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I received the blanket last week and just wanted to tell you that I am delighted with it, it is lovely and great quality and the embroidery absolutely perfect. Thanks very much!Kind regards,
sorry for the delay I just wanted to say a very big thank you for the delivery of the personalised wee doll - it arrived fast and in time, and was perfect. Many thanks indeed, I hope to be able to order something again soon.
Just to let you know, the bracelet arrived this morning. Am very pleased with it it is a birthday present for my cousin, she will love it!
Thank you so much for the wonderful cushion. It was perfect and even nicer than I had hoped. The personalisation on the back was brilliant. I haven't bought a nicer 50th birthday present and will come back for more!! Thanks again,
Thank you for the prompt delivery of my personalised Hatty Ragdoll that arrived today, she is lovely and I am sure will be well received.
I just wanted to say a big thank you for the t-shirt. It arrived in plenty of time for Father's Day and my husband loved it. I've been telling everyone about your website!
I have received the doll and she is just perfect, thank you so much. I will be ordering another one soon no doubt.
I received my lamp, delighted with it, as it was to replace the identical lamp my 3 year old granson knocked over and I needed to match it with my two others. Thank you for an excellent service.
Hi, received my order swiftly, thanks for that, really lovely items, the little shoes are cream and not pink as shown online, however, they're so pretty the colour doesn't really matter, thanks again for super service.
Hi, Items received today. Beautiful. Initials neatly embroidered. Thank you very much for your 1st class prompt service!
I received my order today and wow the dolls are just amazing! well done and thank you so much. I know the little girl is just going to love her new doll! As will her sister :)
Could you kindly please pass on my thanks for the boat blanket which has my nephews name stitched onto it Ethan Thomas. It is absolutely fantastic and I will definitely be ordering more from you.
Just a small note to say a big thank you for pulling out all the stops for my late order of the Josy/Ella blankets which arrived this morning, and are now winging their way to Toulouse and Leipzig. Blankets as lovely as ever, and up to your high standard as usual.
Thanks ever so much for the quilt and pillowcase "OWEN's" parents were thrilled. I am sure you will receive a lot more orders as already a few of my friends have asked where they can buy the same.
I just wanted to email to say how delighted I am with my recent order. So quick to arrive, and such a beautiful blanket, thank you. I have many friends with babies due and will almost definitely return to order more of these.
Many thanks for the two personalised aprons (Caitlin and Katie) which arrived today. They are really lovely - thank you.
Many thanks for the Christmas Sack I ordered and safely received today. I am absolutely thrilled with this, the quality is superb and it looks so much better in 'real life' than on the web page. It is absolutely gorgeous and I know it will be appreciated by my granddaughter for many years to come. Once again many thanks.
I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for dropping off the hot water bottle by hand. It was really unexpected and I certainly didn't expect anyone to go out of their way to get it to me so I am extremely grateful. The bottle cover is gorgeous and will be very much appreciated at the birthday party tomorrow.
I am sure there will be more orders coming your way - certainly from our house.
Thank you again for going out of your way to drop it off - it really was
truly unexpected and heartwarming in this day and age.
I've just recieved my order and wanted to thank you once again for
personalising the blanket. The blanket made for a lovely gift for my
girlfriend and she loves it. Thank you.
Dear Sue, thank you very much; the apron arrived on Saturday morning with plenty of time to spare before the birthday tomorrow. The quick turn around has been appreciated. With kind regards
At The Alphabet Gift Shop we have a great range of vintage style telephones in great colours that would make wonderful gifts for family and friends. They are reminder of how science has progressed in a short space of time and of an era when the Bakelite telephone was an important element of everyday lives. Today these telephones are loved and cherished because the distinctive aesthetics that they bring to a room.
Some will remember when telephones were chunky pieces of equipment with rotary dials that were a fixture in every hallway. The phones were often made of a material called Bakelite and those vintage models are now collector's items. Bakelite was an early plastic that was developed by Belgian born chemist Leo Baekeland in New York in 1907. The material's scientific name is polyoxybenzylmethylenglycolanhydride! That is probably why another name was established for it and thank goodness!
Bakelite possess several useful properties. It can be moulded quickly which was vital for the mass production of identical goods. It retains its shape and is rigid. It has a smooth finish and it is durable, being resistant to heat, scratches and solvents. It is also prized for its low electrical conductivity making it perfect for use in appliances such as telephones.
Bakelite's ready availability and speed of moulding helped to lower the production costs of many items including telephones to the extent that they were affordable for ordinary people. Bakelite is the reason why it was possible for telephones to become such common sights in family homes. This humble plastic played a crucial role in social history that should not be overlooked.
These days our phones have the computing power that could only be dreamed of just a few years ago and they are portable, unlike the rather large phones of yesteryear. However, vintage style telephones remain appealing accessories and they are perfect for homes with retro décor or for those who appreciate the history of the devices.
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