22 October 2010

October Roundup!

Hello and welcome to our Blog. There is definitely a nip in the air nowadays even if it is accompanied by bright blue skies and, of course, we will be putting the clocks back very soon; all of which makes this the time of year when the warm, welcoming glow of candlelight comes into its own! Our Beanpod and WoodWick candles offer a range of fragrances and we have traditional, church-style, unperfumed ones in four sizes.

New in are 9.5oz fragranced candles from Torc in Ireland. These burn for up to 65 hours, are beautifully boxed and, at only £4.99 each, make a super gift or personal treat! The four fragrances are: French Vanilla, Cinnamon Spice, Cranberry & Orange and Mulled Wine. Please remember to click on the photos to enlarge.

We also have some artificial, church-style, 8 inch (20cm) pillar candles! Made from real wax, with a subtle vanilla scent, they are battery-operated and offer the effect of a gently flickering candle flame for only £6.50. This photograph shows how attractive they can look.

Have you seen our latest photograph frames? There is one 7x5 size (£14.95) and two frames in 6x4 (£12.95), each with a different, classically influenced design. We also have a larger 8x10 wooden frame which comes with a mount enabling use for 7x5 prints too.

The elephant lovers amongst you will enjoy seeing this attractive pair from Shudehill. They are in a pale marble effect finish with gold highlights and cost £11.75 each. Or how about a silver-coloured elephant ring holder from Orchid? These have proved very popular in the past. There is a fun dachshund ring holder too.

Last month I mentioned that we would be ordering Christmas cards and wrapping paper from Milkwood. These are now in stock and on display along with all our other cards. Milkwood cards are available singly at the fantastic price of 75p each. Wrapping paper is available in four designs; 2 x holly, mistletoe and robin at the special price of only 99p per sheet, including a gift tag. Bug Art and Little Acorn cards come in packs of five; some, all of one design and others mixed, priced from £2.95 to £4.95.  A few of the designs are displayed in the sidebar. We also have two sizes of gift bag available with a cute Santa design; great value at £1.25 & £1.75 each.

We also received a new supply of Milkwood's usual giftwrap and currently have ten designs to offer. These are £1.30 per sheet.

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Please note that we will be closed on Friday 29 October and Tuesday 2 November. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

On 3 November we will be taking part in a Christmas Fair at the Melrose Corn Exchange which is organised as a fundraising evening by Gibson Park Playgroup. This will be our fourth year. It takes place between 7 - 10 p.m. Admission costs £2 and includes a glass of wine. A variety of local businesses participate and it's a good opportunity to make a start with your Christmas shopping. There is also a raffle. Do say hello if you come along.