Many of you will know how much I love Mollys Den and how sad I was when the Winchester one had to shut its doors in November. It's always been good to me, with amazing customers and traders, like a warm hug on a winters day.
Back in August, I took a tour round an empty warehouse in Salisbury, (115 Tollgate Road to be precise) looking at bits of concrete floor trying to decide which bit had more potential over another.
It was a long wait then till December when it finally reached a stage that traders could move in. Unfortunately for me, the set up week and first weekend was the one we were on holiday in Disney, doh!!
The day after we came back, I was straight up to the Den with a car full of stock to try and make our space look pretty in a short amount of time. It's a good job we have a people carrier, it's saved me so many car trips!!
This is part both hard and fun, the longer I'm on the pitch, the less people buy however I love putting bits together to make it look gorgeous 😍 I also realise how much stuff we sell 🙈
Most of the other traders at this point were already set up, but there were a few still to say hello to and it's nice to explore new ones with vintage treasures I haven't seen.
As always, Mollys Den themselves make the warehouse seem less of a warehouse. With bunting, artwork, vintage mirrors in the toilets and super lovely staff.
There is free parking, a cafe and only a seven minute walk to the city centre!
They have created a mezzanine floor which has lots of traders on, however you can find my space on the ground floor opposite the tills, right near the other shutter.
I still have lots of work to do on the pitch, half height walls to be built on each side (thanks dad 😉) which I'm going to paint in an ombré of white, pale pink and then the pink of my logo.
Then, I'm painting two Welsh dressers to put at the back instead of the temporary wood shelves that you can see in the photo below. These will be to house all the gorgeous vintage china,
Next, it will be more painting furniture to put along the sides. Sooo much painting to do!!
Dont forget that, the Toasted Cafe is newly opened at the back of the warehouse so you can grab a tea and cake after a busy time exploring the many small businesses there! Look at all those cakes 😋😋