Dot Com Gift Shop is one of my all time favourite websites. If a shop could be designed just to appeal to me this would be it. Think retro toys, floral kitchen wear, cute sewing sets, fairy lights and stationary and you have all my favourite things in one place. Naturally I was delighted to be invited to their christmas blogger event. It may be summer but in the world of retail christmas planning starts early!
The evening was an absolute delight with lovely hosts, a wonderful venue at Different Gallery in London and lot’s of other lovely bloggers to chat to. We were also treated to a hugely informative talk on blogging from journalist and blogger Jenny Wood.
Needless to say all the stock on display was fabulous and I now want it all. Highlights included some beautiful glass bottles and jars, pretty baking sets and everything you could possibly need for an old-fashioned sports day. I spotted suitable gifts for everyone I know, including lot’s of cycling related goodies for my bike mad dad, pretty girlie stationary for Jessica, a cardboard farm store for Lila and some pretty sewing tins for me! When it comes to christmas shopping this year I know where I’ll be heading.
I love these antique style cosmetic bottles – perfect to display in a bathroom.
I love it when everyday things are made to look pretty, these gorgeous sewing pins would take pride of place in any sewing box.
These lovely ribbons are really similar to some of my vintage ones.
The children’s range was a real highlight for me. I loved how simple and traditional everything was. I now desperately want to go and fly a kite!
More prettiness – you can tell I like haberdashery can’t you!
My children need this in their life! We have loads of play food in our house and I feel this would bring out the girls entrepreneurial skills, as well as pass many a happy hour!
There was a huge range of things to hold a retro sports day, including medals. Perfect for kids who need to get outside for a run around.
I love nostalgic board games, but don’t really own any. I love the packaging these traditional games come in which remind me of playing with my lovely grandma and granddad when I was little.
Fall in love with Dot Com Gift Shop as much as I have and check out their website here.