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Frosty Days and Chilly Nights

Posted by Kirsten Bridge on

Thoughts for January, sent with love...  Cold winter days warm hearts and toes hand knitted snuggle candles whiteout hot gluwein in flickering candlelight spicy scents cool crisp air baking woollen patterned throws sofa day relax solitary jack frost slow down reread a classic by the fire frozen streams January red noses  hearth chestnuts quilt solstice bitter declutter icing sugar dusting fairydust kindling unending peace icy stillness renewal boldness snowflakes fall silently comfort food Burn tapers cosy indulgence New Year pristine landscape sparkling undiscovered mysteries   brave chilly weather scarves mittens dazzling magical cleansing white snow pyjama day duvet purple chocolate...

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The Season of Mist & Mellow Fruitfulness...

Posted by Kirsten Bridge on

  Autumn returns after a chaotic and not entirely seasonal summer and the busy stretch to Christmas begins!! Early September dawns and the arrival of more trade shows and the discovery of more little gems in amongst the plethora of suppliers and products. Our commitment to discovering the "Best of British" design is as strong as ever in this wonderfully patriotic year. We were particularly delighted to find new ranges from all four corners of the British Isles, so from South Devon to Mid Wales, Norfolk to South East Scotland and with a quick jaunt over the Irish Sea (metaphorically...

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A Truly Splendid Event at Arley Hall

Posted by Kirsten Bridge on

A chaotic week this one, Cambridge, Cheshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire in 3 days, leaving the team full of festive spirit, and with rather a lot of cardboard boxes to take to the recycling centre!  We loved seeing familiar faces at the beautiful Arley Hall Shopping Spectacular and we were delighted to be invited to exhibit at the fabulous event for a second time.  Arley is a most gorgeous hidden gem of a country house, quintessentially British and nestled in the pretty Cheshire countryside and each year it hosts one of the best festive shopping events we have involved in. Designer-makers...

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November... how did that happen?

Posted by Kirsten Bridge on

  November, or at least in our home, "Movember" arrives in a deluge of cardboard boxes and excitement.  Our final Christmas stock has finally reached us and with much of the range chosen in Spring of this year, it is a little like seeing totally new and surprising products.  Our favourite brand new products would have to be the cosy warm scarves and throws from Avoca and luxury candles from Max Benjamin. Oddly, both ranges are from Irish designers and the quality is truly superb, so we are predicting some trips across to Ireland in 2012, purely for research purposes...

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August arrives ... How did that happen?

Posted by Kirsten Bridge on

The eighth month of the year, already ... really? We celebrate our two month shop anniversary and what a whirlwind nine weeks it has been, and a steep learning curve too, if we are honest. The huge advantage in being eternal optimists are numerous, however the belief that, to quote a well recognised phrase,  "If you build it, they will come" seems to have fact as its basis after all! Kindness abounds in many places, often the most unexpected as well as the rather more everyday and the joy at rediscovering the kindness of strangers since we have opened cannot...

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