A little while ago now fellow blogger, antique dealer and boathouse customer, the lovely Kitty from Kittys Vintage and Kitsch opened a new shop on beautiful Mt.Tamborine called The Shop Time Forgot. In the course of things Kitty did a funny post on the new realities of her life as a vintage shop owner which I could so relate to. See the truth is, while we show you all the pretty things we purchase aswell as the arranging of our shops which is I agree lots of fun, really we are cleaners. I can clean anything...yes I am proud of this and yes I do find it sort of therapeutic....now that is just sad I know ha! The above are some of my tools, classy orange bucket, detergent and collection of scrubbers.
And these are what I wear....yes frighteningly ugly but necessary. (Have been known to accidently wear these rubber shoes out when I have to nick to the shops, bank or school, aargh!)
Somtimes you have to make decisions to keep things or clean them off. I decided to leave these names on as I thought it added and interesting history to the piece.
The pigeon hole shelves have a ply back. When cleaning anything with ply you have to be careful as it does not like water and will swell up and become wrecked.