Posts Tagged ‘Special Events’


It’s hard work, but someone has to do it. Last week, we got to spend the whole day drooling over what’s new for interiors, at the Decorex design show. Like a kid in a sweetshop, we wanted it all! But here are a few of our favourite things. From the super small to the mind-bogglingly big…


How adorable is this tiny china dog? And so well behaved, too. He can come and perch on our shelf anytime.



Now that’s what we call a chandelier. Giant, gold, super shimmery. We’d happily sacrifice every stick of dining room furniture to squeeze in this beauty.



There’s something fishy going on here. And we like it! Just imagine waking from a dreamy slumber in this amazing shell-like, mermaid bed.



Super-high-backed chairs have been making a quiet comeback for a while now. We love the eye-popping colour and minimal ‘50s styling of this one. Perfect hiding out with a good book.



All you need is love. And a few champagne flutes.






Have a wonderful summer of love!

And happy wedding bells to my friend Laura xx




Wedding treats with a difference




Ooooh I know it is nothing to do with homeware but I love it!




Wedding gifts with ding dong.  Check out our website at




There are hundreds of wedding presents with a difference at HomeSense.

We don’t want you to give the gift everyone else is giving.




I’m a fan of simplicity for an invite.




So with all these weddings this summer, what is the etiquette on buying a pressie?

There’s something not quite right about giving cash, however they don’t want to end up with five magimixes.

So what should you give to thrill the bride and groom?




I recently got engaged and lots of my friends are getting married this year.

There must be something in the air!



o our brand new, shiny, fabulous website. Hope you can take some time to have a good look around. Make yourself at home

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Be a VIP

If you happen to live in or near York, why not pop along to our local and lovely VIP evening this Thursday between 6 & 9pm? The more the merrier!

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Red Nose Day Fundraising

All of our HomeSense stores are getting involved with fundraising for Comic Relief. Have a look below to see what’s going on in a store near you and help raise money for a good cause.

Wales & West

Cardiff – 16-17 Feb
Take round by car – Millennium Stadium etc
- Doctor Who

Swansea – 18 Feb
Boot sale
- Baking
- Face-painting
- Dress-down day
- Catherine Jenkins

Gloucester – 19-20 Feb
- Bath of beans (Chris sitting in it on the Sunday)
- St John’s Ambulance coming to store (charge for kids to play inside)
- Ambulance to take t-shirt
- Raffle Hamper from Costa, pizza from Dominoes etc
- Local spa treatments, gym days
- Exercise bike ride

Worcester – 22 Feb
Fancy dress
- Face-painting
- Local rugby club
- Classic cars to take bag round
- Bowling and music night (25th) with TK Maxx store
- Skittles night


Merry Hill – 23 Feb
Sponsored bike ride – long one
- Car-washing

Birmingham – 25 Feb
- Tuck shop
- Treasure Hunt – hampers/raffle

Nottingham – 27-28 Feb


Cambridge – 1 Mar
Associates and managers switching uniforms for the day
- Local attractions – Kings College

Northampton – 2-3 Mar
- Guess jelly beans in jar
- Beauty treatments
- Male associate getting leg waxed

Leeds – 5 Mar
- Try and take bag to the Emmerdale set (supported by 2 local papers)

Preston – 6 Mar
- Hair shaving
- Egg and flouring manager
- Fancy dress
- Guinness Records e.g. eating 20 pickled onions in a minute

Manchester – 7 Mar
Sponsored sky dive
- Borat fancy dress
- Cake-making
- Relay with Trafford Centre

Chester – 8  Mar
Transport bag across north on team of Vespas

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Red Nose Day Momentum

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So, are you liking your beautiful new Liberty for Comic Relief shopper? Haven’t bought one yet? Well, more fundraising antics from our ever-creative stores should give you that extra motivation to head to your local HomeSense and buy a bag before they all sell out!

This week HomeSense Cardiff has been doing something funny for money, including hamper raffles and fancy dress. The momentum is building and now we’re making our way from Wales to the Midlands….

Look at what our stores are up to:

HomeSense Swansea
If you happen to be at our Swansea store today, look out for stilt walkers and fancy dressed associates. The store will also be hosting a colouring competition for kids.

HomeSense Gloucester
Head down to HomeSense this Sunday to see our Store Manager Chris take up residence in a bath of beans. Pay a small donation, take aim and fire! And while you’re there you can cheer on our associates taking part in a sponsored exercise bike ride.

HomeSense Worcester
As part of our chain-wide Wacky Races challenge, some very charitable delivery men will be transporting our well-travelled Liberty bag from Gloucester to Worcester on Tuesday, where staff will be participating in a sponsored pyjama day.

Next week will take us further into the Midlands so keep checking back to see more wacky updates

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Win Tickets

The London Chat Show

The London Chat Show is back at the Canal Cafe Theatre in West London on Wednesday 23rd February, 7.30pm, and we’ve got another pair of tickets to give away to a lucky winner! The show, featuring an array of celebrity interviews and performances, takes place in a living room set supplied and styled entirely by HomeSense! It allows an audience to experience the side of the interview they don’t usually get to see. Famous faces will be sharing their tales with entertainment journalist Amira Hashish in front of an intimate crowd and some may even be happy to answer burning questions from audience members.

February’s show theme is Fashion and Beauty. Interviewees already confirmed include leading British fashion designer Paul Costelloe, whose show is opening London Fashion Week for the second year running, and renowned celebrity hairdresser Trevor Sorbie MBE.

New York Blues and soul singing sensation Nell Bryden will be February’s music act. And Gap Yah stars The Unexpected Items will be the comedy guests.

We’re giving away a pair of tickets to this performance at the Canal Cafe Theatre on Wednesday 23rd February, 7.30pm. For your chance to win, click here:

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Action for Children

Support Actions for Children with HomeSense

HomeSense has partnered with Action for Children, one of the UK’s largest children’s charities, to raise money for local projects which support vulnerable, neglected and disadvantaged children.

Each of our stores will be supporting and raising funds for local ranging from supporting young carers, providing equipment for disabled children, buying toys for local centres and developing services for disadvantaged families.

From Thursday 4th November, you can make your donation at the till in any HomeSense store, write your name on a bauble and then hang it on our tree.

So as well as saving up to 60% on our unique decorations and great gifts this Christmas, you’ll also be able to help us support vulnerable and disadvantaged children locally this Christmas.

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Be a VIP

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Come and spend an evening with us at the new HomeSense store in Reading where, for one night only, we’re giving you a chance to save a further 10% off amazing homeware, while sipping champagne and sampling some nibbles.

WHERE: HomeSense, Forbury Retail Park, Reading, RG1 3JD

WHEN: Wednesday 6th October 7pm – 9pm

Feel free to bring your friends and family along too!

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Side by Side

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Not long now….. TK Maxx & HomeSense are set to launch our first ever dual-branded store this Thursday 23rd September on the Ground Floor of the Blue Mall in the Metrocentre, Newcastle, NE11 9YZ. We open at 10am, and the first 500 customers through the doors will get a £10 voucher! And as if that’s not enough, ladies please form an orderly queue, TV Homes expert George Clarke will be officially opening the store. We look forward to seeing you there

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