Monday, 30 March 2015

Gifts for Owl Lovers UK

Many Owl lovers both here in UK & overseas search for quality themed gifts & presents for themselves or a loved one, especially with Owls being all the rage over recent times, so this week we thought we'd share a few exciting gift ideas that may help!

We have quite a lot in the way of home furnishings, for example, doormats, draught excluders and Owl cushions, either tapestry cushions, printed, or linen - the latest is a gorgeous Owls Waggy Dogz Cushion with exclusive designs by Christine Varley, UK pet artist, with a Printed County (faux wool ) front & a Balmoral Hunter reverse (we do have photos of the reverse if anybody ever wants to see them) - don't they look adorable together?

Below, you'll see a lovely Forest Owl Belgian tapestry cushion.

We also have a good selection of Owl brooch pins via our UK website including Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, Screech Owl & Owl with Moon designs. Made in either the UK or the US these beautiful eye-catching pins made from fine pewter are sure to attract attention. The Owl & Moon & Screech designs - shown on the left upper & lower which are made in the US have been specially manufactured to look antiquated - you'll see they aren't shiny - they have the authentication stamp on the reverse of George G Harris, renowned pewter sculptor. All of them are gift-boxed to enhance the presentation & we post them to addresses in the UK & EU.

Below you'll see Owl socks for men & women in two different sizes on Black & Grey backgrounds. The lightweight & fully machine washable socks - available over a huge range of dog & cat breeds along with other animals, have proved enormously popular over the years that we have been stocking them. 
Along with coasters & fridge magnets we also provide good quality Barn Owl China Mugs, the Ashley China mug is manufactured in Staffordshire in the UK & is part of the 'Birds of Prey' series, the others we have include Golden Eagle, Peregrine Falcon & Kestrel.

The Barn Owl China Mug with exclusive designs by Robert E Fuller is 100% made by Hudson & Middleton also in Staffordshire - you may remember that we discussed Robert E Fuller & his work in an earlier blog entitled Bone China Bird Mugs UK - Robert E Fuller .

Owl keyrings & phone charms in pewter, stainless steel bookmarks faced with a pewter Owl & Owl decorative doormats complete the gift ideas for Owl lovers in the UK & EU we have currently - however it's always worth having a look in times to come as new stock becomes available.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Gifts for Border Terrier Lovers & Owners UK

Many Border Terrier lovers & owners both here in UK & overseas search for quality themed gifts & presents for themselves or family or friends, so this week we thought we'd share a few gift ideas that may help make the decision a little easier!

We have a lovely selection of Border Terrier cushions including one of the series of Waggy Dogz cushions shown below. With designs by UK pet artist Christine Varley the cushion boasts a gorgeous Printed Country front & a Balmoral Hunter reverse - we do have a photo of the reverse if anyone wants to see it! 

Also immensely popular over the years has been this adorable Border Terrier Belgian Tapestry Cushion with cotton reverse as shown below, with its fully removable inner pad that complies with UK Fire regulations & a zip fastener.

Moving away from cushions, if you're looking for smaller, inexpensive but great quality Border Terrier gifts, we have found our Border Terrier brooch pins & key-rings made from fine, specially created to look antiquated pewter to be great gift ideas! They both have the copyright authentication stamp on the reverse George G Harris the well known pewter sculptor & also the name of the breed.
The brooch pins have 2 safety backs for firm holding & we have to say that both of them are simply irresistible! 

Additional gift ideas are Border Terrier socks in two sizes for men & women, their soft terry loop construction designed to protect the feet. The machine washable lightweight socks are made from a blend of cotton, nylon & spandex and always go down well as Border Terrier presents!

Additional clothing ideas include warm, specially insulated embroidered Border Terrier beanie hats for the winter months & baseball caps for the warmer months - examples below.

Plus we have writing pens with optional refills, doormats for indoor use, Jacquard weave throws as shown below and much more, our Border Terrier gifts & presents via UK website are well worth a look.

See you next Monday! 

Monday, 16 March 2015

Thierry Poncelet Dog Tapestry Cushions

This week we're admiring our gorgeous range of Thierry Poncelet Dog tapestry cushions which have been among our most popular best sellers here in the UK.

Who was Thierry Poncelet? He was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1946 & became renowned for his 'Aristochien' paintings & art - in other words painting aristocracy figures with a dogs head replacing the human head. The results are striking as the examples below illustrate - adorable designs of the Military Boxer Dog tapestry cushion & Admiral Chocolate Labrador tapestry cushions dressed in all their finery!

In February 2014 we had a glowing testimonial from a customer in the Scottish Highlands regarding the Yellow Labrador Belgian Tapestry Cushion: Poncelet seen below. She emailed us saying: 'The cushion is all I hoped it would be. My own Labrador was slightly perturbed when he saw it & growled - thought I’d brought an interloper into the house! Many thanks for your help & excellent service.'

We also have three varieties of Jack Russell Poncelet Belgian tapestry cushions, one of our favorites is shown below - it's easier to link with all our Jack Russell tapestry cushions.

All the Poncelet dog cushions measure approximately 45cm x 45cm or 18" x 18" and have a cotton reverse. They also have a zip fastening and a fully removable inner cushion pad which complies to the Furniture & Furnishings Act 1988. Price for UK customers includes the inner pad, VAT & UK postal charges - we also post to EU countries for an additional shipping charge.

As well as the Pug & Dalmatian cushions shown above - others in the range include Maltese Terrier, Basset Griffon, Otterhound, Bulldog & Yorkshire Terrier Poncelet tapestry cushions.

So that's it for this week regarding Poncelet dog cushions - if you click onto the red link you'll also see a far more comprehensive range of pages of dog tapestry cushions which we will cover in a future post. Thanks again for reading & see you next Monday! :-)

Monday, 9 March 2015

Novelty Animal Socks UK

Maybe you're looking for novelty animal socks here in the UK as a gift for a special occasion or just to say you were thinking about your loved one. In this post we are going to concentrate on socks branded with Tie Studio London, which we have been privileged to supply now since February 2011 when we received our first of several wholesale orders from the company based in South London.

One of the things we love about some of these socks is a quirky sense of humour that has gone into the design of them. To illustrate, see the piccy of the Gorilla 'I'm the Boss' socks below. Gentle teasing perhaps? Or it could be you buy them because the person who they are for loves wild animals - Marie from Rotherham emailed us to say that 'the socks were wonderful, my son-in-law will love them as he is primate crazy.'

Other gifts with a slightly risque sense of humour are included as a part of our socks for fishermen & anglers category. For example  Fishermen Love To Get Their Tackle Out socks below, with an obvious play on the word 'tackle'! :-)
Or if you want to play safe, we have the Worlds Greatest Fisherman socks or Born to Fish Forced to Work socks with a happy smiley contemplating going fishing & a distinctly unhappy face emoticon that we may feel when Monday morning comes round again all to soon!

Further fun animal socks can be found with our Prince Charming Frog socks, showing the Frog Prince sat on his throne with a mischievous look on his face or our Sexy Beast Bulldog Socks.

Those looking for gifts with a safari animal or a zoo animal theme are also well catered for with our lovely Giraffe socks, Lion socks & Tiger socks shown below - we also have Elephant socks.

Plus we have a whole lot more including Penguins, Sheep, Cows & Kittens - all the socks from the Tie Studio are UK size 6 to 11. In a future blog if you click on the red text we will talk about socks with individual dog breeds, cats, horses, fish & wildlife & which are available in sizes for men & women, but that's all for now.

See you next Monday!

Monday, 2 March 2015

Bone China Bird Mugs UK - Robert E Fuller

We are very privileged to supply Bone China Bird Mugs with beautiful designs by Robert E Fuller, UK wildlife artist.

Robert E Fuller, who has a popular gallery based in North Yorkshire, often appears on TV & writes regularly in the 'Yorkshire Post'. He is well known for his love & knowledge of wildlife & birds gained from at a very early age as a child when he & his brother used to explore the rural fields near their home in North Yorkshire with their dad. What is more than clear is that he is an immensely naturally talented artist aided by the flexibility of his schooling at secondary school where he was allowed to give up French for extra art tuition & also courses he took in Art & Design at York College for Art & Technology & a wildlife illustration course at Carmarthen College of Art & Technology in Wales.

What about the Bird Mugs themselves? They are 100% handmade in Staffordshire - certainly we can tell by looking at the superb quality of the mugs that they are special & we would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending them as a quality product.

We have also received complimentary emails & messages via our social media pages regarding the Bird China Mugs. Kerry who runs the Warwickshire Outsourcing Centre emailed in to say that the Kingfisher Mug she bought 'was beautiful & she was sure that the recipient will love it!' - she later mentioned on our Google + page that the recipient was her sons teacher.

Another lady bought a Kingfisher Mug for her daughter who runs a charity & another customer in Cheltenham bought several mugs at the same time for her mother-in-law who lives at the other side of the country near Ipswich - what a lovely daugher-in-law! :-)

The dishwasher resistant mugs are packaged carefully in a smashproof postal box with bubble wrap around for additional protection - all our prices include UK postage & VAT.

If you click on the red type you will also see a range of Wildlife Bone China Mugs by Robert E Fuller that we supply, more about those at a future date!

See you next Monday!