Showing posts with label Decorations. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Decorations. Show all posts

Aug 24, 2015

Etsy: Suze Loves PinkTopic & Giveaway!

I love PinkTopic, it's such a fantastic shop.

The felt creations are beautiful.

They have an amazing design and are very well made.

I love the cuteness of this shop.

I can't stop looking at the custom name plates, they are adorable.

This shop is both great for both children and adults.

I love the sweetness of it all.

If you're a kawaii fan you will love these felt items.

I think the quality is great.

I'm very happy with the items I've ordered here.

Check out this amazing Etsy shop.

Enjoy browsing...

And have fun shopping!

One very lucky reader of my blog will receive a fantastic prize:

This blue elephant and pocket Yeti will be for the winner of the giveaway. Good luck!

I will contact the winner via e-mail. If I don't get a reply within 60 hours the prize will go to someone else. All of my giveaways are international, you can find the official rules here.

Jun 25, 2015

Leon Day: Suze Loves Patience Brewster!

I love Patience Brewster, her Christmas decorations are legendary. 

On June 25th it's Leon Day. Leon Day is the halfway mark to Christmas. The word comes from the French word for Christmas Noel, which is spelled backwards.

For a lot of people (and companies) Leon Day is the day they stay their Christmas preparations.

I'm a big fan of Christmas shops and this day is my starting point, I am allowed to buy ornaments again. 

 I'm the proud owner of several Patience Brewster Christmas ornaments. 

They are beautiful and very well made.

Every decoration in my Christmas tree has a special meaning and they're all different.

Patience Brewster's ornaments look really sweet. For me Christmas is all about love and sweet decorations provide a perfect way to express that.

Admiring Patience Brewster's characters always puts a smile on my face and the ornaments I have are very dear to me.

I don't decorate my entire house on Leon Day, but I do think about the spirit of Christmas, about showing people I care.

It's something I want to keep in mind every day of the year.

I'm always keeping one Christmas decoration in my living room to remind me of that.

I will light some candles on Leon Day and will also send a present to someone who could use some cheering up.

Patience Brewster's ornaments are art, their designs are fantastic.

They express the wonderful and fun side of life, which is something I always try to celebrate.

Leon Day makes me happy, I love reading about Christmas and I like a good, romantic festive story. From this day on it's all right again to read Christmas books. Christmas in July will follow soon and I can't wait to read more Christmas stories.

Leon Day is a day to be merry and to enjoy the Christmas spirit. I'm glad it's there as I'm always counting the days until my favorite holiday will start again.

Check out Patience Brewster's fantastic shop and celebrate Christmas with me. Merry Leon Day!

May 26, 2015

Welsh Weekend: Suze Loves The Happy Stamp Gift Co.! & Giveaway

I love The Happy Stamp Gift Co. The spoons Chloe makes are fantastic.

Chloe stamps spoons and other cutlery with personal and/or fun messages.

I think her spoons are gorgeous and love the idea.

It's such a nice way to show someone that you care.

To find out more about Chloe and her shop I've asked her a few questions.

How did you learn your craft?

My craft is pretty much self taught. Lots of trial and error. But the idea came from my Grandfather. Christmas just gone I had been making wreaths and really enjoyed being creative and making things for people to enjoy. When the season ended I felt a bit lost and was desperate to carry on being creative. My Grandad suggested stamping cutlery after he had seen a stamped spoon in a magazine, so off I went.. 

What inspires you?

I'm inspired by lots of things. I love history and anything antique or vintage, things that tell a story. Most of all though I'm inspired by people. Especially my friends and family.. I'm always asking my Mum, sisters, daughter, friends what they think of an idea and then we just throw things back and forth.

How did your Etsy adventure start?

I opened up my Etsy shop in January, shortly after I started the business. It was a slow start, I didn't get my first sale until April after I read all the seller handbooks, re-took photographs of my items, adjusted my keywords and joined some teams. After I had re-jigged everything, sales were steady. I'm averaging one every other day now which I'm really pleased about, but there's still along way to go and a lot more to learn. 

 Is there a connection with the Welsh Lovespoons?

The only connection between The Happy Stamp Gift Co and the Welsh love spoon tradition is that I'm Welsh and I stamp love on spoons.. ;) The Welsh love spoons are beautiful, wooden and hand carved decorative pieces whereas the spoons I stamp are vintage silver and silver plated that at one time would have been used to be used to eat with..

What are your plans for the future?

I'm working really hard to get this business off the ground. So far, things have moved really quickly and business is picking up speed more and more everyday. I have a few small shops supplying my creations already and I would love to someday have a well known department store on board too. Perhaps open my own little gift store locally.. I'm such a dreamer, but I'm determined to make these dreams a reality and be a success. 

Chloe has her own website where you can also find her products and more information about her and her shop.

I think Chloe's spoons make such perfect gifts. It's a joy to both give and receive one. Plus they are perfect for romantic occasions. 

Chloe uses vintage cutlery and gives it a wonderful new life.

If you want to have something personal, especially made for you, Chloe will be happy to make it.

There's also a bespoke service which makes it possible to order the spoons in bulk quantity, for example for a wedding.

I really like this shop and am really happy I've discovered it.

Chloe's items are very pretty and reasonably priced.

Check out this fantastic cutlery...

...and enjoy shopping!

One very lucky reader of my blog will receive a fantastic prize:

 The winner of this giveaway will receive a gorgeous personalized spooning in frame.

Good luck!

   I will contact the winner on twitter or via email. If I don't get a reply within 60 hours the prize will go to someone else. All of my giveaways are international.
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