I just wanted to send out a quick note as we head into the holiday season.
Things are running a little bit late around here, many products that we'd planned to have available by now are taking a little bit longer to produce than anticipated. We have partial stock of a few items however, so we have decided to release what we DO have on hand into the shop on SATURDAY 11/24 at 9am PST instead of waiting until the rest of our inventory arrives, as we're unsure when that will be. (We originally were going to do this launch on Cyber Monday, but at customer's requests, we are changing it to Saturday to be more accessible for those who work Mondays.)
We will also be putting a few items up for a limited quantity pre-order such as our new Sun & Moon pillows, SUNSHINE blanket, and laminated birch trays. Please see below for details.
The pillows and blankets are expected to arrive before our routine holiday closure on December 16th. However, it is looking like the trays will not. Because of this, we are offering a complimentary gift postcard, which you can "purchase" if you are buying a tray as a gift, for you to send to your giftee as a placeholder.
AS for the elusive (to both you and us) ENAMEL KETTLES, IF they do arrive before our holiday break, we will work to quality check & launch them as quickly as we can. However, we are not making any guarantees, as it is possible they will not arrive in time for this holiday season. If you're wondering why we can't do a pre-order for those, please scroll down for details.
Photos copyright Demetria Honeywell 2018
TO SUM THINGS UP:
WHAT WILL BE GOING UP IN THE SHOP 11/24?
Sun & Moon pillows, SUNSHINE blankets, and laminated birch BLOOM and Mushroom trays will be going up for limited quantity pre-order.
Gnome (adult), Night Owl and Meadow enamel mugs, as well as Birdie enamel containers will also launch. We have those ON-HAND. Which means that if you purchase a pre-order item AND an item we have on-hand, your order will be split into multiple shipments.
WHAT DATE & TIME WILL IT BE GOING UP?
Saturday, November 24th at 9am PST.
We will close for our routine winter break Sunday, December 16th. This means the 16th is your last day to place orders, and we will fulfill all outstanding orders the following week.
WHAT IS A LIMITED-QUANTITY PRE-ORDER?
Because we've already had to order these trays, pillows, and blankets to get them into production ASAP, our inventory will be limited to the amount that we've ordered, rather than determined by the amount of pre-orders placed. If they sell out, we will re-open them for a true pre-order in the New Year, but for now our inventory will be limited, the pre-order will simply act as a way for people to purchase their items early which smooths & expedites our fulfillment process once the items arrive.
WHY CAN'T A LIMITED-QUANTITY PRE-ORDER BE DONE FOR THE KETTLES?
Because of the handmade nature of enamelware, we individually quality check each item we receive to make sure it's in mint condition once it arrives at our studio. To do a limited quantity pre-order, we would need to list a specific quantity in the shop, and we cannot know exactly what our inventory of mint condition kettles vs. seconds we will be until they arrive and are checked.
WHEN ARE PRE-ORDERS EXPECTED TO SHIP?:
Trays are expected to arrive here in early January. At this time, this is just a rough estimate. I will keep you posted with any updates I receive.
SUNSHINE blankets and Sun & Moon pillows are expected to arrive early-mid December.
WILL THERE BE GIFT POSTCARDS FOR OTHER PRE-ORDER ITEMS?
No, because everything except the trays are expected to arrive before our Christmas break, just at the last minute!
Thank you so much everyone for your support! Every year we feel more prepared and organized for the holidays than the last-- and yet also like the room for improvement keeps growing! Running a small business is a two-steps-forward, one-step-back kind of journey, and so I am incredibly grateful for everyone's patience as we continue to streamline our processes and satiate your and our needs to buy and create mindfully produced home goods, gifts & more.
Phoebe & Rae