Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Card of the week

Seeing as Easter is upon us this weekend we have picked a eastery looking card. This card if form illustrator Eilidh Borland Who draws a number of different animals from bears to rabbits. We think they are lovely.

Monday, 29 March 2010

Esty shop of the week

As well as the card of the week we are going to bring you our Etsy shop of the week. There are lots of lovely things to be found on Esty and you could spend forever browsing pages. So hopefully we will be able to point you in the direction of a few sellers on Esty. So for our first shop we are picking farouche We love their 50's inspired Giclee prints and they also do baking, craft and personalised tags. Above is some of their prints that are available in their Etsy shop

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

The xx

what we are loving listening to at Johnny Come Lately at the moment.

Card of the week

This weeks cards are from Belle & Boo. Belle & Boo heads up a collection of artworks from the imagination of illustrator Mandy Sutcliffe Belle is the bobbed haired little girl who goes on adventures with her friend the rabbit Boo. These cards have a nostalgic vintage feel and would be ideal for a child's birthday.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010


Sorry if you have left comments and there has been no reply we just figured out how to read them today whoops. We will keep an eye out for all your comments

Card of the week

Spring is finally here, well its still cold but at least its not snowing anymore. So the card of the week is this recycled card from Lisa Jones one of her many cute characters. We thought this card was very apt for Easter with the cute Easter bunny on the front. Easter is on the 4th of April so still plenty of time for creme and chocolate eggs.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Card of the week

Card of a week is this mixtape card from La Familia Green. It reminds me of back in the day when you used to tape your own raido show, tape the charts and make mixie tapes that only consisted of mix of two albums well mine did. On Lauren Laverne Radio 6 show they have a memory tapes section where once a week someone has dug out an old mix tape and tells the story behind the tape (mostly love stories)and they play a selection of the playlist and showcase the artwork of the cassette cover. So if you can get hold of an actual tape or tape deck do the next best thing and send them this card.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Shop Life

We have just realised that this blog is called shoplife and recently we haven't been giving you a slice of what goes on in the life of a shopkeeper. So since we have been open 2 years we are going to give you a rundown of some highlights and low lights and some of the weird and wonderful people we have encountered. We will keep you posted from now on to the coming and goings of Johnny Come Lately

Well highlights, there has been many. Apart from the lovely customers that come in the characters are on George Street are very entertaining.
We have seen drunks having full blown fights,
a motorcyclist get off his bike and punch the driver in the car in front and drive away,
the resident beggar who goes up and down the street pouncing on passer bys,
a stopped bus and all its passengers barricading the door so someone who had obviously got chucked off couldn't get on the bus.
A oil worker who was a bit oiled himself who told me about karma,yoga and the effect of LSD while painting
The shoe toucher who liked to come in and chat and asked if he was allowed to touch my shoes.

Low lights
People who come in and just don't get it and don't understand why a card that is hand printed is £2.85 when you can get 5 for a £1 in Asda
Having a flooded basement for a month and not realising that it was foul water we had been cleaning up for a month.
Finally shoplifters

These are all we can remember at the moment,one thing for sure George Street is a very lively street

Spoiltpig Blog

Spoiltpig is a friend of the shop and we stock some of her resin jewellery and just now she is doing a cat themed swap on her blog. All cats from tigers to tom cats are included and once you have signed up you need send cat themed items to your swap partner and see what goodies you receive back. For more info check out the Spoiltpigs blog
Johnny Come Lately is going to take part in this swap too

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Card of the week

Luchadors are Mexican wrestlers who take part in Lucha libre wrestling that is a wrestling style from Mexico that involves high flying action and masks.
Probably the most commonly known Luchardor is Elsanto who wore a silver mask and wrestled for over five decades during which he became a folk hero and a symbol of justice for the common man. When he died he was apparently buried with his silver mask on.
So if you know a budding wrestler that likes to wear a mask this card would be ideal for them.

Monday, 1 March 2010

Card of the week

Whoops not been updating this weekly so I thought post one today and one on Wednesday and it will make up for my lazy style. The first card this week is going to be a wedding card as it was a friends wedding this weekend and it was a lovely day with home made bunting, cake and chutney and jam favours.

Japanese Paper Balloons

We have the very popular paper balloons back in stock. Just blow them up and you have a cute creature to decorate as you please our favourite is the elephant