May 18th 2018
Last weekend’s Ripley Decorative Home & Salvage Show kicked started our Summer of Salvage season off in great style as we enjoyed one of the busiest and sunniest shows we’ve had to date. As ever, our exhibitors wowed visitors by offering up the most wonderful stock, with many stands embracing the early summer flora and fauna with potted plants and fresh flowers.
We had some great entries to our ‘Blooms’ themed Instagram scavenger hunt and asked florist and stylist Clarey Wrightson from Manor Garden in Country Durham to pick a winner. Her favourite shot was a pretty image of fresh flowers and floral art styled-up together on the Brocante Decorative stand taken by Sam from Little Seed Handmade. “I chose this image as I love how fresh cut flowers and floral art complement each other and this shot captures the look beautifully. I'm obsessed with vintage florals and want to fill my whole house with them!” said Clarey - Sam received a beautiful piece of floral art as a prize for her efforts. We’ll be running a scavenger hunt at each Decorative Home & Salvage Show this summer so keep an eye on our Instagram feed for details.
Along with the home buyers there were an abundance of people buying for their gardens; the fine weather had everyone in an outdoor frame of mind. Leslie Lintoff and Sarah Parry (pictured above) and their camera-shy pooch were first time visitors from Leeds; “we came with quite a long list of things for our home and garden and have managed to find everything we wanted” said Leslie. “We’ve bought largely for our garden and can’t wait to get this old tin bath back and planted up. This is our second haul to load into the car, along with a large glass jar, a few pots and a lovely salvaged ladder” said Sarah.
Heather Potts and mum Janet (pictured above) were also buying salvaged gardenalia, along with lots of other treasures they were on their way to collect; “I usually trade at the shows but have just opened a new shop in Clitheroe called Smug Fox selling rustic country interiors and decorative vintage and salvage, so I’m here on a big-time buying mission! it’s been great to be a buyer for a change and I’ve got some brilliant pieces” said Heather.
Helen McIntyre (pictured above) visited from Ripon to buy a few specific things for her home and was looking forward to getting this old painted stepladder home; “I plan on sanding it back then giving it a wax - essentially though I love the original paint, so I’ll preserve that. Once I’ve got it looking good I’m going to make it into a cook-book shelf for the kitchen” she explained.
With high numbers of visitors the event kept our exhibitors on their toes and busy from the moment the show opened on Friday right through to pack up time on Sunday - Matt Dixon of TallBoy Interiors was snapped here enjoying a well earnt rest! With only three weeks until our next show, which takes place in Cheshire, its' time for everyone to stock up and start planning their stands all over again.
If you missed the Ripley show then fear not, we still have four more summer shows to go.
Save the dates:
Ripley Castle, Harrogate, HG3 3AY: September 7th – 9th
Cheshire Showground, Talbey, WA16 0JE: June 8th – 10th & August 10th – 12th
Loseley Park, Guildford, GU3 0JE: 13th – 15th July
Shows run 12-5pm Friday and 10am-5pm Saturday & Sunday
Public tickets available on the gate for all days.
Trade registration is open for all remaining four events , visit our salvage show page to sign-up to your chosen show/shows. All regular ticketing details can be found here too.
All details can be found over on our website