Published 24th July 2019
As we pace through our calendar of summer events, we thought we’d give you the lowdown on our fourth Decorative Home & Salvage Show of the season which recently took place in ancient parkland at Surrey’s stunning Loseley Park Estate. Now in our sixth year at this venue, the standard of stock on offer during the three-days was as outstanding as ever and our visitors appreciated the wealth of beautiful and unique items for the home and garden. The sunshine offered up perfect temperatures for shopping, picnicking, sipping refreshing glasses of Pimms and enjoying delicious ice creams from Loseley Dairy Ice Cream. Once again, we had great feedback that the show offers something for every kind of buyer, from budget conscious young couples making their first home to mature buyers with a slightly deeper pocket who’ll never give up a passion for collecting.
We stopped for a chat with Charlotte Andrews who hasn’t missed a show in the six years we’ve been at Loseley Park; ‘It’s such an interesting show and we always find the most surprising and unexpected objects – this is what we love most about visiting. Every year, we come away with a huge haul and this year’s star buy has to be these wonderful old stone toadstools which we’ve just bought from Linda and Geoff North. They’re going to be positioned next to our Shepherd’s Hut which sits in a lovely Alpaca paddock,’ says Charlotte. We absolutely love the sound of this and imagine they’ll add a real air of story-book magic to the setting.
As we hope you’re already aware, new for the Decorative Home & Salvage Shows 2019 is a programme of inspirational, interactive and hands-on workshops curated and hosted by writer and interior stylist Alice Roberton which are tailored to those who love making a unique, salvage home.
Our three sessions at Loseley went down a treat…
First up was creative rebel, stylist and passionate salvager, and owner of Turmeric House, Clare Watson, who thrilled her audience with a ‘Storytelling, Sourcing & Styling’ workshop where she talked about how to bring joy into your home with decorative and salvage objects. Her wonderful stories of ‘gut instinct’ buying and clever way of re-imagining interiors to set spaces alight gave participants a fresh view to help them shop the show.
Karen Rogers, who exhibits with us as Karen Lesley Vintage Interiors, introduced a hands-on session, ‘Get Creative with Lavender’, and showed a very relaxed (the magic powers of Lavender!) table of happy makers how the Victorian’s used Lavender to scent the home. Using vintage linens, buttons and ribbons her table of creatives made beautiful Lavender bags and wands to take home – ‘The Workshop’ smelt heavenly!
Welcoming florist Hannah Antmann of Saint Floral into the workshop space was such a pleasure – watching her tenderly preparing her display of preserved and fresh flowers ahead of her session was like watching an artist at work. With a heartfelt appreciation and understanding of antiques and vintage, she demonstrated how to create floral displays to compliment, and enhance, a vintage interior scheme. Participants got hands-on and made their own hand-held floral arrangements to take home, the results of which were truly stunning.
If you’re in the Cheshire area during 2nd – 4th August, or fancy a road trip, then do join us at the Decorative Home & Salvage Show at Cheshire Showground for another three-days of unique home and garden shopping and a day of inspirational workshops (Saturday 3rd). Look out for a blog next week with more details and our exhibitor list, or sign up to our newsletter on our homepage to receive the news first!
Book up for:
How to Make a Stylish Salvage Home with lady builder, renovation expert, interior designer, salvage lover and project manager for BBC2’s Your Home Made Perfect Sian Astley (moregeous.com).
Recycled Bottle and Garden Flower Posy: a decorative make for the home & garden. A hands-on workshop with artist, gardener, award-winning window-dresser and floral designer Louise Ashley from The Potting Shed.
For more details and to book click here.
Cheshire Showground is situated in Tabley near Knutsford. Situated just 2 miles from M6 Junction 19. The postcode is WA16 0JE.
August 2nd, 3rd & 4th.
Friday: 12 noon - 5:00pm £10 per person.
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm, £7.50 per person.
Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm, £7.50 per person.
Last admission is 4pm on Sunday
Tickets available to purchase on the door.
Accompanied under 16s are admitted free.
Dogs on leads welcome.
Complimentary Trade tickets are available for the Friday afternoon 12 noon - 5pm by registration. Please note registration closes Wednesday 31st July at 5pm. Register here.