UK Handmade

Posted on: 09/07/2011

How often do you click yourself round the good old high street shops searching for that certain (adorable) something? Something that’s more ‘you’ than ‘them’?

In my high street searches I could never find that elusive lampshade – something beautiful, something bright, something bold and definitely not beige. So I started Quincy Lampshades. But you don’t have to learn a craft or start your own business every time you want something characterful. You could take a wander down the Handmade High St – there’s shop upon shop filled with gorgeous things, often made by people at their kitchen table or in their studio; made with love for their craft and devotion to their customers. Here’s a few starting points I would recommend. And whilst you’re there, catch my lampshades nestled amongst other Homes and Garden lovelies at the UK Handmade Showcase.


2 Responses to "UK Handmade"

Hello Ruth!
I followed the link from Kirstie Allsopp’s Tweet this morning (Bristol Post) and landed here!
Lovely lanpshades and so original.
I also spoted my Owl on your post about UKHandmade! Thank you so much for using it!
Good luck with the business, but by the sound of it you are doing very well already!

Hello Jules,

I love your owl! It stood out amongst the other items. Good luck with your business too. It’s hard going!


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