So we have just recovered from a busy few days at Irnham Winter Fair last week. After a busy few months getting the website up and running and From The Oak Tree off the ground we threw ourselves in at the deep end in order to get everything ready for our little fledging business to stand at this show. Hindsight is a wonderful thing....in hindsight we WOULD repeat the whole experience...what a launch!!!
Irnham is seamlessly organised by Leila Benton-Jones in aid of The British Red cross. Clothing, gift and food stalls all set up in the ground of Irnham Hall ( in a marquee) and people from Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Rutland and further afield come and enjoy christmas shopping all under one roof. From The Oak Tree couldn't have asked for a better pitch- we were the first stall as people entered the fair and we managed to entice many people over with our really big oak bits and bobs bowl of chocolates ( personalised with the inscription "One for me, two for you"!) Those not interested in the chocolates appeared to be attracted to our Oak garden swings, oak welly boot racks or perhaps it was just Ginny and Catherine's infectious smiles!!!
The Oak Garden Swings ( Ultimate Oak swing and the Standard Oak swing) prompted a lot of interest. Many customers were inspired by the "Aim High" and "Reach For the Stars" inscriptions and they teamed these together top personalise their own gift with children names on the other side of their hand finished oak swing order. What better way to get the children out and about in the garden over the cold winter months than on a personalised solid oak swing?!
The personalised hand finished and engraved tablet chargers and personalised oak multi device chargers were really popular too- especially amongst ladies buying for their husbands and fathers- what better way to get them "#organised" or "in charge!!!"
The highlight sale was a wonderful lady who spotted a "Nice Baps" Oak Bread board! She just couldn't resit as a little gift for her husband on christmas day!!
A perfect few days spent with fabulous company. A great way to show off all of our oak wares and personalised oak products and a great way to raise our profile- not to mention our confidence that From The Oak Tree really does have something to offer everyone!!! Please do have a look at our website and see if you think I am right!!!