6 March 2012

New Spring Stock and a Competition.

After our visit to the NEC Spring Fair last month, the new stock is beginning to arrive (Hooray!). We have lots of great gift ideas from tea light holders to large decorative pieces. We also have new greetings card and stationery ranges plus more stylish pens from Autograph and some super new fragrances in WoodWick candles. Any of them would make a wonderful gift for Mums on Mothering Sunday, 18 March.

Fair Trade Fortnight also continues until 11 March and we have a selection of items including handmade cutlery, jute shopping bags, wooden chopping boards and bowls whose purchase can give pleasure in two directions.

Our 5th Birthday falls over the Easter weekend and we're holding a competition to celebrate which YOU* could win! We are thrilled to continue as a feature in the Melrose retail landscape and are very grateful for your support. It also happens to be National Stationery Day on 24 April and we decided to include that as part of the theme. It's easy to enter so please see below for more details.
(*Entrants must be UK residents aged sixteen or over.)

Decorative Ceramics: At 52cm diameter this "Sea Illusion" design platter makes an impact. It is one of the larger pieces just arrived. There is also a matching pitcher/vase and a floor-standing vase in the softer colours of "Sand Illusion".

Style and Drama: Black and silver also have impact as our tablescape shows. As ever, we have a selection of candlesticks, tea light holders, photo frames and smaller decorative pieces in a variety of finishes.

Do you love words and writing (and reading!)? Then enter our competition. To celebrate our 5th Birthday and National Stationery Day (24 April) we have selected the first lines from six 19th/20th century novels - all you have to do is provide the name of the author and the title of the book.
The First Prize (worth more than £100) is a wonderful bundle consisting of:
Claire Tomalin's celebrated biography of Charles Dickens, one of our greatest authors, in this bicentenary year of his birth.
BBC's Bronte Collection DVD boxed set (Jane Eyre, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and Wuthering Heights).
A stylish rollerball pen from the Autograph range.
A selection of quality stationery.

Five runners up will each receive stationery worth £10.

To participate you can either visit the competition page on our website or pick up an entry form in the shop (no purchase necessary). Good luck! Closing date is 5pm, 24 April 2012. Terms and conditions apply.

WoodWick Candles: We have new fragrances in the Escape, Trilogy and Classic ranges. Make Spring smell even sweeter with Dew Drops, Patchouli, First Crush, Citrus Melon, Ruby Sunset and others.

Greetings Cards & Stationery: We have a new range of cards from the Museums and Galleries company. They use some of the worlds most famous designs whether from paintings, architecture or textiles. We also have beautiful new stationery from the American company Peter Pauper Press. Despite today's high technology world, apparently we still love stationery and everyone enjoys receiving a handwritten note or card.

We look forward to seeing you soon. In the meantime, don't forget to enter our competition!