I am often asked by people ‘what is the difference between Old Gold and Antiqued Brass?’ The true answer is that there is quite a significant difference but it all depends on the item you are interested in. I thought I would take the time to share my knowledge of both the finishes to help you decide which one is best suited for you.
After the success of my last post discussing Old Gold and Antiqued Brass I thought I would keep with the same theme and talk about Beeswax and Matt Black finishes. It is one of the most common questions we hear ‘what is the difference between Matt Black and Beeswax?’ Well, all shall be revealed…
Matt Black is our most hard wearing and uniform finish. It involves the process of the product being blasted to smooth out any imperfections and the paint is then baked on to create a heard wearing finish. The advantages of Matt Black are that it is suitable for outdoor use and can withstand all weathers. It is a striking and bold finish and is perfect for creating a simple yet effective look.
After six weeks of putting up shelving, designing the signs & postcard mailers, filling the room full of lovely products and pricing each and every one – we were ready! The doors opened at 10am on Friday 27th and our two days of fun began. All the staff involved were feeling a mixture of emotions from nervous to extremely excited.
So 10am struck and I watched on from the payment room (I had a perfect view!) and for the first 10 minutes it was a just continuous flow of people coming in – I could not believe my eyes! We all expected the sale to be a busy event because it is not something we have ever offered before but the amount of people was such a pleasant surprise.
I had my first sale at 10:15 which I was slightly apprehensive about because we had been pre-warned that the new chip and pin machines (purchased especially for the sale) did not pick up very good signal. Sure enough, they did not work – all day! By the time I had managed to get a computer up and running to process the sales, the queue was 20 minutes long. Despite this, I have to say all of our customers were unbelievably lovely and patient – we really can’t thank you all enough! I was being told by everyone I served that the sale room was getting fuller and fuller which really was music to all of our ears. Not only were we full of customers in the sale area but the showroom was also flooded with people – they were even queuing outside the front door.
The next time I looked at the clock it was 14:30 and all the sales staff were treated to some delicious sandwiches from Jim and Sheena which went down a treat I have to say. The second half of the day started to die down a little and all the sales staff really enjoyed having more of a chat and a giggle with the customers, and we particularly enjoyed having a nose at all of the great bargains people were grabbing. I had my eye on a beautiful Higham Lamp in Clay which I am sad to say was sold fairly early on – not surprised!
Apart from the slight hiccup with the chip and pin machines, the day was a huge success and really good fun. We soon made a start with replenishing stock for the next day and having an overall tidy up. It was so nice to meet so many of our customers across both days of the sale and if you came along we really hope you love all of your bargains and we hope to see you in sunny Suffolk very soon.
If you came to our sale and would like to tell me about your experience then I would love to hear from you. Just send me an email to email@example.com.
Grouping pendant lights over a table in a cluster is very much on trend at the moment. It’s a really clever way to add extra impact and a stunning focal point to your room.
Some of our customers have kindly sent us images showing how they have used groups of our pendants to great effect in their new kitchen designs. I think these pictures really show how this trend for groups of pendants has both great functionality, and can add a charming point of interest to your kitchen..
Our autumn competition at Jim Lawrence…
This autumn sees the release of our beautiful new ‘Anniversary Edition’ brochure. To celebrate its arrival we are offering a £100 voucher to the best photo we receive of our brochure in an interesting place. It could be abroad, it could be by your favourite chair, it could even have made it to Buckingham Palace!
The exciting launch of our 20th anniversary edition brochure can only mean one thing… lots of beautiful new products joining our range! We have handpicked 5 new additions from our lighting and home furnishings range to give you a flavour of what we have all been up to…
A huge congratulations to Rose Tabberer for her winning picture which made the Jim Lawrence gang extremely jealous!Rose captioned her beautiful picture by saying “it was lovely there and I really enjoyed having the time to really look through the brochure whilst lazing on my lounger with a cocktail.”
This stunning picture of our 20th anniversary brochure soaking up the sun in Puerto Rico crowns Rose the winner of our ‘What has your brochure been up to?’ autumn competition.
A huge thank you to everyone else who entered our autumn competiton – keep your eyes pealed for our next give away! If you would like to receive our quarterly newsletter bursting with news of new products at Jim Lawrence, helpful styling tips, and of course great competitions, simply enter your email address here.