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What Is Love?

Posted by Kirsten Bridge on

Valentine's day looms and we are persuaded that in 365 days this is the big one for romance... hearts, flowers, cards and champagne. We have plenty of suggestions if you are seeking the ideal gift for your loved one, just take a look in our Valentine's Day range, pop into our little shop or telephone us and we will be more that delighted to help you choose something ideal, but this blog isn't actually about buying gifts at all... I love grand gestures as much as the next person but really, truthfully it's the small gestures that touch me.  Recently...

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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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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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A Litter Of Puppies Descends!

Posted by Kirsten Bridge on

We love unpacking new stock but the positive invasion of our best-selling Dog and Puppy Doorstops rather shocked us this afternoon!  Sometimes you just don't remember how many cardboard boxes are needed to deliver what seemed like a totally normal number of products. The classic Mans Best Friend design remains our best-seller, but the introduction last month, of the monochrome option surprised us and many of these new arrivals will be leaving us tomorrow, albeit in rather more glamorous packaging than they arrived to us in!   Why not take a look at our very latest addition to the litter and...

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Loving Life and Living the Dream

Posted by Kirsten Bridge on

The shop is open! The baby has been born, plane launched, champagne corks popped and finally the decorating was completed just before we proudly flung open our doors to welcome customers new and old to our new home. Lily and Lime now resides at 2, Williams Yard, Melbourne, in the lovely rural county of Derbyshire and a happy haven it is proving to be.  “Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam, be it ever so humble, there's no place like home" - John Howard Payne We are delighted to finally be able to showcase our products in spacious surroundings,...

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