Happy New Year everyone! After a hectic Christmas and New Year it’s taken us this past week to get back into our stride. It’s a busy, exciting time for us, all the Trade Shows begin this weekend and we get a chance to preview the new designs for 2015! Just after Christmas the Koziol summer selection catalogue landed on our doormat, full of zingy fruity summer colours, with three new colours to look out for coral, ginger yellow and taupe. The coral and taupe mixed together are very reminiscent of sugary sweets and the ginger yellow mixed with turquoise is a real feast for the eyes!
As we don’t have any new products available yet, we thought we could at least share some images of the colour pallete and a little photography of what’s we can look forward too!
With December here it really is starting to feel a lot like Christmas! There’s lots of Christmas shoppers about, some people are even telling us that they’ve finished?! Far too organised (we’re secretly just very jealous!) So to lend a hand and offer up some inspiration, even if it’s just for us!
Here’s our top selling 5 stocking fillers, all £10 and under.
At only £6.50 Mimi Tea strainer is a big hit. Just fill this cute kitty with your favourite brew then pop her into your cup or mug, her paws will hook over the edge then add hot water to enjoy a perfect brew every-time!
This set of 6 bird cocktail stirrers are just perfect for those family and friend gatherings over the festive period. Each set of six contains a mix of colours, so they can be used as glass markers and their extra long tails are great for reaching to the bottom of tall drinks. Pip cocktail stirrers are just £7.00 a set.
Made to cover cups and glasses when eating outdoors these Leaf On bowls have also become a huge hit at parties, when people are standing. Pop a Leaf bowl over your glass and it can be used for snacks, nibbles and finger foods. Each pack of 4 contains a mix of colours so they can also be used as drink identifiers too.
Leaf On set of 4 glass covers are £7.75 a set
Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without a festive scene. This Happiness snow globe is the perfect way to set that scene. Made from 100% recyclable BPA and melamine free plastic, each snow globe is made using spring water from the Odenwald well. So let it snow this Christmas with the Happiness Dream Globe £10
Let Ringo look after your rings, his extra long tail has plenty of storage room and his pre-pierced ears can even store a pair of earings. Place beside sinks in kitchens and bathrooms or use in the bedroom and you’ll never lose your rings again! Available in various colours, Ringo is just £7.25. He’s the only mouse I’d like to find in my stocking!
So there we have it, we ho ho hope we’ve helped!
Spread a little happiness this Christmas with this funky Dream Globe! Made from 100% recyclable BPA and melamine free plastic, each snow globe is made using Odenwald spring water from the Koziol factory well. This Happiness Dream Globe features three deer set against a starry sky, just shake to make it snow and set this glorious winter scene.
It just wouldn’t be Christmas without some snow!
Who doesn’t appreciate a little help every now & then? These lovely ladies are always ready to leap into action, whether it’s brewing your tea, storing your herbal tea bag or holding onto that afternoon cookie, Mimi, April and Lilli will melt your heart this winter.
Mimi cat tea strainer fits inside your cup, with her paws perched over the edge. Fill Mimi with your favourite brew then just add water.
April Cup Carryall, is decorated with a pretty flower and like Mimi perches on your cup. But this pretty lady perches on the outside of cups, holding onto your herbal tea bag when your tea is brewed, your afternoon cookie or a sugar cube.
Last but not least from this trio of fabulousness is Lilli. A set of two bags that like April also attach to the outside of cups, perfect for sugar, tea bags and an afternoon biscuit. Ideal for when friends drop by, no need for a saucer to put your biscuit on, Lilli will come to rescue! She’s dishwasher safe and all of these heart warming helpers are made from 100% recyclable BPA and melamine free plastic in Germany.
New for autumn/winter 2014 is Hubert. This stylish stag is a jewellery organiser, his extra large antlers have plenty of space for rings, necklaces, bracelets and bangles and his pre-pierced ears will store a pair of earings. Made from 100% recyclable BPA and melamine free plastic, Hubert looks great even when he’s not draped in jewellery.
From 17th October for seven days we will be donating a percentage of every pink item sold in the shop to Breast Cancer research. So every time someone buys a pink Del bin, a pink Miaou cat ring holder or a pink Babell cake stand we’ll donate a percentage of each sale, you’ll be helping people whilst shopping, what’s easier than that?
So from 17 -24 Think Pink!
September hails the start of a busy month for retailers and suppliers, it’s the month that many of the trade shows start. Designers and suppliers show their products including new collections for the buyers to snap up ready for Christmas. So it’s all hands on deck to set up the stands and then pack up again at the end, hopefully after a busy and successful show.
For us that means all those lovely Autumn/Winter products we gave you a sneaky peek of earlier in the year are now landing in store and available to buy!
With the last of bank holidays over with before Christmas, it’s time to start thinking Autumn/Winter stock. Difficult I know to think of Christmas festivities and snow when the sun is shining, but the way we look at it is, at least the sun is shining!
This year the colour palette for Koziol’s Autumn/Winter is full of rich, strong colours that break down into four trends. First up is Star Money, a collection that can only be described as stellar, white and black mix with taupe and luxurious copper, like the twinkling stars in the night sky.
Finally is Alice in Wonderland, this is a collection of bright, fiery colours that will be perfectly at home at the Mad Hatters Tea Party! Red and orange rub shoulders with fuschia pink and taupe.
So there you have it, a peek at what to expect, fun products in glorious winter colours coming soon!
This week is National Afternoon Tea week, who knew there was such a thing! I don’t think there is a person alive who would turn down afternoon tea, what’s not to love? Tea, cake, scones with jam & cream I could go for one right now!
Ever since Anna Russell, the Duchess of Bedford was credited with inventing afternoon tea to bridge the gap between breakfast and dinner, people have loved this very English tradition.
Of course now it’s really only enjoyed as a treat, we are after all in the habit of eating lunch these days. But once every so often, say for a celebration it’s a lovely indulgence.
Here’s our favourite Koziol afternoon tea accessories…
We all love a slice of pizza, whether it’s the tradional margarita or a more exotic topping, pizza is one of the worlds favourite foods. As every pizza lover knows, you need a good pizza cutter to cut the perfect slice and Kant is definitely up there – in fact Kant pizza cutter along with the cheese knife has been nominated for for the German Design Awards in 2015!
This non-breakable pizza cutter is made from 100% recyclable BPA and melamine free plastic, it has an extra sharp cutting edge, but without a blade so it’s safe for children to use. The textured design at the top of the cutter provides a perfect grip so you can rock your way through pizzs thick or thin, cutting the perfect slice after slice after slice