Winter is drawing to a close. The long dark nights are becoming a thing of the past. As the sun rises up and announces the coming of new life, the seasons change and we move forward into springtime.
We are celebrating the coming of the new season with the launching of a series of Giclee prints taken from an original mixed media painting, Arise, by our very own Gail Dixon.
The painting itself depicts the sun rising up above a Hilltop bringing light, colour and life to the community that nestles beneath it.
The prints are available in a variety of sizes unmounted, mounted or framed. Mounted or framed prints come signed by Gail.
Framed prints will be framed by hand in our own workshop using our bespoke picture framing service using locally grown wood
You can find Arise, as well as prints of Gail’s other work, here.
These wonderful handmade tree decorations by Mike from offcuts of timber left after making his frames and chopping boards.
They are roughly finished and are charming on their own, but particularly so when grouped together in a little Copse.
As you can see, when grouped together the variety of the woods used – Ash, Beech, Elm, Oak, Sycamore – achieve a beautiful range of colour, texture and pattern which makes each Copse unique! Each piece of timber used is grown locally in the borderlands of Scotland.
These are available in our Dumfries store and Online either individually or in randomly selected “Copses” of 3 or 5 trees (£8.99, £26 and £42 respectively)
Gail’s been busy putting together these wonderful outdoor-themed handmade cards. The range is called Pineneedle and each design features a stitched pine tree.
These unique cards are available in our Dumfries store and are £3.99 each.
Some new Beech cheese boards have arrived in store. Like all of our cheese boards and serving platters, these are handmade by Mike Dixon using locally grown timber from the borderlands of Scotland.
These boards feature some truly beautiful grain and have a lovely, delicate milkiness to the colouring. As with all our boards, they are suitable for preparing and serving food or just to bring a touch of rustic charm to your kitchen!
The boards featured here start at £18 for the small, handled platters, ranging to £39 for the table runner.
You can find more of our exclusive boards and platters here.
We’ve got a few new designs in our popular Photocards range. These cards feature photographs taken by Mike Dixon and come cello-packed with a recycled kraft envelope. Each card is blank inside for your own message.
The Photocards range – which includes wildlife, landscapes and flowers – can be found here – each card costs £2.50.
Celebrate Father’s day with these quirky cards illustrated by Tim Pattimore. Each card features a particularly “daddish” hobby with a variety of items that go along with that pass time. The cards are blank for your own message and come complete with recycled a envelope.
Designs available –
These cards are available in store at £2.50 each.
Introducing a brand new design for our Heart Of Wood handmade chopping boards and serving platters! These boards are big enough for all manner of food preparation tasks as well as looking gorgeous as part of a table display. (Just imagine a ploughman’s lunch or buffet with these pile high with cheeses, cold meats, fruits, berries and vegetable dips as the centrepiece!)
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We love the Spring – all that lush new growth and warmer weather. It’s also time to be outdoors soaking in the sun and the beautiful birdsong.
This lovely chunky mug was made by Scottish artist Julia Smith; perfect for a morning cup of coffee in the garden as you enjoy watching the birds.
You can buy this beautiful handmade mug here, or browse our selection of products inspired by birds.
We’ve been busy in the workshop again and created these delightfully chunky handmade candle blocks.
Mike has selected the wood for each piece based on its shape, colour and appearance; making a feature of any unusual parts. This means that not only is each piece entirely unique, but also has a character of its own. Each piece will sit quite happily on its own or with others, and fit seamlessly with both modern and rustic interiors.
Continue reading Our Handmade Candle Blocks Will Enhance Your Interiors
This lovely handmade farm stool radiates rustic charm and harks back to simpler times.
Our woodworker, Mike, has cut and shaped each component by hand and assembled it using traditional Wedged Mortise and Tenon joints meaning that this stool will stay stable for the rest of its life.
Mike has carefully chosen each piece of wood used in this handmade farm stool for it’s strength and it’s character – the beautiful Burr Oak top is gorgeously speckled with dozens of miniature knots from the tiny twigs that protrude from the tree.
The legs have been turned by hand from Elm which has a lovely rich caramel-coffee colour.
Available in-store or you can buy it online directly.