Thursday, 29 January 2015

Welcome to our shop!

On the 17th November 2015, we collected the keys to our new shop.

It filled us with excitement and at times a sudden thought of 'God!  What have we done!'  
We decided the best way to make sure we got everything done on time was to announce the open day there and then.....Thursday 27th November 2014 would be our drinks and nibbles party to celebrate.  Word was out there, leaflets printed and invites out - there was no turning back, the shop had to be ready on time.

In the days leading up to the opening we took a trip to London, a journey to Ikea and a mission to Margate to raid the lovely RG Scott Furniture Mart Margate.  If you've never been - you must go.  We managed to get all of our tables and our cash desk for under £400 in total, along with some skulls, mirror, old metal buckets and a tea trolley!

We cleaned, we scrubbed, we sanded, we painted, we paid men to paint, we paid men to lay new flooring, we paid more men to fit a sink and another lovely electrician to put in new lighting.  We had delivery of stock from Belgium and Denmark which we excitedly opened like it was Christmas morning.  The whole process really was like DIY SOS - we still had the ceiling upstairs being painted  the morning of the open day!

So our lovely readers with a lot of help from a lot of people we transferred the shop from this....

To this....

Now a look inside.....

Our pottery and glassware are imported from Belgium and Denmark and complement our style perfectly.  They are also very reasonable in price - even if we do say so ourselves!

We have a comfy area upstairs, which is ideal for us to meet our brides and grooms to be.  We also find that for some clients that need to order funeral flowers they prefer a quieter area to discuss their requirements away from the other customers.

So if you haven't been in already, please pop in and see us: 5 The Fairings, Tenterden, TN30 6QX.  You may see Frida, Sophia or both and if you're really lucky you'll get to meet Kipper too.