Well ok we are really a month away from that, but we have already been informed that as retailers our Christmas stock should be up on the website in September… we hate seeing Christmas cards and decorations in the shops at that time of year so we don’t want to be hypocritical!
The hardest thing being a retailer is having to choose our Christmas stock in February, thankfully most of our goodies come from Denmark and it is still cold and sometimes snowy when we go over there, which at least helps us feel a little festive.
Anyway today is the official opening of our Christmas Emporium, bigger and better than last year, and if you have a little look around you will notice lots of lovely stocking fillers for under £10.
We are having problems with getting the moose and the reindeers to stand still for photographs so they may not be added onto the Emporium until later on this evening! A little taster for you though:
Inspiration for our goodies has come from many places but particularly this year at HQ we have been addicted to the Great British Bake Off – it is the first series of this we have watched, and we have been gripped. We haven’t dare try to recreate any of the amazing bake offs but you will notice our new Christmas Decorations which are cup cakes that have even more glitter, sparkle and different colours than the original ones – a cup cake for every taste! And also beautiful hanging gift wrapped presents that reflect the pastel colours and soothing tones of the Bake Off!
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We are awaiting with baited breath here at HQ for 2 arrivals – the first being a new shipment from Denmark which has some exciting and stylish new lamps, rugs and other beautiful pieces which we haven’t stocked before, it also has the long awaited return of the Baroque mirror at fabulous value of just £10….in both white and silver, and as they were so well received we have managed to obtain larger versions too…(link)
And the second and most exciting for us, probably not for you, is that baby Daly is due in 3 weeks time! Although I have been assured that often first babies are 2 weeks late…
We have finally stopped being in denial and made plans to make sure your service wont be interrupted by the arrival of our new family member. With that in mind, we are very pleased to announce the new addition to our team of Charlotte. She will be co-ordinating the warehouse, and day to day running of Shabby Chic Originals for the foreseeable future. She can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
Once we have become pros with our baby – (which I am sure will take only a couple of weeks?!!!) – we will be hoping to add a baby chic section. So check back here, and we will keep you posted. In the mean time we have Sarah our interior designer who will be blogging and generally keeping you up to date with all things shabby chic.
Without even realising I have been networking within the “Mummy” community and ukmums.tv have just featured our beautiful watering can hooks…. we don’t have many left and we can’t reorder so be quick and check them out…! (link)
But don’t panic if you haven’t already ordered your jubilee bunting you have plenty of time with us…
Our vintage union jack bunting is flying out of the door but we do have another delivery on Wednesday to meet the demand…. It is a vintage take on the traditional and made of fabric rather than plastic which gives it an extra regal feeling! A memento that will last a lifetime and a great investment at just £18.50
We also have regal birds to add a touch of “Royalty “ to any table and they certainly don’t have a Regal price at just £3.50. A perfect gift to take instead of traditional flowers as a thank you for your Jubilee hosts.
Grand Designs Live was a roaring success and it was so fab to meet customers old and new! I have attached a picture of our stand, wish we had done a before and after as by the end of Sunday there weren’t many hanging lanterns left!
We will definitely be exhibiting next year.
Had better dash off to the warehouse to finish a late night, packing Regal bunting, thankfully it is beautifully cool in the warehouse so there is always a positive!
A small fish in a big pond… yes that is the analogy we are using for the rather rash decision we made yesterday –signing up for a stand at Grand Design Live… running from the 5 – 13 May at EXCEL London. A fabulous location and what looks to be even more of a fabulous show.
We will be located within the Art area, and will be featuring lots of new goodies from Denmark – watch you for the next news title of Shabby Chic Originals storming the art world! We will also be launching our gorgeous new linens for the season – who says a dining table can’t look like a work of Art. Personally the better my dining table looks the calmer I feel as my cooking will hopefully be noticed less!
We will shortly be running a competition for tickets to Grand Designs Live – so keep an eye out on the blog and on facebook….
Have a good weekend.