Yay! Shortlisted for Gift of the Year 2018 Finals

The tension was mounting on Thursday 14th as we approached 1pm and the shortlist for this year’s Gift of the Year 2018 finalists was due to be announced.

And as the email landed in our Inbox a few minutes later we were delighted to hear that our entry for 2018 had been included in the shortlist.

Yay!!

BlossomCo's Liberty Art Fabrics Collection has been shortlisted for Gift of the Year 2018

This year, our entry is our Liberty Art Fabrics Collection of fabulous dog collars and leads.

The four beautiful designs in the collection are Betsy, Elodie Bea, June’s Meadow and Thorpe, all made using genuine Liberty Art Fabrics.

Collars come in 3 sizes with one size of matching lead – and by popular request, matching key-rings are also available in this collection. So now you and your faithful friend can match your accessories when it’s time to leave the house for a walk.

Here are the beautiful leads and collars on display:

Liberty Art Fabrics dog collars and leads

And the matching keyrings:
BlossomCo's Liberty Art Fabrics Key Rings

See this and our other stunning Collections of beautiful dog collars and leads on our Products Page

…and it’s a case of Paws firmly crossed for the next stage where we hope to have made it into the final stage! The chosen finalists are announced in mid January with the Gift of the Year award show following in early February. Here’s to 2018!

Ready for Summer

We’re looking forward to the Summer season with all it entails (almost a canine pun there!).

As Spring has at last sprung and brighter mornings and longer evenings gather pace, we drift towards thoughts of Summer occasions – tennis at Wimbledon, cricket being played on village greens up and down the country, picnics, walks in the countryside and holidays and trips to the seaside.

Here at BlossomCo we’re always working on new designs for our collections of beautiful dog collars and leads and we recently released some that suit the feel of the season ahead.

Summer Style Dog Collars and Leadsimage as Wimbledon above, “Seymour” is an eye-catching red stripe design in soft ticking fabric.

Released recently along with a similar version in a blue stripe, you can see both the Seymour and Huntingdon dog collars and leads in ticking fabric here.

Flo Wears Harris Tweed to visit the Hairdresser

Is Flo heading to Hollywood??

This is Flo, a lovely Poodle from Belgium.

Although her owner says Flo is now a very ‘Old Lady’ at over 17 (that’s about 120 in dog years) she is still fit, well and very active!

Flo often makes taking a photograph a little difficult though and it can be hard to both see her gorgeous little face and collar at the same time.

However, in this photo she has just returned from a trip to her hairdresser so she is looking good and happy to sit the right way long enough to model our Eriskay dog collar in Harris Tweed.

Harris Tweed Dog Collar

Maybe this could be her jump to stardom and follow in the footsteps of another famous Belgian lady, Audrey Hepburn, towards fame in Tinseltown.

If she keeps practising the modelling pose, maybe she’ll get there! Still glamorous at 120!

Soft Ticking Stripes Dog Collars and Leads

One of our first releases of the year sees the launch of two new BlossomCo designs, Seymour and Huntingdon, at Top Drawer Spring/Summer Olympia, London.

Dog Leads and Collars in Soft Ticking Fabric

Both new designs are made from lovely soft ticking fabric with the traditional style stripes associated with ticking.

The Seymour design is an eye-catching red stripe on soft white background, and complementing it in a mid-blue tone is the Huntingdon design.

Both styles are available as usual in three sizes of dog collar, and one length lead.

For those looking for a beautiful but less intricate style of dog collar, these two designs provide a perfect option.

Fizz has serious attitude and beautiful dog accessories

First here’s an old joke about a dog who grabs the postman’s hat and takes a bite out of it.
The postman shouts to the dog’s owner “Your dog’s eating my hat!”
The owner says “That’s just what dogs do.”
“I don’t like your attitude!” responds the postman.
The dog owner replies “It wasn’t my attitude, it was your hat-he-chewed.”

After that bad joke, meet Fizz! The dog with attitude (and nothing to do with hats!)

Fizz wearing blossomco handmade uk dog collar lead bandana

 

Who: Fizz

Wears: Kitty – the full complement of matching collar, lead and bandana (Way to go Fizz!). Kitty’s owner is also helping her extend her BlossomCo wardrobe with some additional new designs.

Life with Fizz: This is a dog with serious attitude… She huffs and puffs and moans if she doesn’t get her own way! If you tell her no… Miss attitude comes out.

Habits: Apart from some gentle(?) snoring from time to time, Fizz also loves her collection of teddies (… a future story maybe?) and greets her owners on their return with a teddy in her mouth and snorting everywhere as she does…

Fizz likes: Fizz loves licking – and no one can get her to stop, so watch out if you get too close!! She also loves to have her tummy tickled and will roll on her back to get a tickle from anyone!!

She never tires of playing fetch, and also likes to burrow under anything to get all nice and snuggled up…  Her favourite thing of all though, is sitting on the sofa and looking out at all the birds and squirrels in the garden – maybe she thinks she’s on the Night’s Watch from Game of Thrones!

And most of all of course, Fizz loves wearing her BlossomCo attire and all the attention it brings!

 

Gift Of the Year 2016 Winners – Highly Commended Finalist

Well, BlossomCo didn’t quite win The Gift of the Year award but we were very pleased to come out with a Highly Commended award at the Giftware Association awards ceremony.

BlossomCo awarded Highly Commended in Gift of the Year Finals 2016

Held at the end of the first day of the Spring Fair at Birmingham’s NEC, the awards were presented by Cath Kidston and as the evening progressed, and the time for announcing the awards got closer, so the tension rose!

It would have been fabulous to have won outright, but a Highly Commended award feels like a good reward for all the effort that gone in to developing the BlossomCo collections of collars and leads and building our brand over the last couple of years.

Thank you to everyone, including our stockists, who have helped us along the way.