Heart to Home at the Ripley Grand Summer Sale
Last week, we had a stand at the Ripley Grand Summer Sale, a popular fair and show held against the stunning backdrop of Ripley Castle in Yorkshire. We had a great time! In fact, you could say it was simply electrifying…
Yes, it’s true, the marquee in which we had our stand was hit by lightening during a monumental storm on the Saturday! No damage was done, thankfully, to us or to any other exhibitor or attendee. But it was quite something!
We were subjected to lots of rain throughout the weekend, and I have to say the organisers did an incredible job of keeping the carparks open and minimising the amount of mud! On the Saturday, we heard an enormous clap of thunder, and then lightening hit the top of the marquee accompanied by a huge bang! I can’t say that’s ever happened to us before and I think we’d quite like to keep it that way…
Despite the rain and mud, the good people of Ripley put their wellies on and carried on shopping. We had a great show, with aprons and oven gloves selling particularly well. Our one little hedgehog doorstop sold almost immediately (but don’t panic, we’ve restocked him so you can have one, too!) and the lovely goose doorstop was very popular as well.
Our new stand went down very well, with people commenting that it looked resh, professional and organised. Thank you! Certainly the new and more open feel to the design seemed to encourage people in for a browse. We caught up with our friend, artist Nel Whatmore, and were pleased to see one of our favourite (and most popular) suppliers, Sophie Allport, exhibiting! Great to see you both.
Next on the agenda is the Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate. This is an enormous show and one which is close to our hearts: Margaret grew up in Harrogate and vividly remembers attending the show as a young girl. We hope to see you there!
If you’re planning on coming along to any of the shows listed on our “Out and About” page, please come and find us and say hello. We love meeting customers and blog readers!
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