Monday, 23 August 2010

Regatta Week

Hello readers! The end of August is nearing us, which means the countdown to Autumn!
Summer is closing and although we didnt have QUITE the bbq summer we are so often promised, we did have a few good spells of sunshine, and regatta week was one of them!

To fit in with the bustling activity, we designed a regatta themed window to attract passers-by. With our varied collection of bunting and boat paintings, our sailing decorations were put on fine display!
Regatta Week Window
Nautical Memorabilia

Nautical Fabrics
Sailing Decorations

Shells and Ornaments
(perfect for your bathroom!)

Mersea is always busy at this time of year, tourists coming to sample the tastes of our famous mersea oysters, natives enjoying a last of the summer "cup of tea" in the cafe, children crabbing on the pier, collecting seashells and of course the dabchicks and their annual week of sailing.... An interesting medley of people gathered as usual, and we were lucky to have some very quirky customers in the shop too! One lady commented on our vintage clothing selection, saying that she always believed that if you bought second hand clothing, you would become the person who originally owned it! 

A curious analogy... although i would prefer to think that its the wearer who carries the clothes, rather than the clothes wearing the owner!

Still, that hasnt put off heather, our resident clothing specialist displaying her lovely vintage and second hand dresses... Come into the shop and have a look through the collection, especially before the summer stock goes! We offer a buy and sell service, so if you have any good condition clothes that you would like us to sell on for you, then please contact us at the shop.

Hope you all enjoy the last few weeks of Summer!
To see in the approaching fall, we will also be open on monday mornings
(but only until November)

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Five Parishes Show

So we were lucky enough to have a dry weather day for the annual 5-Parishes country fair!! 
Marking its 78th year, it was held in the Fingringhoe Ranges (by kind permission of the Commander Defence Training Estate East)

Attractions included:
  • 5-parishes-icons
  • The Sealed Knot
  • Ipswich Youth Steel Band
  • Birds of Prey
  • Suffolk Kites
  • Colchester Model Flying Club
  • Tendring Dog Agility Display Team
  • Annie’s Fantasies
  • Suffolk Punches
  • Carriage Display
  • Vintage Tractors
  • Horse Show
  • Exemption Dog Show
  • Licensed Bar
  • Lazer Shooting
  • Horticultural Marquee (Entries on Saturday, 31stJuly)
  • Food Stalls
  • Kiddi Bikes
  • Mega Slide
  • Over 60 Stalls and Side Shows

As always, there was a massive turnout and amongst the medley of stalls, was ours!

Antique Daybed & Fabrics

Mixed Buttons

Nautical Decorations & Fabrics

Lynn & Su "on the stall"

Buttons & Ribbons
Our Stall....

...and some of our goodies!

We had a fun day and it was lovely to see so many people there, thank you for stopping by our stall and we hope to see you in the shop again soon!

Monday, 2 August 2010

27/07/10 Window: Summer Garden

To tie in with the lovely weather, we have created our very own "Summer Garden" using bespoke vintage fabrics, collectables and garden furnishings, all currently available in the shop...

Happy Summer Everyone!