Hooray!!! I managed to find a shelving unit on Saturday and took it over to the shop today. Polly from the Maison Lapeyriere helped me get it out of the car as it was rather heavy! It is Pecan wood, apparently, but looks like a light mahogany or teak. It came from the Reclamation Yard in Confolens. Terry was very helpful, measuring everything and getting it in the car for me.
So here it is...
...and, as you can see, I have managed to fill it up quite well!
I spent several hours in the shop today and got quite a bit done, although it's slow going - bringing the boxes down from 2 floors up, unpacking, arranging, pricing etc. I must admit I'm quite tired now and about to have a restorative glass of wine.
Here are a few pictures to show you how it all looks now.
...it's a bit bare at the back of the shop! I want to use the table for a knitting group meetings and workshops, so I can't fill up the space too much.
The welsh dresser makes a pretty display unit. I've had several offers for the dresser itself, but it was a present from my husband, and I love it.
Remember that cactus I made? Here is what it was for...
...I had this terrarium thingy, with four little pots in. Not really useful for anything living, but I thought it would be ideal for the cacti!
My friend Anne gave me a garland to go along the front windowsill and it just fits perfectly!
You can see the window display a bit better in this photo...
I'll be back tomorrow and, hopefully, ready to open on Wednesday!