The Queen's Diamond Jubilee, the arrival of the Olympic flame on our shores and the celebration of our first birthday at our shop... early summer promises to be the season of champagne toasting, bunting hanging and Union Jack waving!
May has been a riot of large cardboard boxes arriving from our favourite suppliers based all over the UK; fabulous new bedding in stripy tones, on-trend, lightweight summer scarves incorporating floral, polka dot and star print designs, practical enamelware kitchen and garden lines and of course one or two items with more than a nod towards our royal leader.
The Jubilee weekend will be something of a double celebration for all of us at Lily and Lime, as we are delighted to mark our first year in our Melbourne based shop. It has been a mad year of learning (who knew we could sell this many greetings cards and how hard tills were to programme?) and we could not have predicted just how much enjoyment we have gained in meeting customers on a "face to face" basis. Lovely locals with a passion for supporting our little business, which in turn helps to support some of the finest talent within the British design-led gift and homeware industries.
f you haven't yet had time to visit Melbourne in South Derbyshire do take the opportunity to do so this summer; we can boast the finest restaurant in Derbyshire, an almost totally independent retail high street and a warmth of welcome second to none... we like to think you might just check out our little shop on your way past!
So a toast then, for the beginning of this summer of celebrations
"Live (a lot), Love (a lot), Laugh (a lot)"
Enjoy the brighter weather and please don't hesitate to contact me with your comments and feedback on our products and service, we would be delighted to assist you.
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