More of us!

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Hello one and all. Sorry I’ve been a bit quiet of late, no excuses at all just enjoying the sunshine on my roof! Right to business then what has been going on inside my walls? A few changes, moves, new arrivals have been happening or are about to happen. Artistitch Design has joined us in the cubby holes downstairs and we’ll just wow! You should see the work that goes into her lovely handmade goods. Well worth a peep folks. Superb presents too if you’re looking for something unique.

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Sugar Hill are going to be taking on a larger space in August so she will be moving from her shelf under Tangled Vine the candles to by the window upstairs. We are so excited to be getting some more beautifully restored furniture in.

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The Outhouse in amongst the minor issue of getting married moved into a larger space just before the ceremony! Cheeky monkey then went on honeymoon and the girls sold his stock!

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Grace Face Boutique has been having a sale with her beautiful handmade adult dresses, just a few left if you fancy owning one of the best made dresses around.

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Vintage Daisy moved in downstairs with her lovely mix of vintage style and true vintage goodies. Proving very popular too and so beautifully displayed. She also has her own place – The Little Grey Shepherds Hut at The Yards in Kettering so do pop over for a shop.

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Nicholas & Steele restock most weeks in their fabulous back room but beware they seem to bring a tonne of rain with them lol! The girls tell me it’s well worth following them on Instagram and Facebook as they sometimes have table top sales of all their gorgeousness.

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Mercer & Rose are now in place in our cubbyholes and again it’s all just sooooo beautiful. Pop in and take a gander.

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Mr Pip Goes Solo is taking over the gents clothing upstairs in August and promises us tweed jackets including Burberry and Harris Tweed, hats from flat caps to top hats, braces, ties, cravats and more. Watch this space.

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We have a few more new businesses in the pipeline too so keep an eye on the girls Facebook and Instagram pages. Remember you can tweet them too (personally I thought that was just up to the pigeons on my roof but hey ho!?!!!)

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Lastly I’ve realised not everyone knows that the emporium is actually made up of over 30 different, independent small businesses all trading under the same roof. So when you support us you are supporting a number of people in the local community. The girls have put links on the website to the different businesses so it’s well worth a click to find out who makes No.38 so special. Ta ra for now folks…….

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Me Again Folks!

It’s me again, No.38 popping by to catch you all up on the latest happenings at the emporium. June has got off to an amazing start for the girls and their traders after a quieter May. The weather seems to affect you lovely lot and you don’t want to pop out to play in the rain! Can’t think why you wouldn’t brave the torrential storms we have had? I stand in it all the time with just my lovely tiled roof for cover!

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One of the girls has just returned from a well earned family break in the sun so the fabulous Mrs Top Step Antiques stepped in for holiday cover and was working her little socks off. She will defo need a holiday too after her extra days at the emporium. She was buzzing round sorting all you lovely peeps out. It seems you have all been loving the girls window display so much you’ve practically bought it all which meant Mrs Top Step was climbing in and out of the window for you all hehe!

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I have been noticing some new faces popping in and out of my doors recently it would seem the girls have been joined by several new traders with a few more still in the pipeline. Small Wonders has arrived in our cubby holes and is proving jolly popular too. Her pictures are amazing. All based on the Cornish seaside too, with shells, driftwood, hand stitching etc.

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Mabels Vintage has taken on a larger area upstairs and again it’s looking wonderful with a mix of something for everyone from furniture to haberdashery, China to crates.

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Laura Slade Art has just joined us too. A very talented local artist. She can be found to the right of the till as you enter the shop.

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Mercer & Rose are set to join us later in the month too.

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Knicker Drawer Notebooks have joined us upstairs and the girls tell me that everyone needs to own one of these! Pop in for a gander.

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The lovely Utterly Clutterly has taken on a little more space upstairs too. She has spread across onto my window sill upstairs.

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Holly Blue Handmade Jewellery has stretched across the haberdashery counter downstairs and has some gorgeous handmade cufflinks and collar stiffeners in, perfect for Father’s Day too.

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Grace Face Boutique has had a revamp and we have opened her space up a little more. Mr Pip helped out and bashed a bit of me away!

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In all its been a pretty busy start to June. Coffee and cakes are enjoyed on a Friday especially by our adorable postman who pops in for a takeaway! Downstairs had a bit of doing up session and I’ve had a wash and brush up! Anyway enough from me I’m being got ready (terrible grammar sorry folks) to open my doors for a fabulous day ahead. I did hear that some of the lovely people who make my insides what they are today are popping in for a restock so watch the girls Facebook page to see all the new goodies. Toodle pip until next time….

Frenchic

Frenchic
Frenchic

Ok so I am going to digress a little on my quest to chat to you all about the fabulous traders who live inside me! ¬†The girls had the bad news that the lovely West Barn who supplied our Autentico Paint was leaving them. What to do? Well they knew that a lot of customers were relying on them for their shabby chiccing (not sure that’s a word but forgive me I am a building after all and never been a school!) The girls investigated a number of suitable alternatives, they did try to keep Autentico but were told by autentico HQ that the paint was no longer being able to be stocked by “a place like me” (ouch). They moved on and looked at Everlong and although were offered to stock it realised it was currently being stocked by Afterglow in Olney and Shirley’s Thrift Shop in Wolverton so decided that wouldn’t be fair practice. They enquired about Grand Illusions vintage paint but didn’t hear back for ages. Then it struck them that when they first opened they had looked into stocking a paint called Frenchic but didn’t go with it as West Barn then joined them.

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Frenchic at No.38

Long story short the girls contacted Pammy again at Frenchic, the postcode was available, the paint was tested and proved to be so amazing our AS (for those in the know) painter was converted too! Soooooo I now have inside me a big shelf unit full of Frenchic Paint, waxes, brushes etc etc. The wax is the only wax we know that doesn’t have the big ‘X’ on the can, the paints contain no VOC’s so safe to paint with indoors as well as for pregnant ladies, children and pets. All in all the girls are rather proud of themselves and excited to be on this new adventure. I think they “did good” too. So why not pop in and have a chat with one of them about the new paint and stuff? The furniture appearing in the shop from Pip ‘n’ Mix will now be painted in Frenchic so you will be able to see what it’s truly like.

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This is what it can do!

Gosh I can go on so enough from me and I promise the next blog will be on another fab trader……..but which one will I choose next?

Nicholas & Steele

No.38
At No.38

Nicholas¬†& Steele is made up of Holly and Steve who are very new to my little building and can be found downstairs to the right of the till in the grey pigeon holes. Unfortunately the girls only had this little space left for them but would have loved to have been able to stock their furniture too. For this they trade as Once Around the Block take a peek it’s amazing and can be found at My Little Vintage in Olney, Brackley Antiques Cellar and Vintage on Abbey Street No 1.

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Beautiful China

Anyway back to the point, I have a habit of rambling off, forgive me. They have the most amazing China for all you collectors out there, trios, duos and more. Plus some gorgeous jewellery (yes girls I have spotted you trying it all on). In fact they have so many interesting bits in their beautiful cubby holes you would need to pop in to see. I even spotted a perfume bottle funnel as well as thimbles, a teapot, brooches and more…….

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Brooches

We are delighted that they asked to join our little family and look forward to all the vintage goodies they will be bringing in.

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In The Cubbyhole