Friday 20 August 2010

abigail*ryan Pop-Up Shop...

Last weekend, we packed up the studio and headed for Castle Ward, a beautiful National Trust property where the annual fair, Craft Fest, is held... we attended last year as stall holders with our jewellery, remember?

This year, we were hired to create a pop-up shop inside one of the Castles historical rooms - and we were lucky enough to land the Housekeepers Parlour! Complete with an amazing original range, large windows, wood panelling, china cabinets, old singer sewing machines and many beautiful antique chairs, it was a fantastic space to style and dress and I think we did a great job!

It was lovely seeing our textiles in a thoroughly historical setting, and everyone who passed through (including the staff) loved seeing our new take on the space and how our fabrics and homewares lifted the room and made it feel lived in again.

Here are a few images from the weekend! Enjoy... :)

Many thanks to the Staff at Castle Ward for having us, and to Jan at CDC for thinking of us for the job! Thanks too, to all the hundreds of people who came through the room and admired our wares!


p.s. Our anemone tea-towel (available in Olive and Granny Smith) was designed last year after attending Craft Fest - I photographed the blooming Japanese Sea Anemone's in the amazing walled Garden at Castle Ward and drew them once home... nice how things come full circle!!


Amanda Elizabeth said...

this is seriously GORGEOUS!

abigail*ryan said...

Thanks Amanda!!! ;D

Trish said...

What a lovely place, to adorn with such lovely creations!