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To Pastures New

To Pastures New

On Saturday 1st September we will be saying a fond farewell to our beautiful shop in the coastal village of Burnham Market in North Norfolk. We have loved every minute of our four years in this historic building and feel very lucky to have been able to occupy such an architecturally interesting space in one of the county's prettiest villages.

Birdie Fortescue Blog | Shop Front

When Birdie first opened in 2014 the shop was a busy, eclectic mixture of continental antiques, contemporary art and home accessories hand-picked from across the globe. In four years our aesthetic has developed and strengthened and our textiles and home accessories are now designed exclusively by Birdie and crafted by artisans across India using traditional dyeing, metalwork, glass blowing and carving methods. Our collection of contemporary art has grown hugely and now includes work by several renowned painters, internationally recognised photographers and printmakers. Our staple antiques have seen a shift in fashion and have taken Birdie from the polished pieces that she dealt in prior to her Norfolk move to painted decorative furniture with a relaxed coastal feel. As we plan our move and Birdie heads out to the fairs in France, she will be searching for a mixture of both painted and polished Continental decorative antique furniture as the trends shift again.

Birdie Fortescue Blog | Antiques in the Shop

Birdie Fortescue Blog | Claudia Legge Pink Abstract

In Fakenham, our new showroom space will be based around curated room sets to give a more inviting, homely feel. Our upcoming collections will be smaller and produced in limited quantities to allow for a constantly fresh and updated aesthetic. Alongside our exclusively designed textiles, Birdie will be sourcing a curated range of home accessories to compliment our collections and give a complete, achievable look.

We are all very excited about our move but will greatly miss Burnham Market and the wonderful people we have met during our time there, all of whom have been so supportive and many of whom have become true friends. How we will survive without Humble Pie's restorative coffee and delectable lunch options is a mystery and we will have to think slightly harder about where to source champagne to celebrate hitting our financial targets and social media follower goals! Whilst we won't miss never being able to park within a 2 mile radius of the shop, we will be sad not to be able to light the wood burner in the winter or pop next door to the brilliant North Street Bistro for our Christmas gathering.
Birdie Fortescue Blog | Kingfisher Visitor Guides
 
Birdie Fortescue Blog | 20 North Street Bistro
We would like to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has supported us in Burnham Market. We have had a brilliant time and look forward to having even more fun and success in Fakenham! Watch this space for all news relating to our official opening date and launch party...

 

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