Supporting Small Businesses: Edwina & Olive

Supporting Small Businesses: Edwina & Olive

I’m a keen letter writer and I have a bit of a soft spot for enamel pins, so when I saw this mailbox pin by Edwina & Olive I just knew I had to have it!

Happy Post Box and Happy Mail Enamel Pins.
Happy Post Box and Happy Mail Enamel Pins.

A quick browse through Edwina & Olive’s Etsy shop later, before I knew it I had the Snail Mail Lovers Bundle in my basket. The Snail Mail Lovers Bundle consists of the Happy Post Box Enamel Pin, the Happy Mail Enamel Pin, the Happy Mail A6 Grid Notepad and the I Didn’t Lick This Washi Tape. It’s a fun little bundle, perfect for letter writers and pin lovers alike.

The Snail Mail Lovers Bundle from Edwina & Olive.
The Snail Mail Lovers Bundle from Edwina & Olive.

Edwina & Olive is run by Poppy (Owner & Designer) from North Yorkshire who is “helped” by Parsnip, Head of Sass & Quality Control (also of the feline variety!). Poppy loves collecting enamel pins, but it wasn’t until her friend prompted her to design her own that she thought about giving it a go.

I Didn't Lick This Washi Tape
I Didn’t Lick This Washi Tape

As you can see, Poppy designs some great items and all have an element of fun in them. I’m certainly going to enjoy using the I Didn’t Lick This Washi Tape on envelopes! Connoisseurs of cheese will find a Cheese Lovers Bundle consisting of a heart-shaped Cheese Lover Enamel Pin, a Cheese & Crackers Washi Tape and a Cheese & Crackers A6 Notepad. Like the Snail Mail Lovers Bundle, these items are also available to buy separately. There are many other fun pins and washi tapes available.

Happy Mail A6 Grid Notepad
Happy Mail A6 Grid Notepad

I placed my order for the Snail Mail Lovers Bundle on Friday, 30th December. I was pleasantly surprised the following day when I received a notification that my order had been dispatched. My package arrived on Tuesday, 3rd January. Such a swift transaction, especially considering a weekend and New Year’s Day was in the middle of it!

I was already excited to open the package as the box had been taped up with Christmas tape and a sticker saying “Ooh this looks like happy mail”. Inside, my goodies had been placed in a lovely bag and wrapped in yellow tissue paper. Opening it was like Christmas all over again!

Ooh this looks like happy mail sticker.
Ooh this looks like happy mail!

As I’m sure you can tell, I’m delighted with my purchase and would love to order from Edwina & Olive again.

This post is the twenty-second edition of my Supporting Small Businesses series. In today’s economic climate, I think it is even more important to continue to support small businesses.

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Please note: I bought these products with my own money and I am in no way affiliated with Edwina & Olive.

38 comments

  1. Kelly says:

    You are always such a bad influence on me! I’m hooked on Etsy now, so I’ll definitely have to check out this shop. I love the bundle you got and hope to see some of that Washi tape on a letter to me! (I know it’s my turn to write next, though. I’ll get on that this week!)

  2. LaShelle says:

    I LOVE supporting small businesses myself. We have a small town coffee shop and I give them my business over Starbucks every time! I also own a small business so I know what it’s like

  3. Kris P says:

    So cute and just up your alley! I collected enamel pins for years to give pizzazz to the otherwise stuffy-looking jackets I often wore to work. I love the “I didn’t lick this” tape.

  4. Ally Bean says:

    I live in a community with a downtown that is all small businesses, no franchises allowed. It’s fun to stroll around. I like what you bought by the way, very cute. And who doesn’t want more cute in their world?

  5. Angie says:

    Nikki – first, thanks for your visit to my blog and your kind comments. Second, thanks for the tip on Edwina and Olive Etsy Shop. Our son collects enamel pins, and since my husband is from the UK, the post box is a perfect combination! I will get the two pins for sure, either for his birthday in April or for Christmas! Third – great job supporting small businesses!

  6. Lauren says:

    These items are so adorable! The little enamel pins are so cute! I haven’t heard of this small business before but it looks like a great brand.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Lauren

  7. Shelley says:

    Oh, my, goodness, I know the perfect person for that same gift set! I love supporting small businesses too, thank you for sharing this post! Very cute indeed!

  8. Beverley says:

    Beautiful little fun pins. Handcrafted items are so much nicer than mass produced ones and if a small business can be supported and encouraged that’s even better. Thank you for bringing to our attention.

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