"With Valentine's Day quickly approaching you're probably searching for something truly special for the person you love. At Manor House Designs every piece of jewellery is individually designed and and handcrafted by me in my Shropshire workshop.
There's a fantastic collection of stunningly different silver jewellery in our lovely shop - all chosen with Valentine's Day in mind" - with many of the items below, available exclusively in-store only. For example, from the "Love Cats" range...
So whether you are interested in unique rings, pendants, bracelets, brooches, necklaces or cuff links there's lots to choose from in our online store.
Where to find Manor House Designs?
Or why not commission your own piece? A customer commissioned for her husband (who is a bricklayer) a set of silver cuff-links in the shape of trowels, creating a fabulous, thoughtful and unique gift which is personal to him. If you would like to discuss any gift ideas or commissions, feel free to call me or visit our Nantwich shop.
At Manor House Designs we make beautiful pieces to order. This means that we don't just sell jewellery in our lovely shop in Nantwich, but I spend half of my week in our Shropshire workshop creating distinctive artisan jewellery and requests for unusual gifts, exclusive wedding items and stunning pieces for those people who just want to spoil themselves.
On behalf of Kate & Kevin of Manor House Designs, we wanted to say a big thank you to all of our friends and customers who has supported us this year, it's been a steep learning curve, having moved into our first shop just a few months ago, but it's been an exciting time and we look forward to seeing you all next year.
We hope you have a fantastic Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
Kate & Kevin.x
The Christmas tree is up, the stock is displayed and the door is open, people have said wonderful things about the shop and the jewellery. I heard today a lady outside looking in who said to her friend "oh its a house design shop". Yes we have "designs" in name, but we are jewellers. So...
What have we done to rectify the above?
If anyone in the South Cheshire area has visited 36, Hospital Street and have any comments, good or bad! We would love to hear.
With just a few weeks to go the Christmas shopping event that people look forward to is nearly here, with the local singer/performer, Amy Dockery, and live models, it will be a superb time.
Most of the retailers are offering things to eat and drink, but even more important, big discounts for the happy shoppers. On display also is a range of beautiful jewellery from around the world, sourced and selected by Kate. You will see Turquoise from Turkey, pearls from the Far East and many other exotic locations.
The Nantwich Event is hosted by the Independent retailers so come along, enjoy yourself and let others know on Facebook.
We'd love to see you at Manor House Designs. And if you've never been to our store before, we make a range of bespoke silver jewellery including handmade earrings, necklaces, brooches, bracelets, lapel-pins, rings, wedding finery and even key-rings. Or you can commission your own original piece. Above are a few examples. of what's in-store
If you have any questions or queries, please feel free to contact me.
Manor House Designs Ltd is proud to be licensed to create a unique range of Sterling Silver Poppy Memorabilia for the Shropshire Royal British Legion. Every item is handmade in 925 sterling silver and is hallmarked at the Birmingham Assay Office with my own official hallmark, and (more importantly) from every sale 25% of the profits is donated to Shropshire Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.
You are welcome to browse the collection below, or pay a visit to our new shop at 36 Hospital Street in Nantwich, click here for full details.
My Silver Poppy collection is made in special memory of those brave boys in my own family who fought for us, including my mum's half brother "Frank", my uncle "Harry" and my wonderful - and much missed - dad "Dick", as seen in his special blog about them.
Thank you for supporting such a fantastic cause.
The Manor House Designs shop is more than just a silver jewellery shop, as although you can browse our full range of handmade earrings, necklaces, brooches, bracelets, lapel-pins, rings, wedding finery and our new Silver Poppies collection in-store, we've also got a comfortable seating area so we can sit, chat (over a tea) and design a unique commission with you and I've got my workbench set-up, so you see how the various pieces are made.
Why not have a browse of the catalogue below and see what you fancy trying on? As with Christmas just EIGHT weeks away, this may be the perfect to do some Christmas shopping, or nudge your husband/boyfriend in the right direction :-)
We look forward to seeing you all soon.
This is just a quick update on the new Manor House Designs "pop-up shop" we're setting up at 36 Hospital Street in Nantwich, Cheshire, which - hopefully - should be up and running by the start of next week and open for business till 30th December 2017.
Anyway, that's it for now, as I've still got loads of unpacking to do. Thank you to everyone for their best wishes and support, and we look forward to seeing you all soon.
Here he is (above left), "Dick" Pope. Sadly I don't have a photo of him in his Home Guard uniform but I've added a picture of his badge. There is, though, a photograph of Uncle Harry (above middle) in uniform. "Harry" Porter was my Mother's cousin and served as a cook in the RAF in the Second World War were he was posted to the Azores. I don't ever remember him with hair. Finally here's "Frank" Sheard my Mother's half brother. I think this was taken of him in the First World War. Although he survived both wars I think several of his brothers were killed.
I've always known that my Mother's aunt, Lizzie, was killed in the Blitz. She was a priests' housekeeper in Liverpool and died when the church and presbytery received a direct hit. And, I've just learnt that Auntie Alice, Harry's wife, was in the WAAF. so I've obviously got loads of research to do.
As you probably know, Manor House Designs Ltd is proud to be licensed to create a unique range of Sterling Silver Poppy Memorabilia for the Shropshire Royal British Legion. Every item is handmade in 925 sterling silver and is hallmarked at the Birmingham Assay Office with my own official hallmark, and (more importantly) from every sale 25% of the profits is donated to Shropshire Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.
Please feel free to browse the Silver Poppy range below, visit us at our new 'pop-up' shop in Nantwich (more details to follow) or at the Shropshire Royal British Legion's Annual Festival of Remembrance at the Theatre Severn, on Tuesday 24 October 7.30 pm. All proceeds go to The Poppy Appeal. Click here for tickets.
Thank you for reading this blog post, and for supporting such a fantastic and noble cause as the Royal British Legion, and I hope you have a great day.
Manor House Designs are also delighted to announce that we are setting-up a "Pop-Up" shop in Nantwich from the 7th October to 31st December 2017 and one of the large display windows will feature a Remembrance Day display with a donation area and poppy silverware sales inside the store. Silver Poppies are also available online, or you can visit us at the Shropshire Royal British Legion's Festival of Remembrance. Details below.
Below is my current range of Sterling Silver Poppy Memorabilia made exclusively for the Shropshire Royal British Legion. Please feel free to browse, and if you have any question, you can call me, or visit me in the Manor House Designs pop-up shop in Nantwich.
Scroll left/right to view more, or visit the full collection here.
You can also make a one-off or regular donation to the Shropshire Royal British Legion , by clicking here and we hope to see you at the Annual Festival of Remembrance at the Theatre Severn, on Tuesday 24th October at 7.30 pm. Thank you for supporting such a noble cause and for reading this blog. With love. Kate.x
Kate Buchanan-Dunne is an artist, designer and silversmith based in Shropshire.