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Starting out, I would visit online shops and aspire to sell with them one day. From The Wilde was one of those gorgeous shops. But the lady who ran it seemed ever so particular… there was no open invitation to sell with her. Every artist on her site was hand picked. Then, one day, she picked me! I ummed and I ahhed, but Helen’s infectious enthusiasm, brilliant use of social media, and love for her work and sellers, reeled me in good and proper. It was an excellent decision. Helen has been getting Quincy in the press here, there and everywhere and has just won Small Business Sunday with Theo Paphitis. She deserves all the great craziness to follow!
A lovely blog visitor took the time to comment today, saying:
I thought I have to come and look at these lampshades, because lampshades are lampshades aren’t they, how exciting can they be? But your Quincy Lampshades are beautiful! They are so unique and the fabrics are gorgeous.
Such fabulous feedback keeps me going, especially when Kirstie Allsopp retweeted me to her 140,000 followers last night! I’m so excited (and I just can’t hide it)!
20,000 squids for an octopus hat? An eye-watering amount of money for a skin-tone over-scrolled pretzel. Yup, that’s what the eBay bidding has reached for the inspired Philip Treacy hat that our beloved Princess Beatrice wore to Will’s and Kate’s wedding. And, with proceeds being donated to Unicef and Children in Crisis, even the Dragons’ Den Duncan Bannatyne has bid £5,000. How can Beatrice top that for the next Royal wedding, eh, Harry? I’m hoping she’ll have a lightbulb moment and plump for a lampshade. No, not one by an internationally renowned hat designer, but one by me, ‘lil ol Ruth McAllister (say it in a Devonshire accent, please). I’m thinking a 20cm diameter Blakely by Alexander Henry, or a huge Jungle Paisley by Kaffe Fassett. I’m gonna tweet Theo Paphitis about it on Small Business Sunday – see what he reckons…