Monday, 23 November 2015

Meandering Bags & Work-Smocks

 ...November has been a busy floral curating, gathering and making month...
The new 'Winter' collection of The Linen Garden's Meandering Bags is now available over in the store.

This collection has been affectionately named after my favourite places in Yorkshire (mainly North) that I love to visit.  The last studio makings until Spring.

I am also pleased to introduce to you this month the new collection of striped 'Work Smocks'.  Made from flax cotton, these smocks are so comfortable to potter around the studio in or wear with a fabulous scarf on a little venture or team up with a Meandering Bag.  Available from size 10-18 (uk).

So I leave you with a little gallery of pics to introduce you to the latest floral curations.





Friday, 6 November 2015

Owen and Hunter

'Owen and Hunter is a coming together of two like minded souls with a thrifty nature and a magpie’s eye. Together on their wanderings gather pieces from days gone by. Spinning a tale and creating beautiful items to give as gifts or to fill your home with charm'

....on the morning of Thursday 12th November at 9am, Tea with Ruby and I, launch our very first online store as 'Owen and Hunter'....

Our store isn't the 'start' of something new, it is simply part of a journey that started many a month ago and still has far to go...It is a hoarding journey about friendship; two very like-minded souls, and, as the months pass we sometimes realise that we are more like-minded than we dare to admit.

Owen and Hunter is, (like a good marriage), a promise to make time to spend hoarding together, an investment in a friendship for life; the initial idea arrived organically and has grown from a well nurtured seed since...

These collections searched and sourced hold and share a story and, believe me, they can tell a tale or two.  You see, it is not just about the curation of these objects and makes, but it is a diary of gathering moments and memories based around our 'get togethers', our wanderings, our meanderings and travels, on the search of finding treasure...  treasure to also mean....

~sharing a sense of humour in a language that only each other understand
~laughing inwardly at the most ridiculous things and snorting outwardly when the inward laughter can't be controlled
~sharing car journeys on adventures....discussing plans in one sentence and reflecting on life immediately in the next breath
~being there during trying times and laughing and celebrating the good times
~the simple art of listening
~talking. non-stop talking. talking more
~being heard before seen
~a big soup of discussion, natterings, chatting, thoughts, ideas
~discovering 'stuff'
~giddiness about 'stuff'
~simple acts of kindness
~and the gorgeous blend when a friend becomes part of your family.

opens for 10 days only
the morning of Thursday 12th November 2015
click here
and then click again - 'To Shop'