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Lockdown 2.0

By Kerry Knipe
on November 21, 2020
Lockdown 2.0

Well it’s been another strange few weeks hasn’t it! Definitely not our usual Christmas build up in the shop. When this second lockdown was announced we raced to get all of our Christmas stock out on display in the hope that we could sell some before we had to close. We had a great 3 days, and we’ve an amazing couple of weeks of online orders too.  The support from our loyal, local customers as well as those much further afield has been immense. We can’t thank you all enough for shopping small. 

 

We’re trying to keep the website as updated as possible.  We are selling from there, Facebook and Instagram which takes a lot or organisation where stock is concerned! We really appreciate you baring with us.  We’re still hoping to open at the start of December, and we hope you’ve all still got some Christmas shopping to do by then! If we can we will reorganise our shopping evenings, but there’s no guarantee  

Thank You all for your unwavering support, we are lucky to be part of such a lovely community - both in Holmes Chapel and online.

Kerry & Chloë

xx

 

Back to 'Normal??

By Kerry Knipe
on July 04, 2020
Back to 'Normal??
As the title suggests, we might be back but its definitely a new normal! I'm sure everyone feels the same, the world has changed a lot over the last 4 months.

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Well this is new....

By Bold Commerce Collaborator
on March 27, 2020
Well this is new....

Not just the blog, this whole situation. How is everyone coping? It’s been a long week hasn’t it?! I’m trying not to think about how long this could go on for, I’d drive myself mad. One day at a time....

I miss the shop. I miss work. But we’re all healthy and happy and that really is all that matters at the moment isn’t it. It certainly makes you realise how lucky we all are; the things we have, the things we do and the people around us. 

So for now, we will try and keep you updated on here. I’m going to try and show products each week, give you ideas for your home and hopefully bring a smile to some faces. If you need a giggle take a look at our stories on instagram, we have a highlight called ‘Craziness’ that has our silly pics and video’s from the shop.

You can still order online for local delivery (doorstep drop, use Click & Collect) or while the courier is still working we can send out. Every order helps to keep us going.

For now, stay safe, stay home and stay positive.

 

Kerry, Chloe & Mary 🖤

Special Offer

By Kerry Knipe
on January 21, 2019
Special Offer

⭐️ For this week only we are offering 20% off all of our POM Jewellery ⭐️

Use code POM20 online

Happy New Year!

By Kerry Knipe
on January 07, 2019
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, we hope you all had a lovely Christmas.  It’s a while since I’ve got round to writing a blog post! Where did 2018 disappear to?! But what a difference a year makes!

Starting last January we would never have assumed we’d be moving to new, larger premises in the summer or taking on more staff.  We welcomed Mary and waved Ella off to uni, but she has been back to see us thankfully.  You’ll be seeing more of Mary in the shop as Chloe and I concentrate on the behind-the-scenes work for while, catching up with admin and coming up with new and exciting ideas to move the business forward. 

The new shop has allowed us to expand our range of products quite a lot. We have a few new suppliers, including Arran Aromatics and their wonderful range of home frangrances and toiletries made on the Isle on Arran, and Thought who are an amazing British company using ethical and sustainable materials for their products.  We have their bamboo/organic cotton socks in stock at the moment, and they really are soft and warm. We hope to be expanding our range of their products very soon.

Hopefully we can keep up with blogs this year, our aim is to be more organised! We’ll see how that goes.

Kerry & Chloe x

Crazy Christmas

By Kerry Knipe
on December 08, 2017
Crazy Christmas

Well Christmas is in full swing! I’ve barely even started shopping though, so much to do and so little time! Chloë has been organised and is pretty much done, but I’m no where near! My eldest keeps changing his list ( the last addition was a Segway, hmmmm) and my youngest’s list was very short giving me few ideas. We have acquired an Elf, called Jingle, who is doing the obligatory Elf things! 

The shop has been so busy, you all seem to be loving our Christmas decorations and gifts. We’ve met some lovely new customers over the last few weeks. Our Christmas launch night was a huge success, and we had a lovely afternoon last Sunday for the Holmes Chapel Christmas Markets. There was a great turn out and everyone seemed to enjoy the stalls, and mulled wine! 

So two more weeks until the big day! Hopefully I’ll be organised by then! We’ve had some Spring/Summer deliveries already and can’t wait for more new season stock to arrive. 

Thanks for all your continued support. 

Kerry & Chloë

xx

The ‘C’ Word....

By Kerry Knipe
on October 24, 2017
The ‘C’ Word....

Dare I mention it? It’s on its way and a lot of shops are already selling their ‘C’ stock! Not us just yet.  We’re waiting just a little bit longer for the full switch over.  We do have lots of other new products in though.....

Our gorgeous wall mounted Angus sculpture was an instant hit and will be back in stock soon.  Many of you have pre-ordered and we’ll let you know as soon as they arrive. We have matching cushions and artwork too, for a true ‘Highland’ feel! Voyage Maison are an amazing company, our pretty Nancy chair is one of theirs and is sooooo comfy.

We going to hold another Christmas Launch night this year, and have decided on 9th November.  We will be open until 9pm for you to come and shop, and of course partake in a glass of fizz! There will also be 10% off all products on the night too.

 

 We’ll be transforming the shop into a winter wonderland over the next couple of weeks. I can’t wait to see all our gorgeous decorations adorning the shop. We’ve been ordering since February and now everything’s arrived it will be nice to unbox and dress the shop. 

 

Our fabulous ‘Paris New York....’ cushions are back in stock and we’ve added ‘Goostrey’ ‘Brereton’ and ‘Cranage’ this time too. They’re selling like hot cakes so we will be reordering again soon!

K&C xx

It's Our 1st Birthday!

By Kerry Knipe
on September 04, 2017
It's Our 1st Birthday!

We've made through our first year in the shop! 👏🏼 Thank you so much for all your support over the last twelve months. We've had an amazing year and now have so many lovely customers, you've all been super supportive and we cant thank you enough.

This week were offering 10% off everything in store/online, including sale items. We've reduced lots of items, mainly to make room for the mountains of Christmas stock we have coming 😱 There I've said it, the 'C' word! Our stock is already arrriving but we won't be putting it out just yet! We have soooo many amazing things for you this year.

We have put out on display our fabulous new Katie Loxton Handbags, Pouches and Weekend Bag. New designs and colours, and few old favourites too. We have lots of new pouches to go out as well, along with jewellery boxes and travel cases. So much choice. 

Back to school this week, and I feel like the holidays flew by. I did my usual "can't wait for kids to break up" thing, then two weeks later I was ready for them to go back! Now I think they are ready to go back, 6 weeks is along time away from routine and friends. And before you know it it'll be October half term! 

Our amazing new Armchair, Nancy, arrived last week. This is from Voyage Maison and we ordered it so that you'd can all see their amazing quality products in the flesh.  We already stock their cushions and artwork, and we can now order any of their fantastic furniture for you too.  The catalogue is in the shop so please have a nosey when you come in.

Keep watching our Facebook and Instagram pages for updates, new products and offers. And thank you all again for your support.

Kerry & Chloe xx 

Schools Out!

By Kerry Knipe
on July 26, 2017
Schools Out!

We've been a bit lax with the blog lately, mainly due to spinning too many plates at once! We've had a lot going on between us; end of term activities, finishing our PTA projects for the year, keeping the shop stocked and running, undertaking a Showhome project (very exciting 😀) and all the other things us working mums have to deal with!  We have a new member of staff, Ella, who joined us a week or so ago.  We know you will all make her feel welcome.  You will see Ella on Wednesday afternoons and Saturdays from September, and various days over the summer. Chloe and I will finally have some time to get all of our admin up to date, and have time to source new items to keep you all interested!

So the summer hols are upon us - where has this school year gone?? - which also means the shop is nearly 1 year old! Crazy to think that this time last year we were about to embark on our new adventure, with no idea how things would go or whether we'd be successful. Well we couldn't have asked for a better first year! We love what we are doing, have wonderful customers and really feel we've become part of the village. Keep your eyes open for birthday celebrations at the start of September, we'll have some offers and discounts on 👍🏻

We have added some new suppliers in the last month or so. We're so happy to be stocking products from 'Toasted Crumpet'. Jo is a very talented artist who hand draws all her pictures. We love her prints, especially the Bee ones, and hope to have more of her items in the future. 

We've also just started buying from a fabulous furniture company, Voyage Maison. We already have some of their cushions in stock - the most amazing feather filled cushions that are such good quality - and we will be getting their wall art in too.  We've also ordered an amazing armchair - no quite sure where it will be going yet! - but it shows the quality and workmanship of their range. We will be able to order their fantastic furniture for you, and the catalogue is unreal! So much choice.

So keep watching our Facebook and Instagram pages for more updates on the shop and our new items. We will be updating the website too over the summer, ready for our September birthday!

Kerry & Chloe x

Summer Sun

By Kerry Knipe
on May 27, 2017
Summer Sun

Yay the sun has arrived this week and its been hot hot hot! It's been so lovely to have the door open in the shop, and to have lots of lovely displays outside for passing customers to see.  

We have lots of lovely new things in stock, and a gorgeous new table down the centre of the shop, giving us more display space for all our new things. We've had new cement plant pots in with little embossed hearts and bees, antique silver candle jars with cloches that make a very pretty display, and the cutest hedgehogs that decorate plant pots beautifully.

We had a huge delivery from Jellycat this week as well, restocking the fabulous Flora Flamingo, Odette Ostrich and introducing Rainbow Pom Pom! All too cute. Some trusty faithful are back too, Blossom Bunny and Twinkle Bunny. Jellycat make such great gifts, and kids just love them (and adults too!). We have a trunk full of them all so come and have a browse.

Our big announcement is our new range of candles.  We've had our own glass tumbler candles made to run alongside our ever popular tin candles. They are poured in the UK with Natural Wax and smell amazing! We have 5 fragrances - Rose, Jaune, Vert, Blanc and Noir.  Fresh, fruity, clean, peppery, sweet there's something for everyone! They come boxed so they're perfect for gifts too.  The fragrances are amazing and scent the room even when not lit. All £17.50 and available now.

We still have our fabulous New York, Paris, Holmes CHapel/Cheshire cushions, and have had to reorder stock a few times as they've been really popular.  We might extend our range in the future to surrounding areas so watch this space. Our Holmes Hug Mug is still very popular, but unfortunately the UK has sold out of stock so we are having to wait until July for our next delivery.  Have no fear they will be back in store eventually!

Keep an eye on Facebook and Instagram for new stock, there's lots more to come! We hope everyone has a lovely bank holiday weekend.

Kerry & Chloe xx