Treasure Bin is always crafty, but even more so at this time of year. We’ve been getting more than double the usual amount of deliveries for the last couple of months and we’re going crackers trying to get cracker snaps, cake decorations, card toppers, ribbons, wool, felt and OODLES of other stuff unpacked, sorted, priced and out on the shelves. Unfortunately there just hasn’t been enough time to upload these lovely goodies to our website! I’m uploading a few photos to our Facebook page to give you a taste of what we have. If you can’t get to our shop, just email a list of whatever you’d like to order that isn’t yet on the website, and I’ll send a PayPal invoice by return. I apologise for this less-than-ideal solution, but I’ll get the website up to date again over the Christmas break. This will include updating product quantities and making sure out-of-stock items are removed. So everything will be ready in time for our January sale.
In the meantime, I will tantalise you by telling you that we have: Airfix kits, cross-stitch and tapestries, beautiful glass beads, angel candles, incense, fairy calendars, clocks. We will very shortly be getting new angel cards and wall calendars. And if you just can’t decide, we also sell gift vouchers.
There’s just one more newsletter to go for this year - in a few days I’ll be giving the details of our annual 12 Days of Christmas competition. We’ll also be offering a special discount on 12 December, so keep an eye on your inbox for information on that and on our January Sale.
And finally, I’m leaving you with contributions from 2 of my nieces. Lily, aged 9, asked me how I came up with the name for my business and I explained that I want to help people turn old things into treasure instead of throwing them in the bin. She then composed the following poem for me (and also typed the final note herself!) Her sister Isobel, aged 7, drew the picture. They have also insisted on holding their own Christmas competition. All will be explained in the next newsletter!
Come to Treasure Bin today!
Treasure Bin is full of treasure
and also lots and lots of pleasure.
Instead of throwing everything in the bin,
walk down the street and come right in.
The wool is soft and the paper is hard.
You can even get a loyalty card,
which we keep so you do not lose.
We also email our monthly news.
We sell everything from beads to clay
so come to Treasure Bin today.
By Lily Mc Bride, the niece of the owner Teresa Mc Bride
Lily will be signing copies of this poem in 2013. For a copy, just come to Treasure Bin.