With summer well under way, despite the rain, this year feels more positive than the last. As many of you already know, we decided to close our bricks & mortar store in Lewes at the beginning of the year after a long deliberation to set ourselves free to follow a new path. I'm pleased to say that path is unfolding before us in a very postive way, leaving us free to explore exciting new projects, just as we'd hoped. Having been in Lewes for over sixteen years, we'd started to get itchy feet well before Covid struck, and both Julia and I had decided it was perhaps time for a change of scene. A move to the country, not far from Lewes, has brought a new life more connected to nature and in tune with ourselves and this in turn has inspired us greatly.
This spring, we have largely been in the garden here, nurturing our cutting garden of herbs and flowers and have been excitedly harvesting the first of our labours. We also grow plants for our own-label apothecary and for botanical dyes which we've been using on vintage linens and silks to create a new collection of accessories and homeware. The home-grown preserved flowers and posies that Julia was so famous for at the shop, will now be available on our webstore, later in the year.
There are lots of new projects in the pipeline that we are eager to share with you so please stay tuned, either by checking out our future blog posts, signing up to our emailed newsletters, or checking out our Instagram - @Flint_lewes
In the meantime, thank you to everyone who's sent us such wonderful words of encouragement, your messages have been heartwarming to receive. Thank you too for each and every order you place, your continued support means so much to us.
Best wishes as ever, Heidi and Julia x
Never underestimate the simple luxury of a huge pillow. Nothing beats sinking into bed at the end of the day, a good book in hand and a big squashy cushion at your back. Here at FLINT HQ, two new styles have just landed, one in cotton, one in linen, both absolutely gorgeous...so why not elevate your bedtime ritual and treat yourself to a little luxury.
Linen Ruffle Edge Cushion £65.00
Quilted Cotton Cushion Cover £45.00
These exquisitely crafted flowers are made for us here in Sussex, using hand cut crepe paper, curled, furled, folded and painted lovingly by hand.
We like to use them in our gift wrapping as an extra special decorative touch, or grouped together beside the bed in a small vase. Give one to a friend as an everlasting keepsake.. these are charming little tokens of joy.
We've curated a little selection of small treats this Easter, with spring in mind..
Click the images to learn more.. However you choose to celebrate, we hope you all have a wonderful weekend xx
With warmer weather on the horizon, our wardrobe plans turn to lighter layers. Whilst we're not quite ready for breezy linen, these midweight linen tunics feel just right for now. Roomy enough for layers underneath and a great look paired with jeans, these shirts are so easy to throw on and go about your day. Made in Lithuania from a finely striped fabric in either a grey blue, or a deeper mid blue, these make a versatile addition to your wardrobe, whether worn as a tunic shirt now or as a dress come summer.
Whether she's a mum, a mum-in-law, grandmother or great grandmother, godmother or a mum-to-be, she deserves an extra big thank you. Celebrate the day with a thoughtfully chosen gift from our collection of lovely treats, from perfumes, to jewels, to candles..
Perhaps this year more than ever, February 14th is the day to let your loved ones know how much they mean to you. This year we're extending the sentiment to family and friends...and ourselves.. I mean, why not after the year we've had? Our selection of treats range from small gestures to big statements which we'll gift wrap and parcel off to you with a message chosen by you. And for those of us who won't be sharing the evening with a loved one? Well, I'm not suggesting you send yourself a card, but in the spirit of self love, why not send yourself a treat whether it's a bottle of bubble bath, a pair of gorgeous earrings or a fabulous cashmere scarf?
Click the image below to view our collection
Click the link below to listen to our LOVE playlist via Spotify..