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British ceramics

More recently I have come across some great small British designers. One of the advantages of being an independent Retailer is that you look for the unique and unusual

Portmeirion is one of our longstanding designers who have had great success. They have kept their older botanical designers and devised the new which is sensible.

But great sucess stories are also followed by new and bold ideas. The big names give us inspiration to take that bold move and risk going into business for ourselves. I admire the designer who has an idea and runs with it. Success or failure.

The owelry print

For me ceramics, handbags, shoes and bedlinen are my compulsions. I love looking in shops for bargains. Tk maxx being one of my favourites.

I love the scandi designs, such as I like birds and martha and hepsie. Both relatively new designers.

I like Birds Owl Mug. Adorable.
Matching milk jug. Great gifts for him.

On my search for the new and bold I discovered Bird a great designer local to myself in Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire. A really fortunate find and so good for us as a company to support local as well as British.

In addition to mugs Bird produce prints and cards which are just exquisite.
Meg Hawkins is another of my favourite designers, also from Shropshire.
Her mugs come beautifully boxed.

Meg’s drawings are just beautiful. I have some of her homewares in my kitchen and they are a joy to have on show.

Even if you are not an artist yourself it is possible to express yourself through what you buy and put together.

Sara Miller another favourite of mine.

I love the decadence of Sara Miller. Bold and rich in design. Luxurious and special.

Another beautiful design from Sara Miller.

Design plays an important role in our everyday lives. Enjoy and embrace it.


Hi, I am an owner of a ecommerce business which sells British designed gifts. My passion is offering high quality goods at an affordable price and to provide the consumer with a unique shopping experience.