The blog will be our way of keeping you more informed about what's going on behind the scenes at snowhome. Kyle and I will post the latest news on new stock arrivals, design ideas, things we like and informal reports about what we are up to.
So the time has come to sign off for 2013 . I was going to write a mini recap of the Snowhome year today but the shop has been so busy with Christmas eve shoppers that I haven’t managed to find the time. Sorry.
Its been a great year though : sadly Laura left us to have her baby, little Amos Park was born on December 13th so huge congratulations to Laura and Andrew. Kyle joined snowhome to replace Laura and has slotted right in, he’s been a big asset in the last couple of months while the shop and website have been busy.
We’ve not been lazy on the design front either , the Gourmet Scratch Map was launched this Autumn through Luckies, John and I designed the Funnyside Up egg mould for Fred USA ( which we kept ordering and selling out off fast ) and Snowhome introduced a range of greetings cards this month designed in collaboration with Andrew Park ( father of Amos ) , there will be more cards in 2014. We have plans for more designs from the Snowhome stable next year and will introduce them to you first through our newsletter and blog.
We are excited to begin our shopfit next February, there will be a bit of a facelift a nip and tuck as Snowhome is getting old and needs some attention!
Finally and most importantly, I would like to thank all of the great customers that support Snowhome each year. In the ever changing retail landscape we salute those who continue to support independent stores and specialist retailers .
Cheers all, have a great Christmas.
At Snowhome we have been selling a small and considered collection of books, all relevant to the products we sell in the shop. Today we’ve added some of our favourite books to the website for all those not fortunate enough to visit our shop this winter.
Over the quiet summer months in Snowhome Angus and John were yet again getting creative with Eggs. The latest product is “Funny Side Up” design from the huge American brand FRED.
We’re really happy with the finished product, and will be adding a video to the site soon.
Buy yours here: http://www.snow-home.co.uk/product/funny-side-up/
It’s with sadness that we say goodbye to Laura this month. Laura has been part of our little team for four years and she has bestowed Snowhome a sensitive and warm touch in her time here and she’ll be sorely missed. She’s leaving to have her first baby which is due just before Christmas and I already know that she will make a wonderful mum, her child will grow up learning to trust their creative instincts and will be blessed with good strong moral values. We wish Laura and Andrew the very best wishes in a new and exciting phase in their life.
Thankfully it wont be the last that I see of Laura though as she now lives just up the road in York and we will of course continue to sell her cards and wrap which are among our best-sellers at Snowhome, you can see the full range of Laura’s Dear Prudence range on her website. She is going to continue to build her business once the little one arrives.
I will also be working with her talented husband Andrew on collaboration, we are going to produce a range of our own greeting cards together. Watch this space for more news on this very soon. Meanwhile take a look at Andrews work here.
Its almost marathon time again. This time Angus is running in the new Yorkshire Marathon in his home city of York, theres just 4 weeks to go until race day. Maybe this time I will beat the McArthur family record of 3.33.47 set by Uncle Neil in the 1980’s.
I’m also raising money for SASH a local charity that helps to prevent youth homelessness and support homeless young people in Yorkshire.
We have installed a Wheel of Fortune behind the till everytime you shop with us you have the option to spin the wheel and save 10% or win one of our wall charts. The flip side is you may have to donate a pound to SASH ! Will you be a lucky spinner winner? come and give it a go.
We have some new additions to our Tux penguin collection for Autumn/Winter.
Our woodland window of squirrels, foxes and owls have gone down a treat with our customers. We also have some pine trees that John made some lovely packaging for.
We have limited stock so hurry before they are gone. It’s £10 for a box of 8.
It’s a bit gloomy outside today but we are in high spirits as it’s Snowhomes 12th Birthday. We have been celebrating we coffee and cake! Here is to another 12 years of bringing you fresh new products for your home. Have a great week folks.
Why not make a poached egg with personality this weekend.