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…

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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?

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!

That Friday Feeling…

My mother always used to say ‘ Don’t cry over spilled milk’…and I tend to agree…unless of course that spilled milk is part of your yummy hot chocolate and it is now flowing freely over your desk…paperwork and computer keyboard…then a few tears are perfectly acceptable!

That was Thursday’s mishap…one of many this week!

Do you ever have one of those weeks where you feel clumsy in your thoughts and your actions…that’s been me this week! Spilled drinks…mispronounced words…tripping over thin air…thank goodness it’s Friday!

I intend spending my weekend flicking between our Ebay and Facebook page…it’s never boring in Retail…an auction to follow on Ebay…shop posts to read on Facebook…what more could I want…except maybe a hot chocolate!

hot choc

 

All That Glitters…

I love how everyone associated with retail has embraced the idea of Ebay…it makes the job so much easier!

Instead of one pair of eyes trying to pick out items suitable for Ebay we now have a veritable army taking part… shop staff and volunteers…not really involved in Ebay but eagerly looking through their shop donations for that one item that is going to give us all a pleasant surprise!

Jean at Barrow shop loves looking after the jewellery donations for us…she is meticulous…sorting…cleaning…checking…pricing…displaying…she can do it all! A couple of weeks ago she came across something that she thought could be worth something…she took it off to a local jeweller and came back very excited…she had only gone and found a genuine 9ct gold, opal brooch!

Days later and it’s listed on Ebay…and I’m happy to say it has now sold for £90…awesome! Thanks to Jean this exquisite brooch was sold for it’s true value…brilliant news for the person that donated the item and the hospice!

Love Barrow…Love Ebay…Love Volunteers

We are still looking for a dedicated Ebay volunteer…someone with photography skills…simple computer skills…someone who likes researching things…if this appeals to you why not drop me a line on Facebook…Retail at St Mary’s Hospice…and we’ll get right back to you!

Autumn Is Here!

I think the weekend weather was a clear indication that Autumn is well and truly upon us!

Wind…rain…floods…Cumbria is once again mopping up!

We hope our friends, supporters and of course  all residents of Millom and the Lakes have not suffered too much flood damage.

The weekly weather update forecasts more rain…so whether you live in a flood risk area or not it could well be time to dig your wellington boots out of the back of the cupboard…if you haven’t got any and you want to get prepared…pop into our Ulverston shop where we have quite a few!