Things have to move on and I need to be back at the shop as normal tomorrow...
But before I talk about that, I thought I'd just mention a piece of good news that happened last week, which certainly helped to lift our spirits whilst my Nan was so ill in hospital...
My middle daughter's boyfriend asked her to marry her...
The wedding will be quite some time in the future, but its good to see them happy.
We took them both out for a meal to celebrate on Saturday evening. It certainly has been a roller-coaster ride for our emotions recently...but that's how things are sometimes, isn't it?...
Also last week I met a lovely Blogger/vintage lover called Sue. She and her husband travelled all the way from Warwickshire to deliver a large quantity of vintage clothes to my shop for me to buy.
Sue also came laden with this glorious bouquet of flowers for me...
I've been sorting through all of the clothes, washing and ironing them, and adding them to the shop's rail...Actually, there are too many for me to have in the shop in one go, so at least I have lots of back-up stock...
What is great about these, is that they are of good wearable sizes, from UK size 14 to 18 - Very often I find vintage dresses are too small for the modern woman. Many of these could also be altered easily to fit the more petite frame too!
There's some fun funky styles, which remind me greatly of my childhood, when polyester was big news and colours were wild and wacky!
The following three photos were taken by Sue, who painstakingly took photos of all of the outfits for me to see, before coming down to Shepton to deliver them...
This blue dress with velvet collar is lovely.
And this one would be perfect for a romantic Valentine's dinner!
Also last week, I bought lots of vintage head scarves. My mannequin is now sporting a very full and floaty skirt, which is how I like to display the scarves for easy selection.
I added this red and black one to this month's Valentine display on the pin board.
Then there's the mention I've had in BBC's Homes and Antiques Magazine - March issue.
There's a lovely article inside all about antique sewing equipment. I rarely find myself buying magazines these days, but I do think this publication represents value for money, as I usually come away having learnt something new from it.
They chose a Cartier-Bresson box, which was from my own collection. I've had several enquiries about the boxes since the article was published, but unfortunately I have sold out of the ones I had for sale in my shop.
I do have a few which I use for display in the shop, such as this one full of antique mother-of-pearl buttons.
You may remember the fun time I shared with Sue, when we discovered this huge array of French buttons! Yes, there is still some of these beauties left in the shop...and I've added more since then.
And I've thrown myself into my handmaking recently...and have made several new pieces, which can be seen on my other blog.
Thank you for stopping-by.
"When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure".