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