Posted 16th May 2013
To all our lovely customers in the Weald and the surrounding area, Susie Watson Designs will have a large (and very pretty) stand at the hugely popular Midsummer Fair at Hole park in Rolvenden, selling a selection of our beautiful handmade home collection at special fair prices.
The fair runs from 6th - 8th June and tickets can be bought on the Wealden Times Website.
We’d love to see you there!
Posted 26th April 2013
15% Off EVERYTHING this weekend
To celebrate Spring we've got 15% off our entire product range this weekend*. Why not take advantage and spruce up your home with some fresh furnishings and decorative pieces.
Use code SPRING15 at the checkout.
Browse our full product range here.
* Excludes our furniture, paint, brochures, fabric samples, gift vouchers and curtain making services. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. This offer ends Monday 29th April 2013 at 8.00am. Please read our full terms and conditions here.
Posted 9th April 2013
Susie's Sew Off Competition!
Its competition time! Will you be watching The Great British Sewing Bee again this week? Are you a bit handy with a needle yourself?
Show us what you can do by entering ‘Susie’s Sew Off’
Send us an image of your ‘best ever creation’ and Susie will pick her favourite 3, with the winner receiving our new hand embroidered Owlbert cushion. Our fabric and cushion packs will also be won by second and third place winners. It can be something you made years ago that you still keep proudly on display, or something that you plan on making in the next couple of weeks – we don’t mind – as long as it’s a sewing project, and the more creative the better!
We will be posting images that we receive on to our social media pages, so tell your friends to head over and show their support for your submission!
To enter the competition, send your images to email@example.com by Tuesday 23rd April.
Terms & Conditions: By sending us your image, you agree to it being considered for use on our social media pages.
Posted 20th March 2013
New Shop Opening!
Thursday 28th March
We are very excited to be opening our doors in the pretty market town of Kingsbridge in Devon just before Easter weekend. The shop will showcase our fabrics, furniture and soft-furnishing accessories as well as our popular pottery collections. Located at the bottom end of Fore Street, the shop boasts a double-fronted facade and is part of a group of listed buildings in the street.
Kingsbridge is located close to the spectacular South Devon coast and sailing venues, such as Salcombe and is within easy reach of Plymouth and Dartmouth.
Visit this lovely little town if you're holidaying in Devon and pop in and see us - we'd love to see you there.
18 Fore Street
Telephone: 01548 854 290
Shop Opening Hours
Monday - Friday: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Saturday: 9.30am - 6pm
June - Sep and Bank Holiday weekends: 10am - 4pm
Oct - May: Closed
Posted 15th March 2013
Boppers, Badges and Bands!
If you see our shop staff wearing silly ‘Boppers, Badges and Bands’ today then it’s because we’re raising awareness, and hopefully cash for Comic Relief 2013.
You can do your bit just by purchasing our products online or in-store TODAY, and we will donate 10% of all *purchases to this great cause.
Help us to donate as much as possible!
*Excludes curtain making service, furniture and paint.
Posted 4th March 2013
Can You Name Our New Range?
We were so impressed with all your name suggestions for our new ‘bee’ range last week, that we’ve decided we would like your help with another new range!
While in production, our new design which features a small stripy heart, took on the temporary name of ‘Mia’. Susie feels the design has a Swedish feel to it and that the name can be improved with suggestions from our creative customers!
The winner will receive these 2 lovely espresso mugs in the new design.
If we receive more than 1 of the winning entry, the first submission will be chosen as the winner. Make sure you’re the first to send your suggestion!
To enter the competition, simply email your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org before 5pm on Wednesday 6th March.
Posted 27th February 2013
Collector's Club Winner
Congratulations to Catherine Westoby who is the winner of our Blue/White Spot Jug that we gave away this month!
As we are approaching Mother’s Day, next week we are giving away the very first Large Mug that was made in our new Mummy design, along with a signed card from Susie herself.
So make sure you’re signed up to be in with the chance of winning!
Posted 21st February 2013
Can you see yourself using our new ‘bee’ inspired Mini Pitcher? – If you’re feeling creative it could be yours!
Susie has recently been working on this pretty new design for our pottery, and we would like your help on naming the new range. In return we’ll be giving away the pitcher in this image to the winning name…
If we receive more than 1 of the winning entry, the first submission will be chosen as the winner – so ‘beeee’ quick!
To enter the competition, simply email your suggestions to email@example.com before 5pm on Friday 22nd February 2013.
Posted 7th January 2013
We will be exhibiting at the Spring Trade Fair this year in Birmingham between the 3rd and 7th February.
You can visit our page on the Spring Fair website here.
We hope to see you there!
Posted 3rd January 2013
Our Winter Sale is now online and in-store!
It includes 10% off all fabric and trimmings*, 15% off all cushions* and other great discounts on seconds pottery* and products for the home.
You can visit our shops page for details on shop locations and opening hours.
*Whilst stocks last
Posted 12th December 2012
The English Home
Susie features in this months edition of The English Home.
You can download the article here - we hope you like it!
Posted 30th November 2012
It's Mega Weekend!
Let us help you get ready for Christmas. Take a look at all of our Mega Weekend offers here.
Please note that this promotion has now ended.
Posted 23rd October 2012
Spirit Of Christmas Fair
Don't forget the Spirit of Christmas Fair starts next Tuesday in Olympia. We hope to see you all there!
You can visit our page on the Spirit of Christmas website here.
We also have a limited amount of tickets to give away! If you are interested, then please call us on 01672 521 256.
Posted 22nd October 2012
Marlow - The Story
Susie's vision to turn a living house into a shop to showcase her range in a home environment has been realized in this beautiful 3 storey Grade II* Georgian listed building. Once home to The Brewery House, and having lived many of its years as a fine Georgian town house, it is steeped in history and offers the perfect setting for our 6th shop.
Experience what it feels like to wander from room to room in a Susie Watson Designs home. See how Susie has approached the design for the basement kitchen with reclaimed terracotta tile flooring, the tucked away Gentlemen's study, the bedroom and nursery with original shutters, and the drawing room with original Georgian home dimensions.
The dedicated fabric showroom features original wood panelling and the 2.6 metre windows provide the perfect showcase for our curtains.
74 High Street
General Enquiries: 01628 477 633
Fabric Enquiries: 01628 485 757
Shop opening hours:
Monday to Saturday: 9am - 5.30pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm
Posted 2nd August 2012
Susie Watson Designs on Pinterest
We've discovered Pinterest - have you? We love it and are busy pinning all of our favourite things!
Visit our boards here.
Posted 24th July 2012
Hand Painted Pottery from Sri Lanka
Read our update from Sri Lanka and see what they are up to at the moment.
You can read the entry here.
Posted 18th July 2012
SALE NOW ON : Online & In-store
Our Summer Sale is now on and we have up to 50% off sale items online! In-store you'll find a sweeping 15% off ALL homewares*, plus save 10% on all paints, fabric and furniture. It's the perfect time to add to your Susie Watson Designs collection. Don't miss out!
*Homewares includes all products excluding paint, fabric & furniture.
Posted 11th July 2012
Inside Tunbridge Wells
If you haven't had a chance to visit our new Tunbridge Wells shop, click here for details.
You can view the inside of the shop here.
Posted 10th July 2012
The builders have moved in to the new Marlow shop so things are under way!
We'll keep you updated with the progress!
Posted 9th July 2012
Yeo Valley Yoghurt
Susie Watson Designs have teamed up with Yeo Valley yoghurt for a bit of fun!
Visit their website here for more details.
Posted 4th July 2012
Parkinson's UK Charity
Susie Watson Designs support Parkinson's charity. Why not have a look at their fundraising events to see if there is something near you.
Click here to view the events.
Posted 3rd July 2012
Here's a sneak preview of our latest shop which is in the High Street, Marlow.
Opening dates coming soon!
Posted 22nd June 2012
All the beautiful hats and dresses at Ascot have led us to thinking about weddings this year.
Read our little blog on wedding thoughts this season here.
Posted 20th June 2012
Susie's latest piece in House Beautiful is on dining outside.
You can see it here.
Posted 14th June 2012
The English Home
Susie featured in the May issue of The English Home and the piece is now available to read here.
The piece is called Raise the Curtain and as an expert designer along with Nina Campbell and James Hare she was asked about her take on a window featuring her linen collection.
Posted 11th June 2012
House & Garden Magazine
Have a look at the June issue of House and Garden magazine; Susie is interviewed about dining al fresco, featuring some beautiful shots of her relaxing in the garden.
You can read the full interview here.
Posted 24th May 2012
Tunbridge Wells - The Story
We have been patiently waiting to open one of our shops in historic Tunbridge Wells for some time, and knew it was a matter of waiting for the perfect opportunity.
When a beautiful Grade II listed corner building became available in a prime location at the centre of High Street, we knew we had found our new home.
It has taken us 12 weeks to lovingly restore the building back to its former glory, uncovering the back sky light roof and beautiful original ceiling. The façade now bears the distinctive shades of Susie’s sultry greys and duck egg blues.
Beyond the window displays, step into each of our ‘rooms’ to experience our beautiful interiors.
We are very excited to be opening our doors in Tunbridge Wells, which heralds the opening of more shops planned over the coming months.
We very much look forward to seeing you there.
15 High Street
TN1 1UT view map
Tel: 01892 516 418
Fabric enquiries: 01892 531 526
shop opening hours:
monday to friday: 9.30am - 5.30pm
saturday: 9am - 6pm
sunday: 10am - 4pm
(bank holidays: 10am - 4pm)
Posted 16th April 2012
25 Beautiful Homes
Susie appears in the May issue of 25 Beautiful Homes this month and even made the front cover!
It’s a really interesting piece and you can read the full article here.
Posted 28th March 2012Spirit of Summer Fair 16th - 19th May
10am - 6pm, Olympia, London
Enjoy a wonderful day out with friends at the Spirit of Summer fair where we will be showcasing our newest arrivals and selling a lovely range of our products with exclusive fair offers to tempt you.
To find out more visit the Spirit of Summer Fair website.
We look forward to seeing you there!
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Posted 3rd February 2012Product Review Competition
Lots of you entered our Product review competition to be in with a chance of winning a £50 on-line gift voucher, thank you for all taking the time to provide really valuable feedback!
The winning review is....
"Bounteous Bumper" - True Blue Birds and Boats Nursery Bumper
"Since my children seem to possess an inability to sleep, I cheer myself up by trying to create beautiful bedrooms for them in restful tones and traditional style, thus creating a lovely environment from which to pace - up and down, night after night.
In this spirit I purchased the True Blue Stripe Bird and Boats Bumper for my youngest, Arthur. Not only is this the most brilliantly functional item - stiff enough so you're not afraid it's going to squash down around the mattress, high enough that it completely obscures the cot (prison!) bars, with plenty of ties to ensure a secure fit - but the enchanting stripes and appliqued motifs are just enough to catch the baby's eye without over stimulating.
Above all, the product achieved the unthinkable....the baby slept.....the first night, and the second, snug up against the bumper, and the third....Well, it can't last, but thank you Susie for providing hope..in a very pretty package!"
Congratulations to Laura Grice for this worthy winning review, the on-line gift voucher is on it's way to you!
We will be running more competitions this year so do check back on the website in the near future!
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Posted 28th November 2011Parkinson's UK Charity
We’ve teamed up with charity for 2011 / 2012. We are helping to support them to find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by the disease.
They have taken a range of Susie Watson ceramics which as well as raising vital funds for the charity, provides sufferers with really beautiful yet practical wide based mugs and pitchers.
We wish them the best of luck for the forthcoming year!
To see more visit the Parkinson's UK website.
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Posted 13th October 2011Outlet Store Now Open
Come and visit our outlet store based in our warehouse in Sutton Coldfield for a bargain or 2! On offer will be seconds items of our current ranges and discontinued items. Stock changes frequently so please do call in advance if you are looking for something in particular.
Minworth Trade Park
B76 1DH view map
shop opening hours:
monday to friday: 10am - 3pm (the outlet is not open on bank holidays.)
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Posted 12th October 2011World's Biggest Coffee Morning
Thank you to all those who attended the world’s biggest coffee morning in support of Macmillan in all of our stores on the 30th September.
We are very pleased with all of your kind donations which have all gone directly to Macmillan Cancer Support Ltd
Competition Winner: Green White Spot Medium Round Jug
Sarah Bottomley is the winner of our Macmillan coffee morning prize drawer, congratulations to her!
We look forward to seeing you all again next year.
Posted 20th September 2011Product Review Competition
Our Product review competition winner has been decided!
Winner (Prize £50 Gift Voucher):
"The perfect cup for the perfect cuppa."
Product: Oscar Conical Mug
"My sister introduced me to Susie Watson's pottery when she presented me with a gift of a Oscar conical mug. The mug's lip is fine so it's perfect for an Earl Grey at the end of an exhausting day but also works for a strong coffee before the day even gets going. It's by far my favourite mug."
Congratulations to Jules!
We have had so many delightful reviews that we have decided we simply couldn't choose so we also have some runner up prizes!
Runners up (Prize £10 Gift Voucher):
"My favourite tray"
Product: Large wooden duck egg tray
"I love my new tray. It is so useful - I can clear the table in one go! Breakfast in bed is a lovely treat and this tray holds just about everything - from the bacon and eggs to the toast and tea - all served, of course, on my beautiful Susie Watson pottery. This tray even looks good propped on my kitchen worktop. What would I do without it?"
Product: 'The Summer House' Wall Hanging
"The Susie Watson 'Summer House' Wall hanging takes pride of place in my new Garden Room. It is beautifully crafted, quite simply a work of art and such fun to look at. The fabric and colours blend perfectly with my primula cushions, lamp base and shade. It is much admired, thanks Susie Watson!"
"Beautiful Tea light Holders"
Product: Tea light Holders in Oscar and Strawberry
"The tea light holders are an excellent purchase; they are both practical and beautifully crafted. They fit a standard tea light perfectly. The Oscar and Strawberry designs have been painted with great care and attention to detail. I have four tea light holders, and often use them along a runner on my table - they look gorgeous! Another fabulous Susie Watson product!"
Many thanks to all who entered. (This Competition has now ended.)
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Posted 31st May 2011
Alresford Friday 3rd June 2011
1 Year Anniversary
We would like to thank everyone who attended our One year anniversary celebration in Alresford on Friday 3rd June. It was wonderful to see you all on such an exciting occasion for SWD Alresford.
We had a lovely evening hosting our party, So look out for more up coming events on our news and events page.
19th May 2011Northcote Road - Spring Event - Success!
Flower Arranging & Inspirational Ideas For The Home - Q & A's
We would like to thank everyone who came to enjoy our Spring event on the 19th of May in our Northcote Road store. With talks from our neighbours across the street Farrow & Ball and The Stem and Petal Co. we all picked up some valuable tips for our homes!
Drawing on the success of this event, watch out on our news and events page for further up coming in-store events to delight and inspire across all of our stores.
We look forward to seeing you all there!
With thanks to Farrow & Ball and The Stem & Petal Co. for their help with this event.
April 2011Warehouse relocation
We are relocating our warehouse to make room for all our lovely new products.
Unit J3, Minworth Trade Park
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New Fabric Showroom
We are pleased to announce the opening of our new Fabric Showroom in Marlborough, Wiltshire in September.
The growing popularity of the fabric and trimmings collections has meant that they now need a dedicated space of their own. The full range will be on show at 5, High Street with much larger stock availability.
Our original shop at 114, High street is open as usual but also being refurbished so it will feature a bedroom/nursery showroom downstairs and additional space for our growing interiors range.
5 High Street, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 1AA
Tel: 01672 511 281 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information please contact our fabric showroom, using the above telephone number or email.
We look forward to seeing you there!
New Shop Open in Alresford
We are delighted to have found an exciting new space in the heart of Alresford in Hampshire for our new shop, which is now open.
This shop is our largest store and offers all of our beautiful products in room settings including kitchen, bedroom and children’s bedroom over 2 floors. You can pick up lots of inspiring ideas about how to display our products in your own home.
We have a room dedicated to our wonderful fabrics and trimmings with specialist fabric staff on hand to help you choose.
As well as the complete Susie Watson Designs range, we will have our ever popular Lucy Art range of cards, prints and pottery.
Alresford is a beautiful Georgian town and it’s the perfect place for strolling. There are lots of good independent shops and plenty of cafes, restaurants and pubs. It is only 6 miles from Winchester. view map
Beware eBay Fraud
We are upset to have received a lot of complaints from disappointed customers who have bought sub-standard products off eBay.
These are unauthorized suppliers and we would warn people against buying from this source.
Two names of sellers that we have received complaints about are topher2700_0 and gateforceponypony.