Monday, 21 December 2015

Happy Christmas x



I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and custom this year, it really means a lot. Wishing you a Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2015,

Love Amanda x

P.S- A collection of my work is currently on display at a couple of exhibitions until Christmas and the new year,

* Christmas Fair
Until the 24th December 2015
Lowther Castle and Gardens, Cumbria

* Christmas Exhibition
Until the 24th December 2015
Number Four Gallery, Northfield Farm, St Abbs Nr Eyemouth, Berwickshire

* Handmade for Christmas
Until the 10th January 2016
Museums Sheffield, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

Monday, 14 December 2015

Merry Christmas and enjoy FREE delivery until Monday 21st December 2015

Just enter the code XMAS2015 at the check out to receive free delivery from my online shop. This code can also be used more than once and please feel free to share with friends and family. A perfect opportunity to pick up any last minute Christmas stocking fillers, secret Santa's or decorations for your tree. Just a little note that Monday noon on the 21st December is also the last recommended Christmas posting date for first class, U.K mainland. 

I am currently topping up my online shop as often as i can with lots of new and festive goodies! These can be found in new loveliness. Please feel free to browse the shop for some last minute gift inspiration.


With not long to go there are lots of seasonal decorations to add to a festive home. You may notice some new Christmas tree decorations which include... First Christmas stars, a perfect keepsake token for a baby's special first Christmas. Don't forget your pooch with these doggy bones giving them their very own decoration to hang on the tree.



Also new... Polar bears and squirrels along with Christmas jumpers. Available in many designs including a 'Fairisle' style, they are a fun addition to your tree and a perfect gift for that Christmas jumper fan!


Seasonal word blocks... XMAS, PEACE, JOY and NOEL available...


Christmas accessories! Following on from the Christmas brooches last year, i have added to the collection with these Snowflake earrings and rings. Perfect for adding a festive touch to your look. I wear mine all of the time!


Santa Stop Here!!

If you would like any of your purchases beautifully gift wrapped then please just leave me a little note at the checkout.

Here you can also leave a gift note which I will pop in with your parcel. A good option if you would like to send it directly to the recipient to go under their tree.


If you are looking for a little something to add to your gifts, these little mini decorations are a lovely option and adds a special festive touch!!  


Gingerbread house tea light.

Friday, 11 December 2015

Brocksbushes, Country Living Christmas Fairs 2015

After returning home on Monday to a bit of a shock I am now settling back in after attending my Christmas Fairs. A huge thank you to everyone that visited my stand at Brocksbushes Christmas Fair, and Country Living Christmas Fairs in Glasgow and Harrogate. It was lovely to see my returning customers as well as meeting new ones and I hope you all enjoyed the fairs.

I am now busy sorting through website orders and back in my studio creating and getting ready to post lots of lovely personalised orders.

Here are some snaps I took at each of my Christmas Fairs...



Brocksbushes Christmas Fayre 2015
 
 
Country Living Christmas Fair, Glasgow 2015


It was lovely to spot my Christmas decorations on the pages of the Country Living Christmas Fair Show Guide.


 
and on pictures scattered around the show...
 

 
I was delighted prior to the fair to have made the final selection for the new 'People's Choice Award'. These pieces were selected by Country Living and displayed at the front entrance inside the fair. It gave visitors the opportunity to vote for their favourite piece and by casting a vote you were entered into a prize draw in which if selected you would win them all. My entry was a porcelain postcard to Father Christmas addressed to him in the North Pole.

 
Country Living Christmas Fair, Harrogate 2015



Thanks again for all of your lovely comments and purchases and look forward to seeing you again soon,
 
Love Amanda x

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Cumbrian and Carlisle floods 2015

You may have saw the recent severe flooding in Cumbria with my home city, Carlisle being one of the places badly affected. I have been without power and it has just been resorted this evening. This is nothing compared to the complete devastation that has happened at the weekend with many sadly losing their homes, possessions and businesses to the floods. It's so sad to see this happening around us but what amazing emergency services, rescue teams, volunteers and communities we have here in Cumbria. It's so uplifting that everyone helps and rallies round for each other. You are all doing a wonderful job.

I will try and respond to my emails and orders placed as soon as I can, also apologies with the delays with personalised orders, I hope to have the kilns back up and running very soon.

For anybody that has maybe tried to phone me, and it goes through to voice mail, apologies but I have no service and I'm not sure when this will be back up and running. If this is the case please email me or send me a message through Facebook as I can access this no problem. Thank you  x




 

Monday, 30 November 2015

Personalised orders - Order by the 6th December 2015

Just a little note that Sunday 6th December will be the last date to place a personalised order with me to allow making, firing and delivery time for Christmas.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

* Christmas Decoration & Country Living Christmas Fair, Harrogate Ticket Giveaway *

Thank you to all of you so much for your support and i have now reached over 500 likes on Facebook, yay! I am having a little giveaway where you can win a snowflake Christmas decoration and a pair of tickets to the Country Living Christmas Fair, Harrogate next week.
All you have to do is like my Facebook page (if you haven't already) and like the post. A comment and a share isn't necessary but always much appreciated. A name will be picked an...d announced on the evening of Saturday 28th November.


 
Thank you, love Amanda x

Monday, 9 November 2015

Country Living Christmas Fair Gift Ticket

I am pleased to be apart of The Country Living Christmas Fair Gift Ticket Package for Glasgow and Harrogate. With one of these tickets you will have entry to the Fair as well as a specially selected exhibitor product, including me where you can get three of my porcelain Christmas decorations. 

These Gift Tickets are only available in advance and there are a limited number available. You will receive a voucher in the post along with your ticket, and you can collect your gift from the exhibitor's stand at the Fair. Click here for Glasgow and here for Harrogate to find out more.


Friday, 23 October 2015

Country Living Christmas Fair ticket discount codes

Having a little browse on the Country Living Fair website and find this lovely image of my Christmas decorations. Thank you Country Living. Just a little reminder I am going to be at Glasgow (19th - 22nd Nov) and Harrogate (3rd - 6th Dec) this year. If you are planning on visiting either of them you can use the code EX15G10 for Glasgow and EX15H06 for Harrogate to claim a discount on your ticket purchase while booking online or calling their ticket hotline on 0844 848 0150.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Christmas Fairs and Exhibitions

Events

* Christmas Fair
9th November - 24th December 2015
Lowther Castle and Gardens, Penrith, Cumbria
* Brockbushes Christmas Fayre
12th - 15th November 2015
Brockbushes Farm, Stocksfield, Northumberland
www.brockbushes.co.uk

 * Country Living Christmas Fair, Glasgow
Stand I16
19th - 22nd November 2015
SECC, Glasgow

* Dacre Hall, Christmas Craft Fair
27th - 29th November 2015
Dacre Hall, Lanercost Priory, Brampton, Cumbria

 * Country Living Christmas Fair, Harrogate
Stand C1
3rd - 6th December 2015
HIC, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
www.countrylivingfair.com


Exhibitions

* Handmade for Christmas
30th October 2015 - 10th January 2016
Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

* Christmas Exhibition
November & December 2015
Number 4 Gallery, Northfield Farm, St Abbs, Eyemouth

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Rival Arts, Brockbushes and Country Living Christmas Fairs 2015

Just a note to tell you about my up coming Christmas events I am currently getting ready for. I will be exhibiting at the following so here are a few dates for your diary. My first Christmas fair starts this weekend...

* Rival Arts Christmas Fair
17th and 18th October 2015
Rheged Centre, Penrith, Cumbria
www.rivalarts.co.uk

* Brockbushes Christmas Fayre
12th - 15th November 2015
Brockbushes Farm, Stocksfield, Northumberland
www.brockbushes.co.uk

* Country Living Christmas Fair, Glasgow
Stand I16
19th - 22nd November 2015
SECC, Glasgow

* Country Living Christmas Fair, Harrogate
Stand C1
3rd - 6th December 2015
HIC, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
www.countrylivingfair.com

I do have a number of complimentary tickets for both of the Country Living Fairs so if you would like a ticket please just drop me an email info@amanda-mercer.co.uk with your name, address and which fair you would like to attend and I shall pop them in the post to you. Due to only having a limited number of tickets this will be done on a first come basis until they have all gone. Please note the Country Living tickets are not valid for the Saturday.

You can also receive a discount on your ticket purchase for the Country Living Fairs by booking online or calling their ticket hotline on 0844 848 0150. Just quote EX15G10 for Glasgow and quote EX15H06 for Harrogate.

Or why not treat yourself to a Gift Ticket for one of the Country Living Fairs. With one of these tickets you will have entry to the Fair as well as a specially selected exhibitor product, including me.
These Gift Tickets are only available in advance and there are a limited number available. You will receive a voucher in the post along with your ticket, and you can collect your gift from the exhibitor's stand at the Fair. Click here for Glasgow and here for Harrogate to find out more.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Country Living Christmas Fair, Glasgow and Harrogate

Not long to go now, thank you for featuring me in your Glasgow and Harrogate mail out Country Living Magazine fair along with lots of other lovely exhibitors.


Monday, 28 September 2015

The New Peoples Choice Exhibitor Award at Glasgow Country Living Christmas Fair

I am delighted that my Christmas postcard has been shortlisted for the new Peoples Choice Exhibitor Award at The Country Living Christmas Fair, Glasgow.

Near the entrance, you'll be able to see the products in the shortlist displayed where you can choose to vote which one you think deserves to win the 2015 People's Choice Exhibitor award. By casting your vote, you'll also be in with the chance of winning the People's Choice Hamper which will contain all the products in the shortlist. Click here to find out more.

Friday, 11 September 2015

Country Living Christmas Fairs 2015

Thank you very much Country Living for featuring me as one of their 'meet the makers' on their website and email mail out. You can read the article about me here and some of the other makers taking part here. I will be at Country Living Fair Glasgow, 19th-22nd November and Harrogate, 3rd-6th December 2015.



Sunday, 16 August 2015

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Lanercost Priory Summer Fair, Potfest in the Pens and the Wedding Season

I am keeping busy in the studio working on Wedding commissions and also getting prepared for my Summer events. With the Wedding Season in full swing and if you are looking for a special gift please feel free to contact me for a chat or check out my website, Weddings and special occasions and personalised just for you x This section is dedicated to personalised pieces that I can make for you to your specification.

Have a lovely Summer and if you can make any of my following events, I look forward to seeing you there x

* Lanercost Priory Summer Craft Fair
Saturday 25th July - Monday 3rd August 2015

Dacre Hall, Lanercost Priory, Brampton, Cumbria


* Potfest in the Pens
31st July - 2nd August 2015

Skirsgill Auction Mart, Penrith, Cumbria
www.potfest.co.uk


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Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Country Living Christmas Fairs 2015

So lovely to spot my Christmas decorations on this years Country Living Christmas Fair flyers. I will be  exhibiting at the Glasgow and Harrogate Fair this year.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

The Art Market, Holmfirth, Sunday 28th June 2015

I am excited to be taking part in my first ever Art Market in Holmfirth this Sunday. Come and see me along with 50 other artists taking part. Sunday 28th June, 10am - 4pm, Holmfirth Indoor Market, Holmfirth Yorkshire. For more information check out their website, www.artmarkets.co.uk

Looking forward to seeing you there if you can make it!

 
 

Monday, 20 April 2015

BCTF 2015

I had a lovely time exhibiting at The British Craft Trade Fair last week meeting new retailers, catching up with existing and all of the other lovely makers. Thank you for popping by my stand and I am looking forward to getting started with the orders.

Monday, 6 April 2015

British Craft Trade Fair 2015

I am really excited to be exhibiting at the BCTF this year! I haven't exhibited there since 2012 and since that time I have had a new website created and developed lots of new pieces. It takes place from the 12th - 14th April 2015 at The Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate. I will be on Stand 318 so if you are a trade visitor please feel free to pop by and say hello! For more information please visit www.bctf.co.uk

Monday, 30 March 2015

Happy Easter and free delivery until Midnight Easter Monday

Spring has arrived and with Easter just around the corner my egg decorations have been quite popular recently. They are great for tying on to presents or scattered hanging around the home.

As an Easter treat I am offering free delivery on all items in my online shop until midnight on Easter Monday. Just enter the code EASTER2015 at the check out.

Happy Easter and have a lovely bank holiday weekend x

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Saturday, 28 March 2015

Spring Fair at Lowther Castle this weekend!

All set up for the Spring Fair at Lowther Castle and Gardens in Cumbria. It is open all weekend Saturday 28th - Sunday 29th March, with lots of lovely goodies from local artists and crafts people. The fair is located in the Old Stables adjoining their beautiful gift shop. Have a mosy around the gardens and castle while you are there and finish with a coffee and a cake in their lovely cafĂ©. It is definitely worth a visit to this stunning place if you can make it x



Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Spring Fair at Lowther

I am really looking forward to getting started with my retail events this year and with my first one being, The Spring Fair at Lowther Castle and Gardens in Cumbria from the 28th - 29th March. There will be a selection of Spring items such as decorations, homeware and jewellery as well as Easter goodies and a few new pieces such as my compact mirrors. They are perfect for this season and a lovely size to pop in your bag.

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