This mantle piece is what you see when you first enter the shop.
Everywhere you look are little displays, look at these gorgeous paper doll dresses Mum made in a black Victorian theme.
To the left of the entrance way is the 'baby department'. The green linen press is filled with beautiful baby knits, linens new and old, towels, bibs etc.
Looking further up is the main Linen Press overflowing with vintage linens and pretty smelling things!
Here is the counter area, I still have things to put up to pretty it some more!
Everywhere you look are little nooks and crannies, this is the 'sofa alcove'.
And the shelf beside it loaded with cut class, china and Scullys Rose range which is made here in New Zealand.
Here's a stocking I made using new and old fabrics. Below it is a green stool Mum painted and stencilled.
Another display of pretty china.
A corner of the kitchen.
Another little alcove.
The door leading to the toilet . . .
which has to be the prettiest toilet ever (thanks Mum!)
The shop opening party was a rip roaring success, lots of people and lots of sales!
Here is Mum in her party clothes!
This is my friend Gail who came up to help. She lives in Hamilton, a city down the road from Auckland.
The Princess had guesta's to play with. Here she is on the left hiding from the camera, beside her is Anna and Sarah, my friend Nancy's daughters and Kylie and Jamie, Gail's daughters.
It was a hard day for some people. Particularly Babes, who was worn out from his child minding chores, he had been looking after The Princess, Kylie and Jamie for over 24 hours.
That's the end of my Oscar Acceptance Speech!!!!