Hinckley Vintage Fair

Folly is extremely proud to announce that we are teaming up with Vintage Treasures for the very first 

HINCKLEY VINTAGE FAIR!

The Venue

The Creative Hinckley Gallery at The Atkins Building,

Lower Bond Street, Hinckley, Leics, LE10 1QU

The Date

Sunday 17th November 2013

The Time

10am – 4pm

There will be about 20 stalls selling a wide variety of lovely vintage things and the cafe will be serving teas and cakes on vintage china.

We are also very lucky to have singer Maria O’Connell, who will be singing songs from the 40′s and 50′s!

Admission £1.00

Accompanied children free of charge

Any queries please contact Folly on 01455 631984 or Vintage Treasures on 07890 939236

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Folly showcase – Lisa Godrich

We are very proud to announce our first Folly showcase, giving one lucky winner the chance to win space in the shop and online to show off their wares.  We believe very strongly in British talent, and we are so lucky to be able to see some of the lovely things our customers make!  So we thought we’d launch this competition to highlight fresh local talent, who may not get the opportunity to get their name out there.  We will blog about some of our lovely finds on here, so even if they’re not lucky enough to be crowned winner, hopefully you will all get a peek at their fantastic creations!

First off, the extremely talented Lisa Godrich.

 

This is what Lisa says about her work…

“The use of hand cut holes in my work allude to the ‘gaps’ in my recall, the difficulty I have remembering and retrieving words in everyday life. These ‘gaps’ are one of the hidden cognitive complications I experience due to suffering from Multiple Sclerosis.

My work tends to always have very intricate elements, no matter whether the finished piece itself is large or small. It’s extremely important to me that my pieces are produced by hand. As a result, it may take a significant amount of time to produce each piece, but I find this time immensely relaxing, calming and ultimately very rewarding. I am incredibly patient, which I feel shows through in my pieces. The time it takes to produce the work and the repetition that takes place is intensely rewarding”

Take a look at her work here.  http://www.lisagodrich.com/

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The Greats Gift Retailer Awards 2013

VERY exciting news! We’ve only gone and been selected as a Finalist in The Greats Gift Retailer Awards! Woo hoo!!!! Just need to wait for the awards ceremony at The Savoy in May to see if we’re lucky enough to win!

The Greats recognise and celebrate the top independent and multiple gift retailers regionally and nationally, and we are very proud to be nominated!

Keep your fingers and toes crossed!

 

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Press Gang!

Another exciting week at Folly HQ!  We got mentioned in a couple of our favourite mags!

First off the Telegraph magazine showcased our fab Letter Pressed Cookie Cutters!

And then BBC Homes and Antiques magazine named us as one of their top 5 online shops this Christmas!

Very exciting!! :) x

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October at Folly!

Well, we’ve had a busy month!

We have been accepted to become sellers on Not On The High Street, and Bouf – which is a great compliment!  With over 600 applications a month for NOTHS, and less than 10% approved, we’re very excited indeed!!   If you would like to look at the ranges, take a peak here –  http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/follyhome andhttp://www.bouf.com/buy?filter=folly&x=0&y=0

Our press guy has been working his little socks off to get us in some magazines and newspapers, and we’ll be letting you know about where you can see us in the next week or two :)  And to showcase all of the publications we will be in, our fabulous designers in America are doing some more designs for us, so we are really excited to see those!

And we’ve been getting some new stock in ready for Christmas!  Have a look in the NEW section of the site to see what’s just come in.  The fabric decals are absolutely gorgeous – perfect for the little ones bedroom!

If you would like to be kept up to date with any special offers or new items, then please sign up to the newsletter, facebook and twitter and we will make sure that you are the first to know!

And finally, we would just like to thank everyone who has supported us, and followed us over the past few weeks – thanks guys! xxx

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Something for everyone

Wow! I can’t believe we’re finally here… after weeks, months, even years of dreaming and planning, the Folly online store is about to launch!

Finding beautiful and imaginative gifts, contemporary home wares and unique vintage treasures has always been our passion, and now all of these lovely items are showcased in all their splendour on the Folly site.

I’ll post some more as the site goes live, and show you some of the goodies we have to offer.  In the meantime, if you have any questions, suggestions, feedback or just simply want to say Hi, we would love to hear from you!

Also, make sure you sign up to our newsletter and get regular updates on offers, competitions, and new unique Folly finds.

Love from Folly x

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