Lots of new from Wrendale Designs

Wrendale Designs have surpassed themselves with a massive mid-year launch.  Not only are there new card designs but many new types of products. Some of it has now arrived with more coming in the next few weeks (although a few bits aren’t released until September) and here’s some highlights.


These stunning scarves in a range of pastel colours and warm mustard each have Hannah’s beautiful illustrations of a different animal. To top it all off they come with a new gift bag - so no gift wrapping required! At £20 each we are such these scares will be very popular presents (or maybe a gift for yourself?).

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Desk Planner

Desks pads are often found in A3 size which an be a squeeze onto many desks.  Wrendale have launched some gorgeous A4 pads.  Each planner has a space for the date as well as plenty of blank space for your notes.  At the bottom of the pads are ‘don’t forget’, ’to do list’ and ‘shopping list’ columns. I can see these pads being equally popular for near phones in the home. £9 each.

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Motivational Quotes

My personal favourite of the new launch is this stunning set of 12 gold foiled cards with inspirational quotes. Each card has an illustration and co-ordinating quote which can then be placed in the wooden block to ensure the quote can be easily seen. Presented in a gift box and only costing £10 this is yet again a great gift option from Wrendale.

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Playing Cards

This was not something I was expecting from Wrendale but when I first saw them just thought ‘of course’. In a beautiful gift box you get two decks; one with images from the 'Country Set' range (the classic Wrendale you know and love), the second deck comprises illustrations from 'A Dog’s Life’. When you’ve seen the quality you’ll be amazed at the price - only £8.

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After the introduction of keyrings last July this year we have magnets. There are 12 designs to collect, all from the ‘Country Set’.  The hamster eating a jammy dodger works so well in the magnet. £1.50 each.


Expanded Zoology Range

The Zoology cards have been proving increasingly popular and this is reflected in the new range of notepads, Flamingo Pen and some fabulously colourful giftwrap (definitely my favourite giftwrap from Wrendale).

Panda Jotter & Flamingo Notebook

New Frame Options

Pictures from Wrendale are always popular and so we are delighted that they have added an additional 3 (!) frame options to the existing white distressed look.  The new frames are a contemporary taupe and sage and a simple oak meaning you are now sure to find a frame to match your decor.

Father’s Day

Father’s Day is coming up fast so we’ve put together some different collections to hopefully help inspire you in your hunt for the perfect gift.

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The Greats Awards

Yesterday (4th May) we were in London for The Greats Awards for which we were a finalist in the cateogry of Independent Gift Retailer of the Year - South West.  We did not win but had a fantastic day and met some lovely other retailers with truly beautiful shops.  Seeing the other finalists we are even more proud of our achievement at being a finalist.  When you are travelling the country do check out the list of finalists (and winners) to see if any of the shops are nearby as you are certain to discover some gems. Here’s to the next 12 months and thank you to all of your for your support.

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We are now serving Brunch from 9am-11.45am.  These come complete with a glass of Orange Juice and a Tea or Coffee (so a morning version of an Afternoon tea!).  Why not add some Prosecco for a truly special start to the day - you deserve it.

We have 3 Brunches to choose from with each costing £6 per person:

Bacon and Egg Fix

  • Potato and Bacon Cake with Poached Eggs
  • Glass of Orange Juice
  • Regular Tea or Coffee

Healthy Habits

  • Fruit Salad
  • Fruit Compote with Granola and Natural Yoghurt
  • Glass of Orange Juice
  • Regular Tea or Coffee

Fishy Delight

  • Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese on a Bagel
  • Glass of Orange Juice
  • Regular Tea or Coffee

Thornbunny Fortnight

The 8th - 20th April is Thornbunny Fortnight and Thornbury is going Bunny mad!

Over 30 businesses are getting involved in the Bunny Trail - can you find them all and complete the wordsearch?

At Heritage as well as being involved in the Trail we will have two Bunny Offers in the Coffee Shop and a whole array of Bunny gifts and products in the Gift Shop.

We hope you will be able to join in on the fun. 

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We are a finalist!

We are delighted to announce that we have been named as a finalist in The Greats Gift Retailer Awards 2017 in the cateogry of Independent Gift Retailer of the Year - South West.

This is a huge testament to the hard work of the Gift Shop Staff following the fire and we are very grateful to you, our customers, as without you we wouldn’t have a shop!

The press release from the organisers is below: 

It's official! Heritage in Thornbury is one of the best gift retailers in the UK, and has been selected as a finalist in The Greats Gift Retailer Awards 2017. 

The Greats Awards, now in their 15th year, were launched by Progressive Gifts & Home magazine to recognise and reward the UK's very best gift retailers across the retail spectrum.

"These dedicated awards for gift retailers have risen immeasurably in status over the years and are now universally acknowledged as being true accolades of excellence," commented Sue Marks, Editor of Progressive Gifts & Home. "Being selected as a finalist was a fantastic achievement. There was a huge entry this year, with some outstanding, first class entries."

All retail finalists were decided as a result of an industrywide poll of gift suppliers, reps and agents and validation by a panel of experts.

The winners of this year’s prestigious gift retailing Awards  - The Greats 2017 – will be revealed at an Awards lunch at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London, on Thursday May 4.

 The Awards recognise and celebrate not only the top independent and multiple gift retailers regionally and nationally, but also outstanding retail employees.

Further details can be found at www.thegreatsawards.co.uk

11 months on

The fire which destroyed the Coffee Shop happened 11 months ago today.  The Coffee Shop may not be reopen just yet, but the rebuild is approaching the final stages. We will then be handed back the ‘shell’ to fit out so that it can operate as a Coffee Shop once more.  We took some comparison photos to show what the building is looking like today compared to the day of the fire.

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Garden Inspiration

One of the products we currently have in the shop is a Grass Table Runner. We had some comments from customers that they didn’t know what they would do with it, so we ventured out into the garden (we need to get some use from it this summer!) to have a play using other products. Hopefully this slideshow will give you some ideas and inspiration for its potential.


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