Hello & a warm August welcome to our monthly Lovely Little Blog!
We loved last month's series of posts celebrating Independent Retailer Month. If you haven't yet read them, check them out!
This month has been a busy one for us at Calladoodles!
To kick things off, we have a few news items to share with you...
- Firstly, we said goodbye to Rebecca, who has been a part of the team since her early teens. We've loved having her back at the shop over the summer, in between moving into her new flat in Wales and graduating from Aberystwyth University with a 2.1 in English Literature - wow! She will be sorely missed but we wish her all the best!
- We've also had some refurbishments done! If you know our shop well, you will know that it has been a bit of a squeeze to fit customers, cards and gifts in there all at once! We are happy to report that we now have a lovely new card wall, which is easier to browse and has freed up a good amount of space for you, your bags, buggies and brollies to browse without fear of knocking the displays or getting stuck in a spinner!
- Lastly, we want to thank you all for your patience concerning the technical difficulties we have experienced with our card machine over the summer. The issues have now been fixed and it is up and running again! Phew! In the process of fixing the card machine, we also managed to have our phone line looked at and we are glad to report that we once again have a working land line! You can now call the shop on 0208 669 6219 as well as emailing us, using the contact form on the website and social media.
Now, onto the fun stuff!
We had a great time photographing some of our home ware range this month. Victoria, Kate & Clare spent an afternoon hanging pom poms, arranging products and snapping some shots. All of the photos from the shoot will be featured on our 'Calladoodles At Home' page very soon so keep an eye out! But for now, here are some sneak previews!
As you will see in the photos, and in the shop, we have well and truly caught flamingo fever! We have mugs (£8.50), lights (£14.95), tweezers (£1.95), lip balm (£2.95), make-up bags (£6.50), phone power bars (£11.50), gift wrap (£1.75 per sheet), cushions (£8.95), cards (from £2.50) and more! We know some of you have caught the fever too! Pop in to the shop to browse the full range.
Featured in the photographs are some of our current favourite products. Hanging up are a selection of brightly coloured honeycomb pom pom decorations which start at £6.50 for a pack of three. We love having them hung in the shop and they have brightened up our homes, parties and gardens too!
Also featured are some retro apple print products. We have some recycled re-usable thermos mugs (£11.50), lunch boxes (£4.95), small and large cool bags (from £5.50), mugs (£8.95) phone power bars (£11.50) and more!
We want to hear from you!
If you have any of our flamingo products or hanging honeycomb decorations at home, we'd love to see some photographs!
That's it for August
It's been a hot one! Whether you've been away on holiday or enjoying your own back garden, we hope you've had a great summer! Here's to September and all that it brings.
We are looking forward to welcoming our lovely manager, Clare, back from maternity leave.
"I'm really looking forward to my return to work, I've missed the wonderful Calladoodles staff team, although we have kept in touch and seen each other lots, it's not the same as seeing them every day. I'm loving the improvements that have been made in the shop since I was last working too, like the new card wall that has been built and the new sense of space in the shop, totally buggy friendly! See you all soon!"