Shop small, shop indie
There's no denying it's been a tough year and for small independent stores, it's not been easy keeping going. One way you can show your support for small businesses is to buy indie this Christmas, supporting small or local companies and the hard-working entrepreneurs who run them.
In this series of blog posts, we're here to help you out by showcasing some of our our favourite indie businesses and the beautiful and unique products they're offering to make your Christmas special. For this post we've picked out some of our favourite homeware finds from independent shops.
A garden of delights
One size fits all
The House of Eden was set up as a one-size clothing company but owner Louisa also has an excellent eye for homeware and you'll find a super selection of gift ideas in store. As big plant lovers, our eye was turned by the Old Style Dutch Pot range, especially these teal beauties.
View the full range of products at www.thehouseofeden.co.uk
Honey to the bee
As a Manchester-based company, we can't help but love anything with a bee theme, as it's the symbol of this busy and industrious city. Needless to say, this honeycomb-themed ceramic coaster set from Yellow Room Designs sets our heart a-buzzing. All coasters are made just for you by owner and designer, Tess, in her Yorkshire studio.
View the full range of coasters at https://yellowroomdesigns.co.uk/
Macrame, you stay
With the resurging popularity of indoor plants, the art of macrame is back in vogue too. Most commonly seen creating rustic plant hangers, the magic art of knotting can be put to stunning use in the hands of an artist. Vicki at Liverpool-based Tassel & Twine can do wonders with a length of braid and this wall hanging is just one example of her handiwork. Vicki also runs macrame classes if you're keen to learn a new skill in 2021.
View Vicki's macrame skills in her Etsy store https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TasselandTwineDesign
Paint the whole world with a rainbow
Rainbows have long been a symbol of joy and hopefulness, and never have they been needed more than in 2020. Expert calligrapher Carrie from Carriegraphy features rainbows in a lot of her work and this personalised family tree artwork is one of our favourites. Hand drawn and hand lettered, Carrie will add any names or text you want and create a truly personal keepsake for your family.
Find out more at https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Carriegraphy