Sunday, 10 October 2010

Hello All.

Well whats new then, after a lot of searching around and in our crusade to bring you the customer the very best choice of product we have decided to team up with Amazon.
They provide the best variety of product that we can find, and as we are only a small retail outlet if you cant beat them then join them, so we have decided to offer a book store using the power of Amazon.
We shall only feature books that we think provide content that runs parallel with our core products.
Who knows we may even get a chance to read some of them. So we shall see how things go and we may even feature some music in the future.
As always, thanks for taking the time to visit.

All at the Niche Gallery.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Bear with us Folks.

Hello all,
We have been very busy lately, with updating our main website at niche gallery, and we now hope to have the new main website with lots of new product and features for you our great customers old and we hope new as well.
It has just taken so much longer than we ever imagined, and it has to be right as well.
So with any luck we will be back on stream soon with the blog, and telling you all about all our new products, which include a lot of our old fav's as well as new, it has been more about creating a relevant and fresh website with just as many good bits as before.
We do have lots of good Miss Dee jewellery in stock right now, so dont forget to pop on over to the main website.
Bye for now,

The staff at Niche Gallery

Saturday, 31 July 2010

Back again!

Hello all,


it has been some time since I have been able to give our blog my attention, due to the fact that I have been taking a step back from business and looking after my two lovely Grand Kids, both girls have been taking up more of my time as it should be and the shop is in capable hands of there mother who manages the shop.

We had a visit from a special ship yesterday as the Queen Victoria was visiting Edinburgh and as with most of the cruise ships that visit she had to park in the River Forth just off South Queensferry and unload her passengers in boats.

Cunard liner Queen Victoria, visiting South Queensferry.
As this one is such a large ship you can imagine the town was pretty busy, so to all the visitors who came into the Niche Gallery a big thank you.

This photo gives some idea of the size of the Queen Victoria on her visit to Edinburgh yesterday, she was on a cruise to celebrate the Cunard Lines 170 th birthday, my thanks to Scott Kemp for the photo's. (I have some more which will be posted as soon as I get them onto the P.C.)

We are lucky as we get around 15 cruise ships per year call in and this number is growing due to the fact that Edinburgh and it’s surrounds are such a wonderful place to visit, the spin off’s from this are obvious and a help to all the small businesses in what is really tough times what with the mess the banks and governments have got us all into at no fault of their own of course.

We have been stocking up with lots of good new quality goods of course and as they go onto our website we shall feature some of them on the blog (time permitting of course)

Well thanks to all still following and hello to new readers and hope to see you all back here soon or if as always you are lucky enough to visit the area pop in and see us.



From the staff at Niche Gallery we thank you for your time.

Sunday, 13 June 2010

New Artist!




Hello all,


Happy to say that we are back on the blog again after some what neglecting the written word for a couple of weeks, to tell the truth I have just not managed to find the time, so much to do and as always not enough time to do it all.

So what’s been going on, we have as always been sourcing new goods to present to the customer a fresh new experience every time or almost every time they walk into the shop.

We are also delighted to tell you that we have been picked out to be a preferred supplier of some outstanding artwork, by an artist named Ian Fraser.

Ian used to design for the Walt Disney Corp, and he designed lots of stuff like globes and castles for the Americans. It is a wee bit unfair to say that he is a "New Artist" but artist he is.


His artwork is truly outstanding with an eye for detail and colour and we love it.

So feast your eye’s on two of his original paintings that we have for sale, we feature more of this great work in the shop in South Queensferry. And we will of course show more of the work on the blog in future.

The photographs really don’t do justice to the original painting, they have to be seen to really appreciate the colour and detail.
Thanks for your time from the staff at Niche Gallery.

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Fashion Jewellery Range

Hello All,


Very happy to say at last the summer seems to have arrived, but lets not hold our breath too long this is Scotland after all, but the sun is out and may we all enjoy it while, it lasts.

Well we have at last got the new range of fabulous jewellery in from Miss Dee in Sweden, it is a couple of months late in arriving but worth the wait in our opinion.

They have produced a wonderful line in Children’s jewellery as well (The Princess Range).

From the Princess Range of Childrens Jewellery

Earrings from the Princess Range

From our website:- Miss Dee has quickly become one of the hottest brands in fashion jewellery. Miss Dee is a Swedish family run company, with offices and warehouse in Gothenburg. Miss Dee are very proud of the design and quality with emphasis on all the jewellery being designed in- house. All Miss Dee jewellery is Rhodium plated over a nickel and lead-free metal to ensure durability and with the right care they will keep their lustre for a long time to come.
From the New Miss Dee Range


We also feature a great range of fashion jewellery from the well know house of Pilgrim.
Any of the highlighted words above will take you right to the page on our website, and you don’t need to leave the blog as it opens in another window.

Thanks for your visit, the staff at Niche Gallery

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Perfume from Scotland.


Hello all,
We can now let you all see what the great range of Scottish Perfume, oils and soaps look like.
We have Ladies and Gents fragrance, and they come in a handy tube for carrying.

We have soap's and oils as well, all made in Scotland.

This one's for the Ladies.
So you know see what the Scottish Fragrance range looks like.
As always thanks for your visit, from the staff at Niche Gallery.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

The Window’s

Hello all, continuing on our window display theme, some more of the staff’s hard work on display.
This window show's some of our artwork, with a couple of fantastic paintings by "Rolf Harris"
along with a collection of nautical themed items, we are just a few steps from the sea after all.
("if you look close at the reflection n the window, you will see the old clock tower that dates back to the 17th century") 

Here we show you some of our mix inside the gallery, with originals of "Peter Wileman" and some "Fabian Perez" prints.

Some of our range of gifts inside the shop.
We carry a large range of stock, and look forward to your visit, should you ever be in the area of course.

Many thanks from all at Niche Gallery.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Through the Window.

Hello all, as promised a look through the windows at Niche Gallery where the staff have been hard at work to make the windows inviting and appealing to you the customers.

First window show's the great range of top quality kids gifts we stock.

We have the sculpture and Mss Dee jewellery amongst others here in this window.

Sculpture and art in this window show's the quality range of great gifts.

More next time on the niche gallery blog.

As ever thank you for your visit, from all at Niche Gallery.

Saturday, 1 May 2010

First Bud's of May

Hello again all,


We are into spring now although it’s hard to believe with the way the weather jumps around from hot to cold right now, but we keep busy and the staff, have been re-arranging the shop just now and paying particular attention to the window displays, after all their hard work the windows now look very good.

It is a very important part of having a retail outlet and surprises me how so few shops spend much time on this aspect of business, it is after all your first part of advertising, and it is hoped that something in the window or the layout catches someone’s eye as they are passing.

We know from experience that this is in fact, true as we have had people passing in vehicles at night and they will pay us a visit next day or when back in the area,

to pursue their initial interest.

Once again we are waiting on some images to let you see the finished results, so as soon as we have them they shall be on the blog, until then you will just have to bear with the written word.

We are also working on a couple of things that are very exciting and will bring an even better shopping experience to our website, so keep looking out for our great news and please be patient as it involves a lot of work but will be worth the wait.

From all at Niche Gallery

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Volcano’s

Hello all,


We have been a bit lazy with the blog the past two weeks, sorry but this has nothing to do with Volcano’s exploding in Iceland and nothing to do with all flights in or out of the U.K. and most of Northern Europe for that matter being cancelled, no none of this just the fact that I took a well earned rest last weekend (up into the Highlands of Scotland, which i will bring you more of next time) and my i.t. Dept then went on Holiday for a week. So we have to hope that the blog and the website will be right up to date by the middle of the week.(are you listening i.t. department)

Speaking of the Volcano that has gone off in Iceland just tends to remind us all that we are pretty much at the mercy of “Mother Nature” when she wants to show us all who is really in charge of this Planet of ours.
As a small note of interest, did you know that Edinburgh (The City) has a real Volcano right in the centre of town called "Arthurs Seat" it has been long dormant and long may this dormant state continue. But there cannot be many Cities in the World that have a Volcano in the centre?

So the blog will be ongoing as always and bringing you all the latest from our shop, where we do have some more stock to be showing, and of course will update you all with images of our great range of Scottish Perfume and soaps as soon as the manufacturers supply us the images.

As ever thanks for your time,
All at Niche Gallery

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Scottish Perfume,

Hello all,


We are delighted to be able to announce that we are now a preferred supplier for the brand new range of Scottish Perfumes, Soaps and oils that have been around seven years in development.
All made in the Scottish Highlands. So new and fresh we don’t even have it on our website yet! We hope to have all details and images on website very soon.

The Clans are the great story of Scotland; they express the essential spirit of the Scots – their romance, their generosity and their love of wild nature.
Each Clan has a signature plant – the Clan plant. The fragrance oils from the main Clan plants are used as the scent backbone of a unique family of fragrances: amongst the most glorious perfumes of our time; romantic and appealing and distinctly Scottish.

A home made product that is quality at a good price, just what we look for in a product.

Made by George Dodd the only perfumer in Scotland, has created these wonderfully uplifting Clan fragrances using the following Clan scent oils – Juniper, Red Whortleberry, Highland Myrtle, Heather and Pine.
The perfumes are sold in two sizes, one being a great small tester bottle at 5ml, which comes with a card attached, and the other size at 50ml comes packaged in its own tartan bag inside a convenient tube for packaging.
The soap from the heart of the Highlands is a luxury soap made with natural Clan plant fragrance.

A Wee bit of History.
In the days before tartans as we know it today, Scots Clans wore a plant from their Clan territory as a means of identifying one another – whether friend or foe.
These plants were considered to have mystical qualities, imparting courage and clanship amongst the wearers.
Now you can wear a combination of scent oils from these mystical plants in your Clan perfume.


You can have the taste of Scotland through her whisky's now you can have the scent of Scotland through her perfumes. Wear your fragrant Clan heritage with pride.

As always thanks from the staff at Niche Gallery.

Saturday, 27 March 2010

British Summer Time.

Hi all,
As every year we arrive at the time when winter is now losing her battle with summer, and it is time to change our clock's here in the U.K. so this saturday night dont forget to set your clocks forward one hour.
Brings us nicely to our fine range of clocks for outside or inside use.

We also have a huge range of great ladies and gents watches.

As ever thanks for your time the staff at Niche Gallery

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Hello All,

As a continuation on from yesterday’s blog we feature the silver range of this fantastic silver jewellery from Creative Dezine all hand made, employing the artistic skills of Africa's craftswomen, each piece is designed and handcrafted in the Jumali Studio, ensuring that no two are identical. Helping local artisan’s to earn a fair-trade living for there undoubted skills.
Silver Necklace

Silver Earrings

Silver Bangle

Thanks from all the staff at Niche Gallery


Saturday, 20 March 2010

Welcome back,

Hello all,

It has been a busy week at the Niche Gallery, and very pleased to tell you all we have got one of the two great ranges of fashion jewellery onto the website, well done the I.T. dept (it is a large dept of one) but a good job and it is now on show.
The jewellery is from the Creative Dezign group and is a fantastic collection of brass and copper and silver jewellery at affordable prices, just looks great.

The collections from Creative Dezigns are all entirely hand made and contempory in design. Young, old, smart or casual, the versatility of these ranges provide the perfect accessory so go on and have a quick look and be sure to tell us what you think, good or bad we really do welcome your input.




The range captures the allure of ancient Africa by mixing the traditional with the modern, simple yet complex, giving a truly ethnic feel. Each piece is handcrafted in the hills of Mpumalanga near the Kruger National Park. Some of their designs incorporate semi-precious gemstones while some synthetic stones are now also used due to recent demand for more colourful stones, we have a collection of Bangles, earrings and necklaces.

Earrings

Necklaces

Bangles

Earrings
As always thanks for your time and interest from all at the Niche Gallery

Saturday, 13 March 2010

MOTHER’S DAY

Hi all,


Well it’s Mothers day tomorrow (Sunday) in the U.K.) I know that in other countries they perhaps use other times of the year, but it is tomorrow over here.

So I think we should all take the day off? (That would be a real novelty) but we hope that at least some of the hard working mothers out there will be able to at least take it easy, perhaps even breakfast in bed! Are you listening out there children.

So I shall not go on much today, we are almost ready to show two great fashion jewellery ranges on the website, so look out for it. As always you can take a look at Niche Gallery in case you need something different, art, jewellery or whatever and delivered any where in the world.



Thanks from the staff at Niche Gallery

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Lin Pattullo Half Dozen, Artwork’s.

Hello,

Showing some nice artwork here that we have for sale, they are all limited editions of 195 in number and are 6” X 6” unless otherwise shown they are all Gi’clee prints and would look great on any wall on there own or as a group. All by an artist we have featured for some time, her name is Lin Pattullo, and we show some of her work here.
She portrays with bold confidence and an extensive range of subject matter and depicts the drama of the Scottish landscape with intensity.

Balancing act 7" X 5"
Blue Dungarees 7" X 5"
Boy in Blue 6" X 6"
Yellow Mac 6" X 6"
A Good Book 6" X 6"
Clear Day, Crail 7" X 5"

Has "Spring" arrived.

Hello all,


Well with the melting of all the recent snow does this finally mean that we are now approaching the spring, is it too much to hope for as it seems to have been a really long winter here in Scotland.
Mothers Day is fast approaching and it usually means that spring is just round the corner, then of course their is Easter at the end of the month so lots to keep us busy with.
I think I mentioned before that we have been busy working on new stock to show for this spring time and we hope to be able to take supply of the new "Miss Dee Jewellery Range" within a week or so, as soon as we take delivery of it we shall get it loaded onto the website.
Also a whole new range of great sculptures are due to arrive. We will get them onto the blog as soon as I can.
We are also eagerly awaiting a brand new never seen before product that we are really excited about to do with a product sourced and made in Scotland with a world wide appeal, so as soon as we now you will know.

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Stripped Icebergs.

Hi all,
As the cold weather seems to be very topical, at least in this country for now, thought i would share these pictures with you all, nothing to do with the shop or website but great pictures all the same, they were sent to me a few months ago.

Icebergs in the Antarctic area sometimes have stripes, formed by
layers of snow that react to different conditions.
Blue stripes are often created when a crevice in the ice sheet
fills up with melt water and freezes so quickly that no bubbles form.
When an iceberg falls into the sea, a layer of salty seawater can
freeze to the underside. If this is rich in algae, it can form a
green stripe.
Brown, black and yellow lines are caused by sediment, picked up
when the ice sheet grinds downhill towards the sea.
These pictures are available because 2008 was the coldest winter.



The awesome power of Nature.

Thanks from the staff at Niche Gallery.

Saturday, 27 February 2010

Let it Snow, let it Snow!

Hi all,
Is it ever going to stop snowing over here in Scotland, really i do not remember a time when we have had so much of the "white stuff" It has been snowing on and off for a few days now and it means that people find it hard to get around as the powers that be always seem to have an excuse why the roads are not clear even though they must get the same forecast as the rest of us.
In fact pretty sure they get an even more accurate forecast, and still it dont seem to matter they always get "caught out" so we all slide around trying our best to get on with life eh!
Going to try and get more on the blog as soon as time allows, for now will just go with todays rant!
Thanks for reading,

The staff at Niche Gallery.

Saturday, 20 February 2010

A mixture of Artwork.

Today we will feature a mix of art from various artist’s that we feature for sale at the Niche Gallery; most of it is on the website although some of the art can only be seen at the shop in South Queensferry in Scotland.
So as we continue with the cold weather in Scotland, we have been busy with trade shows and ordering for the spring and further ahead, as we always aim to bring you the customer the best possible range of quality and affordable products from around the world.
Our aim as always is to be as “inclusive” as possible and not “exclusive”

So for now we just hope you enjoy the pictures of some fine paintings, not fine art just fine paintings.


From the creator of the Scottish Collection, a series of Limited Edition Prints from the original watercolours by Diane Gainey capturing the atmosphere and moods of Scotland.
This one is a Limited Edition of Loch Ness.

Glen Coe by Diane Gainey.


Loch Lomond by Diane Gainey.


Art from George Sommerville.
This one is called The Long Wait.

Moy Mackay Limited Edition called Ramsey Gardens
Moy Mackay
Her landscapes are created by replacing paint as a medium with dyed sheep's fleece, combining traditional 'felting' techniques with embroidery.

As always a big thank you from all the staff at Niche Gallery.

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Scottish Artist’s

Hello there,
As we get close to Valentine’s day (seems like it was just xmas) it’s time to feature some of the great artwork we have for sale from Scottish artist’s after all we are based in Scotland (although we ship worldwide) and we have a tremendous selection of some of the better known and some not so well known artists from Scotland.
To many to feature just on a blog and I could not do them all justice, we are also always interested in new artists Local or international, so if you think your art or you know of a budding and talented artist that could do with some much needed exposure to the commercial market then drop us a line, and let us see the work.

The first painting is by an artist called Jim Nicolson, and it is of a scene from the Outer Hebrides (Islands of the West coast of Scotland)


Next we have a painting from Judith Bridgeland called Stormy Seas.
A lot of artwork in Scotland seems to show the Sea, perhaps something to do with the fact that it is such a small country where you can never be more than about 50 miles from the Sea.



Then we move on to a particular favourite of ours Lesley Mclaren, and this one is called Silent Watch.

Julie Ramsey is a pretty well known artist in Scotland and we have sold her paintings and limited edition prints for some time now, she does some very well known scenes of Edinburgh and the surrounds, this one is a limited edition of a scene in Edinburgh’s High Street (Known as the “Royal Mile) and it shows John Knox’s House (built in the 15th century and still there)


Next up is a great picture by Kate Philip called Musical Montage.

Lin Pattullo is another artist that we have featured for a long time and her paintings are just so simple and reflect a real nice feel about them.

So there you have a small selection of some of the great Scottish art we have for sale online and at the shop in South Queensferry in Scotland. I was not going to mention Valentines Day tomorrow but we do also sell fresh flowers and floral displays at the shop (there I have actually mentioned it twice)

Thanks from all the staff.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Continuing with our Artwork:

Hi there, continuing on the theme of artwork we feature and sell at The Niche Gallery, online and in our shop in Scotland, would like to show some of the work by an artist we have sold for many years now, we have featured his art before but we happen to think that you just never can get tired of looking at and admiring the artwork of Duncan Macgregor.
His scenes involving the sea and boats in particular are very good and we feature a couple of different media here, where there are originals, and limited editions.
There are some on canvas and some done on glass, in a special limited edition that has in fact sold out from the publisher some time ago.


 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
   
 
Fantastic artwork from Duncan Macgregor.
Looks simple Eh! looks great!

Limited edition on Glass by Duncan Macgregor.

2nd in the series on Glass.

3rd in the Glass series.
 
Many thanks and hope you enjoy our views on artwork available for sale at Niche Gallery.