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.

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.

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.

The William Morris Collection

Embracing the work of one of the UK’s most influential and outstanding designers of the Arts and Crafts movement, our exclusive and timeless William Morris Collection of dog collars and leads make a popular gift for dog owners and their faithful friends.
 
william morris designer dog collars by blossomco

Initially commissioned at the request of the William Morris Gallery, and now available through gift retailers, our beautiful new collection gives dogs a contemporary flair to be envious of.
 
‘Strawberry Thief’, ‘Snakeshead’, ‘Lodden’ and ‘Golden Lilly’ are four classic William Morris designs that make a highly desirable gift for dog owners.
 
William Morris Design Dog Collars by BlossomCo
Our stunning new William Morris Collection was recently shortlisted in The Giftware Association’s Gift of the Year 2016 Awards for the ‘Made in UK’ category.
 
Why not add our William Morris Collection to your shop today ?
 
Gift of the Year 2016 Shortlist Logo

The Red Carpet is out for our Gift of the Year 2016 Nominees

It was amazing to find out that we had been shortlisted for The Giftware Association’s Gift of the Year awards for the second year running.
 
This success has been topped with even more glittering news!!
 
We are delighted to tell you that our collars and leads are now Gift of Year 2016 ‘FINALISTS’ for ‘Fashion Accessories’.
 
BlossomCo Gift of the Year Award 2016 Finalist
Alice, Elizabeth, Wilbur and Angus will be pounding the red carpet on Sunday 7th February when the winner will be announced during the Spring Fair at the NEC.

BlossomCo Gift of the year Finalist 2016 dog leads
BlossomCo Gift of the year Finalist 2016 dog collars

 
If you are going to be at the Spring Fair between 7th and 11th February, why not come and see us at Stand 6R25 to see our finalists and the stars that were shortlisted.
 
Keep your paws crossed…
 
BlossomCo at Spring Fair 2016
 

Barking Success – Gift of the Year 2016

Gift of the Year 2016 Shortlist LogoWe are very excited and proud with the news that for the second year running, we have been shortlisted in the prestigious Giftware Association’s Gift of the Year Awards.

In this year’s Gift of Year 2016 Awards, we have been shortlisted not just for ONE Award but for THREE AWARDS!
 
 
The nominations are:

  • The timeless new William Morris Collection of dog accessories has been shortlisted
    for ‘Made in UK’
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    blossomco gift of the year award shortlist for william morris design dog collars and leads

  • The Time Collection of Mugs which captures the essence of the relationship
    between a dog owner and their furry friend have been shortlisted for ‘Kitchen and
    Dining’
  •  
    Time Collection Mugs shorlisted for Gift of the Year

  • Four of our most recent irresistible designs – Alice, Elizabeth, Wilbur and Angus –
    have been shortlisted for ‘Fashion Accessories’
  •  
    blossomco collars and leads shortlist for gift of the year award

     
    What an amazing start to 2016 for BlossomCo!!

    We’re at Top Drawer in January 2016

    We’ve booked our place at Top Drawer, have you?

    We are very excited to have booked our place at Top Drawer, London Olympia from Sunday 17th January until Tuesday 19th January 2016.

    This is a great opportunity for you to come and see our exciting new range of dog accessories that we are excited to launch at Top Drawer.

    We will be at stand N50, so make sure that you book your ticket today and come and see our exciting new range of designs.

    BlossomCo at Top Drawer January 2016
     

    The Time Collection – Gift Mugs for Dog Lovers

    We recently released the first of our new additions to our range of giftware for dog lovers – our pretty floral patterns “Lemon Drizzle” and “Cream Tea” on kitchen-wear and mugs – and now we’ve added our “Time Collection” of mugs too.

    The four designs in the Time Collection capture the essence of the relationship between dogs and their owners – those times of shared fun, activity and companionship.

    The front of each mug depicts a dog at a particular moment – Time for Walk, Time to Play, Time for Action and Time for Adventure…

    Mugs for dog lovers

    … and the reverse side has the relevant wording for each moment…

    mugs for dog owners

    The fine bone china mugs are finished by hand in the home of the English pottery industry in Stoke on Trent and provide a great gift option for any dog owner or dog loving friend – either as a single mug or as the whole collection.

    Launched at the recent Harrogate Home and Gift show, both of our new product ranges proved very popular with new and existing retailers placing orders.

    If you’d like to stock the “Lemon Drizzle” and “Cream Tea” and/or the “Time Collection” – just contact us here.
     

    Great New Gift Ideas for Dog Lovers

    Well, it’s certainly been a busy time here at BlossomCo recently.

    As well as adding new designs to our ever-popular range of fabulous handmade dog collars and leads, we’ve been hard at work on extending our range of gifts for dog lovers and owners!

    ….and now…. We’re proud to present the first of our new additions!

     

    Introducing Lemon Drizzle and Cream Tea

    For all those dog lovers who enjoy a cuppa and getting messy in the kitchen, we have the answer!

    The first of our very own floral designs, “Lemon Drizzle” and “Cream Tea”, are available on our new cotton drill Kitchen Aprons and fine bone china mugs.

    Gifts for Dog Lovers by BlossomCo

    Both designs are inspired by the ingredients for a traditional English afternoon tea – delicious cake, cream scones and jam!

    And of course, being BlossomCo, you’ll notice a subtle hint of dog running through them too!!

    Lemon Drizzle floral design by BlossomCoLemon Drizzle

    Cream Tea floral design by BlossomCoCream Tea

     
    These new aprons and mugs make a fine addition to any dog lover’s kitchen!

    Presents for dog lovers by BlossomCo

    So if you’re looking for a great gift for a dog lover, look no further than BlossomCo. From the most fabulous range of handmade, Made in England collars and leads to mugs and kitchen-wear, you’ll find something lovely to give.
     
    The Lemon Drizzle and Cream Tea product ranges were launched at the recent Harrogate Home and Gift show, and were very popular with both our existing and new retailers placing orders.

    If you’d also like to stock the “Lemon Drizzle” and “Cream Tea” range – please contact us here.