The air of excitement and anticipation that builds during November is one of my favourite things when it all starts heating up. At the shop, the final deliveries of stock have been received as we prepare for Christmas. We're weeks away from the big day now, gosh it's rapidly approaching, and we are confident that we're well-prepared to cater to our every customer's Christmas need in our very own P&H way, well, we'll soon find out either way!
A few of you will remember the years when we would become very seasonal indeed and stock all manner of Christmas stocking filler toys, crackers, gadgets and baubles. We loved them as much as everyone until we realised the remaining unsold stock would go back into storage and eventually end up crushed at the back of our tiny storeroom - too sad an ending for too many happy things. Nowadays, there's no point buying your Christmas baubles from anywhere other than Choosing Keeping and we're remaining focused on what we're good at which isn't constantly changing with the seasons and deathless new ranges of what's called 'newness' in the business, its called 'tomorrow's landfill' in my mind.
We'll continue to provide the good stuff; perfect gifts and good things for the home. Gifts so lovely it will hurt handing them over and tableware so beautiful - (we've heard that even our tea towels are only ever allowed for display and not use, pity as they are excellent for drying up).
We are very proud of the three P&H Christmas Gift Boxes that we have compiled this year, each of which sum up our classic and distinct style and are designed to make life a little easier for the generous-yet-time-poor gift-givers among us. More details on the Christmas Gift Boxes to follow below.
We're looking forward to our Christmas Street Extravaganza being held this Saturday 4th December. I mistakenly quoted the 1st Dec in last month's newsletter, apologies for this, it is indeed the 4th.
Please keep safe and make these next few weeks an enjoyable time for yourself and your loved ones. I wish you a Merry Christmas.
The P&H Candle Accessories Gift Box
A perfectly presented package for entertaining.
Each Gift Box contains; 1 x pair of P&H Ionic Column Creamware Candlesticks, 4 x of our favourite French dinner candles, 1 x box of our newly minted P&H Luxury Long Matches, 1 x tin of our most favourite smelling Stickum Candle Adhesive (you'll forget what life was like once you start using this to secure your candles) and 1 x packet of 12 x P&H place name cards thrown in for good measure.
With an RRP of £192 - we are delighted to offer this to you for £165.
The P&H x Choosing Keeping Desk Accessories Gift Box
We've teamed up with our all time favourite stationery shop, Choosing Keeping to compile the sweetest selection of desk accessories and paper goods. Plenty to keep the papyrophiliacs in our lives happy, and the artists creative.
Be sure to visit @choosingkeeping for the most wonderful selection of Christmas decorations you’ve ever seen!
Each gift box contains: 1 x Alphabet Brush Pot, 1 x Choosing Keeping Nickel Plated Scissors, 6 x Choosing Keeping HB Silver Gloss Pencils,1 x Tomato Red Metal 4 Colour Ballpoint Pen, 1 x Tomato Red Metal Mechanical Pencil, 10 x 'Merry Christmas' Bird Label Stickers, 10 x 'With Love' Bird Label Stickers, 10 x 'Good Luck' Label Four Leaf Clover Stickers, 1 x A4 P&H Softcover Notebook, 1 x A5 P&H Softcover Notebook and 1 x A6 Softcover Notebook.
The P&H Book Bundle Gift Box
Inducting the recipient into the visual world of Pentreath & Hall with the P&H Alphabet Book and leading them through the many and varied houses and rooms that set Ben's world on fire with signed copies of English Decoration and English Houses, as well as our Pentreath & Hall canvas book bag.
Each gift box contains: 1 x English Decoration - Signed, 1 x English Houses - Signed, 1 x The Pentreath & Hall Alphabet Book, 1 x P&H Book Bag.
At Pentreath & Hall, we pride ourselves on sourcing and producing 'Good things for the Home'. Made to last many lifetimes and withstand the test of time.
Much of what we sell cannot be found anywhere else and long may it continue!
The traders of Lamb's Conduit Street and Rugby Street are hosting a spectacular celebration in the heart of Bloomsbury. Expect delicious seasonal treats, carolling, festive storytelling and a visit from real life reindeer!
PENTREATH & HALL DELIVERY DEADLINES
To ensure all orders are delivered to you before we close for the holidays, we have been advised by our couriers of the following cut-off dates to place your orders by;
INTERNATIONAL - THURSDAY 16TH DECEMBER
DOMESTIC - SUNDAY 19TH DECEMBER
We're delighted to see the year out by sharing our pop-up shop with two social enterprises very close to our hearts. After a particularly tough year and a half, it is our pleasure to be welcoming back:
Community Clothing - Tuesday 30th of Nov – Saturday 11th December
Fine Cell Work – Tuesday 14th – Friday 24th December
Community Clothing is a social enterprise with a simple goal; to sell great quality affordable clothing, and by doing so create important jobs and help restore economic prosperity in some of the UK’s most deprived areas.
Every garment that bears its name is made from the highest quality sustainable natural materials. Every garment is made here in the UK in one of their 28 partner factories, all meeting the highest ethical standards. Their clothing is designed for perfect everyday utility and every piece is designed to last.
Fine Cell Work is a charity and social enterprise which enables prisoners to build fulfilling and crime-free lives. They do this by training inmates in high-quality, skilled, creative needlework that is undertaken in the long hours spent in their cells to foster hope, discipline and self-esteem. Their aim is to allow prisioners to finish their sentences with work skills, money earned and saved, and the self-belief to not re-offend.
PENTREATH & HALL CHRISTMAS HOURS
After a difficult year we're taking a well deserved break.
Our shop will be closed at 4pm on Friday 24th December and re-opens at 11am on Tuesday 4th January 2022.
We will be closed between these dates.
THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT, WE COULDN'T DO IT WITHOUT YOU.