This Season Must Have!

The weather seems to be changing…more rain showers…unpredictable…you never know whether to take a waterproof jacket or not…here at the gift shop we have the answer!

Stylish…fun…practical! What more do you need…fits comfortably in your bag until you need it…what a fantastic idea.

We have a number of colours and designs…but this one is my favourite!

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I Believe In Mermaids…

I’ve been sat the last half hour trying to photoshop images of a piece of furniture I found in the warehouse today…without success!

I wanted to show you both the wacky and the wonderful items we receive!

What caught my attention was an awesome coffee table…a four foot mermaid balancing a glass table top on her tail and arm…how often do you see one of those! 

I would love to show you pictures but you will just have to use your imagination…suffice to say it only lasted 12 hours on shop floor before it was sold…people do like something a little different!

Warehouse Wonderland

Spending time in our furniture warehouse today…it never ceases to amaze me…what a wonderful place to be!

You can feel the energy around the place…everybody busy with a job to do…deliveries to make…collections to pick up…furniture to move…customers to serve…it never stops!

The atmosphere…as always makes it a welcoming warehouse wonderland…a place to come whether you have a purchase in mind or not…you’ll never get bored of just looking…and maybe you will find that thing you never knew you needed…until now!

Why not pay us a visit…have a chat with our wonderful staff and see what all the fuss is about…you won’t be disappointed!

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I Am Giddy, Expectation Whirls Me Round. The Imaginary Relish Is So Sweet That it Enchants My Sense – William Shakespeare.

We’ve gone slightly giddy in the Gift Shop…and given you bargains galore!!!

As you know we visited Harrogate recently, looking for new stock for the Gift Shop…we found some awesome products that we can’t wait to share with you…but first we have to make some room!

That can only mean it’s SALE TIME of course!

If you’re in Ulverston today why not pop up to the hospice…visit our wonderful Gift Shop and then treat yourself to lunch at The Orangery Cafe.

I’m So Excited…And I Just Can’t Hide It!

Kocostar is coming to the Gift shop…if you haven’t heard of their products then you’re in for a great surprise!

Cucumber…tomato…watermelon… lemon…sunflower…the most awesome home beauty treatment I’ve seen in a long time!

We’ve just tried the sunflower…wow it’s beautiful…can’t stop touching my skin…so smooth…smells wonderful…can’t wait for the stock to come in…roll on September!

Try To Be A Rainbow In Someone’s Cloud – Maya Angelou

 

I was unexpectedly working in the Barrow shop on Saturday morning, manning the shop floor…I should have been at the Soccer Bar car boot sale so was feeling a little disappointed…but I can honestly say after three hours of serving and chatting to customers…I left there with a spring in my step and a smile on my face!

The characters that came through the door…I could write a book…well at the very least a short blog!

‘What have you done with the regular staff?’ many customers wanted to know…they definitely looked happier when they realised I was a temporary fixture and their favourites would be back next week…I can understand why…we have some amazing volunteers!

The conversations I had that morning…the laughter…the jokes…I saw customers I hadn’t seen in years…they remembered me and I remembered them.

The warmth and familiarity…it felt good…it made me realise what an important part of the community our shop is…it made me proud to work for St Mary’s Hospice…to be involved in the shops and to have the opportunity to serve our wonderful customers.

Love Barrow…Love the Hospice…Love our loyal customers.