I’m no longer showcasing a few pieces within a small shop, I have my own area within the Antiques Centre and this suits me perfectly. It means I don’t have to be on site to sell my furniture and home accessories as Alison manages and takes care of sales which frees up my time to source and up-cycle more lovely finds. With the weather being so good this time of year, I’m taking full advantage and working outside whenever possible too. I will however enjoy popping in on a regular basis.
Moving in day turned out to be one of the warmest days of the year which my son, who was helping me, found quite exhausting. It was very exciting all the same. Corbridge Antique Centre has a lovely atmosphere. You can wander round at your leisure, it’s relaxing and friendly. The stands within the centre are very different so it makes for an interesting place to browse. I had chance to meet and chat with some of the other stall holders who were very nice and complimentary of my work and I also met the neighbours from RE, a quirky home accessories shop and couldn’t help having a quick look round myself! Corbridge shop owners seems to have a camaraderie and Corbridge itself has such a nice feel.
I spent the following morning unveiling and pricing my stock. As well as my much reloved vintage furniture, you’ll find new cushions made from vintage fabrics, French baskets, antique mirrors, quirky lighting and cake stands (as seen in the movie Paddington 2). I’m hoping my stand will have an impact on most people who walks through the door.
I’m very excited to see how my first month pans out and very pleased to have a presence within the village of Corbridge. The draw back (if there is one) is that Corbridge is a very good place to shop so I could end up spending more than I earn!
I’ve already been made to feel very welcome and I’d like to make you feel welcome too by inviting you to pop in and see my work. I hope you like it as much as I enjoy creating it.
Have a good week.
Love Jo x