my Mum and Dad's garden is a joy this summer, dripping in roses, a real treat to see,and Billy Button Nose is digging the sunshine too!But changing the subject, I have some great news to tell you....
Hen's Teeth now has a little shop, yes, a real shop. You may remember that I have talked many times about zanilady French Antiques Emporium in Ludlow, Shropshire. Well, Sue (owner) has now closed Zani and has opened a new premises, right in the heart of historic Ludlow, called The Wear-House. I am very lucky to be part of this wonderful new venture set in a Georgian Town House. The actual building was built in 1760 and has three storeys. A courtyard garden to die for, filled with vintage gardenalia, a 50's inspired coffee room (can't wait to show you that) and from the top floor, views over roof tops, chimneys to the Shropshire hills. There are three rooms on each level, each being occupied by various, wonderful artisans, antique dealers, jewellers, vintage clothing....oh the list goes on.
This is the room that I occupy, sharing with the lovely Thursa, who specialises in white painted furniture. Along with lampshades and screens, reworked in French linen.
The room itself not very inspiring to begin with, but it does have two large sash windows and a view over into the market square.
Well, with an awful lot of hard work and very little time...The Wear-House opened this Friday, Sue is in the middle.
and here is Hen's Teeth and Thursa's room...
I will be selling my French linens and textiles, alongside my handmade pieces, so excited. I am also thrilled to say that I will be stocking some of jackie's jewel like brooches and michele's sublime greetings card.
These photos above were hastily taken just before the opening and I have done quite alot of tweeking to the contents since .... I can't wait to get back there and take lots of photos of all the exquisite rooms and their contents to show you.
Yesterday I went to Ludlow again to be at the Wear-House and attend the LOVE event....pretty tricky being in two places at one time! LOVE was a truly fabulous event, with so many dealers selling desirable pieces of all things textile, accessories, haberdashery etc. etc. I am feeling truly overwhelmed today! Not helped by the copious amount of red wine I managed to consume at our friend's 40th Birthday party last night...oh my head this morning (Wonderful evening Em, thank you) :-)
Well, Sue's vision has come to fruition now and it is truly stunning.
Don't forget friends that the vintageandhandmade textile fair will take place this coming Saturday, it's going to be a good one!
Well that's me for now.... Thanks so much for stopping by. x