Beautiful textures, colours & quality in a variety of products to give you that feel good factor. Be wowed by hand made or classic pieces from our jewellery collection. Or perhaps you want a splash of glorious colour from our silk wraps hand made in Sri Lanka. Maybe something from times past, a treasured piece of vintage jewellery calling out for you to take care of it. Perhaps you need something more practical, one of our totes handmade from Africa or Thailand, simplicity with striking design. There is something for everyone.
Eating off beautiful ceramics makes dining and cooking in itself a more pleasurable experience, or having that eye catching piece with perhaps a lovely texture to it's surface something of a delight to have in the home and to the fingertips. We have platters that you just want to run your fingers over, stoneware as feature pieces to wow, unique bowls from Africa and fine ceramics to delight your eyes from France to name just a few.
What's new, what's trending, what's fresh, what's unique, what's handmade, what's vintage? Want to know what has just hit the shelves? French, Italian, South African are to name just a few of the places that 'Fresh In' is featuring. We have ceramics, accessories, silk, cotton, vintage, crystals, tribal, jewellery, scarves, textiles and oh so much more. Keep your eye on this section as it continually grows being added to regularly with new and one off finds.
Handmade items from all over the world, designed and made by outstanding artisans. You will find here a wealth of different items, from jewellery, storage, baskets, accessories, kitchenware, home wares. Every item as unique as the person who made it, time, dedication and passion going in to each piece that has taken perhaps hours to produce. Slight imperfections are seen as unique stamps of the artisans character that will catch your eye and valued for the exclusiveness it gives. Many items are from less advantaged areas, communities trained up to have a valued skill in order to support their villages. Potters magically sculpting a breathtaking bowl in Africa or putting together a storage tray out of local wood not found perhaps where you live. Women in a small village in Sri Lanka are trained up to hand weave the most stunning silk scarves, each one different, the quality fit for a Queen. Families in Bali are trained up to individually knot between each spiritual crystal to give you an exquisite piece of jewellery knowing that they can then look after their children at home rather than go to a factory. British designers and craftsmen using their skills passed down through the generations. And so much more...
Dress up an area of your room or bring something special to use in to your castle. Here you will find many individual items from other collections brought together to be functional and or decorative pieces in your home. The range varies from ceramics, outdoor planters, kitchenware, stationary, textiles, pots, storage and so much more. Many items are handmade, some vintage. Add some uniqueness to your room, have a striking piece, or one that might draw the viewer to touch and enquire. Have something fun and or timeless to make you smile.
Our collection of unique jewellery is diverse from all over the world. Ranging from 17th Century pieces to a hand strung crystal necklace that are fresh and now. We have retro, antique, vintage, modern, gems, crystals, precious metals, silk, cotton, leather all designed with love and care in to necklaces, earrings, bracelets, dancing wear, formal wear, informal and party, Festival pieces. Crystal Jewellery You will find yourself spiritually connected to the precious crystals all having been designed to balance the body using the healing properties of gemstones and crystals. For thousands of years, ancient civilizations have utilized the power of crystals to release mental, physical and spiritual blockages, thus facilitating the free flow of throughout the body. On a cellular level, our bodies and quartz crystal are both made up of mineral silicon-dioxide. Because of this, we are naturally receptive to the vibrations of crystals as they transmit, reflect, store light and receive energy. When crystals are placed directly on your body, they have a powerful vibratory effect that surges from the crystal to you. According to the law of physics, thoughts direct energy and energy follows thought. Each of our crystal energy pieces serve as a tool to help the thoughts of our consciousness connect with our body. Vintage Pieces I value traditions of old. When you look at a vintage piece, often you will see the minute detail, suddenly becoming aware of the time and skill taken in each individual piece. That piece now having a history, having been worn through times of fun, love, laughter, throughout the generations and now coming to rest in your hands to be treasured yet again by another family, knowing that it will be just you wearing that piece out on that day.
Cuddly, colourful & happy toys for children, many handmade in various countries around the world. Why not buy Shoko the Monkey made in South Africa. She is designed by a youngster whose picture you get to see on Shoko's label, giving a sense of personal connection between designer and purchaser, knowing that you are supporting an artisan in a less advantaged area. Or perhaps you would like to send the card that keeps on giving, using re-cycled paper which has plant seeds woven in to the paper fabric of the card. The card can then be planted, growing a flower or herb as a gift and memory of your kind gesture and love. Perhaps you want something functional. We have colourful handmade totes from Thailand, designed for youngsters, chuck everything in to one area, keep it simple and off you go, no fuss and less time getting out of the house. Eating noodles or tricky tasty Thai meals can be a mission for youngsters. We have the solution. Fun chopsticks with plastic ends to pop on top, keeping the sticks attached, making it easier and far more fun to eat. It seems children love bananas, anything banana related, perhaps that is because they are cheeky little monkeys. We have banana popsicles, freeze your favourite smoothie or juice into the banana shaped container and bingo have your favourite banana shaped treat the next day. One of our most popular items are the monkeys in bananas, yes I said bananas again. Or the bunnies in carrots. Handmade from Thailand. Small gifts full of fun. Buy a few and name them, having your friends over to play make up games with them or take them shopping or to bed and read them a story, zip them up when it is night night time! The collection grows slowly as more fun pieces are found.
The Domestic God/Goddess demands only the loveliest things in the kitchen! Here you will find handmade and vintage to tease your wishes. International artisans using their intricate skills to weave a tray or basket from palm leaf in Africa or to carve salad spoons from local wood. French potters adept with their fingers producing beautiful fine ceramic plates for your sushi with tiny bowls to match. Maybe you want durability in enamelware teamed up with the uniqueness provided by it being handmade. Your kitchen deserves accessories unequalled in visual, tactile and practical design.
A variety of products from cards, paper goods and anything re-cycled that can be used within the home or outside. Many items are eco-friendly & supporting fair trade providing products with meaning, products that carry a good ethos. For instance the paper in some of the products from South Africa is collected from nearby shops and schools helping to prevent waste of potentially useful materials, reducing the consumption of fresh raw materials, reduce energy usage, reduce air pollution (from incineration) and water pollution (from landfilling) by reducing the need for "conventional" waste disposal. In many less advantaged communities this also helps provide materials at a low or no cost in order to sustain an acceptable standard of living.
A collection of totally Summer Fresh must have items for the warmer periods.
Fabric be it that you wear it or it has a domestic use should be visually pleasing, good quality and a pleasure to the fingertips! Here you will find textiles, many hand made from all over the world. Natural fibres and colours giving aesthetically pleasing products made out of wool, cotton, flax, silk and so much more to adorn your home or yourself. Kitchen towels, towels, totes, toys, wraps, the collection continues...
Vintage, retro, antique and vintage style. Collectable items from all over the world. Timeless pieces. Unique gifts. Take advantage of being able to buy one off pieces you won't see elsewhere. 17th century, 18th century, 19th century, 30's, 40's, 50's. Pieces that do not lose their popularity with time. Jewellery, homeware, accessories, silk, gems, precious metals, unique designs, superior craftsmanship.