Friday, 15 June 2012

Sunflower Lights

Hot Cherries and Pancakes
Yesterday, I escorted my friend Sharyn Dunn to Harrogate to deliver some paper lamp shades to a quaint lighting shop called 'Sunflowerlights'.  Surprisingly, the weather was beautiful and sunny even though the weatherman had predicted heavy rain for 3 days.

We set off about 9.00am and made good time, traffic being quite calm and arrived in Harrogate around about 11.30am.  On the way we stopped off at a Little Chef where I decided to have a coffee and some pancakes.  I was pleasantly surprised at what the waitress brought me.

Once there, we found the shop quite easily and after introducing ourselves to the proprietor we moved the car so it was just outside to make unloading easier.  Sharyn delivered four pieces in total, and as each piece was unwrapped I saw the delight on David Shawla, the proprietor's face.

I was probably as excited as David to see the pieces as I knew a couple of them were new designs. The first one (on the left) is called 'Globall' which Sharyn showed at the British Craft Trade Fair in Harrogate in April.  The next piece was called 'Toob' which was a new design.  I was intrigued to see how this would look when installed.  

Once all the pieces had been unpacked Sharyn proceeded to install all the pieces as a window display.  David took care to remove the existing display and it was changed to a white theme.  I think you can agree the final display was truly eye catching.

Once the window was complete, we went off to have lunch.  I suggested Betty's Tea Room as I had never been.  What a treat!  We were greeted at the door and shown to our table, fussed over and generally made to feel very welcome.  I wish I had taken a picture of the food we ate, it was an art form of its' own.  Sharyn had a muffin with scrambled egg and smoked salmon and I had Mushroom Croustade which was mushrooms in white wine mounted on a toasted brioche, breadcrumbs, herbs and pine nuts and it was absolutely delicious.

Window Display

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