Thursday, 19 December 2013

Christmas at the Oooh Betty Ranch

Are you ready for next week ?… I ?

Lots of wrapping has been done, the decks are still in progress.
I have bought strange bottles of alcohol that will never be drunk.

vintage candle holders a £1 thrift

my beloved Little Teawagon print

aforementioned strange alcohol
there is always a Land Rover feature

a moose with earrings…naturally

a tree, just for my vintage bauble collection


my have vintage decoration

my fave corner

where I will be a potato for the next few days

the playroom tree, decorated by Littlest
 Thanks for reading and have a most beautiful Christmas xxx

Monday, 16 December 2013

Maurice pops up!

Last weekend was the Vintage Village Christmas fair and Maurice's debut as a pop-up shop.
It was all very exciting and a little bit stressful.
Would Maurice handle the journey ok?
Would people come and visit our new pop-ip shop?
Would Maurice be a good pop-up shop?

I needn't have worried. He made the journey without even a wobble and he looked like a proper little shop, better than I dreamed he would be.
We had so many visitors that people were waiting to pop in at times, just fantastic.

I set him up as planned. He looked a little bit like a junk shop from the outside but on the inside he was a very could say sleek...a real shop.
I was so proud.

We sold lots of goodies to people looking for perfect Christmas presents. I sat very happily in the corner, sipping mulled wine (thanks B) and had lots of lovely chats with our visitors.

It really was the most magical day, something I want to repeat in the future.

Thank you if you came to visit us and support us, it meant so much.
The days went by so quickly and I felt a real loss on the Monday that it was all over.
I am now completely and utterly in the Christmas mood. Glad to be able to chill out and be at home more.
Maurice is parked up, right where I can see him. I love him more than I did before.
I hope to share more adventures that we have together, who knows where the roads will take us.
Thanks for reading. X

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Location:Vintage Village, Stockport

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Maurice - Pop Up Shop

The last few days have been just a little hectic.
I have had a trip to Harrrogate, a Secret Tea Party, A Lo-Fi Christmas Party, a trip to the Manchester Christmas Markets but more than anything I have been working with Maurice, out on the drive.

Maurice has been a bit redundant since the weather turned chilly.
I was finding it hard to look at him through the window…all neglected and lonesome.
but then an idea sprang to mind, a most brill idea.
Could Maurice become a little mobile shop for an upcoming special event?
Could that event be the Vintage Village Christmas Market weekend spectacular?

After a chat and a coffee with Mrs Vintage Village maurice and I were in. 
I have not been so excited about anything in quite a while!

Maurice would get a new special Christmas coat
Maurice would spill vintage treasure from his door, suitcases, mirrors, toys….
Inside he would become a sleek, retro inspired gift shop.
He would sell the best PRINTS
His little sliding doors would be slid right back to reveal pretty pottery and retro plastics.

Now let me tell you something in a bossy fashion if I may (I'm going to anyway).
I have kept a lot of treasure in my secret treasure chest, out of sight of my camera.
The pictures you see above are a mere taster of what is to come, mere snippets of how Maurice will look on the day.
I will be at Vintage Village, with Maurice on Friday, Saturday and of course, the biggie, Sunday
You absolutely must come and visit us.
It is not to be missed!!

Come and say hi, there will be a spare seat in Maurice if you need to rest those weary shopping feet.
Thanks for reading. x