There Is Magic In The Night When Pumpkins Glow By Moonlight.

Leaving Ulverston I moved on to Grange Shop…what a fantastic window display! 

Halloween themed…Dee has got it just right! I was there all morning and customer comments were brilliant!

The amount of tourists that make a visit to Grange Shop part of their holiday itinerary is astounding…I wouldn’t be surprised if they got a mention on Trip Advisor!

If you’ve visited our Grange Shop why not leave a comment…share your experience…


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.

I Love A Good Tale…

I’ve been to Millom today…visiting June and her team…what a great morning I love the Shop Chatter going on there!

June was telling me about a visitor to her shop…a thirteen year old girl,with her Mum, who…’didn’t shop in charity shops because they were smelly!’ 

Didn’t take June and her team long to change her mind…armed with Next jeans and River Island tops June soon had her convinced that her charity shop was a cool place to shop!

When June showed her the outfits she could buy for her pocket money that was it…a converted charity shop shopper…I think they’ll be seeing her every time she visits Millom!

Love Your Hospice…Love Millom…Love Charity Shopping!

Who Doesn’t Love A Team Meeting!

The retail team is scattered around South Cumbria…we only meet up as a team twice a year…yesterday was our second (and therefore last) meeting of 2017…and it was great!

We obviously have a lot of retail business to talk about but we still found time to hear from a Trustee and experience a little of what you could possibly find in a Living Well session…both were extremely interesting and showed you the Hospice from a different perspective…brilliant!

Have you ever been to a meeting and just watched the clock…tick tick tick tick…me too…but NEVER at one of our retail meetings…there is way too much energy…ideas and all round positivity in the room to be even slightly tempted to check the time!

If you ever get an invite to one of our meetings and wonder whether you should come…the answer is YES!

I forgot to mention…we also have cake!

Could This Be Our First Steampunk Inspired Piece…

We currently have a table and four chairs for sale in the warehouse…the most unusual I have seen! 

According to HuffPost…Caitlin Kittredge described Steampunk as…Victorian Industrial…and I wonder if this table and chairs would fit the bill!

Glass…heavy wood and industrial metal…designer piece or homemade…we really don’t know!

If you want a dining set that is a conversation starter this could be the one but you will need muscles to lift the chairs!

I have taken pictures (below) but they don’t do it justice…come down to the Warehouse and see it in all it’s glory…you won’t be disappointed.