We had a fantastic afternoon recently in our beloved Pokesdown! The Dorset Scrapstore was having an open afternoon at their new premises in Boscombe and one of my favourite vintage loving ladies was opening her new shop on Christchurch Road. In short this was a day not to be missed! The Scrapstore is of course aces and full of amazing bargains for the crafty amongst us and the free crafty workshops went down a storm with the small boy, but the star of the day was our trip to Emily’s beautiful shop Cotton Candy Designs which at the Pokesdown station end of Christchurch Road.
Emily is formerly of Poppy Meadows about whom I have waxed lyrical a number of times and was with us for our first vintage fair last year where her handmade items went down a storm! She has teamed up with her friend the equally lovely Cara Lloyd-Hopkins of Carara Designs for this venture and the outcome is a pretty and welcoming shop choc full of lovely items for the home and pretty Christmas gifts galore. Cara specialises in fantabulous handmade items for the home and beautiful handbags all made in the Summerhouse at the end of her garden.
Emily has recently added upholstery to her repertoire and I was especially taken with the gorgeous floor cushions in the shop which are definitely on my Christmas list!
I’m also hoping that she will renovate my original Lloyd Loom Chair that has been sat in my garage for about 10 years waiting for me to get around to it! I know commissions are taken. Other furniture renovations had me drooling too like this 1950s kitchen unit for example.
Check out the ladies facebook page for more photos, or even better take a trip to Pokesdown for your Christmas shopping this year. There’s just so much to love on our doorstep! You’d only be putting cash in the pockets of Amazon otherwise afterall!
Keep the Vintage Love xx