Firstly hello from me, Ros at Retro-On-Sea!
Thank you for joining me here in deepest Somerset. Wherever you are, I hope this post finds you all well and above all happy.
These days I find that simple pleasures make me the happiest. Summer is slipping away ever so quietly. Yesterday I found my back garden covered in the first beech leaves and that faded beauty of roses and other summer delights is all around me.
I sit by our pond, which only took shape in March and yet now feels as though it has been there forever. It is evolving in its own natural way...beautiful to watch as we see dragonflies and frogs making it part of their natural habitat.
Our not-so-new addition to the family ... Mari the greyhound has loved the garden this summer and loves having her picture taken! Everyone who has visited this summer has loved telling her how delightful she is. She really does know the 'love' word. She is I think making up for lost time in her life. Having fun in all sorts of ways. It really is a delight to see.
Although I enjoy summer, I am a real 'Autumn girl' at heart. Like a squirrel, I love the idea of preparing a cosy nest of my own. I love to surround myself with blankets, candles, along with more scarves...and more scarves!
So I am describing my online shop over the coming months as 'My Autumn Cottage'. For those of you who know that social media phrase 'Cottage Core' will know exactly what I mean. Anything 'cottagey' is me. From clothes to interiors, gardens, sheds, trees, fallen leaves, candles, lace, patchwork...I could go on and on!
Some of the more summery items will be leaving the online shop for now and are being replaced with a lovely range of items for your home and gifts for friends and family. This year I am going to add in a few items for the little people in your lives, as well as some great items for guys.
Please do remember to fill out the 'subscription' form at the bottom of the 'Shop' page. I can then update you by email when new items come into stock.
If you are local and want to save on postage, please feel free to collect your order from me here in the village of Mark, Somerset. You just press 'Collection' at the checkout and I will message you when your order is ready to pick up.
Thank you for your continued support of my little shop 'Retro-On-Sea'. It really means so much. Please continue to support my small business. This keeps it alive and well! I love choosing an eclectic mix of things that I love and think you will love too. From the start right through to the wrapping and postage stage, I want to make your shopping experience easy and enjoyable. Let me know if you have any suggestions or comments about the shop, I love to know what you all think. Why not leave a comment on this Blog Page?
Make time to be totally happy and everyday of your life dance like nobody's watching.
Happy days from me to you,
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