T'is s bit of a long post today...and quite a lot to read...but it ends with a competition/giveaway!! ;-)
Yesterday, I found some rather lovely notecards in my fave card shop in Exeter...
The Card Gallery, Queen Street ;-)
I love this shop!
You can guess the rest!
They didn't stay as notecards for long...LOL
Tags for the fair!
I fiddled about with card, fabrics,ribbons and buttons...
And soon had a production line on the go ;-)
I've packaged them up in sets of 4
And put them in my shop
So have added a few more hearts to the heart stash....(I mean Mr Snippets might like to ring the changes in his car, don't you think? !! )
Now for the competition!
Orange Tree , Princesshay, Exeter is closing!! ;-( ;-(
As you can imagine, this is rather upsetting for me!
It stocks (or did!) CK and Bridgewater Pottery..plus a whole lot more...and I was always allowed to take photos to promote the shop.
However, Orange Tree already have a shop at Darts Farm,Topsham...so Orange Tree will live on ;-)
To continue...here comes the interesting bit!
What/Who is going to take its place?!!!!;-)
Please read on some more...
Orange Tree opened its first store at Darts Farm in Topsham more than a decade ago, and followed that in 2007 with the opening of the Princesshay shop.
It is run by Sandy and Li Case, who stress that the Topsham Orange Tree store at Darts Farm will continue to operate as normal.
Mr Case said: "We have thoroughly enjoyed our time in Princesshay and it is with great sadness that we leave.
"We have had two successful years here but we have decided it is not quite right for our business."
He said a new store was expected to open at the outlet when Orange Tree closes.
"We have been made an offer we really couldn't refuse from an extremely good and successful business," he said.
"I cannot tell you who right now but I think Exeter will be very happy indeed that they are moving in here.
Wayne Pearce, Princesshay Centre director, said: "It is reassuring that despite the economic situation, Princesshay has continued to receive a good level of interest from a variety of leading brands and local independents regarding the units in Princesshay.
"We are in talks with an exciting new name to the city regarding the Orange Tree unit and are optimistic that we will be in a position to announce the new occupier in the near future.
Derek Phillips, chairman of Exeter Chamber of Commerce, said: "Princesshay continues to attract a huge level of interest and I think people will be very excited about who is moving into Orange Tree.
'Extremely good and successful business!!'
Are you all thinking what I am thinking?
Yes, I have somehow managed to convince myself that a new CK shop will be opening in Princesshay Exeter!!
Knowing the shop as I do, it's the ideal size...and with the Cathedral right behind it ..great for photos/ blogging purposes!!
(I could be way off the mark though. I have been known to be wrong about so many things!!)
And so for my competition...
All you have to do is say which business YOU think might be moving into Orange Tree.
If you want to all guess CK..that's fine!;-)
If you have any better ideas, then fine too.
I'll find a lovely giveaway..but it might be some time until they announce the new occupants of the shop..so be patient!
Meanwhile, a huge thank you to Orange Tree!
You have given me two years of (almost weekly) absolute pleasure!