Thursday, 30 May 2013

Purple Home Accessories at Purple Holly by Block Design

Purple Holly  sourced for you some modern and contemporary home accessories from Block Design, a UK design company.  Tara Ashe founded Block in 2000; she has a background in both engineering and design.  Since then she has formed a creative team of designers who share her passion for colour and form.  This passion is applied to each one of Block’s designs. Here are the collection of purple home accessories and mens cufflinks available at

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Tall Ship Festival, Gloucester Quays 24-27 May 2013

We had a great time at the Tall Ship Festival in Gloucester Quays over the May bank holiday weekend, despite gusts of winds of 30mph on Friday, which flew dust all over our glassware on Friday afternoon!  The weather was sunny on Sat & Sun and we met lots of new customers who visited the Purple Holly stall.  They loved our quirky rocking glasses, wine shoes, dinosaur money boxes and vintage camper van mugs! We hope everyone enjoyed their shopping experience and get a chance to visit our fabulous website

In the meantime, here are some memories and photos from the Tall Ship Festival for you to savour.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

New Supplier: Block Design

We are very excited to announce that we have found a new supplier - Block Design.  Block was formed 12 years ago and they work with a small team of designers to provide colourful, contemporary design based on trends in fashion, design and interiors.  

Over the next couple of weeks will be placing some brand new products on our website from Block Design. All the products will be in the colour PURPLE.  They will feature an Orbit Clock, Target Coasters, Cube Tea Light, Block Photo Frames and Cufflinks!  For more information about Block please follow the link.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Home Gifts by Purple Holly

We have a unique and quirky collection of home gifts and home accessories.  They include stylish candleholders, vases, fun kitchen accessories, designer mugs, tableware and garden accessories.  We will be launching a new collection of personalised gifts very soon.

New Supplier: Karenza & Co

Secondly, we have found some great new suppliers which I will be profiling over the course of this week. Our first new supplier is Karenza & Co.  Karenza is a British designer and she designs a beautiful collection of unique and unusual cushions.  We will be selling her collection of pansy floral cushions, and daisy, bee and sunflower cushions online soon.  Here are some lovely lifestyle photos of her collections.

Bringing Sunshine into your Home

We have some really exciting news today.  Firstly we will be placing our very first advert in Urban Fox, a local glossy magazine that is delivered free to all households in South Leicester, where we live.  The theme
will be "Bringing Sunshine into your Home."  In addition to our half page ad, they will be looking for product placement products that are yellow.  I have 2 yellow products in mind.  Our small but perfectly formed Cuco Yellow Vase and our quirk yellow dinosaur money box, which can be found by clicking the following links.

Friday, 17 May 2013

How to survive the first year in business

The 1 Thing a Business Leader Must Do to Succeed

Sadly 25% of business fail within a year and 75% fail within 10 years.  This interesting article gives interesting perspectives on the one thing a business must do to succeed.  Purple Holly was founded last October, and we hope to succeed.  For us connecting with your customers is key.  Understanding your customer and providing a great service above and beyond expectations is essential.  We hope to be around for the next 10 years and beyond and to have evolved and grown with the business.  Watch this space in the coming months and years.

Thursday, 16 May 2013

New arrivals at Purple Holly

We have some exciting new arrivals including glittering mobile phone shoe holders, elephant and tiger wine holders and vintage geisha egg cups.  Please visit following link for more information.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Purple Holly Brands

We source our home gifts products all over the world.  Many of our products are Scandinavian designed from brands such as Sagaform and PO Selected.

About Purple Holly

Jenny & Andy founded Purple Holly, an online home gifts shop selling unique, stylish and affordable gifts for the home.  See link below for further details.

Monday, 13 May 2013

Spalding Flower Parade 2013

We really enjoyed the Spalding Flower Parade in early May 2013.  This is the last parade and was something special.  Purple Holly had a gift stall in the Events centre and met some wonderful new customers.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Meet Jenny & Andy Gray, owners of Purple Holly

We started out doing fairs up and down the UK in October 2012 to meet new customers and gain feedback on our stylish home gifts.  Since then we have developed our beautiful new website, Purple Holly.  We sell a variety of unique, affordable home gifts ranging a stylish vase or candleholder through to vibrant glassware and fun and functional gifts for inside and outside dining.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Launch of new Purple Holly website

Purple Holly successfully launched its new website on 1 March 2013, showcasing a wide range of stylish home gifts and home accessories ranging from unique vases and candleholders to fun and functional kitchen accessories and vibrant tableware for dining and entertaining at home. 

Jenny and Andy Gray created the website based on the concept of unique, stylish and affordable gifts for the home.  "We  share a passion for hunting out unique and stylish gifts for the home  and we began selling our gifts at fairs across the UK to discover what people really  liked. "

For a unique shopping experience, please click on our the following link:-

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