Monday, 31 December 2012

"Bridget Jones effect"

Did you know that keeping a diary or journal can actually make you a happier person? - Apparently so....... Whether you are sharing random thoughts or feelings, expressing your heartfelt emotions, scribbling down poetry or lyrics or even writing "to do" and shopping lists - psychologists agree that writing it down will leave you happier! 

If you weren't lucky enough to have been given a Diary or Journal for Christmas this year then fear not - we have the perfect range restore calm, happiness and de-stress after Christmas and welcome in 2013 smiling!
Christian Lacroix Journal - Astrologie 26.95
Christian LaCroix Notebook Les Anges Baroques £15.95
Moleskin Pocket Diary £12.95

Paperblanks Diary 2013 - French Ornate Violet £8.95
Happy New Year!

Thursday, 27 December 2012

It is SALE TIME! Half price decs & cards

Twelfth Night is tomorrow - so all the decorations will have to be packed away until next year - last chance to grab a bargain all decorations still half price!

It has become an annual tradition for us to cut down the decorations that have been on display in the shop and window and sell them at half price after Boxing Day!  We have decs, garlands and wreaths - all at half price until the twelfth night!

and just to remind you how fabulous those windows looked!

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Christmas Gift Guide # 8 "Last Orders"

We will be open from 10 on Christmas Eve for all your last minute pressies and stocking fillers....just a few more ideas!
Predict a Pen £5.95
Dare you live by the pen? Sometimes you just need a little help when faced by too many of life’s tricky decisions. Meet your mates tonight? (without a doubt), do some chores? (dude, no way!) or sleep with the boss? (not for a million $!) Whatever the query Predict A Pen is here to advise! Watch the barrel spin and stop on a random but often wise answer. Always at hand to give an unbiased and emotionally detached second opinion. Great fun for Christmas Day

Mystic Pen £5.95

The perfect handbag-sized psychic to help you out in those indecisive moments! Meet the girls? (signs point to yes), do the dishes? (don’t go there!) or have an early night? (oh please!), if in doubt just ask the pen! Click the top of the pen to get reliable and emotionally detached assistance with the answers to some of life’s biggest questions (Especially useful on BIG nights out with the girls!).

Nail Art Sequin wheel £3.50

These little cases contain over 500 pieces of nail art bling in 11 shapes and 12 different colours, add a little bling to your nail art. Simply stick on to wet nail varnish and apply a clear top coat to hold the gems or sequins in place.

Or why not just let them chose themselves?  Gift vouchers available for £5, £10 and £20!

Merry Christmas

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Christmas Gift Guide # 7 "Last minute inspiration"

Not quite last minute yet it's true....there's still 2 and a half shopping days to go!

For kids big and small - Mini Cubot £10.95

The Pip Studio range of ceramics is a popular choice.

Didn't you know there was no such thing!

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Christmas Gift Guide # 6 "Blow the Budget"

For our nearest and dearest......just because you love her

From our Featured Designer Emily Bedford, these handmade gold plated and enamel Dove earrings at £100

Or how about this "Vintage" Weekend Bag £64 for a real blow the budget experience throw in a weekend away!

And because you love from £40

or for style lovers this clock made from Nixie valves £160

and because Santa loves the kids......
London Bus £54
Baking Set £40

Doorbell House £28

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Christmas Gift Guide # 5 "Buying British"

With only 13 days of the year left and only 6 until the big event - there's still time to reflect on what amazing year we have had and celebrate our Great Britain.

Funniest Jubilee product was this solar queen & corgi.  She waves regally with light!

Patriotic leather wallet and oyster card holders

For the twitchers amongst you.  British Birdy - Based on childhood memories of bird spotting this design range includes a Thrush, Wagtail, Robin and Blue tit. Featuring muted colours this range available on espresso cups and saucers, mugs plates, coasters and egg cups, all beautifully packaged, has a 1950’s vibe.

The beautifully illustrated Guide to London range - A set of 6 mugs individually boxed. Celebrating the most iconic and well loved views of London this range depicts the capitals favourite sights - St Paul’s, Battersea Power Station, Tate Modern, Big Ben and the London Eye.

Jellycat was established in London in 1999 and is one of the world’s leading luxury soft toy companies. Designed in the UK these sophisticated, quirky irresistible soft toys appeal to ages from one to adult.  Jellycat creations are delightful to give and precious to hold....for a long time.

Magpie’s first collaboration with Bristol based artist Tom Frost.  Based on his Mammals of the British Isles series, Wildlife features 4 nocturnal British Beasties; Otter, Owl, Hare and Fox.  The range encompasses plates, espresso cups and saucers alongside i-phone cases, and cake tins.

Monday, 17 December 2012

Christmas Gift Guide # 4 Stocking Fillers

After one of the busiest weekends on record, and still one more weekend for you to shop till you drop, here are a few Stocking Filler ideas......

For Him:

For Her:

For Kids:

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Christmas Gift Guide #3 "Censored" (warning contains scenes of an adult nature!)

Everyone loves a laugh and we've loads of humourous gift ideas for the person whose sense of humour definitely isn't rated PG!

Flatter him with this bauble!

Make her Giggle with these purses....

For the IT Geek??? A coaster for their desk!

These oyster card holders make everyone laugh out loud!

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Christmas Gift Guide # 2 Dec the Halls

Are your Christmas Decorations up yet?  After another fantastic day in the shop today when everyone was after our beautiful baubles.....this years top selling decoration was this little chap............and his new friend!
Other must have baubles are these soap bubble blown glass baubles with angels inside.

And this leaping reindeer...

Nutcrackers and Ballerinas

We have everything you need to bring your house alive with sparkles, fairy lights in colours,  warm and white light.  Garlands for around doors and fireplaces  & wreaths for your doors.  Be quick as it's all selling fast!