Time For A Little Break

Well guys let’s see where we’re at oh yes, well things have been running along nicely at the cabinet or I should the Shabby Shik Emporium πŸ™‚
We’ve had some wonderful help and made some lovely new friends already. It’s amazing the people that have found us and come by to buy something or other that they saw online. πŸ™‚

One lady In particular has been wonderful support and reposts all our Facebook messages or sale items, it’s amazing it’s always people you don’t actually know at all that step up to the plate and are delighted for you. πŸ™‚

I always try to support others who’s pages are posted on Facebook maybe not all of them but I do as many as I come across. I believe we should support our own, when I went looking for items we were going to sell I approached all Irish company’s or self employed people for what I needed some pieces are impossible to get so we had to look further afield. And those I have imported from and the self employed have gone out of their way to make sure the items we bought were delivered on time as promised. πŸ™‚
Whereas several of the larger Irish company’s have been I’m sad to say nothing but down right rude and condescending. ;(
People want to know why Ireland is falling apart, well guys wake up and smell the coffee because if you keep up the way you are going that closed sign on your door is gonna be stuck like glue and it’s gonna stay that way for sometime to come.

There is a driver of a courier company that calls with our deliveries and I dread to see him coming I don’t know if the man has problems in his life or not but I wish whatever it is he just wouldn’t bring it to my door. ;(

Ok on a more positive note we were delighted to have received the opportunity to sell the most beautiful Vintage leather hand and luggage bags all hand made from Vintage buffalo leather in France and we are just one of two stores in Ireland selling their products and we are so excited about our first delivery of Paul Marius bags they really are beautiful. πŸ™‚

We had a wonderful week away in the Canary Islands I did absolutely nothing for the week I didn’t as much as put my head outside the door of the hotel just sat by the pool during the day and as soon as I had my bath it was bed for me. The girls came back in evening for a chat before hitting the bed themselves and that’s how the week went. The flight was long and the pain exhausting it can of took a little of the good out of the break but there wasn’t a whole lot we could do about that.
The next trip is first class or not at all that’s for sure. πŸ™‚

Ok it’s a short one this week folks do remember if you are in the North Kerry area do pop out and see us and say hello maybe have a cupa while you are here we’d love to see you… πŸ™‚

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The Wonders Of The Web

Well I think a lot of you know we also sell direct from our store page on Facebook. So that last week has been quite busy pricing every stock piece we have, before we leaving for holidays in Furteventura in the Canaries for a week. So I hope you won’t miss us to much. πŸ˜‰ but to be honest I’m so not looking forward to it.;(

For any of you wanting to call to the store you can do so, we are leaving our main man in charge and he’ll take care of the store. But any thing that goes through our Facebook page store I will be dealing with direct from my sun lounger I hope. I’ll still be taking care of the page and our products and relaying any deliveries to our man in charge. So no worries I just hope we have a store to come home too. πŸ™‚ but no really the man of the house has more then enough experience in retail to get by. πŸ™‚

No really I have to admit I am so not looking forward to this trip. Having to be hauled up the steps on a skinny Plint and hoisted into my seat is a nightmare and it’s at this point I just want to go home ;(

Anyway some of you may be unaware that we also sell some really cool handbags, we also have a fantastic selection of Paul Marius Vintage buffalo leather bags, idea for the new student the bags will fit everything from your laptop to your a4 folders. There bags are from a French designer and are excellent value. I have never seen such tailored pieces. Also It would be a really lovely gift for Father’s Day.
And the bigs sell from €89 + €14 postage and the messenger bags are €99.95 plus €14 postage or call in and buy from direct from our store.

Our customers have very kindly gotten behind us and have been encouraging us to cater for something for everyone and we are really hoping that we do.
But even new products have to have that vintage retro look and feel to it. πŸ™‚

We had a lot of small delivery’s this week, from our jewellery to our beautiful silk shawls, rag dolls, our beautiful oilcloth messenger bags and of course the beautiful Red Tote bag by London Access.
With post going out to Meath, Cork Dublin and Tipp, thank you all for your custom we really do appreciate it. πŸ™‚

We’d like to do something special for an official opening if anyone has any ideas we ‘d very much like to hear them. We had thought we’d have a tea by the sea party what do you think ?
I’ll Leave you to think on it and I will leave you with some pic’s of what’s to come. I just know you will love them all πŸ™‚

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Grand Opening On Hold But Not For Long !!!

Well folks I do what I usually do, kill myself pulling and dragging what I shouldn’t and then end up on the flat of my back which is exactly what happened on Friday after going at it like a mad woman all week. πŸ˜€ !!!

But still it turned out to be great weekend weather wise and and store wise even though apart from advertising on Facebook to say we were opening we didn’t do anymore then hang the beach toys outside the door. This was enough to have a few people wondering in good for us.

Of course we had painters in painting the outside of our property, which after 8 years standing naked to the world was not before time πŸ™‚ !!!
I would add a pic but I’d need to be on the other side of the road before I could do that. Sadly the painter needs to come back again because we ran out of paint for the top coat on the reveres and tops of the outside walls and when hubby went to woodies they were all out. So this now means another days work to finish it off.

My little fury friends our cats arrived down this weekend to and had a taste of freedom outside which was good for them. It’s not possible to let them out in Limerick as the road up there is crazy busy. And we have lost many of our little friends up there so it was purely out of safety we kept them inside. I am just hoping they won’t wonder to far off the beating track here. The road can also be busy but at least here they have over an acre to wonder around before the reach the road. I have to admit I was worried but in fairness they are taking it easy they are not wondering to far let’s hope it stays like that. πŸ™‚ !!!

Well the store came together it’s good the girls didn’t get here until Saturday but the man of the house did some Stirling work for which I am very grateful and Ness got stuck into it today with the pricing which can be very time consuming as everything and I mean everything had to be not just priced but coded and logged.

Our eldest daughter had her second exhibition this weekend and even though they weren’ to far away she opted to stay over there with the other exhibitors to lend her support. Which I think was very good of her.

So schools out for the summer well at least for the secondary schools. But exams start on Wednesday and to everyone one of you sitting these exams please try not to stress, do what you can yes, give it your best shot yes, as you finish each paper that’s it it’s done don’t look back that papers it’s over just head on to the next and apply the same principle here. I wish each and everyone of you the very best wish’s and I know a very smart young teacher who says, you’ll get whatever or wherever is meant to be for you and she is so right.
There is nothing to say you can’t try again it’s never the end of the road. And I know now from experience she is so right she so is, how she got so wise I don’t know but I do know the knowledge she imparts to her students will stand them the test of time and I love her for it.

Well guys my week as you have just read was very sedate in comparison to last week.
I’ll leave you with a few pic’s of the store which I had taken on Friday there have been a few changes already well you know yourself, you move the piece to fifty different other places before putting it back where you had it in the first place πŸ™‚

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