Comfy Sweaters…Warm Drinks And Pretty Colours…I Love Autumn!

Autumn conjures up many comforting images…cosy evenings by the fire…hugging a mug of hot chocolate whilst gazing at the flames. Weekend walks…crunching through the carpet of fallen leaves…a myriad of colours…shapes and textures.

Dropped by Ulverston Shop on my way to Grange Shop this morning and their window just shouts Autumn to me…earthy colours…oranges…browns…green …gold…beautiful. Warm coats with upturned collars…chunky jumpers and knee length boots…perfect autumn wear! I think Sue and her team have got it spot on…what do you think?


Here’s To A Merry Warehouse Christmas… 

It’s never too early to get your Christmas decorations up…here in the warehouse Christmas is in full swing and the customers are loving it!

We’ve almost sold a dozen Christmas trees…you can even buy them ready decorated for a little extra…our Trish has done an amazing job sprucing them up!

It wouldn’t surprise me if next time I’m at the Warehouse they’ve  got Carol Singers and roasted chestnuts!

Looking Good…

I can’t believe how good the Gift Shop is looking…the stock is amazing!

Kocostar…Danielle…Damsel In D-Stress…Eco Chic…only the best for our customers!

Christmas gift or a treat for you…it doesn’t matter why you buy…it matters that you buy!

#Sharing The Love For St Mary’s Hospice 

Get in touch if you’ve visited the Gift Shop lately…what did you think…did you buy anything? We’d love to hear from you.

Sharing The Love…

Oh my goodness…I’ve just seen this year’s Christmas Puddings and they look amazing!

I kid you not…you are going to be jumping up and down with excitement when you see the new packaging…and that’s before you even taste a pudding!

Sharing the love for St Mary’s Hospice…there’s nothing more to say is there…what a beautiful message.

We have 3 sizes of traditional Christmas puds…gluten free Christmas puds…chocolate and sticky toffee pudding too…find them in our shops from early October!


And Another Thing…

Something we were discussing yesterday in the car on the way to St Rocco’s Hospice was volunteer tasks and how they are evolving!

For example we have opportunities in some of our shops that bare little resemblance to accepted ‘charity shop volunteer’ roles…

  • eBay volunteer helping with post and packing, quality control, stock research
  • Kite books volunteer, scanning barcodes, checking quality of books and dvds, post and packaging

We will always need shop volunteers…those wonderful individuals that are at home behind the till…on the shop floor…or sorting and pricing stock…but a charity shop now has many layers to its operation…we’re constantly developing…thinking of new ways to bring income in for our amazing Hospice…and therefore the volunteer opportunities are also growing and developing…its a great time to become a volunteer!


OOPS! My enthusiasm got the better of me…


I got a little carried away in this morning’s blog and gave you some misinformation…sorry.

Our wonderful array of Shrieking Violet jewellery IS NOT available in our Gift Shop…it is only online…however it is very easy to purchase through our Facebook shop…head to Retail at St Mary’s Hospice and fill your basket! If you have any difficulties you can always leave a message and we’ll answer any questions before you buy.

Shrieking Violet Jewellery Available From Retail At St Mary’s (Facebook shop).

I love this Shrieking Violet jewellery…I want to buy it all!!!

Shrieking Violet jewellery is hand-crafted with sterling silver & tiny Forget-Me-Not flowers which are encapsulated in resin. Every piece comes in a stylish gift box for those who wish to mark those special occasions with a unique and special gift.

The Forget-Me-Not flower symbolises faithful love and memories and makes this simple jewellery something special. Whatever your taste in jewellery I’m sure you’ll agree these pieces are absolutely beautiful.

On sale online at Retail At St Mary’s Hospice (Facebook page).

Forget me nots - made with real flowers 2Shrieking Violet Montage

Shrieking Violet - made with real flowers