Allow me to introduce myself, I am Andy or Andrew, I don’t really mind either although when my lovely wife calls me Andrew it usually means I am in trouble.
I am the latest member to join this amazing team and I look forward to the task ahead. I would like to think that they just wanted me here for some eye candy but alas this is not the case. I won’t bore you with the details of my duties, but you will be relieved to know that all future designs and creativity will remain with Tracey and will not be part of my remit.
We thought it would be lovely to share with you a few ‘sneak peeks’ of the shop before the Grand Opening on Saturday, November 30th.
It has been an absolutely mammoth task to get it all ready but we’re almost at the final stage, the most fun stage, making everywhere look extra special with lots of twinkling lights, foliage & Lavinia loveliness all around. We do hope you’ll love it just as much as we do!
For those of you who are able to join us we cannot wait to see you on Saturday, remember for a first look we will open the doors at 10.00 am & for those who are unable to join us we promise to post lots of pictures and hopefully I will be able to go ‘Live’ on Facebook throughout the day.
Annja (Lavinia Stamps)
Hello everyone, I have some great news about our new premises. After much deliberation and discussion and the purchase of countless match pots, we have chosen a colour for the walls.
We have one wall that has so many colours on it from these little match pots it looks like a patchwork quilt. I think it looks lovely and if it was up to me, we would get some more of these little pots and do the whole wall in different colours.
However, as my wife often reminds me, I have no idea when it comes to wall colours and so consequently, I am no longer allowed to go into decorating shops unaccompanied.
Our trusty joiners Pete and Ian have been busy putting up walls to hang our stamp collection and Kev and I have been busy painting. We now have almost one room complete.
We have had extended discussions and lots of samples regarding a floor covering for this room and yet again we have a decision and fitting has been now been completed. This is our largest room and it will be the main office and packing area.
Two more rooms are almost ready for carpet and if we can keep up the momentum on the decorating front, we will be scheduling the fitting of the floor covering for the shop and showroom area very soon.
There is still a lot to do but we are edging closer to the mammoth task of moving in.
The next room for us to tackle will be Tracey’s office and studio. We have some painting to finish and then Pete and Ian are back later this week to put the studio part together.
I will keep you updated with further progress.