Pearl & Ruby
Born out of a love of all things vintage and the joy of up-cycling the unloved ‘Pearl and Ruby’ is a gem of a shop in the heart the Lincolnshire market town of Spalding.
Step inside and you will be greeted by an eclectic mix of vintage, shabby chic, pre-loved and new. Carefully selected products from suppliers such as Gisela Graham, Chic Antique, Dutch Imports & Daughters, Heaven Sends, Hill Interiors and Parlane sit comfortably alongside a gorgeous Victorian sideboard which has been given a new look with chalk paint and a child’s school desk and chair straight out of the 70’s. We have used our favourite brand of vintage chalk paint from Grand Illusions, which we stock, to transform many pieces of furniture, giving them a 'shabby chic' finish.
We run workshops from our studio above the shop where we teach the vintage paint techniques giving you the skills to tackle your own make-over. Workshops run about once a month and are in great demand so book up early! On our day course you will learn all about the different products in the Grand Illusions vintage paint range and how to achieve a one colour and two colour aged affect. You will paint a rustic tray to take home and also enjoy lunch in our coffee shop 'Penningtons'. If you want to attempt your own makeover but don't have time to come to a workshop then our knowledgeable staff are always on hand to answer any paint dilemma you may have.
Pearl & Ruby is actually an extension to Spalding's long established Florist, Flowers 'n' Things and have been running popular flower arranging workshops and flower arranging courses for over 10 years. These are suitable for beginners but enough of a challenge for more experienced flower arrangers too. The flower arranging workshops are a lovely way to spend a morning or afternoon whilst doing something creative and making new friends. Our workshops run every three weeks or so throughout the year. We now also offer a five week floristry course for thoses who would like a bit more of a challenge and an all round introduction to floristry. Other workshops offered include sewing, up cycling, crochet, knitting, folk art, silver clay, water colours, paper craft, Christmas crafts and card making. We are always adding new crafts to our timetable so keep your eyes open! Following us on facebook (pearlandrubyspalding) is a great way to keep up to date with new courses. We have regulars come from the surrounding villages of Pinchbeck, Surfeet, Gosberton, Moulton, Holbeach as well as from The Deepings, Bourne, Stamford, Boston, Peterborough and parts of Cambridgeshire and Norfolk to attend our popular courses and workshops.