Community love at Kollektiv….

Carla at Kollektiv

This week at the craft group, I met Carla and her buddy Rachel, as they dropped in to introduce themselves.

Carla has started a community hub and shop on Seabank Road in Wallasey, just up the road from where I live. It’s a community interest company (CIC), not for profit, and she is selling bespoke quirky furniture and arty home furnishings. All made by local artists and from locally sourced materials.

Her plan is to ‘yarn bomb’ trees and lampposts from Vale Park up to Seabank Road. There is a collection of unique shops up there and visitors are unaware, as they visit the promenade and park, of the treasure trove just a few streets away.

I popped in to see her yesterday lunchtime and I struggled to tear myself away.

Kollektiv is filled with a host of creativity and hope. It’s a loving energy that comes from Carla and wraps around everything. From the way all the creations are displayed, to the light spilling in across the floorboards that have been sanded and decorated with different rose patterns.

Chairs have been placed outside and different planters of painted buckets and wellies are filled with bright summery flowers, alongside water bowls for visiting dogs. Andy, next door’s antique and second hand furniture dealer, was sitting there drinking a cup of tea and sharing some of their cake. One of his re-vamped chest of drawers was displayed in Kollektiv’s window display. People were stopping to talk to Carla and share what they create and to ask how things were going. She is so natural with them all, that this is way more than just a shop.

I commented to Andy that he will flourish with the nurture from next door and his answering grin said it all.

Go Carla, as all are going to benefit from your loving spirit. ❀

32 Responses to “Community love at Kollektiv….”

  1. 1 Sue Dreamwalker June 15, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    You can see the love which has gone into the creation of these wonderful items on display.. And I hope others see the love gone into them.. πŸ˜€

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  2. 4 Clare Pooley June 11, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    I love the photos of the inside of Carla’s shop! Such prettiness and so many interesting things! Much love and hugs, my friend xx ❀ xx ❀ xx

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  3. 7 frederick anderson June 11, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    Good luck to Carla, her nice bright displays to lift spirits and her fascinating business name. Next time I am in Wallasey… Hugs in the meantime, Jane!

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  4. 9 Eric Alagan June 11, 2018 at 6:20 am

    An eclectic spot that, Jane dear
    Ideal to spend time browsing – something I love to do on lazy afternoons.
    Wishing Carla all the best,
    Eric πŸ™‚

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  5. 11 dgkaye June 9, 2018 at 1:46 am

    What a wonderful place to visit Jane. It feels so eclectic and whimsical just by looking at the photo.
    Happy hugs flowing to you my beautiful friend. πŸ™‚ ❀ xxxxx

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  6. 14 tornadoday June 8, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    The entire universe benefits when we pour love from our hearts…….. ❀

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  7. 16 ianscyberspace June 8, 2018 at 12:48 am

    That sounds like a delightful place my wife would enjoy.

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  8. 18 Christy B June 7, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    Wishing Carla much success! I loved learning about her funky furnishings through this post, Jane ❀

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  9. 20 Loretta June 7, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    Sounds so lovely Jane….I’ll confess, I don’t know what a “yarn bomb” is!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. 22 Al June 7, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    I would never get Patty out of there!

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  11. 26 Helen Jones June 7, 2018 at 9:52 am

    What a lovely place, Jane! A nearby village has been yarn-bombed a couple of times, and it’s such a fun thing to see πŸ™‚


  12. 29 smzang June 7, 2018 at 9:49 am


    This is the kind of thing I would like to see on the evening news.
    It sets an example of how we can make life good. Thank heavens
    for people like and Carla, and people like you.


    Liked by 1 person

  13. 31 ShimonZ June 7, 2018 at 9:01 am

    I like those water bowls for visiting dogs…

    Liked by 1 person

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