As some businesses gradually move towards re-opening it’s starting to feel like opening the shop isn’t too far off now. So, i’m thinking ahead to processes to be put in place to keep everyone safe.

There will be hand sanitiser at the door and social distancing rules will apply. This will likely mean no more than 2 customers in the shop at a time.  I will be wearing a face mask and gloves.  We’re already used to adopting and seeing these practices in the supermarkets so it’ll be similar to that but with fewer people sharing the space.

Although it’s still not quite time to open up, my head is already in the shop and thinking about the lovely new products I have to show you.

What’s new?

There is some newly upcycled furniture for sale. There is also some unpainted stag furniture pieces available for commission in your own bespoke finish. Additionally furniture can always be sourced and upcycled to your brief.

There’s an exciting new paint line, Cornish Milk Mineral Paint and it’s fabulous! I really can’t praise this paint enough, it has all the benefits of mineral paint needing little prep just cleaning and a light scuff to shiny surfaces.  It’s self levelling to give a flat brush stroke free professional finish. It’s self-sealing once cured to become scuff and water resistant – you can even use it outdoors! Oh and it’s UV protected so the colour won’t fade – amazing! It’s an absolute joy to paint with and super eco-friendly. Made in the UK, low in VOC’s and comes in really cute recycled and biodegradable milk carton style packaging.  Trust me, you’re going to love it! Furniture painting workshops will resume as soon as it’s safe to do so. If you’re new to this paint it’s a perfect opportunity to have a play with it and pick up some handy techniques and tips.

I’m also excited to be stocking some wonderful hand made products by local makers and small businesses.  I still have the firm favourites such as Romney Marsh Wools, Dallas Candles and Tudor Lily Jewellery. I can also announce new contributors Deny’s and Fielding skin care for gardeners and Heather Orr, macramé kits and crochet plant pots. There will be some more exciting new products to be announced later…

So until we can all come out to play again, you can still order online for home delivery. Your continued support during this uncertain time is very much appreciated. Hang in there, stay positive and I hope to see you in the shop soon!

Claire x