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.