So after a year of starting my blog - I’m finally getting round to properly getting on with it and writing something at least every week. For far too long I have been procrastinating about what to write. I always seem to have writers block - when I don’t need to blog or tweet I have millions of things jumping around in my head, yet the moment I come to put pen to paper - or fingers to keys - words seem to fail me! I think that now it is pyschological so today I’m just getting on with it!
I can’t believe that we have been going for nearly two years now. It’s been a tough time out there but we are still very much here and enjoying things even more than when we started. Our ideas and creativity have grown and we have so many more things now. We’ve met some amazing people along the way and made loads of new friends. We love this part of the job - continually being approached by incredibly talented people who just want to know if we’d like to sell their beautiful products. Clearly we don’t just take on anyone’s things but the ones that are right for our shop we give a go.
We’ve recently brought in some hand-crafted wooden items, including bookends and hand carved animals from Carol Ridler, which have been incredibly popular already. You never know how things are going to sell until you give them a go but these were something really different for us and now we’re very glad that we tried!
In the same vein, we thought we’d have a go at some leather items - namely little zip purses, wallets, and passport cases in bright, bold striking colours. They have been really popular over the summer months and now we’re hoping that with the Christmas buying season imminently approaching, they’ll make nice little stocking fillers.
With another trade fair to visit this weekend we’re now on the lookout for other new things leading up to Christmas!
I’ll be back next week…
Can’t seem to warm up today, but have now thrown a Ripple throw around me and didn’t realise how snuggly they are. http://t.co/XZsMSzmF
Just read a very interesting article in the Guardian, ‘UK Facebook and Twitter users reject big brands’ marketing http://t.co/ojpR75tG
20% off Duvet Covers and Quilts for 2 weeks only http://t.co/3BD1khBz
Towels seem to be the thing for today!
Surrounded by great friends who have helped me sort out windows being boarded up on 5th
Just been let down by the chap who was going to board my windows up on Bonfire Night - does anyone know anyone who might be able to help?
So it’s been a while since I last wrote an entry because we’ve been really busy gearing up for the festive season and making sure we have lots of gorgeous things for all you lovely people. Most of the Christmas things are all here now so its very exciting beginning to get all the new things out on display. Cashmere socks were a real winner last year so I’m pleased to say we have more colours to choose from this year and more of them! And the same goes for the gorgeous long lambswool bedsocks - more designs in more quantity!
For the ultimate in luxury, we have several new silk lines in the nightwear department. Stunning hand painted Kimonos in red, black and pink http://www.thebedroomlewes.com/silk-cocoon-hand-painted-silk-kimono-red-medium.ir?cName=accessories-nightwear or if you’re wanting something equally gorgeous but more sublte, we have beautiful navy or smoked grey negligees http://www.thebedroomlewes.com/silk-cocoon-silk-long-negligee-smoked-pearl-with-lace-trim-medium.ir?cName=accessories-nightwear
Long silk nightdresses in navy, smoked pearl and purple are all stunning and are available in S, M and L. http://www.thebedroomlewes.com/silk-cocoon-long-nightdress-silk-dark-blue-with-ivory-lace-and-gold-trim.ir?cName=accessories-nightwear
And if that’s not enough you can even sleep on silk pillowcases as well! http://www.thebedroomlewes.com/silk-cocoon-silk-pillowcases-pair-ivory.ir?cName=-bed-linen-pillowcases
As well as all the above we have lots of lovely sparkly jewellery, scented candles, fine merino and cashmere scarves, classic John Atkinson Blankets plus all of our usual Compagnie De Provence Toiletries.
Lovely new cushions in great Autumnal colours just in from Twig. See them in the window or here http://t.co/wqcjTLQS
Customer just came in & their words were “Wow, look at those amazing lampshades, they are stunning.” Thank you @JeVousEnPrie, we love them!
Finally sorted the order for Orla Kiely and Lisa Stickley Bed Linen - arrives next week. Yey!
Orla Kiely and Lisa Stickley Bed Linen - Well it’s taken us a little while but we are finally there. Just… http://t.co/g8r8xzGf
Well it’s taken us a little while but we are finally there. Just heard that both deliveries of Orla Kiely and Lisa Stickley Bed Linen will be with us on Monday or Tuesday of next week. The Orla Kiely range includes her best selling multi-stem print and with Lisa Stickley we will be stocking the ’trees’ design in both colour ways. Here’s a taster of both…