Heart Gallery is Five!

Heart Gallery has been open for five years!

Heart Gallery has been open for five years!

This little post about our birthday celebrations is really late so I must apologise for that … it’s all to do with  the ‘time’ thing and how it can play tricks on you! I actually can’t believe it is five years since I first opened the amazing doors of Heart Gallery to you all; it really doesn’t seem that long! In the same respect I thought our party to celebrate five years in business was only last week…..it wasn’t!

Beautiful packages from Lisa Murdoch

Beautiful packages from Lisa Murdoch

Lots of thought and careful planning goes into an exhibition at Heart Gallery and the Birthday one was such a celebration of achievement it had to be right so the contents of these little packages from Lisa were just perfect. Lisa cut, snipped, stitched and styled the bunting then delivered it wrapped like a birthday present and I was over the moon with it.

Happy Birthday Bunting

Happy Birthday Bunting

Happy Birthday Bunting

Happy Birthday Bunting

Happy Birthday Bunting

Happy Birthday Bunting

The weather the week of our party wasn’t that great and the theme for FIVE AND FABULOUS was a Garden Party! However, we kept our spirits up with positive thoughts and were blessed with a dry afternoon and evening in the end so we were all happy bunnies….the Makepiece models for the fashion show were happy little sheep!

Makepiece fashion show at Heart Gallery September 2011

Makepiece fashion show at Heart Gallery September 2011

Makepiece fashion show at Heart Gallery September 2011

Makepiece fashion show at Heart Gallery September 2011

Makepiece fashion show at Heart Gallery September 2011

Makepiece fashion show at Heart Gallery September 2011

We celebrated with pink fizz, cake pops, frozen yogurt and the perfect music provided by two members of professional local string quartet Ariana.

Cake Pops made for us locally by Sarah at Perfect Baking

Pink Fizz

Srawberries and Cream - Cake pops baked locally by Sarah at Perfect Baking

Srawberries and Cream - Cake Pops baked locally by Sarah at Perfect Baking

Pink Gerberas bought from The Willow Garden in Hebden Bridge

Pink Gerberas bought from The Willow Garden in Hebden Bridge

Ariana - enchanting music for a special occasion

Ariana - enchanting music for a special occasion

We all got glammed up.

Some might say this is our best side!

Some might say this is our best side!

Alison and Bart

Alison and Bart

Alison, Julia, Mandy, Cathy, Nicolette and Heather

Alison, Julia, Mandy, Cathy, Nicolette and Heather

We chatted to customers and some of our makers.

Five and Fabulous Exhibition Heart Gallery September 2011

Five and Fabulous Exhibition Heart Gallery September 2011

Five and Fabulous Exhibition Heart Gallery September 2011

Five and Fabulous Exhibition Heart Gallery September 2011

Five and Fabulous Exhibition Heart Gallery September 2011

Five and Fabulous Exhibition Heart Gallery September 2011

Five and Fabulous Exhibition Heart Gallery September 2011

Five and Fabulous Exhibition Heart Gallery September 2011

Five and Fabulous Exhibition Heart Gallery September 2011

Five and Fabulous Exhibition Heart Gallery September 2011

Five and Fabulous Exhibition Heart Gallery September 2011

Five and Fabulous Exhibition Heart Gallery September 2011

Five and Fabulous Exhibition Heart Gallery September 2011

Five and Fabulous Exhibition Heart Gallery September 2011

We showcased work from new and emerging UK makers alongside new ranges from our ‘old faithfuls’.

Lasercut Gardens Of Delight by Katie Heeks

Lasercut Gardens Of Delight by Katie Heeks

Ceramics by Rachel Foxwell

Ceramics by Rachel Foxwell

Textiles by Rachael Taylor

Textiles by Rachael Taylor

Oxidised silver corrosion bangles by Shirley Smith

Oxidised silver corrosion bangles by Shirley Smith

Parakeets, Budgerigars and cockatiels by Cathy Miles

Parakeets, Budgerigars and cockatiels by Cathy Miles

Violet Monkey Ring by Helen Noakes

Violet Monkey Ring by Helen Noakes

We lit the lanterns that we had made and hung them from the trees in the garden when it started to get dark.

Hanging out the lanterns at Heart Gallery

Hanging out the lanterns at Heart Gallery

Heart Gallery lanterns trimmed with butterflys

Heart Gallery lanterns trimmed with butterflys

Heart Gallery lanterns

Heart Gallery lanterns

We all had a jolly good time at Five And Fabulous Exhibition and after 5 hours on my feet it was time to call it a night and head off home.

Tired feet!

Tired feet!

I really want to say a big thank you to all those who came along to celebrate with us and a big sparkly hug to Sarah Mason at Zebra Photography for doing a fab job capturing the magic of the day ❤

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