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A Look Back at May…..

It’s been a little while since our last post, May has been a busy and exciting month so I just wanted to share some of our adventures.

We started the month travelling over to North Berwick and taking some time out after the excitement of our first pop up shop for 2017, which was back in mid April. It’s one of our favourite places and we try to head over at least once a year since we’ve had our little one. We get to combine beach fun, sourcing for vintage homewares, rest, relaxation and family time.

Once back, we set about getting ready for the May pop up shop, which we have just finished hosting this weekend.

I had some great projects to work on and have been delighted with the response from our lovely customers and the pieces which have indeed just sold.

These retro drawers were sanded right back, primed and painted and were snapped up early on…..

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I am also blown away by the projects that some of our customers have been inspired to take on themselves. Having seen what we have done to renovate and re-purpose unloved furniture they have been digging out old pieces to have a go at painting and sprucing up.

In addition throughout the month we have had family and friends to stay, the odd night out and lots of early mornings now that car boot season is also in full swing.

So today I am having a restful day to catch up on blogs, paperwork not to mention trying to get our chaotic house back in order and ready for the week ahead.

Here’s a snapshot of our month of May….

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And more from our recent pop up shop…..

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We will of course be back on 24th June with our next pop up vintage homewares shop which is right here in sunny (sometimes!?) New Galloway.

It is an exciting time in the village right now with many community projects coming together such as a community grocery shop with additional facilities, New Galloway in bloom – check out all the pots and flowers that are springing up – not to mention all of the usual attractions, so why not pay us a visit.

I will also try to share some of our upcycling projects with you here over the next few weeks, we have been trying our hand at bespoke lighting, decorative handmade pieces using reclaimed wood as well as decoupage and much more!

Don’t forget you can also buy online, all year round, via our Etsy store http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/backroomvintagestore and keep up to date with our new products and goings on via our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages.

As ever, we love to here from you so please leave any comments below! Thank you and see you next time.

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