Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Sourcing new goodies

Ewan and I went down to Glasgow at the weekend to visit a large trade fair at the SECC.  It's a good one for us to visit together because as well as the gifts there's an excellent specialist food section full of yummy ideas for his shop too.

I'm currently very involved in working towards the creation of a community cafe in Johnshaven, so it was also useful for me to talk to some potential food, drink and equipment suppliers - very different from buying lovely handmade goodies for Starfish Studio, but interesting nonetheless. 

Taking the car down would have been a hindrance as we stayed in a city centre hotel.  It's so much more relaxing to take the train, and I borrowed my daughter's DS and Professor Layton game to play with on the journey!

I placed orders with some existing suppliers and a few new ones too.  Keep checking back for pictures as things start arriving in the shop.

Today boxes of gorgeous goodies arrived from two new suppliers - Highland Fairy, based in Ardross (near Alness) and Country Style Clutter from Edzell (near Brechin).

Highland Fairy's clay bird necklaces are absolutely gorgeous.  I have ten to choose from in assorted colours and patterns.

Linda from Country Style Clutter hand paints a variety of home accessories.  These photos just show a small selection - there are loads more in the shop.

Come along in and see for yourself!

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