There are a few retail shows which get excited about, and even fewer that I am willing to spend my own money to attend, but last weekend’s Scandinavia Show is one of them.
My friend Helen reminded me about the show and with barely any arm twisting (well none really), I agreed to go. It was a delight! Firstly there was a husky puppy! Secondly it was a vanguard of excellent taste and design, minimal without being plain, muted without being dull. Thirdly there were no crowds; although many pretty blond children, with equally attractive blond mothers were present. Fourthly there was am adorable husky puppy (which I know I have mentioned before). Fifthly there was delicious Scandi food!
I adore the ball pestle and mortar, what a clever idea (note to Ed I NEED one).
Most of the wares for sale were stunning and we both were on the verge of hyperventilating with excitement and desire. As well as the homewares and accessories there were some very very cute children’s clothes, Helen bought a very sweet striped top for her little boy.
We loved the vintage furniture which was sadly completely out of our price range, and there was a stand of beautifully simple vintage silver jewellery with at least one too many zeros on the price tags.
We were very restrained in our purchases…
And I leave you with the adorable husky puppy.
Put the show in your diary and go next year, and start saving now! A £16 for a full price ticket, it is expensive, but we easily found a last minute half price deal.