10 June 2010

aquisitions and mergers


A lot happened today. We went to the market as usual, and bought lots of things as usual.
This sequin headdress is so old, maybe 1930s or older, it is amazing and I am looking forward to a time when I can actually wear it!



I bought some flowers for the shop too, white peonies, sweet Williams and a Bleeding Heart stem from our window box. Having flowers in the shop feels very nice indeed and I even want to buy some jewellery myself!


We also found these little chemistry glass domes, they came from a box full of old test tubes and bottles etc...
I liked them all dusty but for display I had to wash them.
The drawer they are sitting in, is a little printers cabinet for letterpress and such, with the name of the company it belonged to in Fleet Street which is just a few 100 yards from our shop!



I fell for lots of tiny bits and bobs, this ring was £3 and it fits me so I guess I'll keep it for myself!
That tiny enameled cup in so small you can hardly make out what it is!



These plates are the size of a biscuit! From the 1850s apparently.






I am going to use these tiny kitchenwares for displaying our smallest jewellery, they will make our diamonds look huge!

So we spent the rest of the day preparing our still not finished shop, and nearly have a new collection of jewellery too! I will be uploading all our new items to the RUST online shop as soon as I can get around to it.

We have also been trying to organise things for our wedding, but I have to say that it is such an ordeal that it puts me off the whole thing!

Firstly, it seems that in England and Wales, you can only get married in a building...dull.

Secondly, the list of buildings that you are allowed to use are mostly made up of hotels! They charge horrendous amounts just because they can, and you have to put up with all their naff furnishings and plastic flowers etc...even if its not your style...booo.

Thirdly, we can't even have a party in our meadow because the council have forbidden anyone from having a good time in it...useless!
 So, it seems like there is a 'no you can't' to all our ideas and now we have very few options left.

Oh sigh...I thought the new government wanted people to get married but they certainly don't make it very easy! So we are not sure now if it will be this year or next year, it all depends if we can find somewhere to have it which is not very romantic is it.

I shall keep my chin up though and concentrate on making (or altering I should say) a nice wedding dress to wear, which I shall probably be wearing in the pub by the way things are going!

How very miserable I am today...
but the world cup is coming, hooray!! I love it!
XXX