Sunday, 27 June 2010

I work all night, I work all day, to pay the bills I have to pay, ain't it sad

Hello,
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

46 comments:

Laura Cameron said...

Fabulous! All the best for your new venture!

The Little Vintage Company said...

How exciting for you! It's the ultimate dream, selling your work to people who will love it! And in a beautiful setting!! Looking forward to the Vintage & Handmade textile fair! Tamzin X

Heloise said...

Wishing you every success with this new venture.

lilylovekin said...

Best of luck with your new venture.

Country Cottage Chic said...

Congratulations Viv - very exciting new venture!
Looking forward to seeing you next week.

Jayne

Autumn Mist said...

That's fantastic news, I'm thrilled for you. Keep us posted. Oh, and the Boy is looking as gorgeous as ever...

karen said...

best of luck with the shop Viv, I am rooting for you all the way!

Mrs Yappy Dog said...

How exciting, wishing you blessings with your new venture, your partner's wares will be a perfect backdrop for your own! and you will compliment each other, a really unusual combination of talents..

Becca said...

Oh what fun, wish I could be there in person to see! Congratulations, your shop looks fabulous!

Shabby Chick said...

Good luck, I'm sure it will be a great success! Your room looks lovely, I want that fan quilt!!!

Mel xxx

sylviesgarden said...

I only recently found your lovely blog and wanted to say hello and wish you the best of luck with your new venture.
You work is beautiful, I am sure that many people will appreciate it. The shop looks lovely.
x

Twiglet said...

Best of luck with the new venture - I will pop over and see it soon!!

A Blessed Life said...

Hi Viv, congratulaions I know you will do so well there. I will have to see if my friend can look your shop up when she is over in the UK soon,it is sad really she is not into our stuff lol doesn't know what she is missing !the shop looks devine can't wait to see more pics to drool over. Carole

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Congratulations! Well Done xxx
ps, can I pinch your dogs picture for my blog - it is so cute!

whitney-anne said...

oh well done - it will be a great success no doubt!

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Oh congratulations Viv. Hope it is a huge success for you! Wishing you loads of fun

Have a lovely week
xoxo

Mrs Moen said...

Congratulations; how exciting!

Kayla coo said...

Hi Viv,
How exciting!
The shop looks beautiful.
I will try and make a visit in the holidays.
Good luck.x

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

Good luck with your new venture your part of the shop looks to die for with all your lovely linens and clothing.
Debbie

Annie said...

Al the best in your new venture, the shop looks wonderful, I am sure your beautiful pieces will sell really well.
Ann x

Jackie said...

Congratulations Viv I'm sure it will be stunning and successful. I feel so privileged to be a teeny part of it. Thank you.

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

Hi Viv

It looks fabulous. Please give Sue my best wishes and congrats on the opening and tell her I definitely intend getting there later this year!!

Your room looks so inviting. So thrilled for you!

Sue xx

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Viv its a dream, really it is.
SO happy for you.
xx
julie

kirsty said...

How exciting - best of luck with it - looks fab!

Juultje said...

Congrats!!! A new challenge, a new adventure!. Enjoy and success

Gina said...

Good luck with your new venture. It looks fabulous... just wish I lived nearer!

Greedy Nan said...

Good luck with your shop. I hope that your blogging will still continue even though you'll be very busy with all the customers!

silverpebble said...

Many many congratulations with your exciting new venture Viv. Wow - a little shop - stocking Jackie's and Michele's work too! What could be better? All the best of luck with it x

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Oh how gorgeous, CONGRATULATIONS! your very own space in a shop, I am dreaming of this too!
One DAY MAYBE!!!!
Good luck at the fair I will be thinking of you and wishing I could come.
Billy button nose looks fabulous in those shades!!!

Love Sarah x

cardinal arts said...

what an amazing adventure!! wishing you much luck......
(I especially like the bottle of what looks like something delicious and fizzy in on of the photos! ;-)

the space looks lovely and the different people/artists looks like an very inspiring place to be
__a

grace said...

the place looks amazing! How exciting this must be for you. well done - and good luck! x

Sandie's Patch said...

How exciting for you, and Ludlow!
Good luck with your new venture!
I must say the room looks very enticing, such a great mix!
Good luck on Saturday too.

Best wishes,

Sandie xx
P.S pop over to enter my giveaway, marking my 200th blog posting.

Andi's English Attic said...

I'm so happy for you. Exciting times! xx

Tracy Lorna Nors said...

Fantastic Viv!
Goog luck with the new venture, the room looks so inviting and beautiful.
Love T xx

Tina Gilmore said...

Congratulations and well done Viv, will pop over soon and have a look, i'm so excited for you. xxx

PICCALILY & BLOSSOM said...

Wow good luck with your venture. Strange but I too went to a 40th Birthday party on Sat....for Emma.........don't think its the same one though!! Te he

Kitschen Pink said...

OH! this is very exciting! me want visit me want come shopping ! Oh so many lovely shops and me stuck way out east! t.x

Cowboys and Custard said...

The title of your post should be..'you've got me spinning around'.. there is so much to absorb from your enticing photos.. and you have made it look like a beautiful oasis of calm. I hope however it is as busy as a beehive and I wish you molto molto success dear Viv with your new and exciting venture.
Looking forward to paying a visit!!!!
Much love
Mx

Gorgeous Things said...

How brilliant! All the very best to you for your new venture. Having very recently started a vintage shop myself I can tell you that I am having a ball, so I hope you have as much fun as I am (sure you will). You will tell us all about how it goes, please?

A Time to Dance said...

I am so jealous you are living my dream , I would love a little shop...everything looks lovely Good for you sweetie...maybe oneday we can visit...

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Congratulations Viv,

I know it will be a well loved destination for many (including me). I can't wait 'til I can see it in person and rummage through all your treasures.

Good luck!

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Margaret said...

Congratulations Viv! I'm so pleased for you! Margaretx

Cathy said...

Oh how I wish I lived in the area and could visit that amazing place. Good luck with it all. Love that header.

Kitsch and Curious Elaine said...

Good luck with your lovely shop. It was great to see you on Saturday at the fair - you must be so busy!!
I've yet to find a place for my peacock!

Lisa Zinza said...

so exciting about your new shop... you have us on pins & needles waiting for your next post so we can hear more.... ~:o)

thevntagemagpie said...

Viv, this is so exciting.. I am sending you a big congratulatory hug!! I'm sure you will be a great success... and I am planning a visit to Ludlow!! xx