If you were lucky enough to have someone bring you a cup of tea this morning, then you may be feeling the same amount of love for the ail curing beverage as I am. This picture by the marvellous Sophie Elm conjures up just the right amount of elegant splendour that the Special Brew deserves. It was, in fact my sister who saved the day this morning with her heart warming PG Tips. Can you believe she was waiting for me outside The Red Door Gallery, before I started work with a cuppa tea and a banana? What a cheeky monkey!
This is FOUND covering Eye's so Bright by Carte Le Bon - it's about sisters, of sorts and I'm going to try and lay down a law here, a blog law. If you read this post and have the chance today, then please pass on the cup-o-love, be someone's sister and make their day the tea filled way!
Folk Cross-stitch Badges - a gift from Natalie of Owls Go Hoot, soon to be available at The Red Door. Fabric Swallow Stickers by WoodenTree (£4 per pack of 3). Postcard and Beads - lovely pressies from Viv Red Door. I'm a spoilt girl!
The Red Door 'Spring' window display, featuring Fabric Letters by Kerstin Furneisen ('Made to Order' service now available) and Fabric Clouds by Kirsty Anderson of Wooden Tree (sml: £4, med: £6, lge: £8).
A detail shot of one of Kerstin Furneisen's Letters. We now run a very special 'Made to Order' service here at The Red Door. Different fonts, colours and sizes to choose from. Individual letters are priced - Sml: £20, Med: £35, Lge: £60 but there are special deals on multiple letters. For more information please contact us - email@example.com or 0131 477 3255.
The Red Door Shop Interior - featuring Fabric Clouds by WoodenTree (see above for prices), Birdhouses by Have You Met Miss Jones (£18), 'Flying Guanaco' by Liam Golden (£15), Seedbombs by Kabloom (£3.50 each).
Martin arrived at The Red Door about a month ago now. He was a little shy to begin with but over the last few weeks we have really seen him emerge from behind his woolly scarves. Martin works in the Gallery five days a week and likes to spend his days off exploring his new city.
Martin is certainly proving to be a very popular young bear. We have already received four beautiful handmade scarves to keep his furry neck warm, two of which arrived through the post in a parcel simply addressed to 'Martin'. The other two were delivered in person to The Red Door by the very talented Madeleine Shepherd.
Last Tuesday a young lady visited The Red Door purely to see our handsome new employee. During their conversation I do believe I saw his golden cheeks turn a bashful shade of pink. Poor little Martin spent the rest of his week gazing longingly through the Gallery windows and doodling in his Little Otsu Journal. Oh dear...
Martin wearing a scarf made by his creator, Regina of Every Eskimo.
Well, this sun is making me fancy a stroll so I imagine you must all be feeling the same. If you're on your way to our Bricks and Mortar Shop on Victoria Street, why not stop into one of these choice events. I like to try and keep my finger on the pulse so please let me know if you're planning anything exciting in Edinburgh and I'll be there with bells on!
While we were hanging the new Spring window last week, the conversation turned to Kate Bush (as it does) and ClaireSawers reminded us of Alan Partridge's storming send up from way back when. We had a great time assembling our May Pole with Claire's help and promise to pop up a couple of pictures as soon as possible.
This post has been resting in The Red Door Gallery blog vault for a couple of days now, due to a much needed break in The Big Smoke and our naughty computer having a little temper tantrum. Hopefully Kate will keep you entertained until I can process my snaps from the weekend in London town, you lucky people!
The current edition of The List magazine is a who's who of Scottish makers and inside is the inspiring 'Guide to Independent Shopping'. The Red Door Gallery is, of course, well represented and all over the front cover. Thanks go out to the hard work of everyone at The List, our products are jumping off the page and we feel like singing it from the rooftops! It is not every day The Red Door feels like Anne Miller, so come on Fred, let's enjoy this dance!
The last few days have packed with gift wrapping here at The Red Door Gallery - as people choose prezzies for mums, family and friends. Sometimes the presents that mean the most are the one's routed in the past - maybe a familiar recipe for meringues from an old friend, a new owl coin box called Bernard which stirs old memories or some photos from years gone by. These family photos were given to me my Dad on Mother's day. If you're curious, I'm the one in the middle in both snaps, as in age with my bigger sister and younger brother.
If you would like a Bernard of your very own, he is £12 or a Better Late Than Never card by Alison Hardcastle, they are both available through The Red Door Gallery, or feel free to send me a wee email. firstname.lastname@example.org.
I would like to thank everyone who has submitted work to us in the past months. It is very exciting to see so much talent! I hope you can appreciate that during my first months as Gallery Manager I have been busy learning all the ropes and getting to grips with the running of The Red Door, it's a busy little place! As a result of this, I'm afraid I have not had the chance to reply to all the submissions as yet. Please do not take a lack of response as a reflection on your work or as a definite 'no'. At any one time, I may be looking for something very specific when viewing submissions, filling a gap that I feels exists within the gallery. With this in mind, if your work is not suitable at one time, it may be right at another. I apologise for any inconvenience and would like to thank you for your patience and understanding.
Clockwise from top - Kate Sheridan Purse - £35, Rebecca Little Teapot Necklace - £32, Kate Sutton 'My Favourite Recipes' - £6, Lovely Pigeon Peacock Brooch - £12. All available in store at The Red Door.
Clockwise from top - Shan Annabelle Valla Earrings - £16, Owls Go Hoot 'Min' Postcards - £4.50, Sunlight on Closed Lids 'Little Boy with Flowers' card - £2.50, Jane Blease Brooches - Small £12.50, Medium £18, Sarah McNeil 'Patchwork' card - £2.50. All available in store at The Red Door.
Flower Photographs from the beautiful Saipua blog.
'Mama, You've Been on my Mind' is originally a Bob Dylan song. I believe it's actually written about a girl named Mama but it's so pretty I wanted to include it in this post.
Have a wonder through our "What's New" section to see our latest splash of typographic works.
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