Friday 4 November 2011

Welcome Home Glasgow - Store Tour...

I was so happy when back in Glasgow to have a chance to get up to Sauchiehall Street and see our friend Mhari's newly re-opened shop, Welcome Home, inside the lovely foyer of the CCA!

Full of some of the most beautiful and unique art and design finds you will see in Glasgow - it was very hard to resist bringing a lot of it home with us. Good thing we didn't have any luggage allowance (or budget to speak of!)... I am pretty sure I could have filled a few carrier bags full of loot if things had been different.

Mhari, and Welcome Home, were previously housed on Keith Street in Partick, but after running a pop-up shop in the CCA last Christmas, they couldn't let her go (smart cookies!) and offered her the chance to stay permanently, the new space being revamped in a more bespoke fashion a few months ago. This was the first time I has seen the shop in person, and it didn't disappoint! The perfect mix of quirk and slick (in style, and content!), it's a pleasure to walk around and explore the displays Mhari curates on the plinths and in the cabinets, making it feel like you are discovering something new every time you turn around.

We're delighted to say some of our tea-towels and lavender bags are also stocked in-store, along with lovely things from Fun Makes Good, Finch and Fouracre, Imogen Luddy (I bought one of her badge brooch cards!) and Mhari's sisters line, Forgotten Stitches, amongst many others!

Hope all who are in Glasgow or pass through will pay Welcome Home a visit! The cafe at the CCA is great, too ;) We had some drinks and snacks there with Mhari while we had a long over-due catch up and then we went and had some FAB Japanese food along the road a'la Mhari's recommendation (thanks!!)... a lovely way to end our day :)

A@a*r xo

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