Autumn Fair 2011 at the NEC in Birmingham runs from 04.09.11 to 07.09.11 this year and is a great place to view a large number of suppliers all under one roof. However not all suppliers exhibit at this exhibition and Scarthingwell Replicas is one of these.

After many years of regularly exhibiting at The Furniture Show (now Interiors Birmingham), The Spring Fair and The Autumn Fair we took a long hard look at the finances and practicalities of these exhibitions and decided, for us, the return was no longer worth the outlay. We found every year prices for every aspect of the exhibitions were increasing while footfall and the return on our investment were diminishing.

So our main point of contact with customers is now through our website where we showcase our full range of wholesale home accessories, our blog and through face to face visits from our sales agents. We have found this enables us to devote more energy to keeping our website as up to date as possible. All new items appear within a day or two of them arriving and we only show wholesale shabby chic gifts and furnishings which are in stock now. This means customers can place their order and receive all their goods within 4 or 5 working days, a far cry from competitor websites which show lots of out of stock items with long lead times.

If you have visited Autumn Fair and placed orders, only to be told after the exhibition there are long lead times for your goods we would suggest you take a look around our site to order goods which can be delivered and on your shop floor in less than a week. Don’t cancel your existing order but if you need stock quickly to sell while you wait for your Autumn Fair delivery, Scarthingwell is the place to buy giftware and accessories for immediate delivery.

We have new deliveries of stock arriving regularly between now and Christmas so do remember to check back regularly, or better still register for our regular emails advising when new stock is available.

The pre Christmas trading period is an incredibly important time for small and independent retailers and stock availability can make a huge difference to the purchasing decisions made by businesses planning for this time. With this in mind we keep our website as accurate and up to date with our current stock availability as we can to ensure our customers can plan and purchase to suit their needs.
We have several delivery options available and this combined with no minimum order value or minimum order quantity makes us one of the most accommodating and flexible wholesalers in the UK.

So if you didn’t find all you wanted at the Autumn Fair, your order may not be delivered before Christmas or you simply need some new, fresh lines take a look at our wholesale accessories and giftware or come and visit us at our cash and carry warehouse in North Yorkshire.

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We have spent the last couple of days rolling out some small improvements to our website.

  • The search box has moved to the top right corner
  • The header now contains contact details – so you can call or email any questions you have without hunting for the necessary info
  • A guide for new users to the website has been added – link in the header on the right

We hope these small improvements will help to make our site even easier to navigate and use.


Any comments, let us know below.

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Valentines weekend is at the end of this week so if you want to order heart shaped gifts and accessories in time you need to order by Wednesday morning for Friday delivery.

Obviously anything heart shaped is a possible Valentine gift, here at Scarthingwell we have wholesale heart picture frames, heart shaped notice boards and even heart shaped tea light holders.

YF775 heart noticeboard
YF775 Heart noticeboard

In fact to view all our wholesale heart shaped items just click the link. Remember you need to log in to view prices, and all the items on our site are in stock.

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ET715 Antique cream clothing rail

Antique cream painted clothing rail

One of our most popular lines is the ET715 antique cream painted clothing rail. We have supplied this item for several years now and its popularity does not seem to decline. This could be due to its practical nature and robust construction, it is not just a decorative item but actually serves a useful purpose.

Whatever the reasons I would reccomend if you have not tried one of these you add one on to your next order with us. The vast majority of sales for these rails are to repeat customers which I think is testament to their retail saleability.

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They have been out of stock for a while now but we have finally received a due date for the extremely popular antique cream clothes rails.


Antique cream clothes rail

The ship is due to dock on 24th November and they should be delivered to us around 29th November. These will arrive just in time for the busy Christmas period and it is advisable to place your orders soon to ensure delivery in time to make the most of the festive selling period.

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We have just added approximately 50 new lines to our online wholesale catalogue.

New lines include hat and coat stands, clothes rails, clocks and hooks.

Also we are now only showing products we have in stock, making it much easier to reach minimum order for free delivery without having to wait for out of stock items to be delivered. It’s possible to order in the morning and have your delivery two days later.

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Well Harrogate Home and Gift Fair is nearly upon us. Once again we would like to invite any new or existing customers to call in at our showrooms as part of their trip to the exhibition.

We are approximately 40 minutes drive from the exhibition halls and you can place an order for delivery or cash and carry. Cash and carry customers receive a 10% discount off their order.

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Well we’ve had a busy week taking photographs, measurements and writing descriptions in time for Barry and Andy to take the latest catalogue with them to Ireland next week.

New items will be added to the website next week, including wholesale hooks, wholesale wall art and wholesale garden accessories. When this is done we’ll send a newsletter to everyone subscribed to the email list.

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We have just taken delivery of nearly 50 new lines of wholesale stock.

These items are so new we haven’t photographed them yet! So after the weekend we’ll get out the camera and start taking pictures. They should be available to view on our wholesale website from Wednesday onwards.

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As our regular customers will know, we decided not to exhibit at either Interiors Birmingham or the Spring Fair this year. Instead we will be improving the usability of our wholesale website and we will be using sales agents to a greater extent with a more structured plan to their activities.

If you would like a visit from an agent to explain how we work and to go through our extensive catalogue please send us an email at sales (at) scarthingwell.co.uk or call on 01937 557877

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