Today Michael and I were on a mission! Despite the freezing fog we had an appointment that had to be kept, we arrived early, at The Old Pill Factory in Witney.
Why? I hear you ask, some of you will have already guessed.
I am not religious, however I do believe in fate.
During last weekends fairs a lovely lady, Polly, stopped to say hello, we hadn't seen each other for such a long time, she was visiting the Original Vintage & Handmade Fair in Chipping Sodbury, with Annette, another lady that I hadn't seen for ages. They both told me of a fabulous antiques/lifestyle shop that has recently opened in Witney, they both have units there and told me how fabulous it is and that I should go in.
On the Tuesday, having left Tom in Winchester, I suggested to Michael as it is on our way home that we should stop and take a peek!
These nursery/toyland pictures are of the window this week, last week the theme was world travel.
When we visited we also found that this lovely shop is owned by Julia, another lady that I used to know, have you guessed where we are going with this?
Julia has brought the concept of antiques/vintage/lifestyle store bang up to date.
The shop itself is a most beautiful stone built building which has had a lot of renovation, Julia has painted throughout with an off white and the wood work is in a lovely calm, pale, blue/green, wood & neutral flooring. The row of built in cabinets are light and airy. The lovely building greatly compliments the stock of the dealers, and the staff are friendly & very helpful this indeed is a beautiful shop to visit.
My reason to be here on a frosty, Monday morning, keeping Michael from his clients, well I am sure that you have guessed........
Oh how exciting, last week I was still unit less despite lots of effort, and today I am in the loft at The Old Pill Factory.
I spoke to Julia last Friday and she put me on the waiting list, and call it fate/luck/kismet,.........
So do come in, I am at the top of the stairs in the loft.
Although last weekend was hard work, especially for M as he was so ill, I have gained a lot from it, having made a lot of new friends and found new places.
Thanks to Bridport Rag market, The Vintage & Handmade, Vintage at the Village Hall and The Old Pill Factory.