“Little Shop Of” is the creation of a couple called Simon and Jackie and originated back in 2009 when Jackie had searched for many a year for a way to store and organise her earrings. Earring trees and traditional jewellery boxes already existed but these are more of a permanent display and what Jackie wanted was the flexibility to put it away in a safe place or even pack it in a suitcase to head to exotic destinations.
It truly is a beautiful jewellery book and comes in different models to store earrings, rings and necklaces, It makes everything so accessible. No more hunting for that missing earring! It comes in a variety of colours too so can match everyones personality and colour preference. I was sent the rose gold, which is exquisite, but they also come in silver, gold, purple, teal, pink, white, lilac, navy, red, green, blue, and several patterned versions. They hold up to 48 pairs of earrings, with each of the four pages holding 12 pairs each and will hold pretty much every shape of earring going.
The first Little Book of Earrings went on sale in March 2009 and what I really like about this company is they took onboard feedback from the customers and redesigned the book. New colours were added, the material quality improved and the layout of the pages changed so that the earrings weren’t damaged when the book was closed. The pages of the book are softly padded and slightly offset to ensure your earrings are secure and protected. They are tested for sulphur content so your gold won’t become tarnished and the colourful covers are easy to wipe clean if you accidentally spray perfume or get make up on them.
In 2010 they added the Little Little Book of Earrings which I think is my favourite. This will hold up to 12 pairs of earrings which is ideal for travelling and purchasing local goods as you go. I’ve picked up many a pair on my travels as I like to bring souvenirs back to keep for myself, not just for gifts, but don’t always have the space in my case. Earrings are perfect little mementoes from your travels and the Little Little Book is a perfect storing case so they get home in one piece!
These four pairs are my favourite and bring back memories of travelling whenever I wear them. The turtle earrings (for some reason I have an affinity with turtles wherever I travel) and owl earrings were purchases in a backstreet alley off the Ramblas in Barcelona, a city I’ve returned to many a time! The colourful flower and heart earrings were purchases at a fantastic market in the heart of Sydney, in the Rocks District, where I honeymooned last year so I wear them with very fond memories.
I was sent one of the Little Book of Earrings in Rose Gold to review but I am definitely planning to invest in a travel version – the Little Little Book of Earrings. They make such original gifts too as its certainly not something I’ve seen before and the earrings seemed very well protected and the pages have the 12 earrings in slightly different positions on each page so that the backs don’t damage the earrings on the next page when the book is closed. I kept mine in for several days before writing this post and they are all extremely well protected.
If you are interested in buying one of these then you can go to their website where you find will a list of their local stockists categorised by area of the UK and some countries abroad including Spain, Singapore and New Zealand. Its always good to support local retailers but if you don’t have time to shop they are also available online at retailers including Amazon where they range in price from £14 to £22.