10 June 2016

Festival Time in Melrose

June always brings excitement as Melrose celebrates the Borders Book Festival and the town is filled with literary luminaries for four days. Click the link to learn more about the authors and events.

Melrose collage by Present Perfect

Swiftly following is the Melrose Festival Week when we see the Melrosian installed in the abbey grounds along with the Festival Queen and her court; lots of tradition, colour and fun.

Sandwiched between the two is Father's Day on 19 June. We're sure Dad's everywhere will be getting spoiled!

Handmade mosaic bluebird by Fiona Gurney

We've been blessed with blue skies lately so we've picked up on the trend! Actually, this bluebird can go on your wall or a shelf. Handmade especially for us by Fiona Gurney in a range of colours, each one totally unique. 

This 'Portobello' half moon canvas handbag will brighten your summer days, by the coast or in town. And as always, Earth Squared is fabulous and fair trade!

We're thrilled to have the new season fragrances from Esscentual Candles. Handmade with 100% soy wax, right here in the Scottish Borders, these candles come in three sizes and six evocative scents. Wood Walk's blend of bluebell flowers, rainwater and dark oak will transport you to the fresh outdoors. 

Collage of gifts for Father's Day at Present Perfect

Dad's do a sterling job, so they deserve spoiling just a little bit! We have a variety of super gifts from cufflinks to a cute, fused glass Highland coo and lots in between.  

So there you have a quick roundup for June. We hope you are enjoying the start of Summer and that you manage to see something of the Border Rideouts over the coming weeks not to mention the various festivals across the country. And, naturally, we hope you'll be able to pop in and say hello whenever you're in town.