Spring 2014 at Fiona Turley’s

January /February are always exciting times for retail…OK its ridiculously quiet but we do get to go to the trade shows in Ireland / England and if you are lucky Frankfurt. These trade fairs bring together the lastest trends in the gift and Craft industry.

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For spring……gone are the deep tones of winter ,everything lightens up and ‘white ‘ no longer as  cold as ‘snow’ but reflects freshness, evoking holidays ,there is nothing as wonderfulas a white handbag for the summer….our latest delivery of bags brought an array of  pale spring bags ,dusky pinks, silvers, whites and soft blues as well as stronger colours .Yellow is a great trend for this year especially mixed with pale mink ,hints of yummy orange and hot pink will also bring the sunshine to your wardrobe . Much of the fashion jewellery seems to offer soft tones or ventures to the other extreme of strong bold colours.

When I go to the shows I try to think of my customers ,their styles ,personalities, I think of what I would wear ,what Dee, Mag’s ,Mary or Kit would enjoy wearing (Ps that’s the names of the fab staff at Gallery Crafts)  so if I please any of the above then I have achieved my goal which is to offer customers a variety of styles to suit all tastes.

The importance of buying Irish is obviously very important and for this reason I do my best to bring in as much Irish made or designed products as possible. In jewellery we stock Alan Ardiff , Blaithin Ennis ,Scribble & Stone ,coming soon are Aidan Symth and a few other which i will describe to as they come in .Other Irish products available at Gallery Crafts are Potter Louis Mulcahy, Colm De Ris , Wild Goose, Siobhan Steele, McNutts ( blankets) ,The Button Studio,Max Benjamin ,Orla Walsh, Torc Candles, Green Monkey, Orla Kiely,Celtic Candles and we also have a wonderful inspiring range of Ceramics sculptural pieces coming in.

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Will keep you posted with new arrivals to the store as they come and my aim is to introduce you to the work and the designer/makers of true creativity that will bring style to you and your home. Check out my facebook and twitter pages to see images of all our stock.

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