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Our beautifully unique hand nade dreamcatcher are cheap & cheerful, just in time for the summer.

LARGE ALCHEMY GOTHIC CANDLE/T-LIGHT HOLDERS

Get the very last of the large solid Alchemy Gothic candle & T-light holders.... Special price of £17 to £20 in shop only... Walk in & take away... For a limited time only

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The Blaze trinket box is larger than your hand, quite heavy & more detailed than the picture allows you to see. You would imagine tea light holders to be pretty small, like the zombie hands I'm selling on a separate page (although these are quite detailed & look really cool), but both Smokey Baby Dragon tea lights & the figurine are large enough to grip in both hands & the detail is superb. I hope you'll agree that my prices reflect this.
 
The gun metal incense burner is surprisingly solid & the detail of the bat a the end of the open grave is stunning.
 
The witch & her cauldron figurine is a little bigger than the Smokey figurine & has spectacular colours. The sexy witch dream catcher Is quite delicate & beautifully coloured, but quite humorously naughty. There are quite a few more in this collection which I want to stock & Fiesta's collection is a lot larger than Nemesis Now, who only have 2 figurines like this. So if they sell well I'll stock the whole collection.
 
Similarly the delicate Tree of Life dream catcher was one of a beautiful series that the supplier had run out of. So as soon as the suppliers get them in I will be stocking the whole range.
 
There are a whole range of sexy Spider Fairies in theeir black & orange basques with mating stockings or boots. Both standing figurines measure 19.5 cm in height & offer 2 different detailed poses. While the figurine reclining on the tree trunk is a little larger at 25 cm. The same detail goes into the hard backed notebook & pen. With the famous figure actually carved into the solid 26cm cover with stylish pen attached to it.
 
The small 3D picture stones have fantastically dertailed painted pictures of either a snowy owl or a silver tabby cat. They make great paper weights or just decorative pieces.
 
Likewise my small peuter finish Druid looks a lot like a hobit hiding under that cloak, but is perfectly detailed & has quite a bit of weight to him. He woiuld easily make a great addition to your mantlepiece or I'm sure he would be equally as happy sitting on your desk as a paperweight.
 
My large skull candle holder may seem a bit pricey. However when you take it out the box & see size & weight of it, & see it glow as you light a candle inside it I'm sure you'll agree it's worth the price.  Standing at 22cm & weighing in at just under 2.5 kilograms, this is no light weight piece of decore.
 
To go perfectly with the skull candlew holder I also have a hefty 10 cm celtic ball candle. It's detailed celtic design carved all the way round the middle is an attractive feature which makes it srtand out from any other ball candle.
 
Last but not least, my range of Twinkle musical glitter globes. Each one playing a beautiful individual tune fron a decorative hand painted or moulded base. Each 10cm globe holds a detailed scene of heart warming parent & baby animals, or a beaautiful angel/fairy, or the fun of the zany diving penguins. There are popular nursery decorations & will sooth your child to sleep.

An introduction to Gothglobes part 2

I've always liked the weird & wonderful... From the age of 13 or 14 I developed an obsession with horror & fantasy books & films. Right in to adulthood Christmas & birthdays used to be a slight exercise in self indulgence between my best friend & I as we bought each other more & more weird gifts which we both liked... (well most of the time anyway).
 
As a child, whenever I seen a snow globe it always fascinated me, the way the 'snow' would swirl around the little scene under the dome. But as I got older the small plastic Christmas ones that were common in the 70s & 80s just seemed naff.  I much prefer the large intricate water balls with unusual figures inside or moving parts.
 
So, when I decided to go ahead with the website I decided to combine both fascinations. When I was doing my research for the site I bought some globes to see the size & quality of them. This is when I came across Twinkle. I had traced the Canadian based distributor's British outlet to Fiesta Studios just before Christmas, but when I applied for an account, I heard nothing back from them at all. So I carried on trying to find the original manufacturer & other suppliers of fantasy collectibles, with a lot of hassle & not much success.
 
About 5 or 6 months later, as I said, I bought a couple of Twinkle globes from another retailer & that took me back to Fiesta.... When I seen the globes I just had to have them for my site & decided to hassle them again, & that's when I realised my server had been sending half my genuine emails to my spam folder & deleting them. In fact, Maxine from Fiesta had to fish my email out of her spam folder too. So again, it was actually one of my stumbling mishaps that got me up & running, because once we'd established proper contact the company got me stocked & up & running in less than a week. So a big thanks to Maxine & Fiesta, they made everything so much easier for me :)
 
 
Maxine won't mind me telling you that my assistant & I were sitting here in the couple of days placing the order & it actually arriving worrying that, knowing my kind of luck, I'd been stung & that when the stuff arrived it would be the same quality as the goods sold in the pound shops. Imagine our delight when the stuff arrived & every single item was of absolute fantastic quality & size. I knew the Twinkle globes were high quality & absolutely beautifully made. However, Fiesta were selling out of a lot of the globes I wanted & I wanted to cater for a wider audience than fellow globe lovers, so I'd ordered loads of other stuff, & had no idea what quality of goods would turn up. I needn't have worried. The Monday the goods arrived was like Christmas, opening box after box of great stuff.
 
Getting the account with Fiesta really opened doors for me. Because with having the Fiesta account with Nemesis Now, Puckator Toys &, most recently, YTC Summit in the States who manufacture most of the globes I imported from Mediaeval Collectibles. So I'm very grateful to Maxine at Fiesta & will direct most of my loyalty to Fiesta, because they have  the widest range of high quality gothic & fantasy giftware, with quality which,at least, matches Nemesis.

An introduction to Gothglobes

 
Hi, I'm Fran,
I wasn't gonna write a blog, but I'm told it'll boost my ranking on google, so here goes
I'm a middle aged woman who went back to uni in her 30s. Since leaving uni my health has meant that I can't work outside the home. Also for the past few years, since I left uni I've been churning around the idea of starting my own business, but I kept telling myself I couldn't afford it.
 
Just before Christmas I paid off some bill & decided to bite the bullet. I thought, with all the benefit cuts & people more disabled than me being told to get out & work, it was now or never. As my first idea was quite complicated & needed a lot of backing I thought setting up an online store would be the easy option..... Little did I know the roller coaster I'd just jumped on for the past 6 months. You would think that, in today's economy if any size of retailer approaches a manufacturer offering cash, they would gab it with both hands.... But nope! They expected me to fit 3000 to 5000 snow globes into my box room...,. Wonderful :) Then there was the endless searches for suppliers who, it appeared, didn't even bother getting back to you & a battle to build a website with a website builder you can't actually use. Oh & then there was the weeks of negotiations with the chinese manufacturer that was looking more & more dodgy by the day :)  But then my family & friends would tell you that's just typical me. I attract MURPHY LAW, anything that can happen, will happen  But just as I've stumbled about for the last few months, in the last few weeks I've also stumbled across some great suppliers, great products & great deals & that is what I wanted to tell you about next, that &  how I came up with the idea to combine traditional fantasy & gothic items with water globes.
 
WATCH THIS SPACE  IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS!
 
I'VE ALSO GOT SOME REALLY EXCITING NEW STOCK ARRIVING IN TH NEXT FEW DAYS. SO KEEP CHECKING THE SITE!
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