We’ve been busy since we moved to Cranmer House, our beautiful “Lockdown” home in the Vale of Belvoir.
We took back control of POSHGraffiti.com in April and Emily’s husband was hailed a Covid 19 hero in Bali. He navigated his way through village checkpoints and disinfectant motorbike showers to place essential top up letter orders with the woodcarving community with whom we work.
The catastrophic collapse of the island’s tourist industry meant many people moved from the coast back to their villages looking for work. We had to expedite vital letters of the alphabet by air from Indonesia via India over the summer but fortunately our Christmas orders made it to the port in Surabaya and fingers crossed the ship will dock at Southampton.
So we hope this newsletter is just in time for some Christmas shopping and festive decorating.
Here are some ideas.
Deck the Hall
Tag your Space
We are constantly adding to our typography. Use 23cm gilded currency symbols in your home office, they are great shapes. Our smallest black wooden letters are useful for writing longer messages and keep prices down when you create a longer phrase. The WINNER is in gold 12cm letters, this size works in most spaces. The bamboo pencil pot is Vintage Emily Readett-Bayley, perfect for a home office desk.
Tag your Wall
12cm gilded wooden letters can be used outside for house signs but it is advisable to coat them with an exterior varnish to improve shelf life. Think painting up your wooden windows. We have happy customers replacing signs after 10 years.
Mark the Name
Monograms and initials always make good presents. Our 23cm gilded red letters make an nice alternative to gold and silver typography
Trim the Tree
Check out Emily’s original hand carved Christmas decorations . This skillfully carved wooden wren is coated in a layer of antique white plaster.
Spin the Vinyl
These 6cm White wooden letters stand out on a dark background . Use small 6cm letters for quotes, mantras, slogans and soundbites.
Shake your Booty
Musical symbols are particularly intricate to carve. Our wood carvers are absolute masters. This 23cm white treble clef is nice and subtle on a mantle piece. They carved the dancing frogs too!
Feel the Love
These joined up letters spelling LOVE are carved from one piece of wood and only the best of the artisans we work with can carve them. They are difficult to make so we are unlikely to continue with these words. Consider them limited editions. The Mother of Pearl spoons are also hand cut; from pearl shells farmed off the North Coast of Bali and if you look carefully, spot the small white open heart from our ERB decorations range.
Keep the Faith
23cm wooden letters finished in antique white plaster can be painted with any water based paint but the simplicity of white is perfect for the season.