Every so often you find a shop which fits so perfectly with your personal style and tastes that you immediately want to buy everything in it. When I first discovered Angel that was exactly the reaction I had and as the shop has grown, so has my loyalty.
I own two of the store’s beautiful linen cushions and several of the lavender hearts so when Angel’s founder Kirstin offered the gorgeous handmade Beach Hut cushion (above) as a prize for one lucky winner I was thrilled. Details on how to win the cushion (worth £70) are at the end of the post. In the meantime I shall hand over to Kirstin to explain a bit about Angel. You’ll be hooked.
Kirstin explains “I have always loved vintage and retro-inspired interiors and have collected vintage textiles for over 20 years. Back in the late 1990’s, I launched my own range of homes accessories and gifts using vintage French linen and antique mother of pearl buttons. My designs are inspired by the beautiful fabrics we use and evoke memories of childhood seaside holidays, church fetes and fireside teas with a contemporary approach that brings them right up-to-date for today’s homes and lifestyles.”
“I am lucky enough to live and work in some of the most gorgeous countryside on the edge of the North Yorkshire moors, with my husband Christopher and Tilly, our mischievous but adorable border terrier, on the family dairy farm. I have a design studio in one of the farm barns and use a local workforce to produce my designs ensuring that they are both British designed and handmade!”
” We source our lavender, for our scented products, from an organic herbalist in England. Our gift boxes are made t0 order, by a local company and the luxury feather pads, we use in all our cushions, are sourced from a British manufacturer.”
“With launch of our website and our lifestyle store, Angel, I have been able to add to my own collection with a selection of unusual and inspiring products handpicked from other British designers and small artisan companies from around the world.”
“Our lifestyle store, Angel, which opened in March 2008, is located in the picturesque, Georgian market town of Easingwold and offers all the products we feature on our website as well as a constantly changing selection of antique French furniture and mirrors, as well as decorative accessories such a vintage Amish barn stars and welsh blankets.”
To win simply leave a comment below stating why this lovely cushion (above) worth £70 deserves a place in your home. Winner will be drawn on June 20th 2011. Entries only accepted from the UK. Judges decision is final.
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