With the Christmas rush, January non-sale sales and Valentine’s Day out of the way – finally a moment to sit down and put pen to paper or should that be fingers to keyboard?
Valentine’s at HQ wasn’t particularly romantic with a 4.45am wake-up call and a rush to the airport for our flight to Denmark where we met our favourite suppliers – Bahn & Homeart.
They are all so very welcoming and from the moment you step through the doors of their “air craft hanger” you feel as though you have been transported to an interior designer’s heaven. The Christmas displays for this year were truly breath taking, and we hope we have cherry picked the best pieces – we couldn’t resist a rather amazing 2ft tall wooden reindeer on wheels – sounds bizarre – but it is a true statement piece that will last forever. A piccie of the smaller reindeer to accompany the large…
Intricate Christmas decorations for the tree, stunning table pieces and fab cut glass to add sparkle to the dining table. We are most excited about a range of white and red wine glasses at amazing prices – possible to buy just for use at Christmas and then put away for next year – not that you will want to once you have held them, they fit perfectly into your hand and more importantly hold a generous amount of wine… no one need know that your “I only had the one” involved half a bottle of your chosen tipple!
With our country chic lamps that were so in demand and now sadly out of stock we are thrilled to have found similar lamps which we have managed to request for delivery next month – not too long to wait.
We decided to expand some of our collections with the most gorgeous soft rugs – made from recycled leather – in two neutral tones that will fit in with any surroundings.
I ended the day in what can only be described as a “Cinderella moment” whilst cheekily swapping from heels to flats whilst at the meeting table I failed to pick up both of my black heels and one was left under the table. A rather confused email was waiting for me on Wednesday morning as to if I had lost a shoe – I did explain, as think the thought of me hopping through Billund airport was a little too much for all to imagine! The very positive outcome to this is that my shoe will be accompanying the first part of our order and as I can’t be parted with it for too long it should be with us next week… so keep an eye on the site for up and coming exciting additions!
We will leave you with a few sneak pictures of what will soon be appearing on Shabby Chic Originals!
Oh and we would like to wish Bertie a happy 6 month Birthday! As his treat we let him choose a product for the website and this is what he chose….
…whilst walking through the aisles he couldn’t resist bringing this back to HQ with him. He is no guard dog and will more than likely cover you in kisses but he thought it was an ironic take on the labrador! It is a fun sign for yourself or great gift for anyone who has a lab – or craves after man’s best friend! At just £4.50 a real bargain.