Not New Niceties #2

Are we allowed to use the hashtag symbol to denote the word 'number' anymore? I feel like a whole generation won't have a clue why I'm hashtagging the number two up there ... but I digress... already.

This month's edition of NNN is a mish mash affair and can be pretty much summed up in one photo:

The girls got a bag of hand-me down clothes from a relation this week and there has been much joy and many trying on sessions since. The favourites, so far, are pictured above and I think I'm going to have a tough job trying to get them to let me wash them when the clothes start walking off them. Which is what will take to get Sábha to take off that knitted fox dress.

The t-shirt under that cute little denim number has a cat on it too. I can't say when Lile will let me remove it, but it won't be today... or probably tomorrow either...

The clothes, lovely as they are, would make a great focus for this post BUT lovelier still is the shop the girls are sitting in front of.

Florence Fortune's Antique Shop is one of my new favourite shops in Bray. It opened just a short while ago and has already become a very welcome addition to our town. It is jam-packed with antiques, vintage drapery and a multitude of curiosities.

A perfect place to find Not New Niceties!

There are lots of other exciting things happening in the shop too, such as  Pop-Up Shops and Up-cycling demos and lots of other creative things in the pipeline.

The Hat at the Pop-Up
On Saturdays there is the most adorable Lemonade stand, manned by the cutest little entrepreneur you ever clapped eyes on.

Delicious home-made lemonade, a sweet place to sit and sip and lovely things to browse and buy - what more could you want?!


  1. Ah I love it and the name reminds me of Florean Flortescue's Ice Cream parlour in the Harry Potter books :) love the fox dress very cool

    1. Oh brilliant! I wonder if that was a slight influence (although the owners surname is Fortune and the street is called the Florence Road... so maybe not!) The dress reminded me instantly of the one you showed me!

  2. Ooh pretty! Looks like a gorgeous shop
    Is that mini-entrepreneur on an iPhone?!

    1. It is a fab shop! And yes, he is! Obviously on to the supplier about the price of lemons ;)

  3. I need to spend a week in Bray doing the charity shop rounds!!!! Great post, love the photos of Not New Perfection :-)


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