September, 4 Shows and a Wedding
Dear Foxx Fans,
It has been a fair few weeks since we put finger to keyboard to write a TF blog to keep you up to date with all our news and events. Sitting in TFHQ writing this blog our view from the window is over a wet farmyard and misty view over the fields which you might say we have been use to most of this summer and you wouldn’t be wrong! But we are thankful to say that the weather in September was fantastic and we managed to get to all our events.
The start of September was the famous Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials. We drove up to Stamford early on 'set up' day and guess what? It rained, yes it rained all day! But that couldn’t dampen the TF Team spirits as we were at a show NOT cancelled! After the stand looked beautiful we erected our tent next to our fiends from Hi Ho Silver and had a great time. The rest of the event was dry and we had a fabulous four day show, nearly selling out of our Livibum hotpants, Catherine Jackets and Summer Skirts. We saw many of you Foxxy lot looking fantastic wearing your TF clothing. (Did you have your photo taken wearing TF gear on our stand? If so you can see yourself on our website here).
We only had two days recovery before we were off on the road again, this time to Blenheim International Horse Trials in the stunning grounds of Blenheim Palace. We set up the TF marquee in glorious sunshine which made such a change and the sun didn’t stop shining all week. It got warm enough for Rosalie to bear her legs in one of our beautiful skirts! We love going to Blenheim as it is fairly local to TFHQ so lots of friends pop by and say Hi. On the Friday night Rosalie had a 'Surprise Hen Do' which was organised in secret by our trader friends. We had such a fun night with the boys from Dubarry and Oxford Shirts donning on small aprons, Dubarry boots and transformed themselves in to Butlers in the Buff...leaving not much to the imagination! We had champagne, a BBQ and played silly games all night. We must say a huge thank you to the Really Wild girls, the Oxford Shirt gang, the Berkley Studios boys, the Hi Ho Silver crew, Elm of Burford, Team Dubarry and Timothy Foxx Alex for organising such a legendary evening.
Next stop was the Royal County of Berkshire Show at Newbury Showground. We enjoy going to this show as it has the largest food court we have ever seen and it is just by our stand. This year wedding diets prevented us from munching through our normal quota of homemade cakes and chocolates and pies etc. The show was really busy and we had two great days of sales and fortunately our final weekend of 2012 sleep in the TF Tent. Now put away till May next year.
The following week the TF Office closed as all our efforts were concentrated on wedding preparations for our founder Rosalie and her future husband Paul’s wedding. This was a fantastic day, the sun was shining and it was perfect. As you might have expected there were touches of TF at the wedding, the bride wore a Tweed Garter, the bouquets had tweed handles, TF Bunting beautified the marquee and TF Lavender Tweed Hearts were given to the guests as favours.
Since the wedding we have been inundated with requests from future brides asking if it would be possible to add a touch of Timothy Foxx to their Big Day so we have had a Team meeting and come up with a NEW 'Specials' tab on our website that has been created with the tag line 'Special Orders for Special Occasions'. So if you’re planning a party or wedding or any other special occasion and would like a touch of Timothy Foxx design, inspiration or/and tweed please drop us an email and we will see what we can do for you.
With no rest for the wicked after only a two day Mini-Moon in the Cotswolds Rosalie was back in the office getting ready for HOYS at the NEC. We had a fantastic five day show where we sold out of earwarmers, nearly sold out of hoodies and our Aimee skirt in Eliza was extremely popular. To see a lot of fun photos from HOYS check out our album on our Facebook.
Some of you may remember we ran a fun competition at the National Pony Club Tetrathlon Championships back in August, we wanted an entertaining photo of you guys on or by the TF fence. We had some fantastic entries but this is the winning photo of Kate D – Congratulations you have won yourself a £50 TF voucher! This made the team Laugh out Loud, amazing effort, well done!
In the run up to Christmas we have added some NEW Accessories, homewares and autumn earwarmer colours online now! Other new products on the website include a new scarf design, hound and horses cushions, some pretty Tweedy gifts, a woolly tea cosy and Christmas tree decorations. So Happy Shopping.
Our next show is The Open at Cheltenham Racecourse from November 16th – 18th. Hope to see you all there.
Until next time