Sunday, 4 December 2011

The last post...

The mince pies are in the oven, cookies piled up and tea urn on! We are ready to meet & greet all you lovely local shoppers who love to support local handmade & British work. Here is a sneak peek of the studio with even more gorgeous items to buy. Hope to see you soon! Oh and don't forget to come and support the RNLI at the Clovelly Christmas lights switch on today after 3pm.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

These are a few of my favourite things...

Now that the shop is open I get the joy of browsing all the stunning gifts each evening and we are very lucky to have so many talented artists showcasing their creations with us.  These are a few of the things I would be very happy to find under the tree come the 25th..or on my Birthday, anytime really!

 Brooch by Poppy Sparkles £5
 Handmade Cinnamon & Orange Soap £3
 Swallow Bracelet by Chain of Daisies £16
Turquoise Earrings by Silver fusion £28
The Bee Tea Cosy by Elf Designs £30

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Another amazing local Artist

One of the local people that contacted me to be a part of this event was a Bideford based Photographic company called Picture Perfect Presents they take fantastic pictures of local areas of outstanding beauty (& lets face it we have those in abundance in Devon) and scenery which they frame, mount, print on canvas and turn into cards!  We have a huge selection of framed photo's, cards and canvases to choose from and they are incredibly good value with framed 3 photo's at £15.  Here are just a few of those we have in the Shop, so pop along and grab a beautiful piece of the Devon coast!

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Only a few hours to go...

The Christmas Shop opens tomorrow at 10 and here is a little sneak peek....

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

No Christmas is complete without a festive tree and here at the shop there is no exception to that rule.  For us buying our tree is a ritual enjoyed yearly and now to be enjoyed by our daughter who will get to chose her first Christmas tree.  I have always preferred to buy from tree farms direct rather than get a tree that has been sitting around for a few weeks without water.  We are fortunate to be very close to a new Christmas Tree Farm just outside Bradworthy which we will be visiting tomorrow to pick a tree for the shop. 

They are a young Christmas Tree farm planting their first christmas trees in 2005.  With approximately 30,000 christmas trees in the ground, they have a variety of species including Norway Spruce, Nordmann Fir, Noble Fir, Frazier Fir and Blue Spruce.  They also have smaller, potted christmas trees.  Christmas trees are now available, up to 6 foot tall, for choosing yourselves.  They will then cut and net them for you to take home. Why not bring the whole family? Just remember to please come prepared with wellies!

They have christmas trees ready cut, for those with less time.
They are open everyday from 1st to 24th December, 10am to 4pm.  If you wish to visit at any other time, please ring to arrange.  Full contact information and directions are available on their website 

Once you have your tree just pop along to the shop the buy some unique decorations for it!

Friday, 18 November 2011

Tracey Phillips Jewellery

We are lucky enough to have a local Bridal Jewellery maker Tracey Phillips joining the creative collective at the Wilde Rowan Christmas Shop opening on Sunday 27th November.  Tracey works with stunning Swarovski Crytals which give her jewellery lots of sparkle and colour and will be just perfect to go with your festive sparkles and Little Black dress. 

The range that she has created is exclusive to the Wilde Rowan Shop and will not be found on her website so grab them here before they are all gone. 

Starting from £15 there is something for everyone and we have late night opening on Mondays until 8pm & a very relaxed atmosphere with Free Gift wrap! there is no excuse for not getting the perfect gift for the lady in your life.

Artist Amendment

Sadly we will no longer be showcasing the work of Farrell Wood designs at the shop this year, unfortunately they have had to pull out.  However we have lots more lovely artists with beautiful gifts and decorations for you.   We will be selling the new Rowan Tree knitting kits at the shop and you can get a sneak peak here on the blog.