It’s that time of year again…celebrating the best that Devon has to offer in the County Show at Westpoint. We have been helping out Liz Oram of Love Local www.love-local.com with her fantastic showcase of local artisan businesses with whom she has created living spaces for inside and outside the home in the huge craft and garden marquee.
In the marquee entrance, we created a beach scene with deckchairs, bunting and a windbreak made from our upcycled sailcloth and marine canvas range…life’s a beach! You are then drawn into a beautiful garden, the inspiration of Jacquie Michelmore of Lookout Landscapes ([email protected]) centred around a Blackdown shepherd hut, complete with sheep! The trees have come from the South Hams www.newwoodtrees.co.uk and wildflowers from Plantlife finish the scene.
The rest of the Love Local rooms have been built in the last few days and show a kitchen from Barnes of Ashburton, living room with sofas by Woodbrooke Ltd www.woodbrooke.co.uk, hand-made furniture by Nick Gant www.facebook.com/NickGanFurnitureMaker and a bedroom with double and day bed from the Cornish Bed Company www.cornishbeds.co.uk. All of the room scenes are dressed with art, ceramics, soft furnishings and lamps by local artisans who support the Live Local, Love Local, Buy Local ethos at the centre of Liz’s campaign to champion the West Country. Liz has had an exciting year with an entry as “Local Hero” in the official coffee table book to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday and a relaunch of her website. It’s been a pleasure helping Liz to set up at the show and we will be manning the Love Local stand in the craft and garden marquee for the next few days…we also have a great display space for all things Sails and Canvas on the stand too, so come and say hello when you visit the Devon County Show! Marquee open 20th, 21st and 22nd May 2016 from 9am til 6.30pm….let’s hope the sun shines 🙂
Mandi's favourite Sails and Canvas item is her limited edition orange beach bag which easily accommodates wetsuits, dry robes and beach paraphernalia for her family of five. She loves living by the sea - swimming, coast walks and paddle boarding are among her best things to do.