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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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

Alright, alright. I admit it. These were not my idea, but my very clever husband’s. I poo pooed him, then paused and had a think. So, thanks to you guys for voting, I went ahead and bought small quantities of gorgeous Christmas fabrics to make these cheerful shades. Who knows, someone might buy one!

A jug of fresh cream. Silky, golden. Wild summer strawberries. Raspberries straight from the cane. This shade is sunshine.

Michael Miller – Big E Group – Eden – Cream

Middle eastern style tile pattern using repeating stylised graphic flower designs against a rich cream.


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