July saw the opening of Bramall Hall. The hall had been closed for over a year for major renovation and building works. As part of my day job, I worked on the project in the very early stages; packing objects, clearing attics and decorating the servants quarters. I also contributed to developing the shop in the renovated stable block – such a lovely space I couldn’t help but stick my oar in.
Life below stairs, parklife, the Arts & Crafts movement and country pursuits are some of the key stories that have guided the choice of products and the way they are displayed. I had the lovely job of choosing all the books and worked with visual merchandising wizard, Linda from design company, 442 to help set it all up before opening.
The shop is doing well and its not surprising – where else can you a 4ft ostrich feather duster, a handmade flatcap and a bag of premium duck food!
A selection of my limited edition ‘Made in Stockport’ tweedy wool, silk / linen scarves are also available for a bargain at £25.00 while stocks last!