Thursday, 21 January 2010

Nostalgia at No.1 - Shepton Mallet is OPEN!



As many of you are probably aware, Niki's shop Nostalgia at No.1
opened it's doors for the first time today. I am lucky enough to live not far from Shepton Mallet. Soon after dropping off Miss P at school, I headed for Shepton Mallet.

Yesterday's post on Niki's blog was very tantalising, it was full of gorgeous pictures. I spent a good half an hour last night taking in all those beautiful items on display.

As I entered the shop, I was given a warm greeting by Niki. The shop feels very homely and welcoming. The lighting creates a warm and cosy atmosphere. If you like the photos you certainly won't be disappointed as you walk around inside the shop.
I didn't take any pictures to begin with, too absorbed with taking it all in.




















Niki and her husband have put a lot of work in to creating this beautiful shop and it certainly shows.

It was lovely seeing Lizzie again who also popped in with her husband. Whilst I was there, several people came in and expressed their delight as they walked around.





Naturally I came back with a few things, which I am very pleased with.









If you like vintage, antiques and handmade items, I urge you to have a day out in the area and visit Niki's shop in Shepton Mallet, it really is worth the trip!

After I left Niki's shop, I popped over to another lovely shop just a few doors away called Number 21, owned by Belinda and her husband. More about that shop in my next post...

A bientôt!

Isabelle X

43 comments:

Floss said...

I recognised Niki's window and was so excited, even before I got to your blog! Thanks so much for this first review - I would love to get there and have family in Somerset, so when I get back there I have every intention of visiting! You bought some lovely things (of course).

...... Kristina ...... said...

Oh how wonderful!
Good luck to Niki although i don't think she will need as it looks divine and far too tempting to resist!
I love your buys very pretty and thank you for the review.
Love Kristina XxX

Lululiz said...

You lucky girl, you got to visit that wonderful Aladdin's Cave, I am so envious. I could quite happily move into the shop, lol. Niki really does have the magic touch.

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

Thank you for sharing your photos of Niki's shop! You purchased some LOVELY treasures! How thrilling it must be for her blogging friends to be able to visit the new shop ~ I only wished I lived closer! Can't wait to hear about your visit at No.21!

All things nice... said...

Isabelle,

You are so lucky to live near by, the shop looking amazing, a real tresure chest of beautiful items. I'd say it was very difficult not to want to buy everything there :)

All things nice...

marigold jam said...

Will have to go and check it out asap!

Jane

Clare said...

Thanks for posting more pics Isabelle I can't get there until Saturday so it was lovely having another glimpse!You bought some super things!

Kar said...

I would have to stay away. I would get into way too much trouble when walking out with too many things in my arms. :)

xxxx

AshTreeCottage said...

What a charming shop. It's wonderful to browse while I'm still in my jammies.

Susan

bellaboo said...

Oh you lucky girl...I'm sooo envious!We have a week's holiday coming up.What about Somerset Mr Boo?....please!!!

Bellaboo

Serenata said...

Oh how exciting to have been able to go to Nostalgia today - aren't you the lucky one for living so close!

What a wonderful shop Niki has.

Laura said...

Thank you for taking us on your little shopping excursion! Such a lovely shop! I look forward to seeing more! Have a wonderful day!
:) Laura

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

So glad you got to go and happy for you that you can probably go often! I wish her luck, although I'm sure she won't need it.

Bleudelavande said...

Hi Isabelle, how lucky you are to live not to far from a lovely place like that!!!! Tank you for sharing!!!!!
Have a nice evening my dear!!!
Warm hugs

OhSoVintage said...

Lucky you living so close by to Niki's and number 21. It all looks wonderful so I shall go to Niki's blog to have a look at more photos.

Hen said...

Oooh yummy, well done on your buys, Isabelle. I spotted that crochet cloth and the jug is lovely.
Hen x

Les Cotrions said...

What an enchanting place! It's a pity I live so far! This shop is so cozy and inspiring!
Bonne soiree Isabelle!
Vale

Catherine said...

LOVELY shop!!! catherine

Country Style Living said...

What a great place to be able to visit, I think Niki will do fine, there looks to be some wonderful things, I wish I lived nearer

BusyLizzie said...

so good to see you today, wasn't it a treat! Had to smile as I can see Jack in the reflection in one of your photos! Lizzie x

Hens Teeth said...

I knew it would be gorgeous but.....sigh.

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Dear Isabelle, thank you!
Not only for such a sweet blog post, but also for putting my opening day nerves to rest within 30 seconds of me opening my doors! It was lovely to see you today! Thank you also for the beautiful bouquet of pretty flowers, which are now displayed in a pressed glass vase on the dresser of the shop!

I had to giggle at Lizzie's comment - that she'd spotted Jack reflected in one of your photos! Bless him, surrounded by so many women as well! ;-)) I actually spotted Lizzie in the top photo though...did she miss that I wonder?

Anyway, thank you again - I shall sleep well tonight knowing that I am supported by some very kind friends indeed...today was a good day,
Niki xx

The Tablescaper said...

Oh how I wished I lived closer to that shop! It is adorable. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

- The Tablescaper

Kesenya said...

Isabelle - this looks simply divine!! We have just had a vintage clothing store open up around the corner from us and it fills me with inspiration ! This looks just darling though - love the shabby chic chair !

XX

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

Hi Isabelle

I'm off to No 1 tomorrow as Dairy House kept me away today. Your photos have certainly whetted my appetite.

I'm so pleased Niki had such a good first day, and thanks for sharing your visit.

Sue x

Lori said...

oooooh, you are so lucky Isabelle!!! i would so love to go and see the pretties Niki has for sale...take me with you next time?

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Oh, lucky you, Isabelle! I would love to visit Niki's shop. Maybe someday... p.s. love what you brought home, especially the doll head!

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Oh my heavens! How talented is Niki? I would love to swallow that entire shop and keep it inside me forever! I do love that special crochet red item, Isabelle. I shall pop over to the stone cottage today to congratulate her. What a lovely gesture to take her the flowers as well Isabelle. Enjoy your weekend. xx

koralee said...

ooooh what a charming shop...only in the UK..thanks for sharing!

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh! You are so luck to visit Niki's shop in person. We have nothing like that here in my area. Which is probably a good thing as I would spend all of my money there!

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Wowzers trousers, what a wonderful shop. Thnk you for the gorgeous eye candy photos Isabelle! How I wish I was nearer, never mind I shall just have to re read your post!

Sarah x

fee~bee said...

WoW such an amazing shop how lucky to be living so close I am sooo jealous and I love the colour of those stripped pillowcases just what I have been looking for .Really great photos you have posted its like I have visited myself

Guenievre said...

Bonjour, quelle chance vous avez découvert la nouvelle boutique de Niki. Il y a beaucoup de choses qui me plaisent ... malheureusement, je vis trop loin. Mais, lorsque nous nous rendrons en Grande-Bretagne, je lui rendrai une petite visite. J'aime beaucoup son agencement.
Belle journée à vous !

Purple Sparkle said...

Oh wow what a beautiful shop!! Wondering now if I can justify a trip to Shepton today..hmmm.. Thank you for sharing! x

cathleen said...

Just peeking into the window in your first photo was a thrill for me. What a lovely shop. Wish we had place like that here in the US. We don't have anything even close to being that charming. It was really lovely reading this.

Sylvia said...

What a beautiful shop, Isabelle !
All those gorgeous things, thanks for sharing.

Have a nice weekend,
Sylvia

GardenofDaisies said...

What a beautiful shop! I wish I lived near.

maría cecilia said...

I would visit her shop happily but sadly I live so far away. I know Niki´s blog and always enjoy so much her handmades and her treasures for her shop. It looks wonderful and all you´ve got it so pretty!!!!
Muchos cariños,
Maria Cecilia

cocoa and blankets said...

We are planning a visit in the summer on the way to Germany, it just looks wonderful I would probably spend a fortune!!!!

Monica@The White Bench said...

Hi Isabelle,
thanks for these shots of Niki's shop, it looks yummy! Can't wait to see it in person, sooner or later!
As for the comment you left on my blog, thank you. I'd suggest you to start with Simple Abundance, and then The Simple Abundance Companion and other books by the same author. If I remember well, I had read about it on Floss's blog last autumn, and I had spotted a comment of yours about it too ;))
Hugs, and have a fabulous weekend,
Monicaxo.

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

ooo how lucky to live close by it looks like a lovely shop :-)
thanks for your comment on my blog :-)
Lesley x

BusyLizzie said...

Hi Isabelle, thank you for your comment! Yes, the black and white photo is fab, I meant to add where she came from on the blog.. but was half asleep when I did the post at 6.30 this morning. (not enough hours in the day..) I understand that you had another visit to "No 1" today! Everyone at Shepton was talking about niki's shop! lizzie x

Gillian L. said...

What a wonderful shop...where I could spend way too much money and so much time with so many beautiful items to look at! Thank you for sharing.

Gillian