Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Brown Sugar

Hello again and welcome to my new followers and readers. It's great to have you join in. Thanks to you all for your lovely comments on my recent posts; I really love reading them. This post is a bit different from any I've done before so I hope you enjoy it.

Claire has opened a beautiful new shop in Ballynahinch, right on Main Street, called Brown Sugar. Everything she stocks is hand made locally and really beautiful.

I'll just let you see what it's like and, if at all possible, you might go and see it in person.

I really enjoyed browsing round and Claire is very friendly and helpful. (I'm not getting paid to do this, by the way! I don't get paid to do any posts!!)

That's it for this time. I'm crocheting, knitting and sewing like a mad woman to make Christmas gifts and decorations. Hopefully I'll get some photos soon to let you see what I've been up to. Bye!


  1. What a great store! I would love to browse in it, and I'm sure I'd find lots of things to bring home. Maybe next time I'm in Ireland!

  2. What a wonderful little shop. I wish I could stroll around there. It is important for local crafters to have a plattform to present the things they made and to keep the different crafts alive. Here in Germany you can only find something like that at special craftmarkets.
    Take care, Birgit

  3. What a beautiful shop, I'm a big fan of locally produced things. Good luck to Claire.

  4. Looks so nice and cozy little shop full of handmade products!

  5. I love reading your blog --- just found it a week or two ago. Thank you for sharing such wonderful places and things to do!
    --- Barbara

  6. Beautiful shop ... perfect to showcase local artists.

  7. Oh my, what a fantastic shop. I love her displays, I bet you could spend a lot of time and maybe a bit of money there. I love shops that support and promote local artists and crafters. Beautiful stain glass in the door too.i hope she is quite successful!

  8. Hi Gillian! There should be more shops like this, it looks lovely!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Happy making!!!
    Ingrid xx

  9. What a beautiful shop, I'd definitely pop in if I lived closer.

  10. Lovely - my sister works in Ballynahinch a few days a week so I'm sure she'll be checking it out. It looks like a good place for Chrismas presents.

    1. That would be great! I think Claire is really hoping to sell a lot of her items as Christmas presents.

  11. Oh, I could spend hours in this shop.
    Thank you for giving the tour
    Have a nice evening.

  12. Hi Gillian, wow a lovely shop-my kind of shop!, full of colour, texture and 'buy me' makes. Well done and good luck to your friend and thank you for showing us around.

  13. I really enjoyed this virtual tour of the shop - what a lot of lovely things she has on sale. I hope it's a great success. x

  14. Oh my goodness what a gorgeous shop.

  15. It is a lovely shop isn't it! A nice selection of pictures for sale especially. xx

  16. Hi Gillian, looks like a really lovely shop, thankyou for sharing :) I will try and visit there next time I'm home :) x

  17. It looks like such a lovely and interesting shop, lots to see. Thank you for showing us around,
    Marianne x

  18. I would like to be a bit nearer to have a look in that lovely shop. Thank you for posting pictures of it. Have a nice weekend. Sally x

  19. Hello Gillian

    How have I missed this post, Oh I just wish I loved nearer to Ireland as I would be a constant visitor to the shop.
    I love absolutely everything. Thank you so much for sharing the shop with us.


  20. A lovely shop! Wish I lived nearer
    Amalia xo


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