Thursday, 21 November 2013

Chilly....?!

Chilly?! … we have wool hot water bottle covers in a fabulous range of patterns and colours. Just what you need to keep your toes warm.

Scarves and hats and gloves to wrap yourself up in, colour is the key, pattern, weave and stripe. In wool, silk and cashmere, sumptuous for yourself or as a gift. There are several designs that work well for men and women.

We have a huge selection of Christmas ideas. Animal and bird temporary tattoos and badges, great stocking fillers or Secret Santa gifts. Jewellery made from every possible material, innovative design and a broad spectrum of prices.

Toast racks, coasters, tablemats, prints, lampshades, bags…. I could go on but it would be easier to come and take a look… so much to see!

 

Tartan totes… the na├»ve print and the zany colours are a modern take on traditional tartan, the name of the tartan is printed on the back of the bag. A practical bag for a highland lover.


Price £13.95


Inca’s Perspex jewellery comes in a selection of vivid colours. A great range rings, earrings, pendants and fabulous necklaces all individually boxed. Affordable and contemporary what more could you ask? Sorry about the photo it doesn't do them justice the colours are vibrant!


Prices start £11.95

David’s new foxy design is selling well, we will be getting another delivery in December . We also stock his classic Blue/White design and jolly Bird design. All hand made and painted his exuberant designs are charming, just one item would make mealtimes so much more fun.



Prices start £18.95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Autumn is here to stay...








After a glorious ( and wet !) October…..Autumn is well and truly here to stay.




We are steadily building up our range of scarves/hats and gloves, colour and texture are important. The colours range across the spectrum and the textures include felted knits, fine woo, sumptuous silk, and sophisticated wool weaves. It means there is definitely something that will add an extra pizzazz to last years winter coat.



Prices start £39.95

The new range of silicone bags by Justina are a combination of modern design, durability and a fabulous colour range. They are waterproof, easy to clean wont loose their shape, have comfortable cotton handles and an inside pocket. The perfect all round bag.



Price £47.95

Sam’s fox and deer hangings would be great as Christmas decorations. These well dresses animals are all individual we have hung them alongside Sarah’s ceramic birds for an alternative to Christmas glitz. They could also be framed or hung on the wall, we also have her fabulous fox collars in stock again though they are selling fast!



Price £8.95

 
Anna’s rosy cheeked lady and gentleman cards are fun and quirky. In a range of dapper outfit’s the jewel like colours and the combinations of pattern make each one unique. They are hand made using drawing print and collage techniques…..lovely.
 
 

A snip at £2.95

 




       


 

 

Monday, 7 October 2013

The night's are drawing in....


 
 
Autumn is on it’s way…. The nights are drawing in. We will be getting new stock every week so do pop by and have a look at our rich autumn colours.


 

We have a new range of hand painted lamp bases the smartly dressed animal and people images work well for both children and adults. They are brightly painted on both sides of the base, awake and asleep. For either a bedside table or living room, we have sold a male and female for each side of the bed ….perfect!



Lesley’s lamps

Small £59.95 Large £69.95


 

A new range of Harris Tweed shoulder bags fabulous combinations of colour and weave. Beautifully made with a leather strap and buckle. The bag has a magnetic fastening which makes it easy to open. The texture and colour is a reminder of the Scottish landscape and autumnal foliage.

Bertie’s bags

£109.95

Friday, 28 June 2013

A souvenir of Brighton


Summer is on it’s way ….at last! We are building up our stock of favourites and getting new work too so do come and see what we have in store. Hopefully an untypical souvenir of Brighton… to take away as a reminder of your fun time here.


 
  
 
A new range of limited edition prints by Alice Pattullo that are exclusive to us and a fantastic price !! These seaside images are given her usual humorous touch, they would make either a great gift or memento of Brighton.
Prices £10.00 £12.



Gracie J is an affordable range of jewellery that fits with the ‘boho’ summer vibe that Brighton is all about. The two styles of necklace, bracelet, earrings and ring means there are a lot of options to choose from, the choice of colours is good too, from seaside turquoise to fuchsia pink. Ceramic pebbles with silver or copper beads threaded onto thong have just the right mix of boho and style. Dress up or down this range is easy to wear and needn’t be limited to the summer. Again fantastic value so could be a gift to yourself or a friend.

Prices start £11.95

 


Naomi Flowers has made a beautiful range of incredibly detailed ceramic plates. The combined use of her signature flower pattern and texture, the strong colour and pencil drawn birds makes for a unique style. Her technique and imagery give them a very individual and contemporary feel, equivalent to a painting they look fabulous on the wall.




She has also made a range of ceramic flower brooches to complement the plates. They are exquisitely detailed and coloured it’s possible to take away an affordable piece of her work whilst you covert her larger pieces.

Prices start £14.95

 

Kate Broughton’s British Bird and British Tits prints are a welcome addition… simple, decorative and instructive what more could you ask.? We also sell a range of her bird cards that include a packet of bird seed! Writing paper, wrapping paper, bird badges and bird and owl tattoos that make quirky presents for all the budding ‘twitchers’ out there




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Prices start £5.95

Sunday, 12 May 2013

May and the Festival are here again...



May and the Festival are here again….we have a fabulous collection of Guy Funnel’s paintings. His subject Burling Gap is close to all our hearts. His paintings are a reminder of the simple pleasure we take in walking along the Sussex coastline during the balmy days of summer. The texture and colour of his paintings capture perfectly the changing light, the reflections and the contrasts between chalk cliff, sea and pebble. Such a stunning view… it always makes me gasp when I see for the first time each year.

The range of sizes and prices make it possible to have your very own reminder of a perfect summer's day walk by the sea.

Prices start £110.00

 

 
David Pantling has added new shapes to his range a large bowl and plate, they show his decoration perfectly and are very affordable. They come in both the bird design and the blue and cream pattern. We have also had delivery of his butter dishes and toast racks which are always popular as they make great presents.

Prices start £17.95

 
 
 
 
Amy Denton’s ceramic brooches cover a range of images birds, houses, trees and boats, they have the nostalgic feel of a museum collection. I think they could work for a man or woman and would look great on the lapel of a summer jacket.

Price £11.95

 
Connell and Hart’s glass earrings and pendants are sophisticated and simple. I like the combination of the teardrop shaped glass and the simplicity of the silver. The fab colour range means that you’re bound to find something to suit and the transparency of the glass gives it a lightness that makes it easy to wear summer jewellery.

Prices start £19.95

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Back to Work....!





I’m sure everyone is sick to death of the weather we have been having, at last it seems like it’s going to start warming up….. fingers crossed.

I was lucky enough to have a holiday in Rajasthan at the worst point, there was a blizzard on the day I left and another on the day I returned! The holiday was fantastic. I had worked in Calcutta for a fashion company when I was younger but never had the chance to travel.

We hired a driver called Vinod who was a similar age to us so drove at a sedate pace, thank god. We travelled massive distances from Jaipur to Mandawa, Fatephur, Sitalanger, Bikaner, Khuri, Jaisalmer, Rankapoor, Udaipur, Todgarth, and back to Jaipur. Stayed in some fabulous Havelis, slept in the desert and rode a camel, saw forts and palaces. Visited Vinod’s family farm had lunch and met the ‘cobra man‘. Every second there was something to look at…. the colour, painting, carving, and chaos were invigorating .

I’m not a great photographer but I could see photo opportunities everywhere. The holiday was an inspiration although we didn’t get much chance to relax... we were away for just ten days.

It was the tonic I needed to get through this long winter.

Back to work…

We are topping up current maker’s ranges and looking for new ideas ready for the Festival in May.

Pop in and have a look there is so much more that I havn’t included. I will let you know soon what’s new for May.

 

 
Ros Weaver’s rubber band jewellery is great, necklaces and bracelets made from rubber bands! It is tactile and comfortable to wear, strong simple colours. The red/black range with its burst of coloured bands is sculptural but still easy to wear. To top it all they are an affordable price so perfect as a gift for yourself or a friend.

Prices start £5.95

 
In addition to Hannah Turner’s Owl range of tableware there is now the Birdy range. Again teapots, creamer jugs and mugs are in stock at the moment. We also have two types of egg cup an owl and a bird which are great shapes. You could choose a couple of items and they would make a great birthday or wedding gift.

Prices start £11.95

 
Kirsty Kirkpatrick’s jewellery is selling well and she’s added earings and a smaller necklace to her range plus more choice of colour. A fabulous combination of wood, laser cutting and vintage chain makes for a very contemporary vibe.

Prices start £25.95

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Love is in the air......

A New Year means a fresh start…. we anticipate our existing makers developing more fabulous ideas and to receiving exciting, innovative work from new designers…lots to look forward to ! !

At the moment we are concentrating on Valentine’s Day so heart images appear on cards, textiles and in jewellery, pink and red are the colours of choice. Here is a selection of what we have in store do come and check out our windows to get an idea of the wide choice we have. Don’t worry if you want to make a more alternative gesture of romance, we have lots of tokens that will fit the bill.

Thank you again for making Christmas such a success for our makers. I wish all our customers a very Happy New Year !!

 


 
Eleanor Taylor’s delightful range of hand painted cards for Valentine’s Day are an alternative to the usual fare. Inspired by the darker side of the fairy tale, they are a modern interpretation of the painted Victorian Valentine card, something to treasure.

My favourite design is the ‘foxy couple’ dancing.

Price £4.95



Anna Tilson’s mosaic hearts are a perfect Valentine’s gift a selection of colours and the different combinations of crockery make each one unique. I think they would make a lovely wedding present too.

Price £29.95



 
The new Bee Keeper design from Lush comes in a cushion and a tablecloth. The yellow/pink colour way is fresh for spring and makes a pretty Valentine’s gift. We also have the red fox and cubs cushion which is always a Valentine’s favourite.

Prices start £31.95



 
Hannah Turner’s Owl teapot and jugs are fun. I like the strong the design and how she has incorporated the shape of the jug into the beak of the design. Tea making will become even more of a pleasure when using this crockery !

Prices start £15.95



Poppy Treffry’s heart and dog badges make are an inexpensive love token. The cream spot on red is jolly and makes a splash of colour on a jacket.

Price £5.95

 
                                                

 
We have had a delivery of Margo Selby scarves the new colours are rich and vibrant. Colours range from monochrome through soft pink and strong red, shades of green to vibrant orange and lemon.
These scarves make a strong statement but are easy to wear with any colour. Something you’ll wear for ever, a real investment piece.

Price £84.95