Housing Units Blogger Event

Earlier this week I was invited along with a few other bloggers to take a look at Housing Units‘ new range and menu in their restaurant. Of course being on my home decor kick, I was happy to attend! Any excuse to look at furniture and home decor.

Housing Units who are based in Failsworth, Manchester have a rich history having been around since 1947. Next year they’ll be celebrating their 70th year in business. It’s great to see that we didn’t lose all family businesses to the recession.

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We began the event by being taken on a tour. Warning this is image heavy! There were so many cool things to take photos of but I limited myself for this post.

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Pretty much anything you could need for your home was stocked so of course having just bought a house, I got pretty excited to look at everything. There was a great range for customers of all ages – from fashionable statement pieces of furniture right down to candles and kitchenware. With the two buildings onsite, not to mention the restaurant – you could easily spend a day here.

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Richard, our guide who was the store manager was really informative and spoke with a real sense of passion for the store. It seems like it would be a wonderful place to work, as well as shop.

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For those who have travel in their blood, this range will definitely tickle your fancy!

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The bathrooms were so beautiful it made me a little sad that my bathrooms at home are in no need of re-decorating. I fell in love with the tiles and the bath below. Though I’m sure my purse would thank me!

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Those obsessed with copper will be happy to see it included in the bathroom accessories lineup. Now which colour to pick?

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It took a great deal of strength to walk away from these bath bombs. They look almost too good to use. 

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These retro phones are so cute!

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This bedroom scene takes me back to the flat I used to have in Manchester city centre with a gorgeous exposed brick wall. Love that cushion!

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There was a massive range of lighting including these huge statement pieces. Perfect for those with high ceilings. 

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During the tour we were allowed to pick one item to take home after appearing on a video to say why we chose it. I was quite picky until I reached the kitchen section where I quickly grabbed an ice cream maker. I’ve been wanting one for ages and you’ll definitely be seeing my recipes on the blog soon! So excited to use it. Thanks Housing Units!

So speaking of food – after the tour we were led back to the Wickentree restaurant & Hollinwood Cafe to have a sneak preview of some mini dishes off the new menu and afternoon tea menu. I tried the fish and chips, burger and salmon quiche. All were delicious. I would have gone for seconds if I wasn’t being strategic and saving room for the cakes from the afternoon tea.

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I tried the Victoria sponge and the jam and cream scone. I could seriously live on afternoon tea. Both were amazing. Hats off to the chef.

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I had a great evening and will definitely be dragging Topher over one of these days to do some house shopping. 

So get yourself down to Housing Units, their summer sale is now on!

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