My love of Markets, Garage Sales and Op shops is a recent thing. It has always been there, just didn’t want to recognise it til now. My Mum would drag us along to all sorts of moth ball smelling places, where we would think “this is all crap Mum, why are we here”?….
but, Mum would always come away with some piece of furniture, fabric, vase etc, and turn it into a gem something we would all fight over now as homeowners ourselves. So now we all have this zany gene from Mum to ‘sniff a bargain’ from a mile away. I am working on some now as you know. My $5.00 sideboard is turning out really well and I will show you photos very soon, then there is the two old suitcases I picked up for $3.00 (I haven’t done anything to them yet). So I wanted to show you what you can find if you look. Hence the photo above.
This is a market (I think) in Norway or somewhere you could imagine a beauty like this to be found. I haven’t posted these two images for the market, but for myself as a reminder that this is what I would like my Shop to look like…whenever that may be. Lots of tables, heights and treasures to make your eyes dart about…to draw you in so you will find a little gem you just have to have.
This is the epitome of what I would like my Shop to be styled like. The whole setting, colours, smells (I bet) and items is just what I have envisioned for ages…I nearly died when i seen these photos – someone had been in my head!!…
image – 4&5 Ness Lockyer …back to reality. This is what my Shop looks like at the moment!!! This is the back wall, and right over the back of the photo is the storeroom door.
This is the front window of the Shop and the door which is yet to be replaced. It is the dumping ground for the adjoining Cafe which is being built (which my Sister may takeover). The Shop has looked like this for a year….when will I ever get it?? Cry with me people. Just keep the top images in mind! Ness xx