Tuesday, August 17, 2010

we're moving inside!

ok my little band of merry followers, that is assuming i have followers and that you are merry...renata clarke designs and itty bitty and pretty are moving in with... LILLY COTTAGE!! the lovely linda of lilly cottage has been in the business for many years but more importantly had a shop front with laura for 4 years until the stress of MS got too much and the doors had to close. so it is with much excitment and perhaps a little less stress that we team up to share the load and open 'LILLY COTTAGE and FRIENDS' situated in Couts Cottage in Old Petrie Town.
we have decided to open the doors for the first time on the 29th of August. that means from now until then we will be setting the shop up with shelving and cupboards and loading all of our pretties in to make our shop perfect. this shelf has had a transformation today...
tools and paint ready
i had a fight with the paint can...
and it won :(
undercoat
end product, it is hard to tell but it is cottage green on the inside and cream on the outside.
just wating for the paint to dry to that i can scruff it up all over >_<. i have an old cot that i will convert into a day bed which will become a display of some sort. i will have to post pictures of that too.
once we are in i guess we just pray that our pretties get new homes. it will be lovely not having to worry about the weather and packing and unpacking and perhaps working every 3rd Sunday rather than every 2nd Sunday...although like Linda i am sure i will want to visit even on my 'off' days. i also hope that 'market politics' don't get to me..there are always other people just waiting to rain on your parade, i need tougher skin and now that i am nearing the big 40 i need to stand up to bullies.
ok enough from me, would love to meet some local bloggers. pop in to Couts Cottage every Sunday 8-2pm and visit Lilly Cottage and Friends.
xxxrosey

11 comments:

  1. That's wonderful news Rosey, Linda told me last week. Saves all that effort setting up and packing it all back up again. I think I may have a shop too. Nothing's final yet, but I'll be around the corner from you.

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  2. I'm buzzing with excitement for you, you must be jumping up and down.
    Now, make sure you put lots of piccies on because unless I have a lottery win that's the only way I'll get to see!

    ((hugs)) to you and yours

    B xxx

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  3. Eek ahh so exciting but boy have we got some work to do! This is exciting work though...happy we have our little band of friends to be playing with...yahoo see you soon, off to sew some stuff...if I can contain my excitement long enough to sit still that is. Thank you for saying such nice things about moi!
    Kiss Noises Linda

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  4. Exciting news!! Congratulations, girls!

    xoxo

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  5. Hey Rosey,
    That shelving looks fantasic in those colours!
    Wishing you gals the best of luck!
    Happy prepping!
    Hugs,
    Anna

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  6. Oh, that's great news. Good luck to both of you.

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  7. Oh... look at your hands :-(
    WEAR GLOVES, WEAR GLOVES !
    Very, very good luck.
    Wish you every good fortune.... BUT I REALLY WANT TO BE ABLE TO WALK INSIDE WHEN YOU'VE FINISHED. :-) PICS AND PICS AND PICS....
    lots of love x x x

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  8. what wonderful news I will have to pop out and visit what time do you open the doors on the 29th, I so wish I could reopen my shop! i think you are going to have lots of fun with it. Have a beautiful evening Lisa

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