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Hello Aileen and Gail,
I'm very charmed by all the little items you sent! The little roots on the spring onions are a delightful detail - and the little holes in the biscuits. All the cheese is wonderfully realistic. Thank you. Kind regards,
Thank you very much for sending me the missing item. It is lovely! Although I said you didn't have to give me back my money for the wrong item, also thanks! When we see eachother again, I will certainly buy more items from you. With kind regards,
I've just ordered them - Thanks so much
My friend Sara was thrilled to bits with her which arrived beautifully packaged with a lovely Happy Birthday message. The attention to detail is fantastic, and it looks great in her amazing Tudor dolls house! Many thanks, great work!
Dolls House and Miniature Food
Coupled with the opulence of the interior design all the displays of foods themselves,
cheese, fish, wine, patisserie, cakes, confectionery, delicatessen, meat, fruit and
vegetables all have the most sumptuous displays of mouth-
All this started from very humble beginnings when in 1834 Charles Henry Harrod opened a small wholesale grocery in Stepney in Londons East End, with a special interest in tea. But in 1849 to escape the inner city dirt and to capitalize on trade to the Great Exhibition in 1851 in nearby Hyde Park, Harrod obtained a small shop in Knightsbridge on the site of the current store.
Starting in a single room with 2 assistants and a messenger boy, Harrods son Charles Digby Harrod built the business,acquiring adjacent properties and employing 100 people by 1880 selling medicines, stationery, perfumes, fruit and vegetables. Disaster struck in December 1883 when the store burnt to the ground, but Charles Harrod rallied to fulfil all his commitments to his customers for their Christmas deliveries that year and made a record profit in the process.
New buildings were soon raised on the same site and once again the store continued
to expand, 1898 saw the installation of the worlds first moving staircase (the escalator)
where nervous customers were offered brandy at the top to revive them after their
There cannot be many people in Britain who from one source or another, have not heard of Harrods and its colourful owner Mahommed Al Fayed.
This unique store with its motto of 'Omnia Omnibus Ubique' (All things for all people, Everywhere) is famous as one of the two largest department stores in the world.
Sited in Knightsbridge London, one of the capitals most up-
Among its many beautiful interiors are the spectacular Food Halls. The grand re-
When the extensive re-
Over the years this has continued, Noel Coward was sent an alligator from the pet shop and Ronald Regan was the recipient of a giraffe called Gertie. A.A. Milne bought the original Winnie The Pooh bear for his son Christopher here, and Alfred Hitchcock had them send out herrings to him in Hollywood by air.
They also supplied various services to the Royal Family. Harrods is always worth
a visit, but if you are especially interested in food, its Food Halls are unrivalled.
The men and women who create the wonderful displays are masters of presentation guaranteeing that you will not come away without buying some indulgence as a souvenir of a remarkable store.