Thursday, 12 September 2013

Exhibiting at Burghley Horse Trials Burghley Lifestyle Pavillion 2013

The first time Ive ever done an exhibition or stand for Opera Chandeliers and what a spectacular place to start!!!The grounds of
Burghley House! 
The event was the Burghley Horse Trials 2013 a 4 day event of Dressage, Cross Country & Show Jumping. The greatest horse event held in in the World!! 
We were based in the grounds of the house in one of the Various Pavillions on site. The weather was fantastic! 28 degrees on Thursday and sunshine throughout most of the four days!!150,000 horse and shopping enthusiasts passed through the groundsand we were busy busy right from the get go!! :).....

Burghley House.

 Walking through the sleeping tents in the morning past the grand house to get breakfast was quite lovely!!

Set up took quite some time as we were first timers :( But with my little smiley helpers

We had nothing but positive and great comments about our stand! ( Sometimes gasps of how lovely!!) it seems that everyone loves Chandeliers :)

For Burghley we sold a mix of Chandeliers Homeware (with a Horsie Country theme of course) & Mirrors

Oh and some fabulous outdoor lanterns for Gate posts

A lovely selection of our silver ware and Pewter

Whos that lurking in the corner he gets everwhere!

So while we were working hard  indoors selling selling
everyone was making the most of the lovely weather and events and why not!!

So to the event oh and yes the horses. The Parade of riders. Well what can I say very nice!! Ladies...

Nicola Wilson GB Olympic Silver Medalist came 11th overall at Burghley. We were supporting her especially as she and her husband are now one of our customers :) 

My Daughter Scarlett joined us on Saturday with friend Vinnie. Lovely to see other family members!! Thanks for your support!

The 4 days passed very quickly.Before we knew it it was Sunday and as tradition has it the Spitfire fly past... just managed to run out of the tent as I heard it approaching. There is nothing more awesome than the sound of the spitfire.

 My head was spinning by the Sunday we had some great sales and have made many new contacts that we hope to do future business with. I started delivering on Tuesday and in that first day I visited some fabulous houses that are now being furnished with our Lights, Mirrors and Chandeliers!!! 

The overall winner of the Burghley Horse Trials 2013 Jock Paget.

So will be back next year? You bet!! My only regret is that I didnt get much chance to shop myself :( as the shopping here is amazing!!.So many individual stands and products that you cant  buy in the average high street shop.

Hope to see you next year Burghley people.


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