A few months ago I met Von at a handmade fair and purchased some sweet shelves to display our glassware in the dining room. Last week our paths crossed again as she has just opened a little shop in Baker Street, Weston super Mare. The shop is bursting with everything I love. My eyes didn't know where to start!
The shop has vintage home ware, accessories and furniture. Wooden crates that can be used for all manner of things and apothecary jars waiting to be filled. Reasonable priced too, I picked up these two glass lidded jars for £10 for the pair and a crate for all our paperwork that clutters up the side of the worktop for £7.50. There is something for all budgets, so if you fancy getting lost in vintage heaven, take a trip down to 4 Baker Street!
For as long as I can remember I have lusted after a letterpress printers drawer tray to use as shelves. Vintage Von had a whole collection! I decided on a mid brown drawer, complete with handle and the original font description label. I am going to hang them in my office and display all my bobbins, twine and mini bottles of beads and bits. The bigger holes make perfect photo frames too. I'll post the finished article next week!
Just as I left the shop I saw some large wide but shallow shelves. If you don't ask you don't get is my motto, so even though they were clearly display shelves for the shop, I enquired as to whether I could take them off her hands as my first painted furniture project. (I've chosen Farrow and Ball French Gray.) Hooray the shelves were mine! Turns out we had a few more glasses than I remembered tucked away in the sideboard so I am painting these pine shelves for the extras and other bits like our cake stands and my Granny's ice bucket.
If you fancy a browse online at her goodies check out the Vintage Von Facebook page here. I will warn you it's a treasure trove!
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