October update from Heart to Home: new shop and future plans!
We’ve got so much to tell you about this month, I hardly know where to start! The biggest news is perhaps our physical move: we’re taking our shop (lock, stock and barrel) from Ripon to Wetherby. Those of you who follow us on Twitter and Facebook will have heard the news by now, but we can finally announce: we have a new home!
New shop and special opening event!
Our new shop will be at 1b, Church Street, Wetherby and you must come to see us! In fact, why not come on Friday 26th or Saturday 27th October, when we’re holding an official opening event. You’ll have the chance to look around the shop, see all our wonderful stock, chat to us about your home and decor favourites, and help us with the bottles of bubbly and trays of nibbles we’ve ordered in! We can’t promise that Mr Pickles, the Heart to Home cat, will be in attendance but we hope that Sandra and I will be sufficient!
Our pretty little shop was an antiques shop in a former life, and we just love the bow window on this Georgian property. It’s so us, and we can’t wait to show you what we’ve done with the interior.
So we’re busy ordering in stock, commissioning signage and inviting local people and members of the press along to the opening day. We hope to get a good number of the local community along, as we want to be a real Wetherby destination not just for beautiful homeware but for a fun, warm and welcoming shopping experience, too.
There’s lots going on behind the scenes, too: our catalogue is almost ready to be printed (it’s gorgeous). Our designer, Jon, has been very hard at work slaving away over the layout, our copywriter, Nicola has been penning lots of lovely words to describe our products, our photographer, Catherine, has done a great job of creating beautiful images and our marketing team headed up by Layla have overseen the whole thing. A job very well done, team!
There are also new flyers (for the Wetherby shop), new business cards (to go with our new logo – which we unveiled here) and lots of new activity on the website including fresh banners. Do check them out, it’s always worth a look to see what’s new, what’s on offer and what’s particularly tempting!
And we’re off to another show – Grand Designs Live at the NEC (12-14 October), which is of course connected with the TV show of the same name. We’ve been to the event before but never as exhibitors. You’ll find us in the Food Hall and we think it will be right up our street. Look out for a blog post about our Grand Designs Live experience! We’ll be taking all our favourite items, including lots of Sophie Allport, Susie Watson designs, the new Ulster Weavers gingham geese range, and plenty of aprons, oven gloves and tea towels. The stand is going to look amazing, we can’t wait for you to see it! Do come and say hello if you’re attending.
Heart to Home brings you lovely things for the kitchen and dining room. Our website is here.