Who loves a good giveaway? Hmmm I know I do! Well I have something special for you this Feature Friday. I'm sorry but you’re going to have to be patient with me because I want to introduce a VERY special guest today. Her name is Kylie and she is the owner & operator of an amazing new Australian online store - Tempt Homewares & Jewellery.
If you haven't already noticed they're my newest sponsor in my sponsor column on the right hand side.
You have to make sure you visit the online store after you finish reading this post. It is filled with gorgeous Home Accessories, Jewellery, Bags & Scarves and much much more. Tempt Homewares is so reasonably priced and affordable. There are just so many things I could buy and I have drooled over many an item in the "Home Accessory" Section. I thought I would show you some of my favourites before we hear from Kylie.
|Iron string spool w/ bird detail & scissors $39.00|
|Round hanging lantern small $26.50|
|Farmhouse Stools - small $114.00|
I could show you all day the things I love from this store but I want to introduce you to the owner, Kylie and let her tell you a bit about herself and her wonderful store. With out further ado...
Hi My name is Kylie, I am 41, have been married for 20 years to a very patient man (Craig) and have three children, Max 20, Kathryn 16 and a very handsome little gentleman Reuben 5 (Technically Reuben is a toy poodle, but he doesn’t know that !)
I have always had very eclectic tastes and love to mix colours and styles to create rooms with personality and depth.
After years spent browsing in stores which were ridiculously high priced or shop after shop of the same products, I felt that like me, there were people out there who wanted to decorate their homes with stylish quality pieces but not with every cent they earned, the prices had to be family friendly.
Tempt Homewares & Jewellery started with humble beginnings in a renovated farm shed on our property at Mount Vincent in the Hunter Valley in 2008.
|Silver Tone Chunky Ring w/ Clear Faceted Bling Stone $14.00|
We started the business at home as we are located in a position with great passing traffic allowing us to test the waters before we jumped all the way in. (At a time when retail was experiencing its worst downturn for decades, what were we thinking ?!!)
This lasted about 6 months before we realised we had outgrown our little store at home and decided we had to bite the bullet and go for it in a shop at Pokolbin in the Heart of the Hunter Valley Vineyards. The move was the best thing we ever did.
We have been at Pokolbin for 3 years now, have worked REALLY hard, expanded the shop into the shops on either side twice, advertised a lot, offered everything we promised with fantastic prices and eclectic products and its working ! Phew...!
One thing we have always done is to set goals and then keep expanding on them. With retail being so highly competitive we realised people loved what we were doing, however the great Hunter Valley position we had chosen while being busy and working well, was mostly visited by people holidaying who would be going home and unable to become regular customers ! OH NO!
So many people raved about the store and asked if we had a store in Sydney or Melbourne etc with hope in their eyes, so we thought, why not??
Which is how we evolved into offering an online store to compliment our Hunter Valley store, that way the customers who we had worked so hard to find could become regulars no matter where in Australia they lived and their friends could too ! Yay!
Approximately 90% of everything we have in store is now available online to anywhere in Australia. We have a dedicated team to manage online sales and update the site with around 80 new items added every week. The site also now has a newsletter option which sends an email out every 2- 3 weeks with images of new stock to keep customers updated with our new wares.
We offer FREE DELIVERY on Jewellery always and every online order receives a FREE 'MOR' body butter gift sample.
Feel free to drop in next time you are in the Hunter Valley but in the meantime have a sticky beak at www.tempthomewaresandjewellery.com.au
And you will find something to TEMPT.... hehehe...
Wow thanks so much for sharing with us Kylie. I love inspirational stories like that with business's starting from humble beginnings and turning into something amazing. I look forward to seeing what the future brings for this amazing store.
Kylie has kindly donated a $100 gift voucher to be given away to one of my lucky readers, which is to be used at Tempt Homewares & Jewellery . (It cannot be redeemed for cash.)
Now how amazing is that - I'm super jealous! Think of all the wonderful things you can buy with that!
To enter simply visit: Tempt Homewares & Jewellery on facebook and "like" and say hi
and/or visit: The Whimsical Wife on facebook and "like" and say hi
Come back here and leave a comment saying which you have done.
Entries close Thursday 15th September 12pm.
The winner will be announced next Friday 16th September.
(The winner is randomly drawn using a random number generator)
So what are you waiting for get clicking and commenting!
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Until next week..... have a great weekend everyone.