At the beginning of each month we like to curate a little collection of pieces that we’re currently coveting. December’s collection naturally becomes a Christmas wish list, although admittedly it is a little one sided from the female half of R&W, a male curation would undoubtedly be quite different! As we begin to plan the details of our cottage renovation which kicks off in the Spring, we’re naturally drawn to artisan ceramics and beautiful homewares in a muted and timeless palette. Although the lamp featured (from Howe London) isn’t particularly ‘cottage’ in its style, we’ve been in love with this for some time so it has earned its place, the perfect shade of pink! When it comes to fashion we’re particularly drawn towards colour blocking at the moment as seen on a couple of examples here, and of course the obligatory flowers and jewellery never go a miss! 

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In case you haven’t received your copy yet, click here to peruse our latest catalogue with everything you need for a festive R&W Christmas. 

Why not combine our beautiful hanging Luna Stars with some homemade gingerbread decorations for a Christmas tree display that tastes as good as it looks. Reach for your mixing bowl and try this very simple recipe, guaranteed to delight guests of all ages this festive season. (You can find our Luna Stars to compliment your baked goodies here.)

In a blink November is here, and although it feels unseasonably warm, there is most definitely a whiff of winter in the air. The occasional bare tree, foggy mornings and a spattering of Christmas appearing in shop windows, for us winter brings with it a great deal of excitement about the festivities to come. As with every season we like to embrace it with seasonal activities and recipes, whether it’s frosty morning walks or cosy nights in with copious amounts of comfort food, however you choose to embrace winter be sure to enjoy it.

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Prepare your home for the coming season with our exclusively designed decorations and home accents. We’ve included everything you’ll need to add the finishing touches to your home for the festive season ahead.

You can peruse the new collection here.

On today’s newsletter you’ll find a wonderfully seasonal recipe for Apple & Rosemary Cider Punch, the perfect beverage to serve ice cold in our copper mugs. After all, it is nearly the weekend!

Cheers!

Coming very soon to Rowen & Wren, the Christmas Collection…

September has been particularly busy at R&W hq as we get ourselves organised with extra hands for Christmas and prepare for an impending photo shoot. When things are particularly frantic we seem to naturally gravitate towards calming imagery in a cool and simplistic palette. So although we should be starting to look at warming autumn finds, instead we’re seeking a little serenity in our September finds. Soft, pastel shades are grounded with khaki accents and complimented by monochrome patterning. We’re particularly fond of the knee socks from Alyson Fox, an early addition to our Christmas list and we’ve also become big fans of the work of Izziyana Sushaimi (featured centre-right), we’d love to be the proud owners of one of her beautiful embroideries one day.

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Our Autumn / Winter collection has everything you need to welcome the new season. Choose from beautiful new additions to our furniture, lighting and accessory collections to bring character and warmth to your home this Autumn.

You can peruse our newest arrivals here.

Coming very soon to Rowen & Wren, our new Autumn Winter Collection…

As with a lot of people, pretty much every day is a denim day for us. Whatever the season, whatever the weather, we seem to always be wearing at least one denim garment. Having previously studied textiles, denim was definitely one of the more interesting fabrics from a historical point of view. It was originally constructed in France (the name derives from the French serge de Nîmes), however it was in Italy that the first ever denim trousers were made, what we now refer to as Jeans. Denim was then introduced to America (California to be precise) in 1853 by Levi Strauss, during the California Gold Rush he imported it from France as a sturdy, solid trouser fabric for workwear. A little food for thought for next time you pull on your favourite denim garment, whether it’s for work or play.

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You can view all of these exclusive pieces and our full tableware collection here.

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We’re always astounded by the power of social media. As a small business it has played a major part in our growth over the past few years, hopefully if you’re reading this it’s proof that it really does work. One of our favourite forms of social media has to be instagram, it’s the most relaxed and the most personal of them all, a port where we get to reveal the behind the scenes of R&W as well as a little of what we get up to out of work too (which isn’t very often!). We’d love for you to head over to our Instagram and take a little look, please keep an eye on our #Rowen&Wrenovations as we will shortly be beginning an exciting new project.

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As June was particularly busy completing Christmas, July has snuck up on us pretty quickly. Christmas is now finalised and very nearly ready to send out to Press, so it’s been very refreshing to finally look at some more current inspiration that doesn’t involve mince pies or baubles. Inevitably this has led to a hefty list of things we’re currently coveting, and we’re especially loving the palette they’ve collectively created with black-blues, cool neutrals and a spectrum of pinky nudes. A firm favourite is the (Suite One Studio) Navy Watercolour Platter, this beautifully simple piece pairs a classic shape with a modern glaze treatment, resulting in a perfectly of-the-moment artful serving platter.

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Artisan; ‘A skilled craft worker who makes or creates things by hand that may be functional or strictly decorative’

When you hear the word ‘Artisan’ what images does it conjure up? For us, they look much like these, beautiful pieces that are exquisitely handmade. When we start a new collection we like to create a mood corner in the office, much like a mood board but with physical pieces, swatches and images to help us create the look and feel for the new season. This season’s collection has started with a couple of pieces that epitomise ‘Artisan’ for us, they’re superbly made with traditional values, as well as being timeless so they will simply get better with age.

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