Coming very soon to Rowen & Wren, The Hardware Collection…
It’s that wonderful time of year when everything is in full bloom in the garden. Last year we planted several Fennels that are currently bursting with feathery foliage as we eagerly await the arrival of their flowers. They are at their best between June to September making them a long-lived plant that provides both colour and structure to any garden. Not only a wonderful plant to admire, you can eat pretty much every part of the plant, all of which has a distinctive aniseed-like taste, much like Marmite, it’s an acquired taste that you’ll either love or hate. As with most plant-based foods, Fennel is widely beneficial not only as an ingredient but nutritionally as well, it’s a great source of vitamin C, vitamin B6 and fibre, making it one of our favourite plants to grow and consume.
If you’re looking for a little Fennel inspiration in the kitchen then we have just the thing. Martha Stewart has put together 25 fabulous fennel recipes, with everything from Braised Fennel with Pomegranate, to Fontina and Fennel Pizza, you can view the full selection here.
Enjoy impromptu suppers styled under the stars, at one with the elements. Our Harmen Outdoor Garden furniture is expertly crafted for comfort over homemade cocktails. Perfect for balmy evenings after you’ve cooled off under our Lyman Outdoor Shower Stake.You can view the full ‘Great Outdoors’ collection here.
Wishing every Dad, Daddy, Father and Pops a very happy Father’s Day. This photo was chosen with our very own R&W Dad in mind who’s rarely seen without a cup of coffee in hand – Happy Father’s Day Bampa! x
June is prime time to be in the garden harvesting your Rhubarb, which is exactly what Susanne from Mila’s Deli has been up to at home in Germany. From her garden gatherings Susanne has created a delicious looking rhubarb, honey and earl grey compote (pictured centre), the perfect accompaniment to natural yoghurt for a home grown breakfast. We have been following Susanne on Instagram for some time now (@milasdeli), we especially enjoy following the journey of her homegrown produce from land to table. Whether it’s freshly collected eggs baked into traditional German biscuits, or home harvested radishes tossed into a fresh summer salad.Rhubarb, Honey and Earl Grey Compote: Ingredients: 500g of rhubarb, sliced in 0.5cm wide pieces, 2tsp honey, 125ml strong Earl Grey tea, 50g light muscavado sugar, 6tbsp raspberry syrup and a squeeze of lemon juice. Method: Dissolve the honey and sugar in the earl grey tea, mix this along with the other ingredients and leave to stew in a container overnight, the following day heat on a medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes. Place into jam jars to be enjoyed morning, noon and night. Posted by Alex.
We know it can sometimes be tricky to choose a gift for the men in your life, so this year we’re lending a helping hand with a unique selection of perfect presents.
Choose from our Brass Hip Flasks for the dad that enjoys a discreet tipple, or our Stoneware mugs for those that favour a well-presented cup of coffee, we have a practical yet desirable gift solution for every dad here.
With what looks to be a beautiful weather week ahead of us, we’re planning a productive one in the garden, pottering and planting. Following a lucrative loot of plants at village fairs recently, we have plenty to plant out in preparation for the summer months ahead. We find local stands at fetes and fairs are always a great place to pick up affordable plants, especially as they will generally be full of species grown in local soil making them ideal for your own garden.
If you still have some younger varieties that need a little while longer in the comfort of a pot, then we have just the thing. Our rustic terracotta pots have been aged and mossed to provide an authentic weathered finish, making them the perfect pots for relaxed vintage planting. Designed to look as is if they have been sat happily in your garden for years already, no two will be exactly the same.
You can find out more about our Eden Terracotta Pots here.
We discovered Swallows & Damsons in the latest issue of Homes & Gardens. Founded by Anna Porter, it’s the perfect mix of a florist teamed with an interior emporium located in Sheffield. What makes Anna’s floral masterpieces particularly special is their unstructured form, mixing blousy blooms with wild foliage, every bouquet, display or bunch is a work of art (so it comes as know surprise that Anna’s background is in fine art). Unlike other florists, Anna likes to embrace these irregular floral forms, whether it’s crazy bends, kinks or droopy flower heads, rather than fighting natural shapes she instead chooses to team them with unexpected wild and scrappy foliage to create perfectly seasonal masterpieces.
You can peruse more beautiful work from Swallows & Damsons here, or if you’re luckily enough to be local, be sure to pop into the store and treat yourself.
We believe style shouldn’t be a childfree zone, so our Little Rowen & Little Wren collection delivers bite-sized chunks of home style in miniature. Perfect PJs, sweet slippers, beautiful bedding and terrific toys with the focus on the well-made, robust and homely.
You can view the full collection here.
There are so many wonderful plants springing up in the garden at this time of year, it seems only right to bring some of the beauty appearing outside inside. Whether it’s a simple posy, a spring terrarium or a collection of seasonal potted plants, adding a touch of flora or foliage to your interior helps celebrate the changing seasons outside. One of our favourite pieces to do exactly this is our Byrne table planter, the ideal natural centrepiece. The timelessness of our planting troughs makes them the perfect candidate for years of use around the house, you can also accessorize them with our delicate Byrne Candle Stakes for dinner parties or wedding celebrations.
You can view all of the pieces within our Byrne collection here.
As we’ve recently been experiencing the timely arrival of some spring sunshine, Lydia Toll’s Instagram feed (@lydiatoll) has been giving us plenty of inspiration for idyllic getaways this summer. As a photographer, stylist and traveller, whether its Palm Springs, Portugal or Paris you’re longing for, Lydia has the tantalising imagery to persuade you to book your next holiday. The colour palette gracefully transitions as you scroll through her feed, her warmer moroccan terracottas pleasantly compliment the cooler cactus greens. A particularly enticing example of this colour combination is the balcony featured top centre, it looks like a splendid place to sit back with a good book and a refreshing cold beverage. Head over to Lydia’s Instagram feed and be sure to click the follow button to keep up to date with all her travels.
Posted by Alex.
Expertly crafted from pure oak, our Witham furniture collection will look equally at home in a country cottage as it would in a contemporary town house.
You can view the collection in full here.
Wishing you all a very Happy Easter from all of us at Rowen & Wren.
Enjoy a long weekend filled with family, friends and as much chocolate as you could possibly hope for! x
As Easter approaches it’s time to bring the first signs of spring indoors to prepare the home for any seasonal entertaining you have planned.
Lay your Easter table with natural hints at the joy outdoors. Tactile Selvedge edge linen tablecloths sit perfectly beneath our Kestle Zinc plates for understated drama. Create simple settings with handfuls of pretty, speckled eggs in our Nilly Sweet baskets and handmade willow nests dotted with delightful seasonal treats.
You can peruse our Easter tableware collection here.
The clocks have changed, the evenings are longer and lighter and we’re enjoying a glimpse of the Summer ahead. This naturally leads us to crave a whole new Spring wardrobe for the hopeful warmer weather to come, so we’ve put together a little collection of four looks we’re coveting this season. We have been enjoying the use of dusky pinks and nudes in the home for some time now, this is also the case in fashion on clothes, accessories and especially footwear. Whether it’s heeled mules teamed with an embroidered dress, or some relaxed sandals with a touch of denim and a broiderie anglaise shirt, you’ll find plenty of uses for some nude, suede shoes this season.
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