If you’re looking to brighten up your home (quite literally) – step away from the bog standard light bulb (complete with generic lampshade) and let TruffleShuffle guide you through some of the cool lights we have in stock! We all know the smallest addition to your home can make a big statement, so why not make the right statement with the help of Star Wars, Scrabble, Gin (yes, GIN) and much more!
Say it loud, and say it proud with our awesome retro lightbox. This would make a great addition to any room, with a range of letters and symbols – you can personalise your chosen message ready for illumination. What will you choose?
Tatty Devine have been breaking our hearts with their awesome range of jewellery for quite some time now – so we were over the moon to welcome a great selection of quirky lights to TruffleShuffle. Blurring the lines between art, fashion and culture, art school grads and founders Rosie Wolfenden and Harriet Vine’s ethos is all about expressing yourself in a fun-filled, light-hearted way – and what better way to do so than showing your love for Gin, old vinyls and retro lollies? ——>Tatty Devine Lights< ——
If you’re looking to add a flash of Super Hero appreciation to your home, then our cool lampshades and lava lamps is a great place to start.
If your lighting doesn’t make you look clever – you’re doing something wrong. Bag yourself some serious triple word cool points with these awesome Scrabble lights.
We definitely don’t want to keep you in the dark – hope you love our lights as much as we do, check out the full range and add some serious style to your home!
Calling all you Instagramers! As many of you might already know, we’re pretty fond of almost every social media platform in the land. If we’re not tweeting our Facebooks, we’re Instagraming our Pinterests….it can all get a bit contusing but we love it!
Now one of the biggest reasons we just loving getting social is because it’s such an amazing way to be in touch with all our amazing customers and fans, as well as getting to see all the fab things people have been posting, sharing and commenting to us. Getting to see all our designs in their new home is just about as cool as things get. For us anyways!
Each week a whole bunch of you lovely lot snap your latest purchases or perhaps current outfit and upload them to Instagram for all to see. If this is you then thank you so much!
To celebrate your hard work, we’re picking out just a few of our favourites to share and perhaps inspire even more shopping or snapping of your very own.
So! Check out some of these amazing Instagrams that we’ve been loving and don’t forget, if you’d like to be featured or even just let us see what you’ve got your hands on, tag us using @truffleshufflecom or use the tag #truffleshufflecom and we’ll spot it. Enjoy!
Fancy being featured in the next insta-llment? Why not snap and upload you very own TruffleShuffle purchases and be sure to tag them with #truffleshufflecom and you can always tag us using our profile @truffleshufflecom so we can’t miss it.
Are you looking to make your Christmas a little more retro? Of course you are! Below I have put together some ideas on how you can have an awesome retro Christmas.
Everyone loves a movie at Christmas, why not sit back and enjoy some classic retro movie films with your family and friends. Our recommendations are:
National Lampoons Xmas Vacation – It’s Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark’s continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but he manages to keep going knowing that his Christmas bonus is due soon. [IMDB]
Home Alone – It is Christmas time and the McAllister family is preparing for a vacation in Paris, France. But the youngest in the family named Kevin got into a scuffle with his older brother Buzz and was sent to his room which is on the third floor of his house. Then, the next morning, while the rest of the family was in a rush to make it to the airport on time, they completely forgot about Kevin who now has the house all to himself. Being home alone was fun for Kevin, having a pizza all to himself, jumping on his parents’ bed, and making a mess. Then, Kevin discovers about two burglars, Harry and Marv, about to rob his house on Christmas Eve. Kevin acts quickly by wiring his own house with makeshift booby traps to stop the burglars and to bring them to justice. [IMDB]
A Charlie Brown Christmas – When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism that he sees amongst everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas paegent. Charlie Brown accepts, but it proves to be a frustrating struggle. When an attempt to restore the proper spirit with a forlorn little fir Christmas tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to learn what the real meaning of Christmas is. [IMDB]
Miracle On 34th Street – At the Macy’s Department Store Thanksgiving Day parade, the actor playing Santa is discovered to be drunk by a whiskered old man. Doris Walker, the no nonsense special events director, persuades the old man to take his place. The old man proves to be a sensation and is quickly recruited to be the store Santa at the main Macy’s outlet. While he is successful, Ms. Walker learns that he calls himself Kris Kringle and he claims to be the actual Santa Claus. Despite reassurances by Kringle’s doctor that he is harmless, Doris still has misgivings, especially when she has cynically trained herself, and especially her daughter, Susan, to reject all notions of belief and fantasy. And yet, people, especially Susan, begin to notice there is something special about Kris and his determination to advance the true spirit of Christmas amidst the rampant commercialism around him and succeeding in improbable ways… [IMDB]
Toys & Games
At Christmas many families like to get together and enjoy a few hours playing games. Below are some of our favorite retro games that we think you should get out of the cupboard this Xmas.
Monopoly – Over 1 billion people around the world have played monopoly at some point in their life. The aim of the game being to earn as much money as possible and bankrupt your opponents. Although games can drag on for hours it can be great fun for family members of all ages.
Buckaroo – A game for people with a steady hand! The aim of Buckaroo is to place a number of items onto a mules back without him jolting into the air throwing all the items off his back. The winner of the game is the last player standing.
Guess Who – A great game for kids and adults – Each player starts the game with a board that includes cartoon images of 24 people and their first names. Each player selecting a card of their choice from a separate pile of cards containing the same 24 images. The object of the game is to be the first to determine which card your opponent has selected. Players alternate asking various yes or no questions to eliminate candidates, such as “Does this person wear glasses?” Well-crafted questions allow players to eliminate one or more possible cards.
Scrabble – This one is for the more grown-up among you. Scrabble is a word game in which two to four players score points by forming words from individual lettered tiles on a gameboard marked with a 15-by-15 grid. The words are formed across and down in crossword fashion and must appear in a standard dictionary
What movies do you like to watch at Christmas? Do you like to play games at Xmas? If so, what is your game of choice?
It’s that time of year again and as the shops begin snowing up their windows and blasting out Slade’s Crimbo classic IT’S CHRISTMAS, we all scurry around in a frenzy trying to find unique, funny and affordable Secret Santa gifts. Well, if like us you are feeling under pressure and needing inspiration for this annual stress, we can point you in the direction of some amazing Secret Santa gifts, guaranteed to raise a few office giggles and envious glances!