|Pooki-Rae, Betty Bee, Nunu Von Pink, Kenny Dog leash and Lilly Von Pink doing our bit for Blightys Independent Sellers|
I'm a massive Christmas head. I love everything about it, the food, the sentimental music, the gifts and the idea that for just one day of the year we try and feel goodwill to all.
With the touch economic climate I know that our independent retailers are really struggling to stay afloat and Ive been wracking my brains as to ways I can help. I'm not able to act as a business angel, my own funds are tiny but I have this blog, I have some very beautiful generous friends and I'm married to a rather fabby photographer so Ive decided to start my own little campaign called "Betty's Big Up Blighty Christmas" and I'm hoping you will join me in the fun.
|Join me in my Big Up Blighty Christmas campaign|
I know that we are all watching the pennies and would never ask you to forgo the lure of the Boots 3 for 2 offer or the amazing value, stores like Argos offer, but if we each brought just one gift on our list from a small indie, either online at their shop or at a Christmas craft fair it would make a huge difference.
|Lets put the wiggle back into British Retail|
Last week myself, Mr Bee, Lilly Von Pink and Pooki-Rae all gave an afternoon of our time to shoot glamorous pictures of some very lovely items, all made in the UK.
It was a rather chaotic shoot as it featured babies, dogs, fake snow and was all shot in the kitchen at BB Towers but we had so much fun and all felt we wanted to play our part in helping our UK shopkeepers weather the current financial storm.
And to add to the festive good tidings all the items featured in this post and in next weeks follow up feature have been very generously donated and will be made into a rather awesome gift basket and given to charity to help make someones Christmas that little bit brighter.
So without further ado here is the first instalment of my Big Up Blighty Christmas Gift Guide.
For The Lover Of All Things Cosy
Hand knitted neckscarf (worn as a headscarf) £10 Woolleyfrog
Vintage Inspired Gloves with vintage buttons £20 Peggys Collection
Hair Flower £3 Evies Flowers
For Super stylish Tots
|Nunu Von Pink Bigging up Blighty. Drool optional|
50's Drive In Bandana Bib £4.50
50's Drive In Toddler Skirt £12.99 Both Bambino Diablo
For The Bookworm
Bookworm Custom Necklace Bete Noire £17
Handmade Wedding Crafts Book £12 Betty Bee Vintage
For The Pin Up Lover
Pin Ups In Pinnies Calender £10 Pin Ups In Pinnies
For The Roller Derby Chick
Pow Mirror £3.50
Roller Girl Necklace £16.50 Both Dolly Cool
Hair Flower £3 Evies Flowers
For The Pampered Pooch
|Kenny Dogleash is loving his Rhinestone encrusted custom made coat|
Custom Made Dog coats £10-£20 size depending Black Cherry Designs
For The Little Princess
Tooth fairy Cushion £15 Made By Em
Button Ring £4.99 Button dressed as lamb
Heart Bracelet £6 Jen Rae Frances Design
I hope you have enjoyed this feature. Ive another one coming up next week and if you haven't done it already don't forget-buy at least one gift from a UK independent this Christmas and lets help keep Britain's shopping experience unique,creative and homegrown-just like us!
All dresses by Sirens and Starlets (Blog post coming soon)
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