Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Cottontails is nine years old today!

Today is our ninth birthday! Yes, nine years ago today I first opened the doors on our little high street shop in Pershore, and so began the Cottontails journey.

It's been quite a busy day today with a gigantic Moulin Roty order to unpack and lots of parcels to wrap (it's the last day of our sale today too), but I managed to find time to host a little birthday tea party this afternoon...













It was a lovely hour in the sunshine, eating Party Rings and Dolly Mixtures and toasting our ninth birthday with homemade elderflower cordial. As you can see, Humphrey joined in the fun too - although it wasn't long before he started to steal everyone's Party Rings and had to be returned to the office.

It's a nice time to be celebrating a birthday as there are one or two changes afoot at Cottontails - nothing major but a bit of a re-brand (it's three years since our last refresh, where did that time go?) and a refocus on our core strengths - lovely toys and gifts for new babies, first birthday presents, Christenings etc. In fact, the enormous Moulin Roty delivery I mentioned, well that contained lots of lovely new stock that I will be adding to the website tomorrow.

So, happy birthday to Cottontails and here's to nine more happy years!

4 comments:

Kate (Leaff) said...

This is just amazing Charlotte - you have completely captured Cottontails in this birthday party! It is everything I hoped it would be and more. Bravo!

You are being rather modest about the changes that are afoot though - the rebrand is an expression of your dreams for Cottontails, which are big and great! Everyone should be very excited to see what is due to unfold - I know I am!

Here is to the best toyshop ever, and of course you, for all of your hard work and huge success xx

Bumpkin Bears said...

Hip hip hoooray to Cottontails! Funnily enough I find most of my Party items go to children between 1 and 3 as well as baby showers too. Can't wait to see your new look, sure it will be just as lovely as the current one :) x

Crafty Green Poet said...

Happy Birthday Cottontails! Looks like everyone enjoyed the party!

Christina said...

Happy Anniversary. Love the photos.