Wednesday, 28 July 2010

token gifts... to say you care

Sometimes you just want to give a 'small something' just to let a good friend or colleague know you care. A 'little something' that's more than a card but not quite a grand gesture is perfect for a 'congratulations' on your new job, 'well done' on that hard essay or 'thanks for feeding the cat'...... you know, just that 'token gift' that can be easily posted!

Have a look at our 'token gift' section, you may just find that perfect 'little something'.

HINT: why not do away with the card and simply attach a label with your sentiment written on, much more personal xx xx

traditional slate with handy uses & gift ideas

Touches is introducing some traditional slate with both classic and modern uses to our new ranges.

Traditionally one of the uses of slate has been to convey messages by writing with chalk or charcoal in Victorian schools. It is both highly durable, easily cleaned, re usable and aesthetically beautiful with its rustic individual markings and range of dark tones.
This makes it the perfect chalk memo board to convey messages to members of the family & make 'to do' notes to yourself.
Or maybe a heart slate photo frame or couple of heavy slate tea light holders as an unusual and interesting gift or to frame a loved one?

A Brief Bit of Slate History..........
This story starts more than 500 million years ago, when the slate deposits of north-west Wales were created by volcanic action and huge geological upheavals.

In Wales that is more than a simple geological statement, because this is a country where geology is a social science; a country whose history is intimately bound up with the shape and the composition of the rocks from which it is formed.

It's partly the contours. The mountainous terrain of Wales proved a barrier to Saxon
invaders, then to Normans, and it protected the development of a Celtic society on the fringes of what was the world's most powerful nation-state in its day.

And it's also the content. During the Industrial Revolution, those mountains provided the mineral wealth which built the modern nation of Wales and which heavily influenced the social structure, the population distribution, and the physical appearance that the country has inherited today.

Around those workings, grew the communities that provided the workforce - places like Blaenau Ffestiniog, Talysarn, and Bethesda.

To read a little more form this extract why not have a look at the BBC website:
Or why not visit the Llechwedd Slate Caverns in North Wales ............not far from Touches

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Tea Coffee Sugar - Back in Stock

Country Cream Earthenware Tea Coffee Sugar (with spoons)

Just to let you know our most popular selling item, the Country Cream Earthenware Tea Coffee Sugar with wooden spoons will be back in stock from Monday. Available to order now for delivery next week.

A little bit about our top selling item..........
The Country Cream Earthenware Tea Coffee and Sugar Set is perfect for any country style kitchen. Complete with air tight lids, handy wooden side spoon and spacious practical size.

Country Cream Collection is a collection of kitchen accessories that made from a strong ceramic earthenware, featuring solid wood and metal aged embossed features.

This is a truly french style country kitchen accessories range that boasts quality and class. easy to collect and build up the range, great gift for anyone that loves the country style look.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Summer Offer - Bird Cake Stand

Bird Cake Stand

Now on offer for a limited time only

Was £19.99 Now £14.99

Come and take a look

shabby chic bird cake stand high tea anyone? this distressed cream metal bird cake stand is perfect for serving high tea, cakes for coffee mornings or a cheeky lunch. surprise unexpected guests with this stand. with a removable pressed glass plate that can be easily cleaned, swirled patterned edging and four strong feet this bird cake stand is truly scrumptious!!

Idea: when not in use it makes a stunning jewellery display holder x

Friday, 9 July 2010

perfect for keeping the kitchen tidy

country cream wooden kitchen roll holder
This country wooden kitchen roll holder is perfect for any country style kitchen.

Its a strong design with a wooden pole and a ceramic top, perfect to fit into the collection.

Dimensions: H37cm x Dia14cm

Gifts Gifts Gifts

Gifts, Gifts, Gifts - Under £10.00, £20.00, £50.00, £100.00
£9.99 Silver frame
£24.99 heart memo board
£19.99 heart trinket box
£24.99 rustic memo board
£19.99 wooden letter holder
£39.99 shoe shine box
£6.99 zinc garden garland
£19.99 victorian pot holder
£89.99 cast iron metal boot stand
£4.99 cherry cakes plaque
£9.99 comical aprons
£39.99 tea, coffee, sugar earthenware
£9.99 double heart hook
£19.99 address box
£19.99 tall cream lamp

£4.99 mother of pearl heart

£19.99 slate heart memo

£39.99 fabric duck egg memo board