Spotlight on Spence’s Senses
Combine shopping and sightseeing at Morecambe’s Festival Market – a traditional covered market situated close to Morecambe Promenade and easily accessible with an adjoining car park.
Offering over 80 stalls selling an enormous selection of products, with some you would expect to find in a market and others unique to us, you are sure to find what you are looking for. Two welcoming cafes serve homemade meals and cakes.
The market is open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 9am-5pm and all bank holidays from Easter to August.
In the coming weeks, Explore Morecambe Bay is shining the spotlight on some of the brilliant independent businesses in our Lancashire region.
This time, it’s Spence’s Senses! Spence’s Senses is a family business offering products and services of a spiritual nature to compliment all aspects of the mind, body and soul from Morecambe Festival Market.
We spoke with owner Mellissa Spence and here’s what she has to share.
How would you describe your business in a line or two?
We sell a wide variety of spiritual products for the mind, body and soul, including crystals, incense, tarot and oracle cards, candles, incense holders, books, art- and so much more!
What was the inspiration behind starting your business?
We started getting into crystals in 2017. My husband and I would often travel to Liverpool to add to our personal collections. Therefore, it was a dream come true when fate would lead us down the path to opening our own shop. We have to pinch ourselves regularly!
What was your business like in the early days?
We initially began by selling a wide variety of personalised designed flower pots for our customers- many along a memorial theme as well as chakra based, etc. Our love of crystals then pulled us towards sourcing and selling them ourselves. We started with a small variety of items; namely, Rose Quartz worry stones, which then expanded quite quickly.
How has your business evolved over the years?
It has quite naturally progressed more into a wider array of metaphysical items. We initially traded on our website store as well as our social media platforms. We have hosted online sale events which were a great success. However, the amount of stock we had grew rapidly to the point we needed a physical shop to store and sell. Morecambe Festival Market seemed the perfect place to take our business to a new level and has proven to be a remarkably successful step for our company.
What are you excited about in the months and years ahead?
We have such a lot being planned for this business that it keeps us awake some nights with excitement! Although we can’t divulge too much at the moment, I can say that we do intend on providing psychic and mediumship readings in the coming months and also hope to expand our premises in the coming year or so too.
Please feel free to add anything else you’d like to share…
We also run an online spiritual community on Facebook called ‘Spence’s SENSES VIP Members’. We share inspiring and educational posts daily and also run regular competitions and giveaways of some of our stunning crystals. As well as this, all our members get a lifetime loyalty 10% discount on everything they buy- both in our shop as well as on our website.
Now that you can once again return to our beloved high streets, please remember to support and shop local.