Friday, December 19, 2008

On Line!!!

I am pleased to report that we now have our 'On-Line' ordering facility on the website!! It has taken longer than expected but we hope it will help you to be sure of getting the piece you want - when you see it!

This is especially useful on items which are marked as 'last one' or 'sold out from publisher' :-)

You can reserve an item using the 'Add to Basket' button and entering your details. You then have a choice of ways to pay:

1) Pay by debit/credit card over the phone (you call us or we'll ring you)
2) Send a payment through Paypal to
3) Call into the gallery and pay in person when you collect the item.

We are delighted to announce the arrival of three STUNNING NEW IMAGES from TODD WHITE. They are from a very EXCLUSIVE COLLECTION and for this reason they cannot be shown on the website but do please ring or email us if you would like further details. We have only one copy of each image so if you are interested then act fast! These images are not widely available...

As I write this entry I have to say that the on-line facility works!!! We have already received an order and the transaction was nice and smooth with no hiccups!!!

The Christmas holidays are almost here and so we would remind you of our opening times during this festive period which are as follows:-

24th December 2008 9.30am-4pm
25th December 2008 CLOSED
26th December 2008 CLOSED
27th December 2008 9.30am-4pm
29th December 2008 9.30am-5.30pm
30th December 2008 9.30am-5.30pm
31st December 2008 9.30am-4pm
1st January 2009 CLOSED

From 2nd January 2009 we will be open as usual (9.30am-5.30pm Monday-Saturday).

Finally, Diane & I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.

Monday, December 8, 2008

What A Night!!

Thursday 4th December - Pocklingtons Dickensian Late Night Shopping Event.

I was duly forced into wearing my costume (and I have to say I thought I looked rather good in it!!) See photo below - all comments welcome!!

Considering the number of things that got cancelled on the day, most people I have spoken to since Thursday have said what a great event it was and they thought the snow machines were great... at this point Scrooge will rear his head and say ... I have to disagree as the gallery was covered in fake snow as the machines were blowing it straight in the door and making the floor very wet!! Bah Humbug!!

People also liked the idea of having no fair rides in the town but did comment that more lighting was needed on the stalls... all these comments will be taken into account ready for next year.

Diane and I agree that we had easily over 200 people through the door and we both noticed lots of new faces as well as many regular faces too :-) The gallery was very busy from about 5.30pm and didn't empty until almost 9pm!!

We must apologise to those people who had travelled a distance to be with us and didn't get as much of our time as they deserve. We would have liked to have spent more time with you but with the sheer number of people and a constant demand for bubbly and home made truffles meant that I was busy serving drinks and at one point in the evening I had to dash down to Threshers and ask Neil for yet more glasses!!

Diane was kept busy doing sales and running up and down the stairs for more glasses and her home made truffles. Orders now being taken for Christmas!!

Next year we must arrange for our daughter to help out - this will hopefully free up Diane & I to spend more time with people!!!

For us it was a great evening and we would like to say thankyou to everyone who came in and said hello. We would also like to say a big THANK YOU to Sara at Simply Books whose idea it was for the Dickensian evening and thanks also for her huge contribution to the evenings planning.

We hope this event has shown the people of Pocklington and surrounding villages just what the town has to offer and hopefully they will think local and shop local.

Thanks to everyone for your hard work bringing it together and thanks to everyone who came!

All I can say is 'What a night'

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Wow Peter Smith Mania!!

Well November is over and all I can say is Peter Smith!!

Peter has stormed to the top of the leader board for November with a staggering 27 sales. You have heard of 'Beatle' mania well here we have 'Peter Smith' mania!!

So to update you on the top sellers for November:-

1. Peter Smith
2. Jeff Rowland
3. Alexander Millar/Caroline Shotton

Well done Peter truly fantastic achievement. Your work has hit a chord with people!!

November has been an amazing month for us and has only been beaten by Dylan in June. We have sold three fantastic originals and an amazing number of Limited Edition Prints giving us an incredible buzz!!

I would just like to say a massive THANKYOU to everyone who has bought from us! Diane & I do appreciate your loyalty and support for us in our first year.

It has been a truly amazing first year and we would like to extend our thanks to each and every person who has called in and either bought or browsed.

We are looking forward to 2009 with hope that we can continue to build the business and hopefully have a new gallery space open upstairs soon!!!

We have started planning our events diary for next year and all I can say is that The Acorn Gallery is the place to be!!

Pocklington is gearing up for the Dickensian Late Night Shopping Event and so are we. Our Dickensian costumes are ready - yes I have been brow-beaten by Diane and others (mentioning no names 'Sara of Simply Books'!!) and so I will be dressed up after all!!

Diane has made a huge quantity of homemade chocolate truffles to go with the bubbly and so if you fancy Champagne & Truffles then pop down to the gallery tonight between 6-9pm !! Why not enjoy the towns evening of entertainment too!!