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NEW SEASON NEW SHOP

In this picture we have some beautiful ochre colour linen cushions arranged with a large stone urn displayed with a large rusty metal hare, a Hungarian hook and shelf wall unit, a lovely green stilton cheese bowl filled with our velvet pears made with spices.  Seen on the back wall, a couple of our everlasting rings made with Hydrangeas and a generous linen bow and on the left, a ring made of giant poppies and statice.   

This stone cherub is a cast copy from a Victorian original.  Decorative for both inside and out.
A close up of a tea light tray made from a very old piece of French oak.

Display on the dresser: a French jardinière, a wooden framed mirror in original paint, new marble bowls, a unusual set of wooden Baboucha dolls and on the top shelf zinc candle votives and twiggy hearts. 



Globe artichokes displayed freshly cut.
In the garden corner there is a mix of items including; French wall sconces, a French trug, vintage watering cans, decorative garden stakes, birch tea light holders, Amish stars, a handcrafted cockerel, green Christmas trees and lots more.

All our hand picked items are mostly one – off pieces and are often not seen again in the shop.  Great for gifts and mostly very practical items for everyday use!

You can find all of these items and many more at our store:
46 High Street, Lavenham, CO10 9PY
Tue-Fri 9.30-4.30pm
Sat 9.30-4.00pm

01787 249450
 

July

Just made today.  Everlasting Peonies, Gypsophila and Sea Lavender.

Some new purchases in the shop, an old glass terranium, Swiss Cheese plant and succulents.

Something new to try is the fish soap on a rope.

Our dress displays small pieces of new and vintage glass with old pottery pots and our favourite French soap, Lavender broyee and Rose petal. 

In great condition is this old French post sack displayed on a small Hungarian bench.

Upstairs merchandise.

Our garden is now beginning to show some beautiful colour.

The Honeysuckle just keeps on flowering (L. Serotina).

Some changes to the bed this year includes removing the Lavender edging to make way for more plants!!!

And finally for a bright splash of colour is the Canna, seen here with the rusty poppy stakes which still remain the best seller in the shop year round.
 

New Arrivals

New to the shop are some very handy French baskets, decorative garden plant supports, jaunty spots and dots bunting for the Summer and our favourite Victorian Herb candles all re-stocked.

We have a good stock of French galvanised wash bowls and tubs and some original Dutch creaming pans seen on the top shelf.  More for the garden, includes these 6ft tall obelisks and iron pot holders in various designs.

This aged bird bath is still available, it comes apart in three sections and is approx. 3 1/2 inch deep bowl.  Sorry but the Dove has now flown away!

Recently painted is this country pine dresser in one of our favourite colours F & B ‘Elephants Breath’.  All new hammered pewter knobs and drawer handles have been fixed for a easy country style.

For the garden, we have a pair of vintage deck chairs covered with Sanderson linen union.  Very comfortable, moveable and easily folds away. 

This cheeky frog sunbathing on a Lilly pad is cast in bronze and is made for a water feature, ideal for a small pool or water tank.  More pictures and measurements to follow soon.  

And lastly a quick picture of this three seated teak Lutyens  style garden bench, modelled with Hugo.  Shortly on its way to the shop, not Hugo!
That’s all for now, more bits to restore and photograph soon.
Any queries please telephone the shop 01787 249450
Tues-Sat from 9.30am 

Mothering Sunday 6th March

We have lots of lovely treats for Mothering Sunday.
From vintage glassware, tin caddy lanterns, scented candles in pots, tins and tea lights, pretty containers filled with Spring bulbs and much more.



In the grey pigeon holder a stock of traditional French soap in popular fragrances, Lavender Broyee and Rose petal.

Woodland bark pots planted with white Muscari £4.50

We have urns filled with Hyacinths and glassware planted with scented Narcissus ‘Bridal Crown’ all ready to give.  Also seen with ‘Melody’ plaques for decorating an indoor/outdoor wall.

Modern concrete style oblong planters filled with white Muscari £14

And lastly a traditional gift of beautiful ‘Sweet Avalanche’ Roses, Guelder Rose, Lisianthus and seasonal foliage presented in a flower box (aqua wrapped).  Large arrangement £50.

Christmas 2015

Blue pine ring decorated with clematis vine, apples, gilded nuts & cones.
The size shown is approximately 45cm diameter.  £34
Blue pine ring decorated with citrus slices, cinnamon sticks, cones & reindeer moss.
 The size shown is approximately 35cm diameter.  £24
We create all our door rings by hand using the traditional technique of mossing and wiring the foliage.  We also use locally sourced moss and English grown pine, Holly, Eucalyptus, Ivy & berries. 
We will be adding different designs to our website this week, including the wild foragers ring with mixed foliage, moss & poppy heads and nearer to Christmas Hydrangeas and Roses are a particular favourite.  Please ask about recieving our door rings by post.
Handmade ‘Noel’ sign.

All things christmassy….as well as fresh rings we create unusual dried decorations.

 Just what every gardener needs; wire baskets, old terracotta pots, enamel bowls, planting trough, memo boards, pegs & handy gobble all sacks.

And a reminder that we don’t just sell flowers we do lots more… vintage & antique pieces for the home & garden, handmade cushions, cashmere wrist warmers, pre-loved Barbour clothing, up cycled accessories, locally made metal decoratives and much more.  

Telephone the shop to reserve these one off  pieces.  01787 249450