Published 14thJune 2019
Our second event in our 'Summer of Salvage' 2019 calendar, the Cheshire Decorative Home & Salvage Show, saw us battling against biblical rain with a "the show must go on" attitude. The weather, which wasn’t on the side of an outdoor event, or indeed its exhibitors, simply didn’t let-up until day three. What stuck us yet again though is how resilient and optimistic our exhibitors and visitors remain, and those who didn’t get beaten by the weather reaped good home shopping rewards. Thank you all for attending.
As we hope you’re already aware, new for the Decorative Home & Salvage Shows 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. For this event, "The Workshop" not only provided welcome cover but was a hive of activity with inspirational talks and hands-on creativity.
We've made a short video of the workshops, which you can view here.
Luxe-cycler Sarah Parmenter of RelovedMCR thrilled a packed tent with her vibrant Glam-Cycling talk, where she shared fantastic tips on how to source tired old furniture and turn it into super cool feature pieces using luxurious decoupage and paint effects. On the flip-side, her advice on why you should never "down-cycle" an already beautiful piece of furniture gave kudos to the beautiful objects we so often see at our shows.
Lady builder, renovation expert, interior designer, salvage lover and project manager for BBC2’s Your Home Made Perfect Sian Astley from Make it Morgeous took her audience on a journey of discovery where she encouraged them to see salvage materials through new eyes in order to explore the endless possibilities for their use in the home. Sian’s understanding of how to salvage hunt, and her explanation of the "treasure tingle" she gets when she finds items that speak to her, was fascinating. Sian will be back to deliver another session at our Cheshire show, Saturday 3rdAugust – watch this space for details, or sign up to our newsletter on the home page to get regular updates.
Co-owner of Bridgemont Decorative Interiors, and country rustic flower creative, Sara Webster took her group through the rudiments of how to make a wire and moss base and adorn it with foraged and easy to source flowers. The workshop was a wonderful hive of activity with participants finding delight in learning a new skill. Mother and daughter Lilian Golubovic (pictured left) and Danielle Raynor (pictured right) joined us from Leeds; ‘we’ve been searching for a creative workshop to introduce us to working with flowers as I’m really interested in becoming a floral designer. This session has given us a great start and it was lovely to let our creativity run free with Sara on-hand to offer guidance. This is our first visit to the show and we’ll definitely be back for more shopping and the next floral workshop’ said Danielle.
Next up in "The Workshop" at our Welland Decorative Home & Salvage Show is another creative floral make and an interior inspiration session…
Creating a Considered Home
Inspirational session with Justine Cook, an artist and interior designer known for creating calm, simple and thoughtful interiors using history as a guide. Justine also runs Instagram interiors hashtag #myconsideredhome and idyllic retreat Harp Cottage in the Welsh borders.
Justine will introduce you to the ethos and aesthetic of the "considered home" and offer tips on how to shop the fair for salvage and decorative items to create your own "considered" look. The session will include looking at the basic elements needed to create a coherent, personal and inspirational living space. Saturday 29thJune, 12noon – 1pm, £12.50 per person (to include free entry to the event and a glass of fizz). For details and to book.
Recycled Bottle and Garden Flower Posy: a decorative make for garden entertaining
Hands-on workshop with artist, gardener, award-winning window-dresser and floral designer Louise Ashley from The Potting Shed.
Louise will expertly guide you through the creative process of working with flowers, how to harvest and prepare them and introduce you to a variety of inspiring ways to use recycled and salvaged glass to decorate your home and garden. You’ll get to take your finished item home with you. Saturday 29th June, 12noon – 1pm, £20 per person (to include free entry to the event, a glass of fizz and your floral piece to take home). For details and to book.
Sessions are run in small groups and should be booked in advance to avoid disappointment. Each ticket gives you free entry to the event and a glass of complimentary fizz (or soft drink).
All show info here - we hope to see you soon!
Decorative Home & Salvage Show 2019 dates:
Welland Friday 28th – Sunday 30th June
Loseley Friday 12th – Sunday 14th July
Cheshire Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th August
Ripley Friday 6th – Sunday 8th September