“Men make the moral code and they expect women to accept it. They have decided that it is entirely right and proper for men to fight for their liberties and their rights, but that it is not right and proper for women to fight for theirs.” - Emmeline Pankhurst, My Own Story
Today, 100 years since (some) women in the UK first voted in a general election, a statue of Emmeline Pankhurst will be unveiled in Manchester 🙌💜💚
Happy #smallbusinesssaturday (or small business #caturday as I think you’ll find that cats are the real bosses behind many small businesses 😼)! Thank you for keeping me and Oscar so busy. We’re incredibly grateful to everyone who has shopped, shared, reviewed, commented or supported our business in any way❤️
Our Jane Eyre Birdcage necklace was one the earliest products I came up with back in 2012 and I remember the first Christmas as a business owner frantically packing thousands of these and wondering how on earth I was going to cope with it all.
Six years later the business has evolved (I have help, thank goodness!), and other products have taken precedence, but I don’t think I can ever stop selling this necklace as Literary Emporium would never have got to this stage without it.
Despite the waning popularity of this necklace (let’s face it, your bestseller is not going to be your bestseller forever) your appetite for this Jane Eyre quote is still strong, so instead of making thousands of Jane Eyre necklaces, we’re packing thousands of Jane Eyre pins. Let me tell you that the pins orders are a damn sight easier to fulfil so I’m thankful for this shift in product popularity!
It’s been a busy week but all your lovely comments, messages and orders have kept me going. As a little thank you for all your support I’m giving away one of our new Frankenstein gift sets. Just follow my account and tag a friend in the comments below to enter. The winner will be drawn on Wednesday - good luck!
Giveaway open internationally. Please only enter once as only your first comment will be counted 😊
I couldn’t resist taking a snap of my pin in front of @addymanbooks incredible wall of Penguin Classics 📙 I hope that one day I can have my very own Penguin wall but for now I’m content with a few shelves 🧡