Saturday, 10 February 2018

Spring Fair 2018 - Part 2


I had such an exciting time at Spring Fair! In addition to all the lovely products on display over on the Vicky Yorke Designs for Melamaster stand, it was also great to see my existing 'Sand Dunes' home, gift and stationery collection for Widdop & Co displayed beautifully over in hall 4.


The Widdop stand is always one of the most extravagant at Spring Fair, with my collection on display within a little house ( - complete with smoking Chimney!) that they had built within the overall stand design! It was in a great location and it was really gratifying to see so many buyers stopping to admire the display!




The only problem was that with so many buyers milling about and with harsh NEC lighting, it was quite difficult to get good photos... I haven't really done justice to how lovely the products are, but I have posted the best ones for you here. Existing products in the collection include tea light holders; oil burners; a clock; storage boxes; memory boxes; a key box; photo frames; wall plaques and wall art; lanterns; notebooks; a planner; tea pot; mugs and coasters.



There were even some new product additions with beautiful vases in two different sizes and pillar candles with my designs printed onto the wax, all available for the first time. Retailers can place orders for these with Widdop now and these items will be in stores later in the year.



Vicky Yorke Designs for Widdop is available in independent gift shops and homeware stores throughout the UK. If your local store isn't currently stocking the line you can ask them to place an order by contacting Widdop. 

Friday, 9 February 2018

Spring Fair 2018 - Part 1


Following the successful launch of a selection of my products at Autumn Fair, I was delighted to have even more products featured across two stands at Spring Fair this year. Spring Fair is the UK's number one trade fair for home and gift products, showcasing the the best products and product launches from over 2,500 exhibitors. It's basically the place to be and be seen for UK home and gift retail and attracts the most influential UK retail buyers!


I was honoured therefore that my licensing partner Melamaster devoted an ENTIRE STAND to promoting my products! It was absolutely huge and it was such a delight to see the stand area filled with all the bright and vibrant colours of my mix and match collections. With 4 collections on display, the stand was divided into 4 areas and the products were displayed on lovely whitewashed pallets and crates to really help the colours to pop! 

On show were products including trays, pot stands, chop boards, place mats, coasters and tea bag tidies featuring a selection of floral and farm designs from my 'Village Life' collection...





Geometric designs from 'Geometrico'...




... coastal inspired designs from my 'Jewels Of The Sea' collection...








 ... and a small selection of products from my Christmas 'Winter Floral' range (- just about visible on the right of the shot below).


To find out more about all these designs click here, or shop the collection here.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

New Collections! - Melamaster


Following the success of my Christmas range for Melamaster, I’m delighted to announce that I will be launching 3 new collections with them at Spring Fair 2018. Each range contains 4 complimentary new designs, which can be used on their own, or you can mix and match the patterns for a more eclectic kitchenware look! 

JEWELS OF THE SEA
The first range is called ‘Jewels Of The Sea’ and was inspired by the colours and moods of the beautiful coastal scenery of one of my favourite places, Studland in Dorset. Designs include shells, starfish, waves and fish - all in a calming coastal colour palette. Each pattern is available on a large variety of different products including trays, placemats, coasters, chop boards, pot stands and much more. Click the name below each image to view all the products available in that design. 





GEOMETRICO
The second collection is full of geometric loveliness! Taken from my ‘Geometrico’ collection, each of these patterns was designed during a trip to Venice. While not directly inspired by the city, I felt compelled to fill my sketchbook with geometric doodles throughout the trip as if they became a creative outlet for the beautiful sights and sounds of such a vibrant city. 






VILLAGE LIFE
The third range is made up of four patterns from my ‘Village Life’ design collection. I must admit this series of designs is especially close to my heart as it’s inspired by the village where I live and these designs always make me think of home! From the bright blooms inspired by the tulips I can see from my studio window in Spring, to the pigs and chickens who live at the farm at the end of the road... to even the clock, which is the centre point of our village... I’ve tried to capture it all! And my vibrant colour pallet has been beautifully reproduced on Melamaster’s lovely products!






All of Melamaster's products are made in the UK and everything is available to buy online now at Melamaster.co.uk. Or, if you are a retailer who would like to stock the designs please contact Melamaster for trade pricing.