Nantwich Jazz Blues & Music Festival:
This is the 22nd Jazz & Blues Music Festival held in Nantwich, it has been held over Easter every year since 1997, and this year is from Thursday 29th March til Monday 2nd April 2018. It will feature hundreds of amazing acts including Glenn Tilbrook (of Squeeze), Thea Gilmore, Both Sides Now, Dr Feelgood, The Climax Blues Band, Walklate & Fuschi, The Jive Aces, VaVoom, Nearly Dan featuring original artistes Brian Poole, Mike Pender, Dave Berry and Vanity Fare (of Steeley Dan) and yes, Manfred Mann will be there. For more information, you can read the full programme here.
And during the Nantwich Jazz Blues & Music Festival, Manor House Designs will be open late every day, so why not pop in and say hi, we'd love to see you.
Vintage Escapades - Vintage & Artisan Market:
From Saturday 17th March to Saturday 8th December 2018, from 9am to 3pm, both on the Town Square and at the Civic Hall, Nantwich will be hosted it's fabulous Vintage Escapades, an open-air market featuring some truly amazing vintage, handmade and artisan creators, which attracts 40,000 visitors every year. Each event is jam packed with fabulous handmade gifts, jewellery, home furnishings, children’s clothing, handmade soaps-the list goes on! As well as Manor House Designs, who will be there. Plus beautifully sourced vintage clothing, accessories, jewellery, homewares and textiles.
Vintage Escapes takes place on these Saturdays: 17th March 2018. 21st April 2018, 4th August 2018, 6th October 2018 and 8th December 2018, between 9am and 3pm. You don;t need a ticket, it's free, just turn up. For more information click here.
Sam said "Kate created a beautiful enchanting engagement ring for us. My fiancé simply emailed Kate with an idea and she took it from there. It looks and feels perfect on. Completely unique and one of a kind! Words can not convey how special the ring is to me/us. Thank you so very much Kate. Samantha and Ian. xx "
Where to find Manor House Designs?
Some facts about Valentine's Day:
Valentine's Day has been celebrated for over 200 years. Traditionally young lovers gave gifts and handwritten letters to express love, with the first Valentine's Day card being sent in 1415 from the Duke of Orleans to his wife when prisoner in Tower of London.
I've created a whole range of silver jewellery in this month's birth stone - Amethyst - or any other birth-stone, so if you fancy having a browse, feel free to click on a link below.
Where to find Manor House Designs?
We make and sell unique hand-crafted 925 sterling silver jewellery, which is designed and made by myself (Kate) in my Shropshire workshop,
Pop in, I'd love to talk to you.
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.
Manor House Designs will be opening up its very first pop-up shop at 36 Hospital Street, Nantwich in Cheshire, between (hopefully) 9th October and 31st December 2017. How exciting is that? It's the tall brown-bricked lovely little shop with the double-fronted windows on the photo (left), with lots of space for cabinets... and maybe a "shop-cat" (lease rules permitting), as don't you think silver jewellery (or anything for that matter) looks prettier surrounded by a Maine Coon kitten? Hmm.
Below, I've included links to my full catalogue to give you a idea of the kinds of pieces I can make, including earrings, rings, necklaces, bracelets, brooches and wedding jewellery, as well as our exclusive range of Silver Poppy Jewellery, exclusively designed for the Shropshire Royal British Legion poppy appeal, Read more about this here.
I'll be posting some further details soon, so stay tuned for more information, and if you're in the area, please do pop in, I'd love to see you.
Thank you for your support
Kate Buchanan-Dunne is an artist, designer and silversmith based in Shropshire.