Today was a bit terrifying, we had to move the glass cabinets, We had dismantled them on Sunday so it was just loading all the glass into the car and driving it across Cornwall. Its not the first time but hopefully it will be the last for at least a few years, its quite nerve wraking, but as you can see they all made it. But they do look a bit lost! We are not quite sure where there final place will be, so they haven't been attached to the walls yet. The floor is not very straight so they will need a lot of packing and adjusting, but nothing Mr Wellydog can't handle.
I don't know if you noticed, but we dismantled the metal wall at the back of the shop. I have plans for it. We found an old Arch way, I bet that used to look lovely. We also uncovered the Mirror window in the right hand wall. I quite like it, but I think we will be covering it up again. There are a lot of shelving units in the store room behind so its not useful for any light. We are wondering about the one way sort of security windows, in the back if the shop. Maybe it was a post office or somewhere dealing with money? Anyway they are a bit odd. We know a little bit of the history. Before us, it was a man who ran a gift shop for about 7 years. We have also found the Ghost of lettering on the front window that says it was a fudge shop, We spoke to a lovely couple who run businesses in Polperro and they said the fudge shop didn't last long. There is already a long established fudge shop in the village so I guess they couldn't compete.
We have also met two other fellow shop owners, The lady across the road who runs the Dog gift shop and also the lady next door with a quilt shop. Its nice to be made to feel welcome. Also a fellow Instagrammer, spoke to me briefly and said welcome, which was so lovely.
You can also see we managed to finish moving the monster of a counter, Its opened the back off the shop right up, The fudge counter is massive and very very heavy, so it was quite a palarva. We think we have it in the right place, but wont know until we actually use it in anger. I'm not entirely sure what I'm going to use a fudge counter for? but I sure I will find a use for it !!!
Another long day today and yet another tomorrow.