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™‚

Cheers folks we’ll catch up again next week.20140602-205501-75301091.jpg







Disappointments and Excitements :-)

So I decided to tackle the box’s of some of our beautiful Ceramic’s only to find that some were not in the condition we were lead to believe, it’s very disappointing to say the least.
I know we really should have done this the day these box’s were delivered, but the house is so chock a block at the minute it was impossible to bring everything inside. Until the continuing works on the new decking is in place I can’t get in or out of the house without help with the wheelchair. So it is making the situation a bit difficult when delivery’s arrive you just have to get them set down on any available space and sometimes that’s way out of my reach.

But aside from that we’ve had a very exciting week. πŸ™‚
I spoke with two of our Jewellery designers who are coming on board. πŸ™‚
First up was Carol Shaw Jewellery designer such a lovely lady.
Carol is a member of the Irish Crafts Association and she does some amazing work, her wedding designs have won her the jewellery designer of the year award. Carol does some beautiful wedding jewellery wear for the bride and mother of the brides, her pieces are just so elegantly fabulous. Carol also does beautiful wedding jewelled head combs and of course some pieces for brides-maids too. Her occasional wear is ready to wear for night or day you can’t wrong πŸ™‚

We are also very excited to have a great range coming in for the younger set. With designs from Magda at Trinkets Jewellery Designs. Magda’s designs are fast becoming popular she definitely has the edge on the what is wanted from today’s young ladies.
Like Carols pieces most of Magda’s pieces are a one off which makes each piece very special indeed. Magda’s set pieces are fantastic value and she has a really beautiful range for teenagers that are guaranteed not to break the bank or mum’s pocket, you can be sure no one will have anything quite like your piece’s ladies. πŸ™‚

We also decided to have a little something for the little ones.
But believe it or not its difficult enough to pick up suitable Vintage pieces, and the ones that are suitable cost the earth.
We have a beautiful 1950’s Eds the Teddy Bear he stands at 18in high with moveable legs and arms. He is in great condition but I think maybe some people were a little shocked with the price, but these pieces are collectors items and don’t ever come cheap that’s the reason they are still around today, they were made to last a life time.

So we decide to look in to buying a few new toys with a good earthy feel to them, again we wanted something Irish and made of wood, believe if or not trying to combine the two was a bit difficult. So we picked up some beautiful Wooden Toys that we hope are pieces that will cover a good age range and hopefully last a lifetime. πŸ™‚

Then for the ladies of the house we thought ok, so there are only two things a woman really wants most and that’s either shoes or handbags so we went with the handbags, Tee’s handbags to be exact. And we promise not to break the money bank here either on price. πŸ™‚ We went with some beautiful tote bags in all the summer shades light & dark Pinks, they also come in Blue, Red, Black, Green and turquoise. We know you are just going to love them…

So as you can see this week has been busy business shopping we just hope we have something to cover all the family here. “!”

In the middle of all of this our Decking man arrived and he put in the posts to set over the weekend. So as of Tuesday it will be full steam ahead well that’s the story I keep telling myself let’s hope the rain stay’s away.:-)

Well that’s it I’m off to my bed to hibernate for a couple of days hopefully when I awake the magic will have happened and I will be as happy as a princess.
Ya what are changes! Ok I’ll dream on…

I hope you all have had a lovely May holiday weekend and I’ll catch up with you again after hibernation πŸ™‚

Do have a look at the pic’s of some of our deliveries due in this week πŸ™‚ ❀

Cheerio J…