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A Garden Sale? In December? Only in West Didsbury…

December 12, 2011

Carla, from Inspirit Interiors, started working with us a couple of weeks ago, and we have to says she’s one of the bubbliest characters we’ve come across in a long while. Not only is she uber-enthusiastic about literally everything, she sees an opportunity in everything. We like people like Carla. People who are prepared to give things a go – even if there’s a chance these things might fall on their arses.

So, when Carla mentioned an idea that she’d been chatting with her good friend, Claire, about, we loved it. Because initially it seemed mad. But a great idea if we could pull it off…

And so the Festive Garden Sale came into being! Carla is an interior designer & has a garage full of upcycled, renovated and restored pieces of amazing furniture – selling them in her garden on Burton Road seemed a perfect idea, but we felt we could develop this idea. The lovely Bud Garden Centre was approached – Xmas trees, eco gifts and decorations boxed off. Juliette Hamilton, Didsbury based willow designer extraordinaire, was there with her beautiful handmade willow weavings, Mike from Urban Coppice was on hand, carving amazing kitchen utensils, Bod showcased his copper fire bowls and mulled wine and mice pies were a-plenty.

All-in-all, an event that seemed to exude real Christmas spirit. And, in true West Didsbury spirit, it still went ahead despite torrential downpours…

Festive Garden Sale, West Didsbury

Festive Garden Sale, West Didsbury

Festive Garden Sale, West Didsbury

Festive Garden Sale, West Didsbury

Festive Garden Sale, West Didsbury

Festive Garden Sale, West Didsbury

Festive Garden Sale, West Didsbury

Festive Garden Sale, West Didsbury

Festive Garden Sale, West Didsbury

Festive Garden Sale, West Didsbury

Festive Garden Sale, West Didsbury

Festive Garden Sale, West Didsbury

Festive Garden Sale, West Didsbury

Festive Garden Sale, West Didsbury

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  1. December 13, 2011 8:35 am

    Well I wasn’t uber-enthusiastic about the rain ! But it wasn’t a problem in the end… I was so relieved when people came crunching up the drive under their brollies… everyone who visited was so encouraging and friendly (and that was even before we started pouring the mulled wine!)… Blake House was temporarily turned into a rustic winter wonderland thanks to all the other businesses who came along and we really did enjoy the day… there was a lot of talk about turning it into a bit of a regular event… so all I need to do now is convince the other flats in Blake House to agree… I’m thinking they probably will though because after the event on Sunday most of us gathered around the fire bowl and made a significant dent in the left over mulled wine !

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