Taking The Good With The Bad

Well it’s been a while since my last post here we had a lot going on we’ve been busy which is great, people are beginning to find us here at the Shabby Shik Emporium and are surprised when they do.
It’s so lovely to hear their compliments and they all say the same thing “You just don’t find to many places like this anymore, it’s great” So at least I feel like we made the right decision I know it will take time and I’m trying my best to do what I can to help it along.

Our furniture is loved and moving, our Patchwork and Handmade Bears seem to get legs and roll out of there own accord in the nicest possible way of course our ceramics and glass which I suppose was a little slower then our other pieces is now to heading out the door without a backward glance.
We have now also added Vintage Clothing to see how that goes it’s slow for now so I’m not to sure just yet as it’s early days we have also added Indian Katha’s to the mix and so far so good.

I’d love to do more local craft work if I could it’s just finding the space really. I seen some local Patchwork Quilting work by my good friend here Cathy and oh my god talk about Devine I asked her why she doesn’t sell them and she told me honestly it wouldn’t pay her and I can understand where she is coming from some people just don’t get it.
To some I sell secondhand furniture, bears and bags and old books. And I just don’t get that they can’t see that the Georgian elbow chair they are sitting in is over a hundred and fifty years old and has been seat in my generations, has a history beyond anything we can imagine and has been lovely preserved so it can last another hundred years or more. It’s the same with books some of our Children’s books are over a hundred years old, one lady recently said ‘you can buy a new one in a shop for less than that !’ This was an 1934 copy of Winnie the Pooh it’s second edition in perfect condition πŸ™‚ at the point I give up, it can be so frustrating and I just want to close the door and head back to bed and say sod it. But I realise to it can be so rewarding there are horses for courses and we just have to take the good with the not so good on the journey then I just settle down and get stuck in again.

There is nothing more satisfying then finding a piece in need of TLC that needs to be taking back to the beauty it once was to get the juices flowing in the brain. Maybe at some stage when I find the right project we’ll do a step by step for you here on Jennies World. We also plan to do a Video piece on Shabby Shik Emporium in the next few weeks so you can put a face to our little store and stock.

Ok so I’m going to leave you with some pic’s of some of the stock you haven’t seen before hopefully πŸ™‚ !!! And I promise not to leave it so long next time. πŸ™‚