Sunday, 6 July 2008

Has it really been that long????!...

Hello All!
I cant belive how long its been since I last did a post! Thankyou to all who have sent emails regarding my whereabouts (its very nice to know I have been missed!!)

Well, all I can say is that the last couple of months have been a little busy to say the least, I wont go into detail but lots of things have happened, some good, some bad, but hopefully all is back to somekind of normality now so I should be back on form and begin to blog more frequently.
.......I thought, seems as its been so long you might like to see some recent pics of the shop,
I had been thinking for a while that I ought to spend some time (and money) on the look of the shop, there were several things I had meant to do when I first took the shop on, but I was so desperate to open that I put certain things on hold.
I decided that the time had come to do these things, so we closed the shop for a week so Clive and I could work like crazy to get things done and have it re-opened a week later.
We had the floor sanded so the whole place seems brighter and lighter, we have painted all the walls in a gorgeous Laura Ashley chalk pink which beautifully compliments the new ranges of french inspired furniture that Im now selling, and Clive built me a fabulous new counter which he covered in a beautiful wallpaper...Anyway, enough talking about it here are the pics so you can see for yourself!





I hope you all like it, its been hard work but Im sure it was worth it.
The next job is to re-decorate what was the store room out the back of the shop, its a tiny space but Im hoping to use it as a (small) studio for my interior design. We've just had the floor redone, its been re-plastered and we have had some beautiful french doors put on which allows the light to pour in. Im itching to get out there and give it a transformation from dingy (and a little damp) storage space to a bright, airey and inspirational work space.

.........Jennifer xxx

64 comments:

mollycupcakes said...

OMG Jen,
The shop looks amazing, so bright and beautiful. Well done to you both. All your hard work it pay off for sure.
Good to have you back sweetie, I've missed you and your fab little shop.
Look forwrd to seeing more of you now you're back in blogging mode.
Many hugs.
Catherine x
Ps maybe I could send you a trade price for some little bits and bobs, pegs and hearts etc.. ? cheeky I know.
Drop me an email honey.

MarmaladeRose said...

Hello Jennifer, so glad you're back with us, I missed you! The shop looks lovely, when can I move in?
I look forward to more posts!
Fi x

Lavender hearts said...

Hi Jen, I'm gald you're back in blog land. The shop looks great - look as if you've moved away from CK polka dot, country cottage chic to more oppulent French inspired pieces.

Marianne said...

Hi Jennifer. I found your blog some time ago and subcribed to the RSS feed. I liked to old photo's of your shop, now it looks even better. Good luck with redecorating the storage/studio.
Take care,Marianne.

serendipitylovesnewyork said...

Yeah, your back. I came a week to early when I visted Watchet as it must of been Clive sanding away in the shop. Oh my goodness it is soooo beautiful, you must be so proud of yourself to own such a gorgeous shop.
So glad you are back, I always check to see it you have left a new post and just did a yipeee when I ksut checked your blog.......Claire xx

Clover Yard said...

Lovely to hear from you again. Your shop is truly beautiful, wish I was nearer to come and visit. Look forward to seeing your studio pics.
Carolx

Cathy said...

I wish I lived closer so I could come and visit. Your shop looks amazing - well done.

vivi said...

hi jennifer, i'm vivi from argentina:)
i found your blog today, i think it's just amazing! all the things you choose to show, and the way you arrange them...it's just pretty
i wish i could visit your shop one day, in the meantime, i will keep coming to your blog, and enjoy
kisses

Leisa said...

Hi Jennifer - So glad you are back!! I have checked often and been hoping all is OK in your part of the world!!! The shop looks absolutely beautiful - so wish I could just pop over for a look - shame about the 24 hours on a plane between here and there!!!!! I've just put you into my 'feeds'. Looking forward to your next post.

Mary said...

Nice to see you back! The shop looks fantastic good luck with it all

Cathy said...

WOW! It was certainly worth all the hard work - it looks amazing! I'd love to come and browse for a few hours!
Cathy XX

Jane said...

So glad you are back. Your shop looks lovely. I wish we still had our holiday caravan at Blue Anchor so I could come and see your shop "in the flesh!" Jane

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

goodness.. your shop looks so beautiful now.. I love the way it looks. btw I am glad to see you back in here again.. hope to see more of you in here.. with more pictures of course!

Lori said...

Jennifer,
Beautiful job! Wonderful shop! Did miss you. Lori

Pipany said...

Hurray - you're back! The shop looks amazing Jennifer - well done on all your hard work and great to have you blogging again xx

Vintage Amethyst said...

Yay, you are back! Hurray! I've missed you.
Fab to see you again sweetie pie, ooohhhh and your shop looks absolutely amazing, well done on all the hard work.
Love
Alison
x

Emma Herian said...

Welcome back Jen, so glad to see you and the amazing new look shop. It all works well, colour scheme and stock. Wish you were nearer, but there again its a good job you are not as I would be penny less!
Hope things are good with you, can't wait to read more.
Take care
Emx

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Every single thing looks so dreamy!


M ^..^

Summer by the sea said...

You should be very proud of your shop - it looks beautiful, I only wish I was nearer so I could visit! - Natalie x

carolyn said...

How lovely to see you posting again, your shop is looking devine.

MaryPoppins said...

I have come to a beautiful place I have an Oscar in my family too, could be be as cheeky as your Oscar X

Country Cottage Chic said...

It looks absolutely wonderful! Can I live there????

JuicyFig said...

At last!
been keeping an eye out for you, hoping the shop was doing well for you - it looks fabulous! well done you, and I wish you every success!

Kath
x

NeedfulFriends&Koboldkinder said...

jen, your shop is indeed so adorable. it was of course worth the time you spent to get it done...

the colours are amazing and all the small details are made with so much love...

it is a shame I am so far away...would love to see the shop and you in person.

luv anja

the homely year said...

Hi Jennifer, so glad you're back. The shop looks really fabulous...how hard you must have worked on it...great result!
Margaret and Noreen

Cathy said...

It's about time I stopped lurking and said hello and how pleased I am to see a new post from you! Yay!

Your shop is stunning, it's bright and full of interest without being cluttered. I could spend a lot of money in there!

Kimberley said...

Oh, my goodness! It's probably just as well I'm across the pond 'cause your shop is EXACTLY the sort of place I tend to go crazy and spend lots of money!

Absolutely gorgeous. It must be such a pleasure to spend your days in such a beautiful environment. I'm happy for you.

The Urban Chic said...

Jennifer, I just found your blog and I am so green with envy. Your shop is gorgeous--can I move in. I could spend hours there and not see everything. Will be back to visit for inspiration on my future shabby chic room. Pat

Valentine Hearts said...

Hi Jennifer,

The shop looks beautiful, as usual!! I'm hoping I may try and make the journey in my three weeks off over summer. The only problem is that I know I'd want to buy everything!! Nice to see you blogging again.

Jackie x

OhSoVintage said...

Well, you've certainly been missed! Like a lot of other bloggers I have kept returning only to be disappointed to find no new posts but now we know you've been busy and your shop looks gorgeous as always. Hope you are doing a roaring trade. Looking forward to lots more posts!!

Donna said...

Lovely to see you back Jennifer. I was lucky enough to visit your lovely shop. Hopefully next time it will be without small, bored people!

Cowboys & Custard said...

Hi Jen
SUCH a pretty shop.. you have worked so hard.
These photos have made me more determined than ever to get over and visit one day..
Hopefully now the school hols are coming up I will have more time..
More time... ? ... that would be nice!

Michelex

Vintage Amethyst said...

Just me again, I just wanted to let you know that I have passed on a little blog award to you as you are one of my fav blogs.
Love Alison x

nel said...

It's lovely to see you back blogging again and your shop looks absolutely gorgeous. Well done on all your hard work.

. said...

Your shop is very nice. I wish I could visit.

Carol Rose said...

Jennifer....this is just beautiful! I really enjoy your blog!!

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Judi said...

I wish I was closer and could stop by and take a look. You've made it SO pretty and inviting.

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buttercup & roses said...

It would be quite nice if 'GLADRAGS' would be so kind as to tell me who you are...as you seem to know a lot about me! Jen

pink-petal-designs said...

Hi Jen, lovely to have you back blogging!! Loving the shop even more now, it looks amazing!!
Sarah x

Unik Kollektion said...

Jippie how fun to see!! Congratulations to your new divine shop!! Its looks amazing!! =) Really beautyful....All luck in future...hugs Malin xxx

Musentöchter said...

Dear Jennifer,

my english is not good, but I want to say: you are a lovely young lady! I am very impressed by your shop and your pictures! Really wonderful. Sometimes, In the internet I was looking for somerset and I am shure this country will inspirer you! Sometines I will visit your shop.

Good times for you!
Cornelia

Cornelia said...

Dear Jennifer,

my english is not good, but I want to say: you are a lovely young lady! I am very impressed by your shop and your pictures! Really wonderful. Sometimes, In the internet I was looking for somerset and I am shure this country will inspirer you! Sometines I will visit your shop.

Good times for you!
Cornelia

The Fairy Glade said...

Hi there, have missed your blog lots. I wish I lived nearby because I think I would regularly have my nose pressed up against your shop window! Dev X

Anonymous said...

Please can I come and live in your shop??! Absolutely stunning <3

Sarah S. said...

Your shop is lovely! I could brouse all day.

Lori said...

I can't tell you how often I've clicked on your link and been tempted to delete it as a fav because I thought it was sadly abandoned....I'm so glad you're back! I had only just found you in April and you are very much worth the wait! Lovely and lovlier--your shoppe is awesome. I'm Lori from Buffalo NY and wish I could teleport myself to your pretty digs. Welcome back and nice to meet you.

Livet i träsket said...

It looks really lovely, I'd love to shop there!! I'm glad that yoyu are back!

Lavender hearts said...

Hi Jen,

I've been looking at one of those CK radios for years too! At the moment I can think of a million other things more deserving of my money like kitchen floor, carpets, bathroom! :-(

Sian x

Mikey said...

welcome return to the land of blogging.

Your shop looks great, btw.

Nice name :P

Jessica Cait said...

Hello! I'm new to blogging and just came across your blog by chance, I love it and the shop, it's lovely.

I got a bit excited at the fact it's in Somerset where I'm off to on holiday in August, if it's near I'll have to drop in!
Jessica x

jenny holiday said...

Hi Jen!
My name is Jenny, and I am from the Jersey shore...outside of NYC. I just came across your super sweet blog/shop! Love it to bits!! Everything is so cozy and sweet! I look forward to visiting often!

Best Wishes!
xoxo Jenny

Suzie Sews said...

delightful...

Carolyn said...

wow Jennifer what a lovely shop you have :-)
I love all the things you have there. I've add you to my blog if it's alright with you :-)

Petticoat Lane said...

I love reading your blog, it's always full of lovely pictures full of beautiful things.
Your shop looks beautiful. Thank heavens I don't live closer, I'd be totally broke!!

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Marion said...

Hello,

My name is Marion Bishop and I'm the webmaster of www.pinhole-glasses-direct.com

Would you be interested in writing an unbiased review of our product?

If you are, we can send you a free sample of the product which we would like you to review, and it is free of any shipping charges.

Feel free to contact me at pohsibnioram@gmail.com

Best regards,

Marion Bishop

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Your store is GORGEOUS!!! Wish I lived close so I could visit!!
Michelle

Cavania said...

Just stumbled upon your blog and your shop is gorgeous. Well done and you have a great eye for a vintage buy. It's great when you can work in an industry you love, I too adore this world and spend all my time lost working in it.

wortedeslichts said...

Hello Jennifer, that's amazing! Wonderful, warm and bright!
Love regards, Anke

cottage remnant said...

Can I live there????? Please!!!!
Everything looks so "yummy".

Harvey's Dream Home said...

Love the shop and your home looks amazing!