I had the pleasure of exhibiting my Scottish Landscape Collection and Glasgow Banter Range at this summer’s Blue Tin Events Furniture Pop Up shop at The Briggait in Glasgow. There were some fantastic Scottish makers and designers there including Tatty Rose upcycled furniture, lamps and candelabras by The Owl and the Pussycat, lots of textiles and lampshades by Julie Williamson, Amy McGregor and Orwell and Goode. Prints, furniture, rugs, carpets, fashion and glasswork; a full list of makers can be found at the bottom of the page. There were also Scottish food and drink vendors in the food court with coffee from Roast Central, cakes and sweet treats from Smashing Tarts, whisky from Douglas Laing, fruit wines from Cairn O’ Mohr, ale from Fyne Ales and Rogano’s first ever pop up oyster bar.
The show took place over a full weekend in the beautiful courtyard of the Briggait in Glasgow’s Merchant City and featured 20+ brands displayed across 4 pods. Each pod was carpeted and dressed with a mix of furniture, textiles, prints and other homewares to give shoppers an idea of how each piece would look in their own homes.
It was a fantastic event for me, the most successful I have ever had. I loved chatting to my customers and actually getting to see them walk away really happy with their purchase. I couldn’t have asked for more from the event and It’s organiser Sarah worked tirelessly to create a space and a shopping experience that I’ve never seen before in Scotland. It was incredibly well advertised and featured in several different newspapers and magazines.
The next event is scheduled for October 2015 in Glasgow’s West End. For more information and to sign up to the Blue Tin Events mailing list, contact Sarah Johnstone.