When we are out on Market Circuits, Fairs and Crafts shows we are normally partnered with our goods friends from Eggbert and Daisy- Sparkly British Handmade Greeting Cards.
Seriously, how funky are these?
“The exotic and beautiful Ikat weaving technique as been made new again with fresh colours and beautiful patterns. These highly scented WoodWick Candles feature a natural wick made from organic wood to create the soothing sound of a crackling fire”
8.5oz candle, standing 11cms tall, with a slow burn time of up to 80 hours.
Blue Moon & Amber – Evoke the scents of a cool night during a full moon with warm amber, sandalwood and hints of lime blossom.
Henna & Rosewood - The exotic scents of rich henna, spicy rosewood, and precious musk with a whisper of patchouli.
Prickly Pear & Vanilla - The sweet scents of prickly pear combined with the comforting notes of pure vanilla sugar cane.
Tea Tree & Fig – Experience the fusion of Italian bergamot, golden amber, and a hint of earth moss and patchouli.
Our fave is Prickly Pear & Vanilla…yummy!
All Available online at our Store Billandbetty.co.uk
We are involved in an Artisan Market Wilmslow where we sell our Brilliantly British Range. This particular market in Wilmslow, Cheshire started over a year ago and we have been involved since its inception.
It runs once a month down the high street and I think there are now close to 140 traders. Its a fantastic day and we have become good friends with lots of the other traders.
Never thought in my life I would be getting up at 6 am on a Saturday to go and work on a market and over the last year we’ve seen every type of weather there is. In fact when the sun is shining at 7am on a crisp Saturday morning I feel all wrong – I’m so used to trying to set up a Gazebo in a HURRICANE with it raining so hard its coming back up at me I’ve become almost good at it.
Anyway – The Artisan Market Wilmslow has gone from strength to strenght and is winning all sorts of awards and is being asked to venture further a field to others towns looking to rejuvenate there high streets.
Well worth a read about all the hard work that has gone into this market, its a pleasure to be involved.
Candles are so popular these days, Theres also so much choice. Yankee Candles marketing idea seemed to be swamp the market I would be surprised if we started seeing vending machines in toilets selling them soon, To me this kinda cheapens the product somehow its no longer something new or unusual.
We love how Virginia Candle have never gone down this marketing route with Woodwick and there new brand RibbonWick. It helps to keep the product exclusive New and Stylish. It remains a talking point when people see them and also helps to keep the products in demand.
Heres a little write up on the brands, Definatly worth a peek over @ Bill and Betty
Virginia Candle Company was founded in 1990 in Lynchburg, Virginia. Today Continue reading
We were down at the NEC Yesterday for the yearly Spring Fair. This is the one of the biggest wholesale events of the year and is a lot of hard work getting round over 1000 different suppliers. I like to wonder round these and look mainly at the smaller independent people, I love seeing there ideas and inventions and how much passion and hard work they have put into there products to get them at the stage where they are now hoping to sell them to masses.
One of our most popular brands that we carry is Continue reading
We are big supporters of British and Handmade products and designers. Times are hard and its always good to see people taking there dreams and turning them into reality and making the products.
Betty and I get to see some many of these wonderful talented people and beautiful products that they produce and the immense amount of hard work that goes into them.
We have decided that this year we are going to increase our range of these products and continue to support British handmade and do our bit for the economy.
Our latest addition is Andycrafts. Andy Driscoll crafts based in Warwickshire makes the most fantastic Hand Made Clocks & handcrafted accessories using natural materials and colours, that add timeless style and character to your home.
Items include clocks, chalk Boards, Mirrors and driftwood wall art. These handmade accessories are made to a very high standard and make gorgeous gifts.
This cathedral clock is just beautiful and must be shown off. Continue reading
My bad, not blogged in a while and just been told off from our SEO company. Not my fault I protested we’ve been too busy thanks to you..
Anyway it did give me a kick up the bum so sat down with a brew and thought I’d let you know what we been up to. Continue reading
After writing yesterday about Christmas comes early to us and talking a little bit about the trade shows I went to bed last night thinking about something that happened to me at the Christmas Trade fair this year that I always found a little amusing with one of our suppliers so I though I would share the Story.
We deal with quite a few suppliers who are all lovely in the there own way and we have a fantastic relationship with them. We choose our suppliers carefully and the thing that tends to win us over is good service and more importantly quality of the products.
Back in Jan 2010 when we went to our first Continue reading
For years we’ve all heard the saying “Christmas seems to come earlier each year”. you don’t know how actually true that is for us.
We start buying products for Bill and Betty in January. Going to the trade fairs in January is like being in Santa’s grotto but on speed. Just as we’ve packed up our own decorations and put them away for the following year “Betty” my wife is already starting to talk about the Trade show ready to buy stock for the business. Then it comes, Up at the crack of dawn on a cold Jan morning and making the drive to the trade show. I remember the first time we went and to use that youth full word “OMG” I’ve never seen so many singing Santa’s. Its at the point in the year when you want to forget about Christmas pay the credit cards and start looking forward to spring and we find ourselves still knee deep in Ding Dong Merrily on High. Continue reading
Finally got round to adding a proper BLOG to the website, There’s so much to do with building and running and constantly promoting a E-Commerce Website. Blogging seems to be the next thing to add in. Its not easy always seems to be so many other things to be getting on with. But hopefully we will be able to blog a couple of times week, Sit down and write a few things about what we Bill & Betty have been up to both inside and outside of work.
Running and and maintaining a E-Commerce Website is amazing and I’m not trained hence “I Learn as I go along” method. Continue reading