Tuesday 28 November 2017

Wrendale Designs & Giveaway

My name is Sarah and I’m a Wrendale Designs addict.

Not familiar with the brand? Fear not, I’m about to introduce you and I guarantee you’ll love it just as much as I do!

Wrendale Designs is the brain child of Hannah Dale. Hannah (who studied art at school before reading zoology at Cambridge university) was looking for an outlet for her creative and artistic roots so turned to sewing and began making beautiful curtains and blinds as well as personalising nursery paintings for children which were hugely popular.

Inspired by the Lincolnshire countryside (where she lived) and the outdoor life, Hannah started to paint hares. She loved their expressive faces and wonderful personalities. Others loved her work and she expanded her repertoire to include painting other animals - foxes, pheasants, geese, dogs and hens.

It was then suggested to Hannah that she design some cards and the rest as they say, is history.

Since founding her company, Wrendale Designs have won five prestigious Henries awards and supplies cards nationwide, as well as exporting all over the world. 

It now also has a collaboration with Portmeirion which produces ceramic, textile and melamine items featuring Wrendale's designs and it has also branched out way beyond cards to produce other stationery, tinware and a fab soft furnishings range.

And so, here we are today and Wrendale has a GIGANTIC fan in me.

I simply ADORE the beautiful paintings, exquisite designs and products that Wrendale have to offer and I just had to show them off to you.

They have such an expansive range of products and so many items that would make wonderful gifts for loved ones this festive season so I just had to share.

First up in my collection of stunning items is the A3 Family Organiser 2018 (£10).

The perfect combination of style and practicality, this calendar has space for up to four people to keep track of their daily appointments and features a different illustration for each month.

Measuring 300mm x 420mm it is the perfect size for fitting everything you need to keep on top of written down as well as having a space for notes and reminders.

I ADORE the large monthly illustrations (as do my kids!).

Another firm favourite with my kids is the Mice and Hamster Biscuit Barrel (£15). 

Quite apart from the fact this tin contains some of my kids favourite treats, they love looking at the cute mice that adorn the outside and top of the barrel.

The best surprise to this biscuit tin however is within the barrel itself!

Hiding right at the very bottom of the barrel you’ll find a cheeky little hamster nibbling on a jammy biscuit!

Cheeky little monkey!

One of the many products that would make the perfect gift for a loved one is their Mug and Tray Set (£15).

I’m head over heels with this set as it is just so unbelievably cute!

Featuring two porcelain mugs and a melamine tray these lovelies are adorned with beautiful illustrations of baby owls, hares and a family of ducks.

It’s the attention to detail that I really appreciate with this brand, such as the additional little illustrations within the mugs themselves.

 Both the tray and mugs are dishwasher safe and make enjoying your cup of coffee with biscuits a truly enjoyable experience. 

Another Wrendale item which makes ordinary things feel that extra bit more enjoyable is their beautiful Garden Birds Umbrella (£25).

If you have to be caught out and about during a downpour and require the help of an umbrella to keep yourself dry you may as well do it with style!

Their umbrellas are one of their newer products and are available in four different designs featuring animal patterns with contrasting coloured panels.

I adore this gorgeous Garden Birds umbrella featuring a selection of illustrations of some of the most familiar birds that visit our gardens. 

It’s the kind of item that you long to use as its so pretty, so you almost find yourself wishing for rain!

As if they weren’t special enough, these umbrellas have an embossed logo on the handle and a stitched velcro strap.

Just stunning.

Wrendale Designs have a huge selection of items to suit every budget and one of their most useful yet most reasonably priced items are their selection of Shopping Pads (£4).

This Pretty In Pink Pad is illustrated with one of my favourite designs, the Flamingo from their Fur, Feathers and Whiskers range.

Super compact and handy these pads feature a magnetic strip on the back so they can be popped onto the front of your fridge allowing you to jot down items for your shopping list as and when you remember! 

There is such an expansive collection of gorgeous items across the Wrendale Designs range that its almost impossible to choose a favourite item or illustration.

They are so beautifully and lovingly created that weather you’re a cat person or dog lover, find owls particularly cute or adore foxes there’s a design and a product for you!

Love what you’ve seen here? The super kind peeps at Wrendale Designs have kindly offered one of my readers the chance to win the same collection as featured in this post.

Amazing right! To enter simply fill in the Rafflecopter form and keep your fingers crossed! 

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Monday 27 November 2017

Daisy Marc Jacobs Sparkle Anniversary Edition

This winter celebrate the iconic Daisy by Marc Jacobs fragrance with its stunning Anniversary Edition.

Daisy Marc Jacobs Sparkle Anniversary Edition features the same beloved juice as the original Daisy fragrance yet is captured within a very special bottle.

This exquisite reinterpretation of the bottle features translucent frosted glass and the cap has had a very sparkly upgrade too!

 Sparkling crystal stones sit central to the familiar retro-cool daisy floral petals resulting in a super chic, glam and stunning bottle.
While fresh, spring-like daisies aren’t something you’d usually associate with this time of year, this sparkily and chic upgrade definitely catapults Daisy into the forefront of fragrances ideal for gifting this festive season! 

Retaining all the addictive and iconic notes of the original, Daisy is a beautiful, feminine, floral fragrance.

Classic and pure, it opens with top notes of wild berries and soft white violet before heart notes of velvety Jasmine enhance the floral elements of the scent.

Base notes of warm sandalwood create a sensual yet delicate experience and somehow soften the impact of the floral notes leaving a beautifully soft, whimsical and romantic fragrance.

It’s easy to see why this fragrance is so iconic and popular and this Anniversary Edition is a must-have for all die hard Daisy fans and newbies alike.

After all, who wouldn’t want something so darn pretty sitting on their dressing table!

Daisy Marc Jacobs Sparkle Anniversary Edition is available now and costs £55 for 50ml.
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