2 May 2011

The Merry Month of May!

Hello and welcome to our May newsletter.

With two bank holidays, the month will probably fly by and summer will be that much closer! Hopefully, the recent sunny weather will continue our desire for bright colours and new ideas.

Our favourite WoodWick candles are no exception and their latest range, Escape, offers a great new shape, new style and super new fragrances. Woodwick have introduced a custom glass jar and new mottled wax but still with the familiar, gently crackling, wooden wick . Let the perfumes of “Inspiration Garden”, “Secluded   Island”, “Tuscan Sunrise”, “Hillside Orchard” and many more, transport you! 90 hours burn time for £16.99.

We also have three of the Escape fragrances in the ‘Petites’ size (a great way to try them!), plus four new traditional ‘Petites’.

Floral designs also feature strongly in our new stock this month and for the first time we have some ceramic mugs on offer. Boxed designs in fine china would make a very attractive gift at only £5.99 while the two unboxed patterns are only £2.99 each; ideal for a cuppa in the garden!

Remember too, the bright, floral notepads that we mentioned in April.

Colour and flowers also feature in the return of an old friend; Tissue Art glassware from The Secret Garden. This was very popular when we stocked it two years ago and we were very pleased to see it again at the Scottish Trade Fair in January.

Decorative tissue is used to cover tea-lights, candleplates, vases and even a table lamp, then a sealer is applied. Hand crafted in Devon, these items are decorative in their own right but also give a beautiful effect with candlelight. The small tea-lights, which are already selling well, feature a wide variety of floral designs and in addition to the reds and yellows above we have a range of blues.

And don't forget, when it comes to floral designs, it’s hard to beat our Milkwood greetings cards and giftwrap. The watercolour images are beautifully printed on quality card or pearlised paper for the wrap and cover a veritable potpourri of petals! And while our stock remains priced at £1.20 per card and £1.30 for a sheet of giftwrap it offers fantastic value. Just two of the many designs can be seen here - giftwrap above, card below.

Take the time to stop and smell the flowers this month! We look forward to seeing you soon.