Sunday, 9 December 2012

Dyed velvet scarves

Sheila Barrow's dyed silk velvet scarves.
 Apologies for the poor photography this morning. The scarves are going over the edge of a table in case you are wondering. I think these colours are heaven. A bit of luxury for the dark cold days of winter!

Yesterday was busy in the shop, especially in the afternoon. Getting presents is quite a responsibility isn't it? Wanting so much to get it right and have your gift cherished, not despised. People also want to give surprises and that can be even more difficult. My job as a shopkeeper should be to make the choosing as easy and pleasant as possible.

 My daughter Amy suggests displaying a big Christmas present tick list with Granny, Husband, Son, Daughter etc. written on together with a suggested present nearby tied with a big label 'For son' etc. I think this is an excellent idea.

I find myself automatically gift wrapping every purchase. First with Christmas tissue, then put in a Christmas paper bag. Customers like this and it's satisfying for me to do the best job I can for them. I did think previously that I'd offer a gift wrap service this year and charge something for gift wrapping with ribbons and decoration over nice Christmas gift wrap but I've realised that there's no time for that. If I employed an assistant I would be able to do such things but at the moment I'm quite busy enough serving customers. And that's just how I like it!


Melanie said...

Thank you for the lovely wander
around your blogs with the "you
might also like". Today I've seen
your summer roses, Winchester,
Edward Thomas monument and
Guildford (I'm so glad to see
Pandora is still open. I shopped
there when I worked in Guildford,
years ago). Lovely

Anonymous said...

These are even more beautiful in the flesh! Sophie xxx