When inspiration strikes…

We just wanted to share this lovely story of inspiration striking that a lovely customer posted on our facebook wall recently.

the perfect colour

the perfect colour

Tracey told us “Just wanted to let you know and thank you for how your catalogue inspired my recent bedroom makeover. It plopped through the door and as soon as I saw the back cover I started rabbiting on about how “that was exactly the sky blue/grey colour I was looking for” (husband opened one eye and grunted)….. Anyway, a quick trip to the B&Q magic paint colour matching machine and I was good to go!

blog tracy 2

 

As you can see, it perfectly sets off my waggy picture above the bed, and also provides a splendid backdrop for my painting of one of your previous models, Mr George Best. He sadly passed away in February and we miss him terribly but it still makes me smile from ear to ear when I see his “man bag” photo. Saving up for a Seagull picture now to finish the room off x”

blog tracy 3

Some of you might remember Mr George Best as the winner of our photograph competition a few years ago, a handsome and dashing fella he was and no doubt sorely missed by Tracey. This is the winning photograph below.

George Best welsh terrier with man bag!

George Best welsh terrier with man bag!

Spot the dog COMPETITION!!

It’s nearly Christmas and we have another, new and very special film to bring you – again made by the talented Carl Wakfer.

COMPETITION!!!

Once you’ve enjoyed our little film why not play our little Christmas game of Spot the dog – you could win a Best in show tea cosy and tea towel, just in time for Christmas!

The 'Best in show' prize

The ‘Best in show’ prize

Somewhere on our website (maybe on one of our doggy design products, perhaps!!) you’ll find a little Christmas dog is hiding! Browse our website and find the fella then comment below and tell us what breed you think he is and where you found him. We’ll choose a winner next Wednesday 18th December.

spot-the-dog-layer

Have fun and we hope you enjoyed our new little film! If you did then do check out our You Tube channel for more, including our ‘meet the team behind the cosies’ film which we are particularly proud of!

 

the winner of our photo competition is…

Well we have had a whale of a time recently judging our photo competition. We’d like to run it every week because it’s so much fun looking at the images we get sent by you all! We have to say we’re very glad that in the end we left the choice of winner to you as we’re not sure we would have been able to choose between the stunning entries we received.

So first of all we bring you the runners up, in no particular order….

Living the dream - we loved this entry

Living the dream – we loved this entry

Some of the comments this lovely image received from our facebook page “This has to win!! VW camper tea cosy on tour!”, ” Love it. Will bring our camper alongside and share tea and cake!” We really loved the planned yet natural composition in this image and the perfect tea cosy, ordered to compliment the beautiful van, named ‘May Green’.

And next…

extra marks for inspired use of one of our products!

extra marks for inspired use of one of our products!

There are so many lovely things to this image. Of course the beautiful wire haired fox terrier, named Tabitha is a delight but we also love the idea of making a cushion out of our lovely tea towels, it looks great. Here are a few of the comments from our facebook page. ” Close call, but what a face – had to vote!”, ” I like this one, not sure if its just because I like the live version though! No, its the cushion too!!” A beautiful shot and a very close runner up.

And so to our last runner up (you may remember there were only supposed to be 2 runners up but we had such great entries that we had to have 4 finalists!)…

A fab image that captures a feel of PoppyTreffry

A fab image that captures a feel of Poppy Treffry

This was a real favourite at Treffry towers, with two such beautiful models and such a cosy, cakey, tea time theme we couldn’t help but love it. “too cute and love all the accessorizing (I have some too!)”  This shot was entered by a tea room in Hampshire which looks well worth a visit, the Parlour tearoom.

Congratulations to the 3 runners up, please drop us a line to hello@poppytreffry.co.uk with your postal address and we’ll get your goody bags sent to you.

And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for… Our winner. Please give a big hand to…

George Best welsh terrier with man bag!

George Best welsh terrier with man bag!

This cheeky chappy was the most popular with you voters and clearly stole some hearts out there, receiving comments like “A vote for the outrageously dapper Mr. Best and his mint green ‘man bag’ xx”, “This bag is lovely, and the dog of course…roll on payday!” and so much other praise for the dog that our little handbag started to feel left out!

A fab image and a worthy winner, we thank you Mr George Best welsh terrier and we look forward to seeing what you choose with your £150 to spend on our website or in our St Ives shop.

Thanks to everyone who entered and look out for a new competition soon.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 7,015 other followers