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August 2016

“Love From London”

The Box

Our very first British lifestyle box was destined to be popular with a theme around the iconic capital city of London. Up to 6 products were chosen for our classic and quintessentials boxes. Our subscribers were lucky enough to receive some exclusive items and others that aren’t available outside of the UK, well as saving up to US$36 off the retail value of the contents.

 

Featured Brands

Helena Carrington

An avid illustrator and photographer. Helena is inspired by her travels, and love for buildings and architecture. Her products are unique and brightly coloured, featuring items such as prints, photography, homeware and stationary. She also has a gorgeous London skyline cushion in her online shop!

** London Cityscape Notebook (retails: £4.50 + £4.50 international delivery) Source: www.helenacarrington.co.uk

Gisela Graham

A well established designer and wholesaler of charming lifestyle products for your home. Born in Germany, Gisela always had a passion for art and craft. She started in business 30 years ago and now supplies numerous retailers in the UK. There is a limited, but available supply of her products available to buy online in other countries.

** London laminated wood coasters (retails: £20.50 + £25.00 international delivery) Source: currently only available at www.selfridges.com

UnderCoverUK

Beautiful and bespoke luxury leather accessories. UnderCoverUK started out making handmade leather notebooks and they continue today to produce their products by hand and exclusively in the UK.  www.undercoveruk.com

** London skyline leather luggage tag (retails: £9.00 + £25.00 international delivery) Source: www.selfridges.com

** London skyline passport cover and luggage label (retails: £31.00) Only available in the UK. Source: currently only available from www.notonthehighstreet.com

Karin Akesson EXCLUSIVE

A London based designer of homeware and stationary, Karin is inspired by her Swedish background and love of sayings, expressions and memories.This “My heart belongs to London” print on canvas tote bag was made especially for Quaintly & Co members. This bag is not available to buy…anywhere!

London place names tote bag (estimated retail: £12-15 + £6 international delivery) Source: www.karinakesson.co.uk

Spun Candy London

Handmade in Covent Garden London. These candies with natural flavourings and colourings have a London theme inside, featuring a crown, black cab, red bus, phone box, beefeater, Union Jack, and the London Underground.

** London Mix candy (retails £2.75 + £20.00 international delivery, Europe only) Source: www.spun-candy.com

Lisa Angel

A beautiful London map scarf, showing areas within central London and around the river Thames. With subtle pastel colours this item will suit many uses and occasions as a cute reminder of this capital city. www.lisaangel.co.uk

** London map scarf (retails £14-  £16 with a free economy international delivery) www.notonthehighstreet.com

 

September 2016

“Tea Time”

The Box

A celebration of one of Britain’s most favourite pastimes- ‘Tea Time!’ We managed to source some super cute products for our members this month. Have a look at the visitor posts on our Facebook page to see some of our member photos.

 

Featured Brands

Coco Barclay

All boxes – Leather handmade tea wallet, Retail: $46

EXCLUSIVE

A soft, practical and cute tea wallet to hold your choice of tea bags, sugar, spoons and strainers. Never settle for bad tea again! Now you can carry your own with you…in style! These are a new product that have been designed and handmade by Coco Barclay in her East London shop. See Coco’s unique tea cup purse and other products on her website: www.cocobarclay.com

Ali Miller London

Quintessentials Box only Tea cup and saucer set Retail: $47.60

A beautifully designed fine bone china set ‘made in England’ with 18ct gold trim. Ali Miller presents a portfolio of some of her most recent work as well as pieces shown in past exhibitions. Her work is fundamentally an amalgamation of personal experiences, family history, religion and identity and also the relationship between the individual to the material. The sets have been featured in Sherlock season 3, the Great Britain campaign ad and Sunday Brunch. Have a look at the rest of the range and the TV appearances on her website: www.alimiller.co.uk

Tregothnan

Quintessentials Box- Kea Plum Jam Retail:  $2.64

The Kea plum tree is now a rarity in the UK and around the world. The plums are grown on the Tregothnan estate in Cornwall.

All boxes: A selection of Tregothnan teas, all grown and produced in England! Retail approximately :$3.29

A selection of biscuits- Good for dipping (might need to cut some up first!)

Retail:$2.50

Hames The Chocolatiers, Tea Time Neapolitans

These delightful chocolates are produced in their factory in Skegness, England. Where they also have a shop to sell their delicious chocolatey treats

Retail: $1.50

October 2016

“British Baking Box”

The Box

Britain’s gone bonkers for baking! The month of October gave us many reasons to go baking mad in the kitchen. The new series of ‘The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) began, The UK National Baking Week came at the end of October and we visited The Baking Show in Excel London. A box full of materials and inspiration for a British Bake Off was sent to our members worldwide. Have a look on our Facebook and Instagram pages to see what some of our members did #quaintlyuk.

 

Featured Brands

Occasional Genius

Personalised Print

Retail: $24.37

The creators of funky and original prints for your home. Occasional Genius is owned by Ali who runs a creative small business from her studio in the heart of the National Forest in rural Leicestershire. This print is one of the many humorous sayings from the ‘Great British Bake Off’ TV show, and it has been personalised just for you. Ready to frame and hang up in the kitchen for baking time giggles!

www.occasionalgenius.co

Hunter Gatherer (Quintessentials box only)

Keep Calm Wooden Spoon

Retail: $4.87

A very British wooden spoon for your baking sessions in the kitchen. What more inspiration do you need! Hunter Gatherer design a range of great homeware essentials. They have also provided the free gift (bowlovers) for our members who were able to share pics with us.

www.huntergatherer.info

Bold & Bright

‘Busy Baking’ tea towel print

Retail  $14.62

Thea is the owner of Bold & Bright. A company set up a few years ago specialising in a range of themed tea towels, cards and other products. We’re hoping to feature their “Busy Being British” tea towel in a box next year!

www.boldandbright.co.uk

Sophie Allport (Quintessentials box only)

Rose Pot Grab

Retail $12

Great quality with an English country kitchen design.

Flour Shaker (Quintessentials Box only) $8.41

Bespoke Stencils $14

Sugarflair Lustre Dusts (Quintessentials box only) $11.70

British Cupcake Cases (Quintessentials box only) $2

Cupcake Flags $2

(Retail prices are shown here in USD and reflect the GBP to USD exchange rate during the month of posting).

November 2016

“British Christmas Box”

The Box

Our first British Christmas box with unique and custom made gifts from the UK. With new special edition boxes for families, kids and men.

 

Featured Brands

Handmade Christmas Bauble

Quintessentials box only

by Sweet Pea Paper Designs

A fairly new company specialising in artistic and personalised gifts.
Jamie Scanlon made these bespoke design baubles in her home studio in Newcastle Upon Tyne. TheUnion Jack colour scheme will add a touch of British style to your Christmas tree this year.

www.facebook.com/SweetpeaPaperDesign

 

Rose Compact Mirror

Quintessentials box only

by Eve of St. Agnes

This is a brand new design for 2017 that has not yet been released for sale. Eve of St. Agnes is owned by Emma Heywood, a trained cosmetic scientist from Derbyshire. She creates and sells a range of beauty and gift products based around the 19th century poems by John Keats. “Beauty is Truth” features in the poem ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn’, written in 1819.

www.eveofstagnes.com

 

Starry Night Fine Bone China Mug

Quintessentials box only

by Sophie Allport

Sophie Allport have a rapidly growing range of quintessentially British homeware products. Working from their new company office based in Lincolnshire they have created this ‘Village Scene’ mug. Perfect for a Christmas day cuppa!

www.sophieallport.com
Union Jack Planner

by Leonora Hammond

It might be impossible to get more of a British Christmas gift than this! A large Union Jack design magnetic planner to help organise your day to day activities in the new year to come! These planners are of a fantastic quality and were printed by Leonora and her team based in Chichester

www.leonorahammond.co.uk

 

Cosmetic Bag

By Milly Green

A really cute cosmetic/wash bag inspired by the Royals! Made in Britain

www.millygreen.com

 

 

London Skyline Keyring

by Undercover UK

Back again for our British Christmas boxes these little luxuries are made by UndercoverUK. They feature a London skyline image in copper.

www.selfridges.com

 

Christmas Cracker

It wouldn’t be a British Christmas without a cracker to pull! Filled with the traditional hat, joke /motto and treat, this cute and unique package adds an extra little touch from Blighty. (No snap included due to commercial customs restrictions).

Christmas Egg Nogg Bath Milk

Classic box only

by Pretty Little Treats
A luxurious blend of hand crafted bath milk made in their mill studio in Huddersfield. The eggnog inspired fragrance is fabulously sweet and creamy, with alcoholic top notes resting upon sweet vanilla pods and creamy milk notes.

http://www.prettylittletreats.co.uk

December 2016

“Auld Lang Syne”

The Box

Welcome in the new year and cherish memories from times gone by! Our Scottish Auld Lang Syne box brings you a range of hard to find Scottish gifts. All made in Scotland! Have a look on our Facebook and Instagram pages to see some of our members pics #quaintlyuk.

 

Featured Brands

Wooden Scotland Book (Quintessentials box only) 
Alfalfa Designs
Retail: 40 gbp
Designed and made in Scotland with a Cherry veneer wood cover. These really are one of a kind with bespoke personalisation on the back. Filled with high quality plain paper for you to use however you like! They would make a great memory book for your polaroids and items from special moments. A perfect way to celebrate Auld Lang Syne.
www.facebook.com/alfalfadesigns

Tartan Case (Quintessentials box only)
Amy Britton
Retail: 22 gbp
Handmade in Sterling, Scotland. Use your gift as a pencil case, make up bag, or in any way you choose! Amy Britton makes a range of lifestyle products from tweed and tartan fabrics.
www.amybritton.co.uk

Edinburgh Lantern
Couthie
Retail: 9 gbp
A magical way to brighten up any room! This illustrated paper lantern has designs of Scottish landmarks on each side. An LED light is recommended to project the shape of the buildings onto surrounding walls.

Book: Hoots! (Quintessentials box only)
Couthie
Retail: 8 gbp
Hilarious vintage couthie images and one liners. Have a giggle with this uniquely Scottish gift.
www.couthie.co.uk

Scottish Wax Melts
Mulderie Wood
Retail: 4.5 gbp
We got in touch with Sam at Mulderie Wood earlier this year and couldn’t wait to feature their products.
Handmade in Scotland, these wax melts in a thistle design have an intense scent that’ll fill the room with nostalgic Scottish fragrances.
www.mulderiewood.co.uk

Iona Postcards
Toben Lewis Photography
Retail: 2 gbp
Beautiful images of Iona in the Inner Hebrides. Get in touch with long lost friends with a postcard for old times sake! Or frame as a photo collage for your home.Taken by professional photographer Toben Lewis
www.photos.tobenlewis.com

Scotland Apron
Scotland Mapped Out
Retail: 16 gbp
An original and fun map of Scotland apron. Time to get some shortbread in the oven!
www.scotlandmappedout.co.uk

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