Tuesday, 2 September 2008

The only problem with having a shop full of beautiful things???... not keeping everthing!

Its a major problem, being surrounded by all these beautiful objects in the shop all day...
sometimes the temptation just gets all to much!

Every now and again it happens, I just have to bring something home with me,
and this time it was a gorgeous french inspired mirror.

I had the perfect spot for it, with a beautiful duck egg blue
Laura Ashley wallpaper back drop
and a pretty original
Victorian fireplace below I knew it would look just perfect.

I hope you'll agree that it looks pretty good,
I do have another one the same for sale in the shop,
and at a mere £75 I think its quite a good buy!...
How could you resist!!!xxx

P.S Soz for disappearing for so long again, I have had a hard time over the last few weeks and have been supporting a friend through a really difficult time, it is to personal to be posting about it on line,
I hope you'll all understand.
I'm hoping I really am back for good now! I Hope you have all been well, I have missed you all!!!x


Shabby-Roses-Cottage said...

Dear Jennifer,
It's so nice you are back here in blogland. I'm sooo sorry that your last weeks was hard...I hope all will be better now. So I wish you all the best and send you many lovely greetings from germany,Patricia
P.S. Your mirrow is really gorgeous!

K said...

Great to see you are back! Missing you already! xxx

Redwoodhouse said...

Hi just found your blog and shop, it looks fantastic we will try to call in on our way to the Scilly Isles at he beginning of October.

tracy lacy said...

The mirror really is beautiful. Its the first time ive come across your blog but really enjoyed reading it. I too enjoy looking on ebay for bargains and 'special' items. Your shop is also lovely and it's what my future aim is. Any tips you have on opening a similar venture would be welcomed. Tracy x

annie's abode said...

so sorry to hear you have had a hard time but it is nice to have you back.

the mirror is lovely

Isobel said...

I don't blame you. The mirror frame is amazing!
I think I would feel the same way if I had a shop as pretty as yours. :)
Welcome back!

Pipany said...

Hello Jennifer. Sorry you have had such a hard time but good to see you back again x

OhSoVintage said...

Nice to see you back, Jennifer. Love the mirror, also the printing block letters. I have started collecting several of my initial.

Lavender hearts said...

Hi Jen,

Glad to have you back. The mirror looks gorgeous! What room is that?

Sian x

Vintage Amethyst said...

Ooohhh purty. I know what you mean about keeping things though!
Sorry to hear about the last few weeks, sending hugs & love
Alison x

Valentine Hearts said...

Love the mirror!! Hope you are ok and that your friend has got through her troubles. Nice to see you around again xx

Donna said...

Good to see you back Jennifer. Love the mirror. Hope things are better for your friend now. I'm sure your friendship has helped enormously.

nel said...

It's lovely to see you back and there's no need to explain...

I love the mirror, it looks lovely where you have hung it too. By the way, I have that clock too :)

Summer by the sea said...

Nice to see you back Jenny - look forward to reading more - Natalie x
P.S - I own a curtain shop and its pretty hard to resist the temptation to bring home lots of new cushions, or keep changing my curtains every few weeks!

pink-petal-designs said...

Hi Jen,
Great to have you back! Lovley mirror, you home is sooo nice!
Sarah x

Lori said...

Looks so soft and beautiful! And yes I miss you when you don't post!! But we all understand! Lori

Emma Herian said...

Good to see you back - friendships are very important and I am sure your kindness has been a great help.

If I owned a
shop I would have no shop after a week! Too many carrots!
Take care

Forever Vintage said...

Hi Jennifer, wish I lived closer to you so I could visit your shop. It looks beautiful.

Merry said...

I think you made a good decision. The mirror looks like it was MADE to go there!

the homely year said...

Glad you're back and sorry you've been going through a hard time.
The mirror looks lovely over your fireplace.
Margaret and Noreen

sue15cat said...

Absolutely love your shop and your blog.

Sue xx

Susan said...

My husband is a custom cabinetmaker so I can relate to not keeping the beautiful things...I think he has made 2 things in 10 years that I wouldn't want to keep. And those are very modern, contemporary design...I find one of them in particular just plain ugly...but the designer/homeowner adores it...and that is what is important. I wish I could have figured out a way to keep the wine cellar...but since we only have a crawlspace......

Michelle said...

Hi Jennifer,

I absolutely love your blog and I love that mirror as well! Thanks so much for making it so pretty to look at everyday!


Ute said...

Hi Jennifer, very nice blog. I´m writing from Germany and I have also a small shop, where I sell home decoration. I know the problem: being surrounded with those beautiful things & to be strong enough not to take them all to your home. Your shop looks very beautiful, nice colours und fantastic design. Good luck, will visit you again, Ute

Martina said...

Dear Jennifer,

your blog is so pretty! All your decorations are so beautifull. I love them!

Have a great time...


Becky said...

I never knew you were missing because I just found you and I love what I found. I owned a shop too and alot of things came home.
So I am always glad to hear that I wasn't the only shopkeep with that problem.
Where is your shop located?

Abbondanza said...

I recently discovered your blog and I love it! Love the blue colour on the wall by the way.

alittlebitvintage said...

Hi Jennie
Great to meet you at the 'Flea' today'... what a great display you had.. could'nt resist the little stools, I have an unhealthy obsession for stools I'm affraid.
Your shop looks like a treasure trove too, I know what you mean about taking things home with you as I had shops up until about 6 years ago & they were very similar to your shop in Minehead. Gave it up to concentrate on other things though but I do miss the window dressing.
Bue for now Frances