Trudi and I have been enjoying a very busy summer. We’ve fitted in a couple of fairs and launched some new products – our notebook and folded card gift packs went down a storm at Barnes Fair.
Country Homes & Interiors Magazine also visited us for a feature on Yateley Papers. We will be in their October issue. Watch out for it as it will be jam packed full of pictures showing you some new things that we will be bringing out soon. The photographer and features writer could not have been lovelier to work with, showing so much enthusiasm for our stationery. Also a big thank you to Judy at The Old Dairy in Oxted who put up with all the chaos we created in her pretty shop. It really is one of the gems of the High Street, I couldn’t leave without buying a very handy little leather satchel from her and still have my eye on some great cushions there.
We are really pleased to see a fabulous display of our products at Augustus Brandt in Petworth, Sussex. If you haven’t visited this unusual and awe inspiring shop we highly recommend you go and see it. It’s a myriad of rooms in a beautiful dominating Georgian house. Each room is styled differently and you feel as if you are visiting a home except that everything is for sale. There are over sized and jaw dropping mirrors, chandeliers, garden sculptures, dazzling displays of carefully chosen jewellery, glassware and furniture.
Yateley Papers has also been commissioned to make bespoke shades for a couple of hotels and it has been lovely to see them in situ and used to complement some beautiful room schemes.
Our new Chrome collection with its handsome flourish of red trim also made its debut on the website this month. With Trudi’s husband keen to decorate his own office we created a pattern with a masculine edge and thankfully he and his colleagues love it. He’s using his Chrome portfolio to transport his papers and photos in and it has become quite the talkingpoint – so much so he now has a large matching lampshade in his office. Score!
Next week we are at Wisborough Fair, another of the fairs arranged by Lucy of Lovelane Vintage and then September arrives – “back to school” and we’ll juggle the change in tempo as holidays come to an end and we exhibit for the first time at Top Drawer trade fair at Olympia, Kengsinton and also at the Cotswolds Brocante in conjunction with Daylesford Organics.