Wednesday, 2 July 2014

starting a new

I have had this blog for what seems like forever, it has been a way to record my life a little but like many i have not shared much of the downside and just tried to keep it all happy and shiny.

After last year and the loss of my friend i knew that life was far too short worrying about others and how they back bite, so i am moving on and making this blog just a place for me to come and waffle about pretty stuff and fluffy bunnies etc

So my work blog will be over bridgemont vintage.blogspot

Do pop over and say hi over there... it will be fun when it gets going!

Saturday, 17 May 2014

love a little vintage sewing

Amazing how a bit of vintage doily can make you smile!

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Stretching it!

Good old fashioned advertising makes me smile!

Tuesday, 13 May 2014


My daily commute... it makes me smile whatever the weather!

Friday, 9 May 2014

Happy day 1

Gorgeous vintage rose fabric, what's not to love x

Time for a change

Some of you may have noticed i have been a tad grumpy of late!
This needs to change, my blog is supposed to be a happy place for me and for you too but sometimes life is not all fluffy bunnies and i think that is what has come over in the past few months!

It has been hard since the death of my friend and shop partner but i have taken a big step forward with the shop move and i need to stop feeling bad for feeling pleased with all i have achieved over the past three months.

I think we are often to hard on ourselves and we should say "hey look i have done this". We need to learn to give ourselves a big pat on the back and a well done!!

So to get me in the happy place again i am going to add one pic and a few words each day of things that make me happy.

Sara x

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Working week

My working week kind of blends from one week to the next, i very rarely get enough of a weekend off to notice the new week starting!
I am not complaining, i love my job and my work. Working for myself was not a step i took lightly, it is not the easy option! The hours are long, the pay is crap and the conditions can often be grim but i love it!

My week starts on Sunday up at silly  o'clock, quick brew and we are dressed and out asap... my boys work at weekend so we have to make sure who ever is working is awake and who ever is at home will feed the cats!
Juggling family, home and work is hard work!
We usually do 2 or 3 car boots or flea markets, around 60-70 miles in the quickest time possible.. dealers get up early and are in there for all the best stuff! I try to catch up with a few friends that we meet at the same boot sales and then it is home for tea and usually a bacon sarnie.

The shop is open on a Sunday in Summer...

Monday is my day off, the day i run around doing home stuff and family stuff
Tuesday and Wednesday i do the cleaning and sorting of the new vintage stock.
Thursday is my work day off, i do all the paperwork, stock up on supplies and run shop errands.
Friday and Saturday i try to sew and work on commissions between customers.
and then we are back to Sunday... my week does fly by.

In with all this i have 4 children, 3 cats and one hubby to be.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Roll up roll up... it was sale time

I like to have a sale on Bank Holidays, today was horrid to start and i did wonder if it would be worth it while i was freezing dragging myself around a terrible Sunday market in the fog!

But by the time we had got home with what i can only describe as meager finds... 3 lovely pictures but that was all! Not worth the £20 petrol or the very early start but hey ho. Anyhoo the weather had changed and the sun was shining so after  a quick cup of tea... my first of the day grrrr, i set off to open the shop.

Now we all have signs at the end of the road into Bridgemont to send folk up to the industrial estate which is off the beaten track, anyhoo can you guess how surprised  i was to find some idiot (not the word i used at the time) had vandalised our sign!!!!

Now luckily after much searching we found the sign and put it back but this is another kick in the teeth for many shop owners... wanton vandalism! Why, why do they feel the need to do this kind of thing, well all i can say is they are mindless feckwits, with no morals or manners.

So after spending time fixing the sign we opened the shop to lots of lovely buyers, all were so shocked when i told them of what had happened.

In between customers i re organised the garden section and then washed some china tea sets.

I will not let these bad things get me down when i have so many lovely customers and such wonderful supportive friends and family x