God Jul!

Here at Vanil it has been a busy time selecting our autumn / winter range of products and planning some exciting events we are looking forward to hosting throughout the Festive Season. We have gathered ideas and inspiration on late summer trips to Holland and Ireland, as well as meeting and chatting to local artists and makers. At this time of year we can’t help ourselves but get excited about all the gorgeousness we have chosen, we hope you will love our delightful collection of products as much as we do.

Save the date for our Christmas Event in our Woodbridge shop on Thursday 24 November, I look forward to joining you for a chat and a glass of bubbles to get the Festive Season well and truly underway.   

Mandy x


The Festive Season

November 2nd 2016. Mandy

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Vanil's latest discovery is a range from Easton Pottery made by local artist / potter Rachel Kurdynowska in her studio in Norwich. Rachel’s work warms the heart as you feel the care and craftsmanship in each piece, the earthy tones and glazes will bring cheer to any home, we just love the originality of shape and form. Rachel says she explores: ‘a process-led approach to making; listening to instinct and intuition means each piece essentially inspires the next’. Her current focus is on pushing the boundaries of stoneware through concepts of sculpture. Vanil is delighted that Rachel excepted our invitation to showcase some of her work in this feature.

It is also that time of year to start preparing for The Festive Season as it is fast approaching. This not only includes choosing lovely decorations such as our white stars from Tine K home or the Antique mirrored stars …..  to adorn your home, but also those special gifts for family and friends; not forgetting to make your own extra special wish list for Santa.

A discovery Vanil made sometime ago and has therefore been another longstanding favourite, is that of Drift Jewellery by Fiona Petheram. We thought it appropriate to give Drift a very special mention as this range of pieces is always a classic choice with our customers. Fiona’s love of natural forms means that each design takes its lead from the varied sizes and sculptural shapes of sea glass that she finds; just beautifully delicate well crafted jewellery, that we think makes a perfect gift.