Posts Tagged ‘alexander henry’
Success! InsideOut in Exeter did a fab job of selling nearly ALL of the 50-odd lampshades I supplied to them in April, just in time to receive my new range. And here they are in all their glory… Dandi Flight, Lorenza, Bermuda Stripe, Peacock Feathers, Lacy Grey and Hello Luscious. Hello indeed!
Pah! So June is supposed to be flaming? Flaming dismal more like. I wanted to lift the spirits of my lovely Likers on Facebook by giving everyone a chance to win a June Song Tea Lampshade… if you support me here on my blog, Like my Facebook page too for the chance to win. Good luck and keep smiling! (PS – Giveaway closes midnight 30 June 2012.)
Ice cream colours, duck-egg blue birdies, white cherry blossom, cherry-lipped Russian dolls and rose-laden romantic postcards all peek out of the wide window of Exeter’s Insideout store, catching the bright eyes of passers-by. (D’you know? If I didn’t make them, I’d buy them.)
In my head I am singing ’99 Red Balloons’… do you remember that song? For a while now I have beavering away making this awesome clutch of shades for Insideout – an award winning gift retailer with shops in Exeter, Dartmouth and Tavistock. Having crunched some very crunchy numbers in February, I was more than ready to supply Nicky with wholesale unit prices and was dead excited when she placed an order for 49 of my most marvellous shades. The order includes the new Fly A Kite Ice Cream by Riley Blake, Vintage Yellow Aviary by Joel Dewberry, Trefle Matroyshkas Cream, French Post by Michael Miller and the favourite, June Song Tea by Alexander Henry. The car is packed and I’m ready to deliver tomorrow. I simply cannot wait to see them in the window of the Exeter store, which can be found in the swanky Princesshay area of the city. It’s not often you can buy handmade lampshades like this in a high-street store, and at a very reasonable price. So support Handmade and British and let your friends know!
I’m a bit sad. One of my most gorgeous fabrics has gone out of print and I can’t get any more. I have just enough to make one last 45cm standard lampshade, like the one below. I love this Alexander Henry fabric – it whispers ‘Quincy’ to me. It seems to encapsulate what I’m about – bold, fresh and beautiful. The ornate Japanese Odoriko dancers hold court, floating on a sky blue background, whilst cherry blossom swirls at their feet and golden flowers frame their elegance. If you want it, shout now. Or forever hold your peace.
Just adorable! June Song Tea has found a perfect place to nest in Hannah Ranby’s lounge. The Manky Lampshade Photo Contest winner’s home and this shade look as if they were forever destined to be together.
Manky Lampshades are back! But this time you can win a wonderfully winsome June Song Tea Standard Lampshade worth £94.95. I think that’s pretty darn generous, don’t you? Visit me on Facebook where you’ll find all the details on the Photo Contest tab.
Phewee! At last I have got my hands on more June Song Tea by Alexander Henry. This beautiful and popular fabric has been out of print and unavailable in the UK for the last couple of months, so I had to look to the US to ensure I got it faster than waiting for UK stockists. The lovely Leslie at LadyButton Fabrics is a treasure and did all she could to get this hefty bundle to me double quick smart – just 9 days!
Loook! I’ve been name-dropped in a national newspaper! And I didn’t even know until I did that thing I do when I’m bored but working on Quincy, yup, googling myself! This teeny success follows from browsing/interacting via Twitter and replying to Kate Burt who was enthusing about Fancy Moon (one of my favourite suppliers) in her weekly column for the Independent on Sunday and who also authors a great blog - Your Home is Lovely. Thanks Kate!
Oh dear. What have I done? I must have had a moment when buying this fabric… Talk about huge (pattern repeat that is). Who’s your favourite? (Mine is Specs Man). Obscene or audacious – it’s fun.