On Friday 1st July I was invited along to the Pop Up the high street shop in Torquay to visit the lovely Spindle and Berry. If you are looking for that extra special gift, for a friend or a treat for yourself you would be wise to visit Spindle and Berry and spend some time indulging yourself in, and soaking up the beauty of these nature themed pieces of chic homeware!
Making the most of the Popup shop to get her business known and her products seen, I met Catherine, the owner of Spindle and Berry. Her business focuses on creating beautiful sculptures using natural objects found along the coast or the field around Devon. She is excited about creating beautiful pieces from simple shapes and forms of nature. She has also rather brilliantly, linked up with Dartington crystal and creates drift wood pieces to surround glassware. Her design on crisp clean glass paired with the beautiful dried lavender posy was simply stunning.
Drift wood creations adorn the shelves – I am in heaven! Inspired by the time spent renovating her charming Devonshire cottage, Catherine has turned her hand to creating these tactile pieces of art which would look at home displayed on a dining table, making a feature of a fireplace, or hanging on a wall, you name it she has a product for every room in your house! Each item I looked at I was thinking ‘Oh that would look lovely on my landing wall! Oh that’s perfect for my mantle piece! This is just what my living rooms needs! That is made for my bedroom!!’
On my visit I was delighted to meet her; her enthusiasm for what she does is clear to see and she is passionate about creating affordable luxury homeware. When I asked which beaches she sources her wood from I was told that this is her big secret!
Standing to the side of the shop was ‘The Old Admiral’; an incredible, huge piece of wood, formerly part of a ship. The rawness of this added to its beauty and I felt that it would look exquisite in a hallway or even a living room; Catherine had some pretty fairy lights draped across which really set it off. A real stand alone piece!
There are creations for all tastes and purses. Larger pieces to smaller ones, intricate driftwood works to simplistic framed art. I was sold on the driftwood Hearts on a standing frame.
Equally as pretty as the tactile driftwood pieces are the framed art works which can house lavender sprigs, ears of corn or pussy willow stems. All individually named, Catherine is keen to point out the uniqueness of each individual piece. She only creates things that she loves and wouldn’t have it any other way; unless it is perfect it won’t be for sale! She says that she is getting better at parting with her work now too, at the beginning the love and effort she put into her creations made it hard to let go. Thankfully for us, her perfectionism is spot on and all the products in her shop reflect her dedication to them. Prices are very reasonable, especially when you consider that everything is personally sourced, designed and created by Catherine.
A giant driftwood sun on a stand, standing approximately 5ft tall is Spindle and Berry’s unique explosion into social media. Be part of the #SunSelfie crew and have your photo taken peeping through the middle of the sun, to be featured on the Spindle and Berry Facebook page. You cannot help but smile when you’re stood behind the sun and Catherine’s delight for what she does and warm personality, sparkle through into the photo.
Spindle and Berry will be returning to the Popup shop at the top of Torquay in the near future – check out the Spindle and Berry website, twitter account and Facebook page, alongwith the Pop Up the high street twitter account, for more information on dates. We all need some driftwood ornaments in our lives!
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