I was contacted by Barclaycard Freedom Rewards last week about their new scheme to champion Independent Retailers. I immediately knew I wanted/needed to promote Love From Hetty & Dave, a Bournemouth-based boutique selling all sorts of handmade leather and fabric items as well as vintage beautiful things. I walk past here most weekends and drool over most the lovely items on a regular basis.
Inside the shop, it feels like a kitch treasure-trove of beautiful things. Here's some pictures to show you
A step-ladder of animal shoes! I was very torn between cat, badger, or the love rocks leopard print shoes!
I absolutely love the love birds!
I chose some gorgeous cat shoes. After the popularity of the Charlotte Olympia cat shoes which are around £500, at £32 they are a tiny percentage of the price, and you can own some hand-crafted shoes. Zoe (the owner and genius who makes them) didn't have my size in so made them for me and texted me when they were ready!
I also got this very handsome sausage dog pillow for £12 who is living on my sofa and scaring my cat!
What makes Love From Hetty and Dave my favourite local shop? Well obviously the things she sells are gorgeous, handcrafted with love and local (to me) but the very lovely owner Zoe, does custom items too. Do you remember Amy Winehouse's Blake hair clip? Zoe made that!
So thanks Barclaycard Freedom Rewards for making my shopping dreams come true and allowing me to get a little Christmas present for myself.