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January 10, 2020

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Bringing in the New..

A new year calls for a clean sweep. A sharp focus and a fresh new outlook with all the hope that a new year brings, we are embracing the idea of bringing light and nature and uplifting, cleansing colours of green and white into our home.

A new delivery of homewares in this fresh colour palette will brighten our living spaces as we get through the still-dark days of January. Our new velvet cushions in soft sage and bottle green will give a springtime update and why not introduce some planted bulbs to instantly uplift a corner of home. These clear glass handblown hyacinth vases are beautiful, especially styled in groups on a sunny shelf or table.

We've just had a collection of cast iron teapots delivered, which are perfect for the Wilder Botanics teas that we love...

Click on any of the images to learn more or call in to see as at the shop, to see our full collection. In the meantime, we wish you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2020, with best wishes, Heidi & Julia x

December 20, 2019

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We wish all our customers a very merry Christmas!

 

Thank you for all your continued support and loyalty this year. It's never been a more vital time to support your local shops and the small business that bring so much to our town and we're so humbled by all the hundreds of customers who walk through our door to buy something. Our website is growing and we're now reaching customers much further afield but happily, many of you still prefer to make the trip to see us, and we've been overwhelmed with the wonderful connections and friendships we've made with our customers.

The new year will see a fresh, new palette as we bring in more treasures to line our shelves and we can't wait to share what we've found.

We will be closing our doors on Christmas Eve at around 4 o'clock but we're open every day up until that day.. We then close over the Christmas holiday but re-open on Thursday 31st December, New Year's Eve, 10am - 6pm.

In the meantime, we wish you a very Happy Christmas and a healthy, prosperous 2020 wherever you might be. With love, Julia, Heidi, Cat, Jill & Sonia xxx

November 29, 2019

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Winter Exhibition

Midsummer Sky
oil on board £700.00

We are proud and excited to introduce the work of local artist Sarah Weedon who we feel fits the ethos of FLINT perfectly.

A landscape artist who studied at Camberwell College of Art, Sarah has been quietly working away over the years whilst raising her family in Brighton.

We'll be showing a small group of her latest works at the shop over the Winter season but scroll down to view a selection of her paintings or click on our Art & Exhibitons page to view our online catalogue. For enquries, please contact us at the shop.

Before the Rain
oil on board £300.00

Glow
oil on board £375.00

Warm Beach
oil on board £600.00

 

November 21, 2019

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Deck the Halls!

Every year we bring you a beautiful and original collection of decorations from our friends in Denmark, Walther & Co.. Inspired by Nordic forests, the natural world and Birgitte's love of travel, these are special heirlooms that you'll look forward to seeing each Christmas.

Click our Christmas page to take you through to our online collection..

October 28, 2019

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Our Metal Houses Are Back in Stock!

It's that time of year again! Our zinc houses from Denmark, that so remind us of our Lewes townscape, are back in stock and lining our shop windowsills in the lead up to Christmas. Call in to choose one to add to your collection or click the images here to buy online xx

 

October 04, 2019

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Autumn Styling by FLINT

A couple of weeks ago our little team got together again and created some more magic.. Aesme Flowers, photographer Kristen Perers and of course, Annie our beautiful model, styled in some key pieces of our Autumn/Winter collection, at the stunning location we go back to time and time again, The Secret Garden at Woodshed, a magical place, open for workshops and retreats, in the heart of Sussex.

The garden here is truly special, a place of contrasts. Wooded, shady areas give way to wild meadows bordered by rows of dark leafy trees, fields and farmland beyond.

A barn covered in a cascade of red leaves provided the perfect backdrop to a clashing burnt orange cashmere jumper from Cocowai paired with Sula pants in a deep blue and alpaca socks in charcoal grey.

 

A pair of canvas pants paired with a handknitted jumper from Sula made of a beautifully soft undyed wool was the perfect foil to these incredible vessels by ceramic artist Viv Lee.

Tall trees and wooded areas shelter carpets of wild cyclamen and ferns and inspired us to build bonfires and light sparklers as the light faded. Aesme created a divine little coronet for Annie to wear, using feathers and delicate seed heads and wired diamante beads. Paired with a long herringbone overcoat over a canvas cotton Sula dress, the contrast was exquisite.

 

I took along some of our best loved pieces from the Autumn collections and although the weather was glorious, we felt a definite turn in the air. One of my favourite looks was this supple and soft navy blue corduroy suit from East by East West..The jacket and pants make the perfect trans-season pieces to take you through the chillier months ahead.

We were all so drawn to the woods at the bottom of the meadow. As the light faded and the crows took off for their roosting spots, Kristen found the perfect tree for our final location. The glossy black leaves contrasted brilliantly with the smock dress I'd brought along from Sula. Annie's holding Aesme's magnificent wreath of twisted vines, rosehips and seed heads.

Another wonderful day spent with those I love and admire, it doesn't get much better..

Credits:

Photography @Kristenperers
Flowers @aesmeflowers
Location @secret_garden_at_the_woodshed
Styling @Flint_lewes

Thanks as ever, to Annie, Sarah and Josh x

All clothes and accessories are available to order and purchase at FLINT
Call us for details 01273 474166

September 12, 2019

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American Vintage - The Autumn Season

The latest collection to arrive is from American Vintage... Autumn knits, coats and jackets are all now on our rails and ready for the new season. Click on the image for more details or give us a ring on 01273 474166...