Hello and welcome. September is being ushered in with some clear, bright days, so let's hope that the trend is set to continue. It can be one of the nicest months in Scotland, which helps to compensate for the fact that the nights will begin to draw in!
Whatever the season, however, new items continue to arrive at Present Perfect. During August we received a selection of fashion jewellery from Look East Australia. These bracelets and necklaces come in a variety of styles and range in price from £5.80 to around £20.
A new range just in is from Scottish-based JSK Jewellery (above). (You can click on any photograph to enlarge).These solid silver pendant necklaces are neat and stylish. Some are decorated with cubic zirconia crystals or semi precious stones such as amber, turquoise or moonstone. These pieces range from a very reasonable £14.50 to £42.50.
"Letters are among the most significant memorial a person can leave behind them." Goethe (1749-1832) German writer and philosopher.
Do you keep a diary or write in a journal? Or perhaps you still enjoy writing letters the old-fashioned way? Then our new range of Autograph pens could bring a flourish to your words. These pens are beautifully produced and have attractive barrel designs in a variety of colours and styles suitable for ladies or gentlemen. Mainly, they use rollerball ink cartridges which give the convenience of a ballpoint while your writing has the traditional ink-look of a fountain pen. Each pen is attractively boxed. So, if you feel stuck for words, a beautiful new pen may be just the thing to enable your creativity to flow and can make even the shortest note special!
"What a lot we lost when we stopped writing letters. You can't reread a phone call." Liz Carpenter (1920-2010), US writer, feminist, political humorist.
Hot off the delivery van are some pieces from Orchid Designs. You can see a treble clef keyring and musical note bookmark in the picture above, just two of several new pieces. Some of you may also remember the beautiful jewelled and enamelled birds that we have sold previously. Each one forms a tiny trinket box for storing something special. We have a wren (see upper pen picture), woodpecker and bluebird (below left). Below right is a rather stylish desk clock, based on a classic car steering wheel, which would make an ideal present for a man. We also have a complementary key ring. These, along with some of our pen designs, mean gentlemen are well catered for this month!
Finally, if I dare mention it, our first consignment of Christmas cards has arrived! Don't worry, they're not on display just yet but if you like to get ahead with such things you can always ask to see the designs we have available. The current selection from Bug Art and Little Acorn come in packs of five cards. We shall also be ordering new designs from Milkwood later in September. The Milkwood wrapping paper that we told you about in June has sold very well and we understand that they are introducing Christmas designs, so we are eagerly waiting to see what will be available.
We look forward to seeing you. In the meantime, enjoy the fruits of Autumn!