at 53a King Street, we are excited to be moving onto a street full of other independent retailers like us. 

We will also be exhibiting at Wales' first Vintage wedding fair with Something Kind Cute, we will also have our pop up tea room there. 

We have so much planned for this year ..... our first year of business has been amazing and we can't wait to see what our second brings.  These are just a few of the things I will do this year.....

 I want to blog more, meet other crafters and retail owners.
 Learn what makes good blog so I don't bore you all to death! 
 Get crafting myself, get the sewing machine out! 
Stock work by local artists and crafters. 
Source more vintage stock for the shop. 
Complete my upholstery diploma. 
Ride my bike more. 
Take more photographs. 
Be able employ somebody to help me. 
Keep building the business!
Be less stressed, see my old friends more and not have to cancel at the last minute due to work stuff. 

Happy New Year Everyone