It’s beginning to look a lot like…winter!

With the arrival of the cold, I thought it was best to give you a little account of the new products in the shop.

We’ve stocked some fabulous card ranges – quirky and pretty – Birthdays, Births, Congratulations, Farewells, Good Luck, and Christmas (ssssshhhhh, hoped you might not notice it if I stuck it on the end)! We’ve also got some glorious plain ones…and when I say plain, I don’t actually mean plain…

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Next up scarves…and not just ones to keep you warm!! When I’m in the bleak midwinter and all I wear are hoodies, jumpers, jeans and big fat mountain boots, a scarf can lighten my outfit, don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t make me look actually glamorous but it does somewhat detract from the glum get-up I wear for 6 months of the year (or so I hope)!

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Candles – gloriously scented candles…if like me, you currently have a new cat who can’t yet go out but unfortunately still needs to go to the toilet, then a scented candle can make the world of difference. These candles come in a wide variety of smells (seriously, we’ve got loads of them), and we also have the classic smaller tins from a company we’ve been using for a while. Prices from £4.50. I would have put a picture of the cat too but she moves too fast to capture at the moment.

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CACTI CANDLES – I don’t think I even need to say much about these…they just look good!

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Soaps and bath-time tea bags – A gorgeous range – handmade in England, recycled or recyclable packaging, all natural ingredients, ALL vegetarian… all smelling lovely…I feel a theme of scents in this blog post, well, we are a flower shop after all…it tends to go with the territory. Tea bags are £1.95 – perfect stocking filler, and the soaps are from £2.35.

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Wrapping paper – festive and none festive…it’s erm….to wrap presents in…although actually, you could also just hang some in frames, it’s that pretty!

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Finally, CHOCOLATE – Another really lovely company and ‘very tasty chocolate’, that’s a direct quote from Pete who is a chocolate aficionado! Choc affair chocolate is palm oil free, has sustainably sourced ingredients and also covers the vegans among us…the dark chocolate ones do anyway. Flavours galore in the shop including Raspberry and Rose, Orange and Geranium…see the floral theme, plus, salted caramel…nothing floral, amongst others.

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Keep a lookout on our facebook page and Instagram for more inspiration for yourself, for friends, for a stranger on the street ‘why thank you’! 🙂

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2018??!!

2018? It surely can’t be?! Where does this time go? We celebrated five years of being open in September and already we’re another four months gone!!

Yet again, we had a very busy wedding season (although season suggests a set period of time and these days it just never seems to end…not that we’re complaining)! Our last weddings were on the 16th December, one at our neighbourhood venue, Crow Hill, and one in Salford at the Worsley Court House and our first wedding of 2018 came on the 12th January….so season, schmeason…

 

Thanks to Elizabeth Baker Wedding Photography for the pictures of Amy and Marks wedding in January, below.

 

So, as always this year, we’ve got Valentines coming up, thanks to Pete for doing this fabulous window display, I think this year needs to be me against Pete window battle, the battle of the windows…and whoever wins…gets Christmas off…HA! Vote for your favourite on Facebook!

 

Mother’s day is next, the opportunity to spoil that lady in your life who looks after you, whether it be Mum, Grandma, Aunty, Sister, your next door neighbours daughter, Fairy Godmother (yes, that’s a thing)! I believe these people should ALWAYS be lavished with flowers and gifts BUT sometimes we forget, Mother’s day is the day not to!

Keep a look out on the blog and our Instagram page for more fabulous Mother’s day ideas, flower arranging classes, monthly flower deliveries, gloriously scented candles, plants galore or sophisticated silk flower arrangements…for those people whose houses are just TOO HOT for fresh…doesn’t happen often in Marsden!

And then we’ll be back into weddings, this year we’ve got some real floral feasts for you to peruse over, hanging pomanders of flowers, garlands of greenery, spring fandango (I like that word, expect to see more of that), and a wedding abroad…Portugal, here we come!!

Until next time…which I PROMISE will be before Mother’s day…see diary entry…

Keep updated on our various social media thingies, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. We’ll also be showcasing some our wedding expertise at Holmfirth Vineyard wedding fair on the Sunday 4th March and of course at the Crow Hill Wedding fair on Sunday 18th March. xx

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Christmas time…mistletoe and wine…

It’s here, the festive frenzy that is Christmas!!! The shop has been dressed for a couple of weeks now but I thought I’d give you an opportunity to look around even if you don’t manage to physically get into the shop, how lucky are you?! Come on in…wp_20161203_11_40_03_pro

 

First up, our Christmas windows…no, we didn’t win the window competition this year, Congratulations to Cubecure by the way, (she says, through gritted teeth) with their fabulous wooden wonderland. But, we’re still very happy with ours, despite the torment it causes me every year!! 🙂

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We’ve got some beautiful Christmas gifts stacked around the shop at the moment and that loveliness is only going to get better as we get closer to the big day. Christmas visiting starts as soon as December hits so we’ve got lots of cute pick up gifts ready in the shop, priced from £5.00 they’re the perfect little something!

Next up, we have wreaths for your door, a selection of Spruce or Holly ones…or even, FULL ON GOLD GLITTER ONES!!!

We’ve got some lovely little bulb planters in the shop, Hyacinths/Crocus, all waiting to get into the warmth and bloom for you.

We have city scape candle holders that create a lovely glow sat on your fireplace or window sill and priced at only £4.50/£11.95 they are a bargain!

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Hampers and bags to pop all those lovely goodies in, a few different sizes, big and bulky, small and petite and elegantly slim line (I’m not sure how a bottle bag can be elegantly slim line but it sounds good, sooo…) Priced from £2.50 why not fill them up with other goodies from our village, toys from The Magic Box, Cheese, Biscuits and WINE from Goodness me, some fabulous art from Enjoy Art and other little trinkets from Cubecure!

 

Flower deliveries will commence on the 22nd and we’ll be delivering right through until Christmas Eve! A few examples are below but all our bouquets are bespoke, made individually and designed on the day, feel free to request specific things, Lilies, Amaryllis, Berries, Gerberas, Roses…the list goes on and on (it really does).

 

Table Centrepieces can be ordered now and then collected nearer the time – candles, no candles, flowers, no flowers…I fear I’m giving you too much choice now!

img_2529And with that, I’ll say goodbye, hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Year and I’ll soon you in January, hopefully as fresh as a daisy (see what I did there)…if I don’t indulge in too much mistletoe and wine! 🙂