Our Exclusive Aga Covers Are Back in Stock

After our first batch of Heart to Home exclusive Aga Covers sold out, we are now working with a new sewing team and they have recently delivered their first batch of Heart to Home linens. We’re thrilled to say that the results are better than we could ever have hoped. There are some brand new designs, which will be revealed very soon, but in the meantime we have stock of Chickens, Hares and Pheasants Aga/hob covers.

Chickens Aga Cover - brand new and exclusive to Heart to Home

Chickens Aga Cover – brand new and exclusive to Heart to Home

 

Hares Aga Cover - brand new and exclusive to Heart to Home

Hares Aga Cover – brand new and exclusive to Heart to Home

Pheasants Aga Cover - brand new and exclusive to Heart to Home

Pheasants Aga Cover – brand new and exclusive to Heart to Home

Happy New Year from Heart to Home

Happy new year!

2012 has been quite a year for our little business. Thank you for all your support. Here’s to 2013. ❤

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Heart to Home brings you lovely things for the kitchen and dining room. Our website is here.

Finding our own sense of style

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How would you define your sense of style? Heart to Home has been in the business of supplying lovely furnishings for nearly two years now and, in that time, we think we’ve found a definite style of our own. We now head off to trade shows and fairs with a clear vision of the types of stock we want to source for our shop and our lovely customers. But it wasn’t always so easy!

When we first started out, the two of us would stock a bit of this, a bit of that. We had our specialist areas, of course (we’ve always been known for table linens, aprons, napkins and tea cosies!) but we never felt completely settled on a style. Put it this way: we couldn’t have described the Heart to Home style in one sentence, had you asked us to.

Now, two years on, it’s a different story. We know what works, and what doesn’t. We are confident in our ability to source and stock the items our customers will love, and we’re proven right when items fly off the shelves as fast as we get them in. It’s a lovely feeling!

It’s also a lovely feeling to open the door of the shop and turn on the lights and see a really cohesive, “put-together” collection of items for sale. There’s not one corner of the shop (or page on the website) which we look at and think “hm, but does it really fit?” Everything we stock is most definitely Heart to Home, and our customers know what they’ll find when they visit our shop or our website. We bring you beautiful, traditional, stylish items with a country-living feel and it’s interesting (and gratifying) to see shop visitors gravitate towards our most popular items time and time again.

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It’s lovely to note that the things we like are the things you like, too! It makes it such a pleasure to help you find that perfect gift, or that lovely item for your own home. Voyages, Sophie Allport, Susie Watson… they are all wonderfully designed, beautifully made items and we’re glad you appreciate the quality as much as we do.

So, how about you? How did you develop your sense of style, and how do you shop for items and dress your home so your decor is perfectly “you”?

Do head over to the website and keep in touch with us on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest news.

Heart to Home brings you lovely things for the kitchen and dining room. Our website is here.

Our Wetherby shop in photos

Heart to Home, 1b Church Street, Wetherby

Heart to Home shop Wetherby

Heart to Home shop Wetherby

Heart to Home dining table

Heart to Home dining table

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Heart to Home brings you lovely things for the kitchen and dining room. Our website is here.

Christmas made easy with Heart to Home

Christmas made easy with Heart to Home

With only 40 days (or “sleeps” as our children would say!) until Christmas, it’s time to get thinking about gifts, decorations and table dressings.

Christmas is a wonderful time of year if, like us, you love making your home as gorgeous and welcoming as possible. In December, the home really comes into its own, providing not just a backdrop but an integral part of family gatherings, parties, meals and celebrations.

Here at Heart to Home we specialise in bringing you the loveliest items for the home, from dining room linens to kitchen crockery and everything in between. Since we opened our shop in Wetherby, West Yorkshire, we’ve been able to source even more wonderful items from British designers many of whom hand-craft, embroider and hand-paint the things you’ll find in our shop.

The shop will soon be decorated for Christmas, with a colourful window display in the bow window of our Georgian building, and the famous Heart to Home dining table dressed for Christmas Day. Away from the shop, the Heart to Home website is packed with Christmas gifts, matching sets and desirable items which are crying out to be given to friends and family. And, don’t forget, all items bought from our shop or website come wrapped in pretty pink tissue paper and for just £2, we’ll hand-wrap your item in a gold gift box with a cream and gold heart-embossed ribbon – perfect for gifts! The shop will be open 7 days a week throughout December so, if you’re in Wetherby, do pop in at 1b Church Street!

We thought you might find it useful if we listed what we think will be the most popular, sought-after items this Christmas, so you can jump the queue and make sure you give gifts which really delight your loved-ones!

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Sophie Allport mugs
British designer Sophie Allport’s range of lovely mugs make wonderful gifts. We’ve got loads in stock, and new for Winter 2012 are her range of dog-themed cups and mugs. Our pick of the bunch for Christmas gifts are “Walkies!” and “Sit!”, perfect for dog-lovers or anyone who enjoys the great outdoors.


Hand-picked kitchen sets
More and more customers are asking us to help them put together bespoke sets of items and we think this is a great idea for a gift. How about using an animal as your theme? We’d suggest our chickens apron, a chickens jug and mug and finally a chickens teatowel. Or you could have similar items in our popular Busy Bees range. What a lovely gift!

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Tea cosies
Yes, tea cosies are very popular at this time of year and we think our owl tea cosy or cat tea cosy would make the most wonderful gift (to suit any budget).

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Animal kitchen items
We stock a great deal of crockery, aprons and tea towels with animal prints and themes, and that’s simply because they are so very popular! They fly off the shelves at the Wetherby shop, are very popular online on the Heart to Home website and are always a hit when we exhibit at shows. We think our range of items with Busy Bees, chickens and dogs would make wonderful Christmas presents for animal lovers. Mr Pickles, the Heart to Home cat certainly approves. What do you think?

As for us? Well, we’ve already got the oven gloves, aprons and tea towels, so all we want for Christmas is for someone else to do the cooking for us! We can hope… 🙂

Do head over to Heart to Home the website (or, if you’re in Wetherby, pop into the shop). We’ll be happy to help you hand-select the loveliest Christmas gifts (and maybe a little something for yourself…)

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Heart to Home brings you lovely things for the kitchen and dining room. Our website is here.

Heart to Home opening event in Wetherby

Heart to Home interiors store opens in Wetherby with special event

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What are you up to on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th October?

That’s when our shop opens in Wetherby, and we’d love to see you there! We’ll be unveiling our fabulous ranges of (mostly) British designed kitchen and dining items, which include Susie Watson Designs, Sophie Allport, Ulster Weavers and Ragged Rose. Many are hand-made and hand-painted and all are gorgeous!

The shop will be moving to Wetherby from Ripon, where we were located close to the canal. Business has grown and we chose Wetherby as the ideal location for the new shop.

We think our style and the types of items we sell suit Wetherby shoppers and visitors perfectly. As you know, if you read the blog regularly, we spend a lot of time at shows and fairs, meeting designers and suppliers, choosing really gorgeous crockery and linens for the kitchen and dining room. We select things which we feel go together to make a really beautiful interior.

We can’t wait to open the doors of the new shop so the people of Wetherby can come and browse!

The new shop, at 1b Church Street Wetherby, will be opening with a special open-day event on the 26th and 27th October. We welcome anyone who lives in Wetherby or who is visiting at the time. It will be a good opportunity to have a look around the shop and browse our ranges, whilst enjoying a glass of wine and some nibbles! From our point of view, it will be a lovely chance to meet local shoppers. We strongly believe in creating links with the community and getting to know the people who come into our shop. That’s what we did in Ripon and it’s what we’d love to do in Wetherby.

Join us at the opening of Heart to Home at 1b Church Street, Wetherby on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th October 2012.

Do head over to the website and keep in touch with us on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest news.

Heart to Home brings you lovely things for the kitchen and dining room. Our website is here.

October update from Heart to Home: new shop and future plans!

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.

Do head over to the website or, if you’re in Wetherby, pop into the shop on 26th/27th October for our opening event! We’d love to see you.

Keep in touch with us on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest news.

Heart to Home brings you lovely things for the kitchen and dining room. Our website is here.