Looking Back at April

They say April can be a fickle month, and this year we’ve really seen both the high and lowlights of what spring weather can offer. Between glimpses of sunny skies and sudden showers, it’s been hard to know just what to expect, but our lovely customers have been keeping a positive mindset with your purchases.

Even at the start of the month, our grey striped garden cushions proved popular, whether you were planning ahead for the weeks to come, or hoping to make the most of the nice days we’ve had hints of already. The vintage style pattern and muted palette is so versatile, pairing beautifully with all kinds of outdoor furniture, and can even be used indoors too, so you can enjoy extra comfort even when your garden is off-limits.

The hanging copper candle holders were added to your baskets on days that proved to be a little more dismal – the warm, metallic tones are a simple, yet stylish way to brighten up dull interiors. They can even be hung outside to give your garden seating a cosy atmosphere on mild evenings, and they make a fabulous gift idea too. If you’re looking for a special something to celebrate a 7th anniversary, the copper colour is just what you need.

The spells of sunshine won you all over as we got further into April, when our sweet pea garden bench cushion began to take off. The pastel colours and delicate floral print are just perfect for spring, when you’re relaxing outdoors with a drink and a good book. Breathing fresh life into your indoor spaces was also something you looked for, and our grey marble door stop is the perfect accessory to do just that. The sleek and stylish natural marble is weighted to easily hold open interior doors, so you can create an open and flowing atmosphere where light and air can circulate.

Even on days when the rain didn’t hold up, you outdoorsy lot still wanted to get into the garden and beyond. You found help at hand with our fern green and combination boot brush scrapers, ready to clean muddy shoes after a walk or pottering round your flowerbeds.

Our Bella Perle range is always a firm favourite, and this month is no exception. However, we’ve recently expanded our catalogue to include some new tableware designs, and you’ve snapped up our Mysa collection. The simple white crockery can be used everyday or to add a touch of sophistication for more formal dining. We just love it, and we’re pleased you do, too!

Once we were more than halfway through the month, dreams of summer had definitely taken over as sales for our new seaspray green bistro set ramped up, along with our botanical Meadowbrook bench cushion and seat pads. You’re all clearly excited to relax in the sunshine with a spot of alfresco dining, and what better way to add the finishing touch with our coloured glassware? As April draws to a close and the summery glory of May is almost here, your attention turned to our beautiful tumblers and wine glasses, with blue and green tones as your favourite designs. Bringing to mind clear skies and lush meadows, we think you’ve made the perfect choice to serve drinks in style.