The frost is still heavy on the lawn in the back garden at its almost 4 o'clock! I am tucked up by the radiator typing away to you my friends and staying warm. My dad is in the next room listening to the football match on the radio.
I am drawn to paper whites at the moment. They are the small daffodil like flowers, (some in the picture above). So light and delicate. I saw some in Bloom and wanted to get the tiny arrangement they do. They make the most life like silk flowers you've ever seen and have also started the unique idea of mixing them with fresh ones. I am glad i waited as today an offer for 25% came with their brochure in the post. I have ordered them now, and a rose arrangement for mam (shhhh don't say anything its a secret) a picture is below.
Thats the thing about shopping early on the internet, sometimes the offers and sales don't come along till later and you can end up paying more for being well organised! But at the same time i need to do my shopping by mail because i've not been up to going to the shops for a few months. I am of course well practised at this having spent many a christmas this way. Its become much easier since the online shopping took off.
Speaking of good offers Whistles has 25% off their clothing this weekend. I think Santa is getting me a cardigan from there ( ;
I love their range this winter-since Jane Sheperdson(previously revamped Topshop) took over, and i expect more great designs will follow in the spring. The quality is excellent,equal to designer labels but at a fraction of the price...so i think they will do well because people are tending to buy things to last nowadays, as opposed to fast fashion that is made to be so cheap it doesnt hold its shape past a couple of wears,not to mention the fairtrade issues that evokes.
Since this post is taking on the theme of 'shop talk' i'll just share with youMy Violet Hill which is a web boutique (and real life shop too here in the Uk!) I found it while googling Lola Rose as you know i am a fan of her gemstone jewellery. Different places have different selections and i was really pleased to see some ones i hadnt seen anywhere else. I got this butterfly bracelet in their sale...and they also have some beautiful new black agate pieces. They have recently added some clothes to their website, by Dari Meya and Lipsy. Their service was brilliant, very fast and wonderfully presented. So i can recommend them to anyone searching for a jewellery gift.They also stock azuni and Alex Monroe among others. Warm wishes kathryn x