The Washerwoman

The Washerwoman

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Nostalgia at number 1 opens for business!








Today I made a special journey....


I drove to Shepton Mallet in Somerset to wish Niki all the luck in the world in her new venture.......




Here are some of the delights that awaited me in the shop.


Each surface and shelf was brimming with vintage treasures...
From pretty china to sumptuous eiderdowns....


Pictures, mirrors, frames, vintage dresses, shoes, shoe stretchers, baskets, padded coathangers.. and so much more. Niki and Dave have obviously worked extremely hard, and it really does show. It has all come together beautifully. Jolly 30's music added to the atmosphere, and meeting a fellow blogger, Isabelle was an added bonus on a misty Thursday morning in Somerset!

If you are in the area do make a visit, and if you are not in the area, it is worth a journey!



11 comments:

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hi Lizzie

It was lovely seeing you today! The shop is everything that I expected from Niki. Really high standar and so beautifuuly arrange. My dream shop basically!

Look forward to seeing you again at one of the forthcoming events.

Take care
Warm wishes
Isabelle x
P.S: I did spot your husband in the mirror after I posted it!

Vintage Laura xx said...

Wow, looks incredible! I'm on the next train to Somerset ;-) hehe!
Laura x

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

So you've answered the question in my email!! I'm going tomorrow morning. Can't wait - especially now I've seen your photos.

Sue xx

MelMel said...

oooohhh its so beautiful!
Good luck to Niki..xxx

Floss said...

Well, I'm in France, but with relatives in Somerset, I have every intention...

Thanks for the tour!

lou said...

I would have been in heaven!!! I think I might have to save some of my pennies and make a visit to the shop.

Love Lou xxx

PS. Thank you for sharing!

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Dear Liz, thank you!
Not only for such a generous blog post, but also for putting my opening day nerves to rest within a few minutes of me opening my doors! It was lovely to see you and Jack today! Thank you also for the beautiful bouquet hyacinths, which are now displayed in a pressed glass vase on the dresser of the shop!

I had to giggle at your comment on Isabelle's blog - that you'd spotted Jack reflected in one of the mirrors in her photos! Bless him, surrounded by so many women as well! ;-))

Hope that the rest of your day was a success and all the best for a busy weekend...at Shepton again!
;-)) You'll know that route well then?!!

Lots of love,
Niki xx

Clare said...

Hoping to pop in on Saturday..its looking really tempting just from the pics!

Midsummer Stitches said...

That shop looks lovely, I wish I lived closer :-( Im going to have a look at her blog.I love the chair so pretty.

Lalabibaby said...

Just the sort of shop I can't resist .... just as well you are miles away :-) Good luck x

Donna said...

How lovely, I can't wait to visit. Did you buy anything nice?