WHAT A FABULOUS SUMMER!
What an absolutely fabulous Summer we all had - and I think we are all still lucky to still have some September sunshine still promised for this week. I really don't know where July and August went, I do know it went in a flash!
John and I sneaked off at the beginning of July for a few days to Stockholm and found a fabulous vintage flea market, which of course, we couldn't resist!
Flea Market in Stockholm
After coming back, we gradually moved into 'School's out' mode which we thought would give us some time to re-organise our Courtyard. We have had a great Summer, where customers have sorted out our Courtyard for us, buying all our lovely benches, vintage chairs, tables and beautiful arbours and gardenalia!
Also this Summer, we were very lucky to have Kerry from Teddy Pig Creative www.teddpigcreative.com who came and had a wonderful photo shoot here in our Vintage Courtyard. She left us a couple of beautiful photographs and you can truly see why she is a photographer and why I am not! Take a look at her website and her work, she is so talented and be inspired!
Teddy Pig Creative
It has been a lovely July and August and we have been showered with sunshine and we were so lucky that our Strawberry Afternoon Tea for Breast Cancer Care was another one of those lovely sunny afternoons too. It was a truly wonderful end to the Summer and we were so lucky with the weather as the following day, our British sunshine turned to pouring rain!
We truly cannot thank you enough for your support, be it cakes, be it coming to the event, be it your donations!
AND, big, huge thanks to Lesley, who again organised, delegated, arranged, sorted, with efficiency and a smile, the catering tea department; Jane, Connie and Sue. Connie who came up from Brighton on her day off from nursing too, bless you.
Some of our ladies enjoying their Afternoon Tea!
We welcome Jane, who has come to help us in our Boutique and jumped in at the very, very deep end at the Strawberry Tea, thank you so much for slicing and slicing and not managing to cut anything but cake - all day!
Cakes, cakes and more cakes
All in all, we have had a really successful Summer, lots of lovely customers, returning and new, we welcome you all. We have had lots of vintage furniture going to all sorts of lovely sunny places, from East Grinstead, Reigate, Oxford, Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Scotland, London, Cornwall, Exeter and Somerset to name just a few and some making it to my garden - but only a few pieces otherwise none of it would make it to the Boutique!
We truly hope you have had a lovely summer, enjoyed the warmth of sun on your face be it at the end of the day, after a long day at work or sneaked a coffee in the garden! Talking of sneaking away, John and I will be away from the Boutique on Saturday 24th September as we will be travelling home from France from our buying trip. Upside we will be OPEN on Sunday 25th!
So, see you all very soon, here's hoping the sun will shine on until the end of September!
We would love to see you soon in the Boutique.
With best wishes,
Trixie and John