What Present do you get for the Best Dog in the World at Christmas?

Dear Freddie

You probably get asked this a lot at this time of year, but what should we get as a Christmas Present for the best dog in the world?

We want something special.

Please help!


Well, that’s just the sort of thing I think you’ll find an answer for at BlossomCo with their very popular range of handmade dog collars and leads.

They understand the kind of dilemma that faces any dog owner, or indeed anyone wondering what to get for someone else who is a dog owner.

Here’s a little video about it – featuring (ahem!) yours truly! 


The big thing to remember is that a dog can never have enough collars – and that means all year round, not just Christmas.

But especially at this time of year with party season in full swing, a dog wants to look their best for when visitors drop round.


And chances are you’ll be out walking off your Christmas Pudding. For your dog, every walk is a special occasion – you just never know who you’re going to bump into, so remember that matching accessories are vital – matching collar and lead are a must, and not some tatty old thing either. 

Be seen, be admired, get BlossomCo – the best present you can give your dog this Christmas!!



A Dog is not Just for Christmas – But a Collar Can (Should) Be!

Dogs are a big commitment and hard work;  bigger shopping bills, extra cleaning, walks in the wind and rain, having to abandon your favourite TV programme for an essential ‘comfort’ trip outdoors and finding chewed up treasured items are all part of the territory! 

But I’m smitten, I love dogs! So yes, it’s definitely worth it.

Maybe now I should mention my favourite bits of owning a dog…  walks in the countryside on frosty days, snuggling up together in front of a roaring fire, a warm welcome every time you walk through the door, the way they protect and show affection to family children… It’s no wonder we’re a nation of animal lovers. 


Of course we want to spoil our pets at Christmas, they’re part of our family. Special tasty treats, a family walk on Christmas day and a new toy go without saying.

A new BlossomCo collar and lead provide the icing on the cake.

How about the starry Stanley set? That’s another of my favourite things about our 4 legged family member, the smug feeling when other walkers notice your gorgeous dog and the tasteful accessories she adorns!

The Stanley Dog Collar Design by BlossomCo


Stunning Dog Lead makes a great gift for dogs

So, a dog is not just for Christmas, but a special BlossomCo collar and lead definitely should be!


How to Take a Good Selfie

Selfies aren’t an indulgence to be enjoyed exclusively by 2 legged beings. There’s no reason why your four legged friends can’t join in the fun too.

It’s a girl’s responsibility to master the art of the Selfie, so read on and benefit from Freddie’s experience.

Freddie knows that a more distant, distracted look is far more alluring than the popular (but often ugly) girl pout.

Lighting is everything. Early morning or evening sunshine is your best friend, not so harsh as full sunshine, a bit more forgiving you could say.

With the right lighting your eyes will glisten and your nose shine, no one will notice the slightly wobbly fur-trim your well meaning human friend gave you earlier.

The accessories you wear are just as important too. A bit of classic dressing (try the BlossomCo Arthur range) never did anyone any harm.

Think through what you choose to wear. If it’s a ‘look at my individuality’ statement that you’re making, then don’t stop at your own accessories, borrow a piece of jewellery from the humans in your life to compliment your own.

Freddie doing a Selfie wearing BlossomCo 

Finally, and by no means least, how to look at the camera. If you want to retain some self respect then please don’t look straight into the camera.

Keep your pictures looking free and easy. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with a bit of practicing in front of the mirror because there’s no such thing as too vain where the Selfie is concerned.

Prop the camera up against just about anything (although your favourite ball won’t work, believe me). Dab the camera with your nose, strike your pose and shazam, the perfect Selfie!


Stylish Tweed for Dogs of Distinction


Dear Freddie,

I am looking for a stylish addition to my wardrobe, something that says to that special someone that I am a hound of distinction, worth a second glance.

What can you suggest and to which occasions is it most suited?



Dear Douglas (or may I call you Doug?)

Tweed is a timeless staple in any stylish dog’s wardrobe. In todays world of ever changing trends, tweed stands out as a credible investment piece. It is indeed a wardrobe essential, suited to many an occasion.

The BlossomCo tweed dog collar, ‘Arthur’, is perfect for trips to National Trust properties; although a dog looking so dapper must prepare to be mistaken for the resident hound.

Name me a countryside stroll that couldn’t be improved by a tweed dog collar and lead? Who wouldn’t want to receive envious looks from other dog owners and four legged friends alike?

And yes Douglas, You most definitely will catch that special someone’s eye wearing a little enduringly stylish tweed.  😉



Dog Collar and Lead

Summer Babe

Now that Summer’s here and in full swing, a girl’s got to think about the ideal look to take advantage of it properly.

What better than taking a leaf from those 60’s style icons Audrey Hepburn and Bridgette Bardot, using stunningly simple yet powerful tools from the armoury of beauty tricks.

Here we see Freddie Bedlington-Blossom in a behind-the-scenes photo shoot for BlossomCo… 

Looking Super Stylish in a BlossomCo Dog Bandana

With a hint of subtle back combing for a naturally carefree Bardot-style Summer look, Freddie completes the vision with a casually tied BlossomCo Bandana a-la headscarf style of the wonderful Miss Hepburn!

As for finishing touches? All that is needed is a glossy nose and sparkly eyes with a touch of ‘come-and-play’ definition about them! (shades optional)


Is everyone in your family ready for their Summer Holidays?

You may be all packed up – but have you packed for the four legged member of the family yet? 


Some of us dream about lying by the pool with a cocktail close to hand. Others of having time to read a book.

Freddie’s holiday fantasy?

To be included in the family holiday, wherever it may be. This year Freddie is coming to Devon with us.

Freddie longs to have her own little suitcase and pack like a pro.

As a treat, we arranged for her to spend a morning with a packing guru. Following her masterclass we think she has pulled it off.


Freddie has the best doggy holiday suitcase this summer!


Packing for the Dogs Holiday 


1 Favourite blanket (Helping her to feel cosy anywhere and at home)

2 Water bowl and bottle of water for the journey

3 Bandana to keep cool on the beach – Freddie chose the BlossomCo Brighton bandana, perfect for its seaside charm

4 Tweed CollarA must for Sunday morning brunch by the harbour in Dartmouth.

5 Collar and lead set – This was a tricky one for Freddie…. the BlossomCo Indie, just right for sunny strolls around the town, or the BlossomCo Polly, understated elegance for balmy evenings in delightful dog friendly pubs…

Freddie decided to keep her options open and packed both.

6 Favourite toy – What’s a dog supposed to do while her owner’s washing her hair?

7 Well, everyone needs treats don’t they?