A few weeks back I was reading my dear friend Nellie’s Blog over at McCarthyDesign and saw these French Market Baskets and fell in love with them immediately. I asked Nellie where I could get one and after a few hiccups of the internet not working properly I sent her and email and asked where she got them, Nellie promptly got back to me and explained she was opening her online store soon McCarthy Design & Occasions and would I like to be her first customer through to give the store a run and see how it works and make sure all is working well from a customers point of view. Now as a woman who likes to shop I’m not going to say no to the wonderful offer Nellie was offering, so I informed her I would love to go through the shop and test run it for her.
As soon as the store was ready Nellie sent me an email and let me know I had free run to go into the store and buy whatever I liked…lol..(I was only after the French Market Basket this time). Everything was so easy and well categorized so it was easy to find what I was looking for. Nellie has done a wonderful job putting the store together and she has an amazing range of products all within reasonable pricing too, there isn’t anything in Nellie’s shop I would consider over priced, she really did well in making sure everything was affordable.
Nellie has also gone to the trouble of giving the history of certain products which I think was a wonderful idea as it tells the buyer exactly what they’re buying and the work that’s gone into it. (French Market Baskets for example)
I purchased my French Market Basket (Made in Morocco incidentally) as well as a french bottle and let Nellie know I thought the store was a smashing success and it worked perfectly, no problems what so ever. Then I just sat back and waited for my parcel to arrive in the mail.
Being that I live all the way over in W.A I think it took about three days to get to me from the time Nellie posted it which I thought was very good. Nellie has even given alot of thought to the packaging and presentation of her products. The Bag was wrapped beautifully (I forgot to take a pic of it before I unwrapped it but I was excited…..) and even though I bought the bag for myself it was wrapped as if it had been a present sent from one friend to another and that just made it all the more special.