Since being at the Chelsea Flower Show we have really got the exhibition bug and our next stop was Olympia. Every year they host the Spirit of Summer Fair and this year they decided to join this with the HOUSE event for inspiring interiors, design and decoration – we soon jumped on the idea and decided to attend.
This spring we have decided to give one of our lucky customers a unique Jim Lawrence country escape. One of Jim and Sheena’s favourite places is the beautiful Crown at Stoke-By-Nayland. This boutique hotel is only a few miles away from Scotland Hall Farm – where Jim Lawrence first started designing and hand-crafting all of his beautiful products.
What a week we have had at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, it really has been an amazing experience and a milestone in Jim Lawrence history. We spent 6 weeks building, planning and arranging the stand with all 40 of our outdoor and conservatory lighting range on show. There was a lot of preparation and it was amazing how many little things we had to remember – right down to that little watering can to keep all 32 of our plants alive!
So Friday arrived and we packed up the stand and off it went to Chelsea with the rest of us in tow. We spent the next two days getting everything set up and wired in – the stand looked better than ever and we couldn’t wait to show it off on Monday morning.
I am often asked by people ‘what is the difference between Old Gold and Antiqued Brass?’ The true answer is that there is quite a significant difference but it all depends on the item you are interested in. I thought I would take the time to share my knowledge of both the finishes to help you decide which one is best suited for you.
After the success of my last post discussing Old Gold and Antiqued Brass I thought I would keep with the same theme and talk about Beeswax and Matt Black finishes. It is one of the most common questions we hear ‘what is the difference between Matt Black and Beeswax?’ Well, all shall be revealed…
Matt Black is our most hard wearing and uniform finish. It involves the process of the product being blasted to smooth out any imperfections and the paint is then baked on to create a heard wearing finish. The advantages of Matt Black are that it is suitable for outdoor use and can withstand all weathers. It is a striking and bold finish and is perfect for creating a simple yet effective look.