Can you hear those sleigh bells yet? Christmas is fast approaching.

Merry Christmas from Alison Moore Designs!

Last night we hosted our first ever late night shopping event in style! As part of the Dounby Christmas Bazaar!

Alison Moore Designs window display

A huge thank you to everyone for joining us for such a fabulous event!  Dounby was filled with festive music, sparkling lights and Christmas cheer!

Twinkling Christmas lights at the studio x

The crowds all wrapped up in their best winter wardrobes, were greeted with warm mulled wine, ginger bread and macaroons as they huddled into our beautifully decorated jewellery grotto.  The smell of Christmas was in the air (thanks to our Glade crackling cinnamon Christmas spray!).

Turquoise Macaroons to match the AMD logo

We took the evening as the perfect opportunity to display our handmade jewellery and to have a sneak preview of some of the products in the up and coming ‘FOUND’ collection.

The first item in the 'FOUND' collection. Sterling silver key with a tiny 9ct gold heart.

We were not the only business launching new products. The wonderful Dounby Butchers launched their tasty new antipasti range all made from local meat, perfect  for Xmas nibbles. The post office transformed its shop in to a candle and crafts party.  The village pub opened its doors for gourmet take outs and Orkney ales. The local pharmacy launched their beautiful range of body shop products and fabulous gift sets. Kringla open up its modern self catering apartments as an open house with food, rink and guided tours. Castaway crafts last but not least presented a wide array of local crafts from luxurious sheep skin rugs to handmade latte scented soaps.

Cute ginger bread Xmas trees!