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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The lazy lazy florist

Ok, well, I’m not lazy as such, not when it comes to doing work, just when it comes to keeping up to date with my blog posts!! So, the end of the year came and went and now we’re right into the new one (quite far in really)! We’ve had a mini wedding, Valentine’s day, and the fabulous Crow Hill wedding fair! We’ve had at least four different window displays in and so this is what I thought this blog could be about…I’m already making notes on what the next blog will be about and it’ll be done just before Mother’s day…soooo pretty soon then!!

Our first new window of the year, after the glitter and glamour of Christmas had departed, Chinese new year, well, it had to be didn’t it!!! We had mini dining table set up with Chinese brass coins, lots of red flowers and the piece de resistance…a big floating dragon!

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Valentine’s day, well I always like to keep it simple, so an abundance of Roses with red and pink pom poms hanging down with a couple of cupid hearts were all it took, thanks to our new Saturday girl Carys for helping out with this one. 20170121_151144_resized

After the overload of red in the windows (Christmas, Chinese New Year, Valentines) I thought we’d go for a colour change…blue (like my football team)! We got some lovely new vases in and I really wanted to show them off, so into the window they went!  16463813_1606089599407738_6726667239682297023_o

And seen as Mother’s day isn’t far away I thought I’d show you that window too, with homemade bunting no less!! 🙂

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It’s Chrissssttmmmasss…

Welcome, welcome to this festive time of year, I’ve not posted for a while so thought I better get some Christmas goodness out there…

Our Christmas window has been up and shining since the beginning/middle of November, yes I know it was early but if Liberty and Bergdorf Goodman have their windows in place then I thought Marsden deserved the same..it was only decent of me to oblige!

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I wanted a sparkle window (obviously) and a more traditional window, trying to go with some pagan themes, so we have wood slices (yule log), foliage, including holly and ivy and natural mossed window frames, bringing the outside in!

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The Christmas lights are switched on, (yes, that is a toilet on the side of the Mechanics Hall) but that’s what I love about the Marsden Christmas lights, they’re different…very different, and individual.

We’ve got lots of gorgeous goodies in the shop, plants, flowers, beautiful hanging decorations for your tree or just garnish the whole house with them…I have!

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We’ll be delivering right up until Christmas Eve (whenever I write that I think, does that mean we’re delivering on Christmas Eve too, because we are, but I’m never sure how to articulate that)!  We’ve got foliage, flowers, ribbons, cellophane, brown paper, tissue paper, poinsettias, silver spray, gold spray, decorations, Christmas trees, bulbs, pine cones, orange slices…the list really is endless.

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Come and see us, buy for a friend, a loved one, yourself even, and we’ll treat every customer (as always) like you’re royalty, Christmas royalty at that…if there is such a thing?!

Have a wonderful time this Christmas and Thank you for your continued support.

Rox & Pete x