Right. I'm calling it. It's Autumn. Thank goodness! Last time I wrote an Edit I was quite literally melting... I digress.
Autumn! Stunning colours are on their way, cooler breezes, cups of tea with a good book. Cosy.
Let’s start at the back left of the arrangement; Jemma Banks has a new range of really cute prints in stock. This little fox is very proud of its big bushy tail, and why not! It’s beautiful!
Coming across we have a beautiful art print cushion by Inuro. Its soft, faux suede fabric and plump cushion give a really luxurious feel to cuddle up to when you’re reading your favourite book. And speaking of books…
… we have a new novel by Mark Veevers in. The cover illustrations were done by our tenant illustrator, Edie OP! ‘Crystal Dragons & Shadows – The Peculiar Adventures of Jem Scott’ is a story about a young boy who discovers dragon eggs in the stream in the garden of his Grandad’s house in North Wales. ‘This Fantastic, fast-paced escapade tells of drama, imagination, humour, courage and friendship, for young readers’.
Next, along to the left, is a fabric 'Flutterby' by Emma Louise Made These. Quirky and clashing prints will brighten your walls. Emma also accepts commissions to make these in your own fabric. Ask at reception for details.
Further along to the left, we have the first of Death by Tea’s items in this Edit. The mallard mug is so cute, it says ‘Ey up Duck’ on the back! Quack! Inside this mug is a Death by Tea pin – 90% Tea, 10% Human which is *totally* me in the mornings whilst I’m waiting for my brain to wake up… I’m not alone am I ?!
In front of the mug is a beautiful handcrafted toadstool by Fiona Gypsy Bunting. Using reclaimed and vintage fabrics, this little hanger looks organic and rustic. I love it.
On the wooden block next to the toadstool is a selection of rings by Crowd Capture. This selection, called ‘The Fairy Tale Collection’ is designed by Tara Shad and handmade in India*. The bold and individual pieces are a fun and individual way to update your outfits for the new season.
Last, but not least are the notebook and pin by Death by Tea again. ‘Lists 4 Life’ is pretty much my mantra (anyone else singing Iggy Pop now?!) and you can write them all in your ‘Secrets’ notebook!
You may have noticed that I haven’t spoken about the stag beetle bowl… Well, between the time that I arranged the Edit, photographed it and wrote this… it sold! It was a ceramic creation by Drawn and Fired. Sgraffitto designs on ceramic wares. Unique and intriguing.
So there you have it… A new Edit, for a new season. As always, if you see anything that you simply must have, please drop us a line on (01246)500799 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will happily reserve it for you until you’re able to come in to collect it. Or it may go – just like that!
*Crowd Capture make sure to partner with makers who pay fair wages and employ ethical practices in empowering ladies into employment and to help people from deprived communities.