Its that wonderful time again when we are clearing out our Winter Fashion getting ready for the new Spring Arrivals!
Enjoy 30% off all Fashion & Accessories.
Prices marked on each item.
Jump on while you can!
Love Jodi & The Enchanted Team xx
(We are delivering to Dads in Gunnedah Fathers Day Weekend)
2020 is going to go down in history as year we all want to forget.
When my daughter moved to Queensland, I used to have a nightmare that had me waking myself in tears thinking that I am not going to be able to see my daughter. That some "force" was stopping me from being with my daughter and stopping her from being with her family.
Who would have thought when I started dreaming that 10 years ago when she went of to Ag College in Emerald that that exact scenario would ever be real! Yet here we are in 2020 living that exact thing!
As florists, this has by far been the busiest year since we went into business. Its a privileged that we are a conduit between families sharing their love through gift deliveries of flowers & hampers.
With that in mind, we have come up with a fabulous new concept for Fathers Day this year. Its always a bit tough coming up with something "Blokey" enough for our Dads. Something that lets them know that their family, even though they cant be together are thinking about him on this special day.
2020 has thrown a bit of a curve ball for almost all of us, but the Brewquet gives you the opportunity to provide dad with a unique gift idea this Father’s Day that he can really enjoy. Whether dad is a chocolate lover, enjoys his cider or beer, or simply loves having fresh wildflowers
in the house (don’t we all?), the Brewquet offers plenty of customisation to best suit your dad.
Everyone loves a snack with their Sunday afternoon drink, and what better option than a snack Brewquet? 6 x 375ml bottles or cans, topped with some yummy snacks including nuts, chips, chocolates and more. A unique gift idea that brings everyone together.
Chocolate may not seem like a unique Father’s Day gift idea (gosh knows how many dad’s have received a box of chocolates, some peanut brittle or some homemade fudge over the years!) but it pairs very well with a brewquet. The big benefit is there is plenty of space on
top of the Brewquet for a pretty extensive chocolate display! Whether you prefer a flower arrangement type display or prefer the snack arrangement display, a chocolate brewquet is sure to go down well.
So, flowers aren’t your typical Father’s Day gift idea, but why not? Dad’s don’t need blokey gifts all the time, and there are plenty of great flower options for Father’s Day – Blue salvia means “thinking of you”, myrtle means “good luck”, magnolia signifies a love of nature, while
zinnias symbolise never forgetting absent friends (making them perfect when your dad doesn’t live nearby). Does your dad love Australian native flowers? These make for a bright and wonderful flower brewquet.
Some of Our Favourite Combinations
There’s always going to be some favourite combinations, and at Enchanted On Conadilly we’ve seen some great creations put together, so we wanted to share some of our favourites:
• The Snack Brewquet pairs perfectly with a pale ale, particularly with snacks with a bit of bite.
• The Chocolate Brewquet pairs well with a range of beers, with stout going well with a dark chocolate, a pilsner with white chocolate or a nutty chocolate with your favourite Bourbon.
• The Original Brewquet is best for a sampling of a range of beers and ciders. Choose some of your own favourites or a mix of international flavours.
• The Flower Brewquet goes well with any drink option, and you can make this really stand out by choosing a drink in a complimentary colour to the flowers you choose.
If you can’t be with dad this Father’s Day, or you’re looking for something different to the normal socks and jocks, a Brewquet is the perfect unique gift option this September.
Want to order something special for your Dad?
We will make it up and customise to suit your dads tastes. Order online here
Ive had some false starts in creating this first news letter, but Im hoping that all the wrinkles are now ironed out and we should be ok to roll!!!
Kathryn Blinman quoted on facebook: "FAIL - First Attempt in Learning!" I dont know about first, but lets go with that for the point of this exercise.
The pressure is on now to come up with something interesting!
First and foremost, I wanted to use this first newsletter to thank our many wonderful customers who have supported us through first the Drought and then Covid 19. You have no idea how grateful we are, truly. Surviving the drought was the hardest thing we have ever had to do and I mean that with no disrespect to the many farming families who heartbreakingly lost everything!
I think I will look back at Covid 19 and will be thankful that we went through the drought. We were already at minimal operation level, as Staff left we didnt replace them, we were sensible with what stock we were buying and with the help of the Councils Business Parnter Program, we had built an ecommerce website that was in full operation and had reduced our overheads as much as possible. When the Government announced that Australia would now to going into lock down, all we really had to concern ourself with was our Staff. Jobkeeper was announced, so the staff were secure in their positions, so it was business as usual.
We were never told to close our doors, so we continued to operate through the lockdown.
The florist side of the business just flourished. How prillidged were we that we got to be the sharer of your love with your families. As we werent allowed to visit each other, we were giving floral gifts and hampers instead. That kept Olivia, Kate & I very very busy!! As Josh who looks after the flooring wasnt going into homes to do measures, quotes and laying, he and Jim were helping out with our floral deliveries.
Our flowers kept the furniture shop open for a few weeks there. Mothers Day was over the top! Olivia, Kate & I were working well into the night in the lead up preparing floral gifts.
This is a photo of our back storage area. I think these were the deliveries scheduled for FRIDAY alone!! Saturday & Sunday were even bigger!
- Some Mothers Day Statistics:
So when we say "Get your orders in early", its totally not a sales pitch! It means get your orders in because we may run out of flowers! Thank goodness I have an amazing supplier, David who looks after me. I rang him on Friday asking what do you have left? He said I really dont know yet until I get everyones orders out. I said "when you know can you please send me everything you have left!" Which he did! Im so grateful. Without a great supportive wholesaler, than I cant supply my customers.
Here are some of our creations:
Ordering flowers online is easy! There are alot of choices available, but if there isnt the right thing, just message me and I can add it for you. Customers can testify to this, I have added something specially for them to add to their cart. Pay with Credit Card, Paypal, Zippay or Afterpay. All payments except Paypal are proceessed instore, your credit card notification will come through when we process it and I will ring you with Zippay & Afterpay to process on your App as an instore purchase.
This was a bit of fun we had instore during March, April & May. It was amazing to deliver a balloon to as many children as I could during this time. Parents were asked to share a funny story about what their kids got up to during isolation and then I surprised them with a special balloon gift delivery.
NBN were so excited when they read about it on the Namoi Valley indepedent Facebook Page that they contacted me for an interview and to tag along on a delivery. Rachel from Winanga-li contacted me and shared some funny stories about the kids and what they have been doing at Winanga-li, so we thought what a great delivery to join us come on.
I have attached a link to the story below:
This was such great fun for everyone! It really does give us so much pleasure to share the fun with balloons.
As a side note, and I will share this is another Newsletter, about the evironmentally friendly aspect of balloons and the way we respect the environment.
Below is a link to the Isolation Insanity Stores
Another exciting thing thats happened the last month or so is that both our Apprentice & Trainee were nominated for the Apprentice of the Year Awards. This is done at a Regional Level and then Regional Winners go through to State with a big affair in Sydney in November.
Joshua Dolbel is who is Flooring Specialist and completed his Flooring Technology Degree earlier this year. This was a four year course that Josh completed in 2 1/2 years. The reason why Joshua was nomiated is becasuse he has developed techniques with measuring for jobs that cut the wastage of flooring down by a huge amout saving customers money. Alot of the time Flooring is over-ordered and the customer pays for this wastage. Joshua is extremely skillfull when it comes to measuring & planning the layout. Josh is also very skilled with laying different types of flooring and a bit of a perfectionist.
This is something that sets us appart from our competitors. Our Flooring Specialist is the same person that will consult with the customer about the best flooring options for your needs, he will measure your room, work out the best way to lay your flooring saving you money with minimal wastage. Then Josh actually lays the floor himself with assistance from his "apprentice" Stu. There is a high degree of continuity because the person consulting you on the best flooring solutions for your needs is also the person that inspects your floor and completes your flooring. Josh consults with the Reps on the lastest technology for flooring solutions, so what he brings to the customers is the lastest on the market, with the most upto date skills to get the job done right.
You can ring Josh to talk to him about a Flooring Solution to best suit your needs on 67421676
Kate is pretty special for someone so young. She came to us for Work Experience in 2017 and so impressed us with her positive attitude and great smile that we instantly offered her a school based traineeship. She started working for us on Saturdays straight away and as soon as the paper work was signed in November she started her School Based Traineeship. A School Based traineeship is done in the place of an elective during Year 11 & 12. The students attend one day of TAFE and have to complete 100 hours of work experience. Kate finished both her TAFE work and her hours way ahead of time leaving time to concentrate on her Higher School Certificate.
Kate impressed her teacher so much, that it was her Teacher that nominated her for Trainee of the Year. After her teacher had a conversation with us about some of the amazing things Kate has done on the job, she had plenty of stories to add to Kates nomination.
A funny story with Kate: So one Saturday morning we had a couple of young gentleman come into the store looking for something to house their clothes. These guys had had a big night the night before, they still had their wobbly boots on. Kate started talking to them trying to determine what would best suit their needs. They said that this storage unit would be in the hall way/lounge room as there was no room in the bedroom. Kate being a problem solver showed them the big gorgeous bar we had. A Huge unit with stained glass at the front, a counter and heaps of cupboard and draw space at the back for all your glasses and drinks etc. But Kate pointed out, they could use that to store their clothes and it wouldnt look out of placed in the loungeroom. Well, they were sold on that idea, so rather than a chest of draws, they loaded up their beautiful stained glass bar into the trailer and off they went happy as larry!
Problem Solving and finding solutions for our customers is what Retail service is all about and Kate nailed it!!
Kate will be returning to us fulltime when she finishes Year 12 to complete her Certificate IV in Floristy. We cant wait for her to be with Olivia and I everyday!
Both Josh & Kate have been through the first round of interviews and were successful and both have proceeded through to Finals. They have been through a second round of interviews and the announcement of who will make the trip to Sydney from this region will be notified sometime this month. Josh had 9 others in his category and Kate had 11. Both are so deserving of this great recognition and are valued employees with us. We think they are champions! We dont need a piece of paper or trophy!!! But we wish them both all the best!
Furniture is a scarse commodity at the moment!! With the docks being closed down for so long out of China, imports are getting hard to get hold of! Though we have amazing local designers and manufacturers which we are taking advantage off at every opportunity! We have always promoted Australia Made Furniture, simply because of the amazing quality, service and warranty! Also now though is availability! We can have a custom designed and made lounge to suit your needs perfectly in around 6 weeks at the moment! Imports are taking 4 times longer than that! So if you are thinking lounges, talk to us about getting custom made perfection for your home!!!
The above lounge is an Australian Made lounge which can be customised to suit your requrements. The colour selection and choice of fabrics is huge, plus you can configure this lounge as a corner, 3 Seater + 2 Seater, Ottoman, Single Chair, add a fold out bed. Whatever suites your needs!! Perfect!
As a special Welcome to my newsletter, I have added a 10% off discount voucher which can be used online or instore.
Simply Quote WELCOME1 in the cart online,
or mention Welcome1 instore to get 10% off storewide. This promotion will run for 2 weeks only.
DESIGN YOUR PERFECT CHAIR
I love to read. Reading has always been my go to “happy place”. When I was young I used to read all the time and it would transport me away to another world where life was perfect. All the hangups I had as an adolescent girl didn't exist. I had the perfect body, the perfect boyfriend and life in my imagination was just so much better.
Now I'm an adult and although I do firmly live in reality, I do still choose to take a step through my imagination where I am transported to the Scotish Highlands and spending time with a certain Redheaded Highlander, or enjoying the life stories of other people where we can appreciate how good we do actually have life.
There are two places I love to read. One is in my bed! I have the most beautiful mattress to laze in (bought from the best mattress store ever of course!!) and I also love to read in a sunny spot in my lounge room in a comfy chair. This is what I will be talking about today!! That comfy chair!
The perfect Comfy Occasional Chair:
As far as comfy occasional chairs go there are two types of chairs. Cute & Comfy, and it's a lucky day when you come across a chair that has both of these features!
We have found the PERFECT CHAIR. It's both CUTE & COMFY and you can tailor it perfectly to suit your tastes and room decor.
Australian Made Comfort & Style
Custom Fabric Choice
Australian Dunlop Foam Seating
Styling Buttonback Design
I had this chair made in the gorgeous green plush fabric and matching print from Profile Fabrics, but you can have it made in any colour that suits your style, taste & decor. The choice really is endless. The selection below are some colour choices for the gorgeous “Velvet touch” type of fabrics.
PROFILE FABRIC SELECTION SAMPLE:
WARWICK FABRICS SELECTION SAMPLE:
You can choose to have it made in a single colour, or really express your unique style in a complementary fabric choice with a plain & pattern.
This is another Tub Chair for an incredible Australian Manufacturer we have made in the Warwick Flowerbomb Scarlet. We decided to go with an all over print in this style of chair as its smaller and wore the print really well.
There is no right or wrong when it comes to making a colour selection. You can carefully analyse your room decor and choose something to complement your current decor, or you can jump right out of the box and decide on an outrageous choice that you can make work through the use of cushions, throws and floor rugs.
I think if your room is in cool tones, it would be wise to stick with cool colours and visa versa with warm colours.
My lounge room at home is currently (I plan to do a complete re style soon!): Warm Tones
Floors - Dark Wood Panel Vinyl Walls - CreamCurtains - Sheer Lace
Lounge - Burgundy LeatherFurniture - Dark Brown Wood.
Floor Mat - Burgundy, Forest Green & Latte tones
So the Flowerbomb Scarlet would suit my styling beautifully. But I could also go for a plain Latte or Forest Green depending on whether I wanted to go with light or dark.
If your room was Cool Tones such as grey floors, white walls, grey lounge, light wood furniture then you could go with any cool tone colour and add splashes of that colour throughout the rest of your room with cushions & throws.
Now more than ever we are talking about Australian Manufacturers. By using Australian Made, we are using products from Australia. Hard Woods, Dunlop Foam, Quality Fabrics and Australian Leather.
As the building items are higher quality, so is the warranty that comes with the Lounge. With an imported lounge you may get a 12 month warranty. With our Australian Manufacturers, warranty ranges from 10 - 30 years! On some products they offer a lifetime warranty.
If something does go wrong, the manufacturer is here in the same country so problems are addressed so much faster. If you are having issues with electronics for example, a new cable is sent from Sydney, Melbourne or South Australia. You aren't waiting a minimum of 12 weeks for the next shipping container to arrive.