Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Shop, before its makeover

I have to be honest and say that I love this shop just as it is. While it is more like a hardware store in its utilitarian style, for serious craftpersons, it IS their hardware store. They don't want to be distracted by the siren call of some new activity, they just want the tool/product/whatsit that they want, end of.
Here are some photos:
 Looking from near the front to the back. Note the hardwood floors... *swoon*
 Looking from back to the front. Brick walls, more swooning.
Our classroom, currently a stockroom, which a friend described as having a New York Loft Vibe. Cor!!!
Like many shops, it is deep not wide, but with windows on several sides, the electric light is nicely supplemented by plenty of daylight. It's going to be fun!
Today MrC and I helped out with the massive job of stocktaking. At least two more days of counting - polystyrene eggs, brass tubes, hanks of embroidery cotton and tapestry wool, corks, beads (bags of, not individual!) and sooooo on. A great way to get to know the stock :) Which is thinning out nicely, I might add. More later!

12 comments:

  1. You must surely be seing the lumious green coming across the Ocean from AUS - that is just me - green with envy.

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    1. And here I was thinking it was Aurora Borealis! ;-)

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  2. I can't wait to come a see you Sunday! Good luck with all the preparation and opening.

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    1. I think I mis-typed the opening day of 10th April - doh!

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    2. Nikki you can come any day you like from 2 April, But we'll be in chaos that week. :) It's going to be fun!!

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  3. the floor is fab good luck with all the prep. counting and and more counting! xx

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    1. Ah yes, the glamorous side of retailing hehehe

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  4. Aww looks like a lovely shop, really wish I could come and have a peek but sadly living 5000 miles away prevents me! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. DOn't! This tie last year we were in Camden Markets ourselves, wondering just how many fob watches a greedy person can buy!

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  5. Dear Mrs. C.,

    Oh, it's the perfect size: just right to have lots of specialty items, but still the right size to feel at home instead of overwhelmed!

    Coolio!

    Natalie

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  6. Just how absolutely exciting this must be for you. That floor is amazing. I can imagine it would be more difficult planning your layout with a layout already in place but I have no doubt you will have been dreaming up the perfect one! :-)

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