2014 was such an exciting year at B. Whimsy, as we celebrated our 10 Year Anniversary and expanded our store. These milestones gave us great opportunities to celebrate with all of our wonderful shoppers, reflect on the growth of B. Whimsy over the last decade, and look forward to the coming years.
As 2014 came to an end and we kicked off 2015 – we are taking that same opportunity to reflect on the past year and start planning for the new year. For our first blog of 2015, we are reviewing some of the highlights of 2014, biggest trends, and outlook for 2015.
If we had to pick just one word to describe 2014, it just might be “Mariana.” In August, in conjunction with our Annual XIT Tailgate, we hosted a Mariana Trunkshow, where the entire Mariana collection was available for custom orders. It was so much fun to see everyone’s favorites and each person’s unique taste and style.
We also found that Mariana jewelry became one of our most popular gift items. Yesterday, with that in mind, we placed our Mariana order for the next few months. We have several new earring styles coming; more of the neutrals, clears, blacks, and pearls; and new styles that will make great gifts. One of the styles we are most excited about are Guardian Angel bracelets – available in sizes for preteens too. They will be perfect options for birthdays or confirmation gifts!
In May, we kicked of our 10 Year Anniversary celebrations with an open house event. For many years, we’ve had a Christmas Open House in November, which is always one of our favorite nights of the year. In 2014, we really enjoyed showcasing more of our everyday decor and clothing during the Anniversary Event. So much so, we plan to make this an annual event in the Spring. Stay tuned for more details in a few months!
Online and Mobile Community
We have so enjoyed communicating and interacting with y’all online and starting our new mobile community. We love getting your feedback and being able to see some of the photos you share of our work and products in your homes. We have lots of plans for 2015 to continue our mobile community, with exclusive sales and coupons, as well as our giveaways on Facebook, the behind-the-scenes looks on Instagram, and more! If you aren’t already connected with us online or part of the Mobile Community, be sure to join so you don’t miss any of the news, sales, or giveaways!
New Products and Vendors
When we are at market, we are always searching for new products that combine quality and economy; comfort and functionality. Some of our favorites in 2014: Surya’s beautiful collection of affordable indoor and outdoor rugs; the Decor Fifty-Five custom pillows; our new candle lines: Nest and Mixture; fun and colorful Fiestaware; and the so comfortable Fly shoes. In 2015, look for more of these products, plus some other great lines we have our eyes on!
B. Whimsy is firmly rooted in Christmas floral and decor – it’s where we originally got our start and it will always be near and dear to our hearts. And, this year didn’t disappoint. We’ve said it before – and will probably say it again – thank you so much for inviting B. Whimsy into your holiday celebrations through your decor and gifts. It means so much to us that we can be a small part of your holidays.
I know it seems crazy to look forward to Christmas 2015 – but we’re already starting to make some of our orders! We will have plenty of B. Whimsy’s signature look – red, lime green, black, and white – as well as more traditional Christmas colors and other trendy looks, styles, and color combinations.
We look forward to wonderful 2015, and wish you all a Happy New Year!