Saturday, 20 December 2014

The Grand Opening of Miss Leah's Boutique

Hello my dear friends,

Hope you are all feeling fine and are enjoying your weekend. Yesterday we had quite a due and I am still exhausted from the party. Miss Leah went all out and left us speechless. I must say I am very impressed.
Some shots of the Grand Opening of Miss. Leah's Boutique
So here we conclude the lovely building of Miss Leah's Boutique. I have connected the wiring lights to the little plugs and sockets and it all lit up in it's full glory. I am really happy how it all turned out and it does make such a difference. It looks so real and has such a warm feeling.

The sewing room also has a lit fire place and the cubical of the dressing room has it's own separate light to make it look bigger. The shop itself looks splendid. I really enjoy watching it from the shop window. 

Here are the photos of Miss Leah's Boutique all lit up.

Miss Leah's Boutique lit up

The Shop Window

The whole built inside Miss Leah's Boutique

The sewing room
The lit fire place
The Dressing room
The lit cubical in Dressing Room

The Shop area

So here we come to an end to the lovely boutique. I hope you have enjoyed the progress of this project but I think it is time for the Grand Opening and for the new surprise.

Here is Miss Leah's entry of today.

20th December 1879

Dear Diary,

What a day it has been yesterday. A day that I will never forget. Quelina and I where quiet ready by twelve and father and Matty where staying at a near by Inn. We could see that our guests where starting to gather outside the boutique. Matty had already set the beautiful burgundy ribbon outside the door of the shop for me to cut through. I was shaking like a leaf and I was quite numb until Quelina squeezed my hand to move in the crowd. All the lovely ladies where smiling down at me and I came face to face with reality. It was my moment. I cleared my voiced and welcomed everyone. I told them about a dream that I once had that turned into reality. I thanked my family for their support and to  the lovely persons who came for the opening. Quelina handed me the sharp scissors and there with one snap the ribbon was cut. A roar of applause came from behind me. Tears sprang out of my eyes as I opened the doors. The ladies came in and congratulated me for such a beautiful boutique. They where impressed with the gowns and with all the feminine attire. 

When the shop started to clear up we closed the doors and followed everyone to The Manor House where everyone was waiting for the reception. Father was there to greet everyone and he was so proud of me. I could see it in his eyes. Matty flirted with the ladies but happy to be with us. The food was just delicious and I just forgot how good it was to be back at home. We moved to the parlor where tea was served and we played all sorts of games. Charades was quite popular. Until finally Matty sat at the piano. He played the piano to perfection. He called Quelina and I to sing. We enjoyed it so much and our guests where really happy. Every occasion comes to an end even when you are having fun. 

The last of our guests left and I was feeling the exhaustion of the past few days, until my father called me in to his office. Both Quelina and Matty followed. Father had a twinkle in his eyes and I just couldn't guess what the matter of this gathering. He handed me papers and told me that it was his gift from him and my siblings for Christmas, I tried to read it twice but couldn't make sense of it. Finally Quelina burst out laughing until she explained that they found me a little apartment just next to the boutique and purchased it. She was in her seventh heaven as it was just close to Matquel's and her own apartment. We had seen so many properties in this past few months and there it was just the right house under our own noses.

So today father and Quelina took me to see it. I never ever bothered to look at it before but it was definitely worth it. It still needs a lot of work which means that I won't be moving in immediately. We went to the courts and signed off the papers and now I am the new owner of number 35 in Regent Street. Oh I am so excited. I won't be doing anything until the new year. 

Off to bed and let's hope I have a good night sleep. Nighty night my dear companion. I guess this is another adventure for us.

Leah xxx   

Here are some still pictures of the Grand Opening of Miss Leah's Boutique.

Miss Leah cutting the Ribbon during The Grand Opening

The Lovely guest waiting eagerly to see the lovely shop

At The Manor House during Dinner with the guests

In the Parlor entertaining their friends

Matty playing the piano while Leah and Quelina sing
So as you must have read the stories of Miss Leah won't end up here. And there will be an additional little property next to Miss Leah's Boutique which will be her little apartment. Here is the certificate of purchase. 

Certification of Purchase of the house of Miss Leah.
I hope you have enjoyed the progress of this project and the stories behind it. Even doe I will be missing the boutique very much I am really excited and happy that I will still be working with the same characters. I will start this project after the New Year but I still have lots to share in these coming days so please do keep tuned. Enjoy your weekend.

Take Care.


Rebecca xxx


  1. What a Wonderful new beginning for both the boutique and now for Miss Leah's new apartment! Very exciting to watch the boutique from the beginning to the end. I know that Miss Leah will be making a name for herself, much like Gabrielle Chanel did. Chanel started out as a milliner, then moved into ladies apparel. I fore-see that Miss Leah will have a incredibly prosperous establishment, as she caters to her very discerning clientele. Congratulations! :D


    1. Oh Elizabeth. I am so grateful for your kind words and compliments. I really appreciate it. Miss Leah thanks you as well. I am so looking forward to start off. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.