[huge_it_share]Barn sale, A fun two days of themed, vintage, industrial reclaimed furniture and lighting. Retro Gift Ideas that you don’t see on the High Street.
Afternoon all,I’m taking a brief break from filming with Money for Nothing today (have you been watching? Its good isn’t it? I’m just waiting for the day when I’m stopped in the supermarket, which could be any day now thanks to my daughter telling all and sundry her Daddy’s famous), and making some exciting plans with the Smithers team that may be of interest to you lovely lot. Now I must admit, these plans aren’t my idea, but the sun is shining, I’m in a good mood and the team have taken full advantage of this rare opportunity, so here we are. Smithers often receive emails and phone calls asking where our shop is? I would like to clarify we are, as of yet to go down the bona-fide shop route (give it time) but have always tried to provide a professional space for occasional private viewings when a requested and also we have done a few pop up shops in London. Well my friends, in true Willy Wonka fashion, I’m unlocking the gates and throwing open the doors to my beloved Smithers of Stamford HQ! Well, barn doors at any rate. That’s right good people of the world, for one weekend only we are to host a Smithers Pop Up Shop Barn Sale where you can peruse at your leisure, see the goods in the flesh and even queue up for a Mr Smithers autograph. Go with it please, I may never get my five minutes of fame ever again. Milk it I must.
This auspicious occasion will take place at Smithers HQ, Church Farm House, Etton on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June trading from 10am until 4pm on both days.
This will be a great opportunity to see some of our amazing products that aren’t even available on the website and possibly make a Money for Nothing purchase on any remaining products, although they are selling fast. Having said that, you can’t beat buying a unique furniture with a TV appearance under its belt. Think of the value increase over the years – it practically pays for itself!!
We hope you will feel extremely welcome to join us at our Smithers pop up shop Barn Sale – mi casa, tu casa. Although, if your dog craps on my lawn, I will expect you to pick it up and any small children left unattended will be sold to the circus. I’m joking. Or am i?!
You should all know by now that I’m a proud Stamfordian through and through and whilst I hope lots of our lovely locals support the event, it would be great to meet some new faces from further afield. I like to think I’m something of a giver, so please feel free to use our exciting event as way of an excuse to make a weekend of it. A weekend spent in our lovely little town, is time well spent I assure you.
Aside from the Smithers Barn Sale there’s always plenty going on and lots of lovely places to stay in this quaint, historical town. One of our most popular resting spots that caters extremely well for the likes of you and I (sauvé and good looking with only the slightest air of common) to the very rich and very famous (think Judy Dench, Donald Sutherland, Alex Ferguson and the odd drop of royalty thrown in for good measure) is The George of Stamford. One of the oldest and loveliest hotels you’ll ever have the pleasure of staying in that’s steeped in history and where you’ll discover the relaxing atmosphere is priceless, the afternoon tea is even better and the ladies toilets are amazeballs – or so I’m told. Situated in the heart of the town and overlooking the meadows and banks of the River Welland, you’ll find no greater bolt hole to explore our little town from. You may discover my Mum in there on one of the lounge sofas (one of her regular haunts – you know how these ladies like to lunch and get gently drunk of an afternoon). If she gives you any grief, just smile and nod. Love you Mum 😉
Stamford Arts Centre is a brilliant treasure trove of information to find out what’s going on in town and with a choice of local tours, farmers markets, craft fayres, comedy nights, children’s workshops and a charming little cinema on offer, there’s always something to keep everyone happy – even me! I’m off to the Arts Centre cinema in a week or two to see the new Eddie the Eagle film. It’s not the place to go to see the latest blockbuster on release day, but it is one of the loveliest with just the perfect amount of nostalgia thrown in.
Paying a visit to the beautiful grounds of Burghley House is also vital to the Stamford Bucket List, but for those who really prefer the quieter side of life, we’re lucky enough to have Rutland Water within a few minutes drive of Stamford and it’s the perfect place to enjoy an indulgent picnic, a bike ride around the reservoir or simply admire the amazing wildlife found there. A stunning, renovated hotel found overlooking the Rutland shores is Barnsdale Hall Hotel, and it makes for a lovely, relaxing stay.
Have I sold it to you yet? Are you booking the hotel as I type? Do it! You can’t beat a long weekend away every now and again to recharge the batteries and with a sign of arriving in Stamford that reads “Stay a while amidst its ancient charm” there’s not really much else I need to say.
Smithers Barn Sale – June 4th and 5th 10am-4pm
Church Farm House
More details will follow once I’ve dotted the I’s, crossed the T’s and bribed the villagers about parking.
Until next time my friends,