23 December 2014

Review of the Year - Thank you 2014

What a year it has been!

Thank you for joining our journey, being part of our little corner of Howick, visiting us and of course spending your hard earned pennies on gifts, beautiful pieces for your home and those things you really 'needed'!!

Here is a look back through 2014 at The Ruby Orchard.

January// At the start of 2014 we had a clearance sale. You all loved grabbing a bargain... especially 30% off all the Love Milo products!  The Feature on creative series has continued throughout 2015. We have LOVED sharing our suppliers hopes, dreams and favorite tipples with you!

February// February Introduced you to our whole team with our 'Meet the team' series.  The team has changed quite a lot since and we look forward to introducing you to our newest team members in 2015!

March// In March we launched our newsletter, now you (our exclusive shoppers) get monthly updates and previews of products, sales and events.  Skinny La Minx arrived in store in March and has become a firm favourite We'll continue to stock it if you continue to buy it!!

April// I spent Easter in the UK with family and kept you drooling on the blog with a mini series -'A little bit of Britain', I showed you some of my fave decor shops in and around Devon.

May//  A trip to I heart market meant we spotted the beauty that is  - Millamae. This stunning range of journals, diary's, gift tags and notebooks has been one of our best selling ranges of 2015.

June// On the 1st June we held our first Creative 'In store' workshop. Nadia vd Mescht was our guest speaker and many of our suppliers joined us for a hugely successful day.

July// Sandi joined the team in July. She is just brilliant with you (our customers) and welcomes everybody into the shop with the friendliest face and smile. She is so creative too and loves to blog and pin for us...Unfortunately with the shop so busy she not been able to dedicate enough time to this, Lets hope our changes planned for 2015 will give Sandi the creative outlet she is craving!

August// Our furniture range developed and grew throughout 2014, our second full time carpenter joined the team in August and we hope to surprise and excite you more and more in 2015 with quirky and one off pieces.

September//  As a teacher for 10 years I didn't really have a vast business knowledge... So I shared some business tips in September and will continue with these top tips next year.

October//  October was all about Weddings with our wedding month on the blog.  We launched our gift registry service, introduced you to Mel from Midlands photobooth and shared some wedding prettiness with you.    October was a busy month as we hosted our second Creative 'In store' Workshop - It was such a pleasure to have Che from Indieberries as our guest speaker who fascinated delegates with everything social media!

November// Our second Christmas shopping evening meant plenty of wine was drunk in store!  My lovely friend Jen from the The Farmers Daughter provided the most divine food you could imagine and of course you shopped till you dropped - Thank you!

December// It has been a bumper December... where did all you shoppers come from?? We loved putting together our Christmas gift guides each week.  Even Patrick Lambie popped in for a spot of shopping! We thought we had ordered enough stock, but clearly didn't. We have learnt for next year!!

2015 - SOOO much planned! I am bursting to share more with you...but you'll just have to keep watching. 

Thank you again for being part of The Ruby Orchard.  We send you the warmest wishes for 2015


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