Thursday, 22 March 2012

Spring is in the air at Afonwen Craft & Antique centre

Last time I blogged snow lay lightly on the ground with a definite chill in the air. Since then we have had some gorgeous weather, some beautiful sun shine, some duller days and some pretty days - all telling us spring is definitely here.....

Daffodils, so bight and cheerful, such a beautiful flower.

Our entrance has been given a bit of  a lift with these lovely flowers, brave things through the warm and chilly weathers, they make such a difference when you arrive.

The Gift shop has had a major change around and we are delighted with the results. The shop looks brighter, lighter and bigger.  See what you think....

Thrilled with the response to our changes, our lovely customers have been very kind by telling us they love it.

Some really lovely toys for the children....

Now all our cards are in one area, this is great, easier to look and it creates a really nice space .

Luckily things never stop for us, more stock is arriving all the time. With a new delivery of Kate Hamilton Hunter expected any day. Kate and her small team make the most gorgeous tin jewellery. We have lots of hearts, butterflies and flowers coming in - perfect for the spring and summer. 

Of course the Vintage and Antique stock keeps coming in as we make a  new find. With each piece being individually selected, then cleaned, restored if needed and put out for sale - it is definitely a side to the centre that is always changing and cared for. I love Antiques and Vintage stock, its like buying something with a bit of character, something that's once been loved and giving it a new home again. Of course its also a  very green thing to do... and that is always good.

Lastly I will leave you with our final picture of cakes... another passion of mine and Adrian's.

For the very first time over the Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday we will be holding a drop in cup cake decorating workshop. The idea is you choose your cake, choose your topping and then the decorations and away you go. You could roll out and cut butterflies and flowers out, decorate with chocolate bits, or mini eggs, a selection from our many toppings..... just have fun and have a go. This will be great for the little ones to have a go and the big ones. What ever the age it should be a bit of fun and you get to take home your cake to eat. (Yum )  We are very busy getting all our toppings ready, planning the room and will be baking much closer to the time.

 I hope you enjoyed all our pictures and finding out what we are up to in the centre, until next time .
                               Bye for now                Janet, Adrian and the whole team xxxxx