Monday, 13 October 2008

Where is this year going!?!...

Am I the only one wondering where this year has gone? It seems like only yesterday I was folding away the winter woollies and putting them to bed for their spring/summer hibernation.

Having the shop, I have to think about the changing seasons long before they arrive, With the gorgeous weather we have been having here in Somerset for the last couple of weeks I have quite forgotten that we are fast approaching the festive season, and only realising at the weekend that we are already half way through October, my Christmas stock ordering for the shop should of been done by now!
Having lay awake most of the night on Saturday worrying about this, I thought it essential that I spent today putting together the last of my orders.
So today has been mostly spent sat here, at my desk at home, flicking through catalogues and searching through websites picking out gorgeous gifts to fill the shop...

I have recently found a new company that sell the most scrummy scented candles, soaps and bath salts all made in the UK, I thought it would be great to introduce the new range into the shop in time for Christmas, so today I placed my first order and I cant wait for it to all arrive, here is a little taster of the things I'm having...



Isn't the packaging just gorgeous, and they smell just delicious! I know I would definitely be happy to have one of the candles or soaps in my stocking on Christmas morning!

I'm really looking forward to getting the shop ready for Christmas this year, I want to turn it in to a little winter wonderland, with twinkling fairy lights and the scent of cinnamon in the air as you come through the door...

Love & Hugs, Jennifer x

27 comments:

Lavender hearts said...

Hiya, I know it's gone sooo quickly! Those soaps look gorgeous! :-) i love the smell of frankincense that reminds me of xmas.

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Leisa said...

Look at your gorgeous desk and work area - just beautiful. The candles and soap look delicious! Oh, to visit your shop - what a treat it must be.

Schneesternchen said...

Your desk is sooo beautiful! I want to go to your shop... :)

Lycklig said...

Would love to hear from you, if you had thought about an online shop to give the rest of the world the chance to get these wonderful things too? :-)
Would be great!
Many greetings from germany
Gisela

Michelle said...

Oh I wish I could visit your shop but alas I am too far for now. :) It's probably a good thing. I would spent thousands!

Country Cottage Chic said...

It must be such fun being able to stock up with gorgeous goodies - the new range looks lovely!

Pipany said...

I think we are all looking forward to Christmas now. Looking forward to seeing your shop all dresses for it too xx

mollycupcakes said...

Hello lovley girl,
Wow your shop sounds like it's going to be fabulous and if i was an elf i'd be stopping by lol
I'll po a list trade list int he post this week, sorry it's been a while but things here are as crazy as ever, as we're moving at the end of the month to Rochester.
But i'd love to have a couple of my Christmas items in your beautiful shop, that's if you're have them?
Many hugs,
Catherine xxx

carolyn said...

I can't quite believe how fast this year has gone and they say time seems to go even faster the older you get. Yelp!
The new range looks wonderful, looking forward to seeing more of your shops goodies here on the blog. Hopefully?

jenny holiday said...

Hooray you blogged! :)

Ohh I so wish I lived nearby! I would pop in weekly!

I look forward to photos of the shop during the holiday!!

Happy planning!!

xoxo Jenny
Jersey Shore USA

funkymonkey said...

I wish I lived nar to your shop. I'm sure the Christmas stock will be gorgeous. I hope you'll show some photos of the shop dressed for Christmas.

Little Knitter Gem said...

What a beautiful blog! And your shop!! If I am ever down your way, I will certainly drop in and indulge in a spot of vintage spending!! It is so lovely to know that there are little havens of scrumminess nestled between the modern, the dirty and the just plain ugly!!

I have added you to my blog list. :) TTFN Gemma x x

http:/lavendersblue2.blogspot.com said...

Your new stock choice looks gorgeous. I love this time of year for those of us lucky enough to have shops to stock. I had a box of new stock delivered yesterday that someone had gift wrapped!! Lots of lovely parcels all in gold paper in a great big box, it was just like Christmas for me, if only all wholesalers would do that!! Love your blog (and your shop).

Sue xx
Lavender's Blue

Solange said...

hi there, just found you blog and love all the pictures and your shop.
the year went so quickly, I can't believe soon it's christmas again....
have a good weekend!

Solange

Pixiedust said...

I love your workspace, I think you should treat yourself to a candle for your desk. I love candles and as I write this I have my new Partlite holiday spices candle on, which is realy christmassy. xxxx

Deanna said...

Hi Jennifer,
I've been out for almost a year..well not quite but close. I'm so glad to see that Buttercup & Roses is still here.

I'm trying to touch base with all of my favotire blogs as I was out sick for most of '07.

Looking forward to catching up on your blog.

Deanna from My Love Affair with Thrift Shops...now changed to Timeless Things.

:) Deanna

Jerusalem said...

oh what fun! Your desk area is too sweet and lovely and those new candles and soaps look amazing! Wish I could breeze by your shop and pick up a few!

Handplockat said...

totally lovely
hugs from the north of Sweden

Lee Laurie said...

I love your shop and your blog! I wish that I lived close by so that I could visit. I bet that its gonna be beautiful for Christmas. Please post some Christmas pictures!
Hugs,
Lee Laurie

The Vintage Rose said...

Hi Jennifer, I have just discovvered your blog - and really enjoyed reading through your recent posts. The photo with the umbrella is beautiful. Your shop looks gorgeous and I must check back and see what the shop window looks like for Christmas. I love ebay too and buy and sell vintage china. My ebay store is called tea party land. I live in Australia and just getting started with blogging. Look for the vintage rose.

Alison said...

I know I've been thinking the same thing too!
I seem to have been thinking of Christmas for ages now though with having the shop.
love
Alison
x

Beadyjan said...

What a lovely shop - it must be a joy to work in such a beutiful shop and know its all your own.

Tilly Rose said...

Well aren't I the lucky one, found your blog and started to read and could not beleive it when I saw you say that you purchased a sideboard from Exeter which was not far from you....wellll I live just outside of Exeter which means that I am not far from your shop HURAGH !!!!! Am going to raleigh my mum and sister, who lived in Wedmore, Somerset, and we are coiming to buy georgour, pretty things..... your shop looks just fab, I am willing to assist if you ever feel then need to open a second shop in the south hams !!!!
xxx

busylizzies said...

I'm new to blogging and I found your blog from a friend. I love the look of your shop and would love to visit it. You have some amzing things for sale. The year has gone two fast, and I wish Christmas only came around every two years.

the homely year said...

Love your plans for Christmas...it's scary how soon it will be here.
Margaret and Noreen

lili11 said...

I love decorating. And, ur blog. It's beautiful. So sad that I'm too far away to visit ur shop ...