Saturday, 18 April 2015

What a week...


This time last week we were happily ensconced in our stand, meeting hundreds of lovely people at the BBC Good Food Show Spring in Harrogate. I love Harrogate, not only is it a stones throw from my hometown of York, but home to the fabulous Betty's and it is just beautiful there!
 We had a lovely weekend, launching two new ranges into the Simply Vintage family - our personalised gifts and a stunning collection of brand new Cornish Ware from TG Green true to their heritage and fabulous iconic 1920's style

First up a couple of examples from the Simply Vintage personalised range - the options are endless! Take a peek at the online shop, there is bound to be something to tantalise for any occasion, or just for a treat! 

Onto the fabulous Cornishware - here is a little info: 

A proud history…
T.G. Green was founded by Thomas Goodwin Green back in 1864.
One of the companies most popular lines has always been Cornishware which was first produced in 1926. It was created using a nifty lathe-turning technique that scraped blue slip away from its beautiful ceramics to reveal white bands of clay beneath. Those stripes reminded an employee of the blue skies and white-crested waves of Cornwall, which is how Cornishware got its name.

This brand new collection brought to us by the new owners of T.G.Green takes us back to an age of iconic style.

So, once we had packed down and loaded up (thanks Tim and Daddy!!)and a lovely cuppa was had (thanks Mummy!) it was onto stocking up at Decoporium in Wetherby - a quick peek at the new layout. 
Decoporium is a great big store of loveliness - packed full of traders of all varieties from Antique to Vintage, Crafty bits to amazing handcrafted goodies, plus they are stockists of Autentico chalk pains and are offering amazing furniture painting classes! So pop on over if you are ever in the Thorp Arch area of Wetherby - 

Thorp Arch Retail Park

A great location with fantastic transport links, just off the M1/A1M. Thirty minutes drive from Leeds, Harrogate and York.
There's masses of free parking, a kids' adventure playground and a wide range of furniture outlets and electrical stores. 
Decoporium is right next to the Bistro Cafe and the Greenery Garden Centre. Unit 9.7 Thorp Arch Retail Park, Wetherby LS23 7FE. Telephone 01937 842200

And finally, once we got back home a fire was on - hopefully the last for now - and a happy dog!

Next up is a few weeks of collecting and collating for our other unit, for Spirit of Summer at Olympia and the BBC Good Food Show Summer in Birmingham. I just love this part of the job!

See you soon and hope the sun is shining in your part of the world!


Thursday, 2 April 2015

Time is a flying past....


Three whole months have passed since i last put finger to key and wrote anything on here....awful!  SORRY.

It has been an eventful time - fairs, friends and family have all featured and time has just shot by.

Here is a little round up of my Simply Vintage quarter.....

Birthday time .... my new vintage bike

My pupster and the Snowdrops

Country Living Spring Fair

Meeting my American Niece

Simply Vintage in print!

The fabulous Lisa Faulkner's new book that features some of Simply Vintage Designs items

Hemswell Antiques Centre

Spot the Easter Bunny

I have finally had time to update the Events page....some new and regular exhibitions this year...hopefully one near you!

Not one but two new (ish) units/shops.....a new page has opened up with new details of these.

Next week is the return of the BBC Good Food Spring event in Harrogate - so off i pop to get lots of new goodies ready!

TTFN and have a lovely Springlike Easter Weekend!

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