Three Barks for the Queen…

Union Jack Dog Scarf

Our Union Jacks are out to today as we celebrate the HM Queen Elizabeth II as she becomes Britain’s longest reigning monarch.

Union Jack Dog Collar by BlossomCo
Union Jack Dog Lead by BlossomCo

Jack – Fabulous Union Jack Dog Accessories!

At 5:30pm the Queen will have reigned for 63 years and seven months, she surpasses the record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria.

Union Jack Dog Collar and Lead

 

We are very proud to be British on this special day and take great pride in producing our Made in Britain dog accessories and gifts for dog lovers!

Mark this special occasion by spoiling your dog or a dog owning friend with one of our royal dog accessories – “Jack” and “Elizabeth”.

Elizabeth Dog Collar
Elizabeth Dog Lead

Elizabeth Dog Bandana

Elizabeth – The Royalty of Dog Accessories

Top Five Things to do with Your Dog This Summer

Summer’s looking good at the moment, providing plenty of opportunity for getting out and about with your dog to enjoy it in one way or another.

For any dog on the go, like Freddie here, that means looking stylish at all times for whatever adventure and fun might come their way. Who knows just who you might bump into along the way!!

 

Top Five Things to do with your Dog

 

Here’s our top five list of things to enjoy doing with your dog this summer….

1)  Enter a local dog show  (dress in a BlossomCo bandana to increase the chances of winning!).

2)  Build a doggie agility course in your garden and teach your dog some new tricks.

3)  Take your dog to the seaside to splash in the breakers and throw some balls on the beach.

4)  Make the most of the English countryside and go for a walk in the woods.

5)  Go to one of our lovely stockists and buy a super stylish matching BlossomCo dog collar and lead to make sure that whatever you do this summer, your pooch is looking their best!

 

(for a full list of our stockists – go to http://www.BlossomCo.co.uk/how-to-purchase)

 

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!

 

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 

Above;

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?