Swanky Maison is very excited to be exhibiting at this year’s Ripley Grand Summer Sale. This is a really popular event set in the stunning grounds of Ripley Castle, close to Harrogate and the Yorkshire Dales. It’s local to Swanky Maison HQ and a great show to test how Swanky Maison fairs.
To date, the Swanky Maison collection has only been available online but both Cath and myself (co-founders of Swanky Maison) are always up for a new challenge and we’re keen to test the waters and see how we get on at select gift markets.
Earlier in the year than usual, this year’s Ripley Grand Summer Sale runs from Thursday 14th until Sunday 17th May. It really is a great event and we’ve gone every year as visitors. This year, instead of ambling around the many lovely stalls and enjoying the Pimms tent, we shall be showcasing a limited collection of products from our collection. As this is a pilot show for us we’ve only taken a small 2x1m stand and but even with our limited collection we have lots to cram in!
Expected to be the most popular gift on our stand is our vineyard inspired candles. Made from re-purposed wine bottles and handpoured with 100% natural soya wax, these candles are fragranced with the key ingrediants found in a variety of our favourite tipples. There’s a Gin & Tonic candle, blended from Juniper and Lemon, a Prosecco Candle, infused with scents of fruit with a subtle oak background and several more gorgeous fragrances. These are a big hit on the website already but we know how yummy they smell so they’re sure to do even better when people can test them!
Also available on the day will be our aprons, including the best selling Prosecco Princess Apron and Domestic Goddess Apron – Cath and I will be modeling one each, so if you’re there, look out for the ladies in pink!
Adding a fabulous spash of colour to our stand, will be these super trendy Single Letter Cushions! These will be available to order at the show with free delivery and a 7 day turnaround.
Also trialing at the show will be these brand new to market Wibble Bords, a brilliantly innovative idea for managing both wine and nibbles in one hand, freeing the other hand to eat with! We think these will sell out very quickly.
Another two new products that you’ll see will be these very on-trend Beard Oil and Beard Wax – a great father’s day gift idea for bearded dads!
We also have a selection of our best selling signs and block mounted prints including the social media trending ‘Hand Me The Prosecco and Watch Me Get Fabulous’ sign and This House Runs on Love, Laughter and Prosecco Block Mounted Print.
And as if all that wasn’t enough, we’ll be showing off a selection of word cushions including our Wine O’Clock Cushion and Prosecco Cushion.
You may have spotted a theme! We hope the overall effect is a fabulous looking Swanky Maison stand. If you’re going to the Ripley Grande Summer Sale please do come and say hello. And if this event goes well, who knows, Swanky Maison could be going on tour to a gift fair near you. Watch this space!