New Homewares Beautifully Celebrate Brontë200
With so many new products being launched every year it can be very hard to keep up with the world of cards & gifts sometimes. I often find years have gone by without me even realising. That is my only real excuse for why it’s been a massive 7 years since I last featured the super talented designer Hannah Nunn here on the blog. I am delighted to be able to rectify that oversight today however, with a closer look at Hannah’s brand new collection, Charlotte’s Garden.
Charlotte’s Garden is a collection of homewares which are decorated with beautiful florals. The original design was commissioned for the Brontë200 project; celebrating the bicenteneries of the births of all the Brontë children.
The Charlotte’s Garden Collection
Hannah was ideally located to be part of the Brontë200 project with her design studio at Hebden Bridge being just a short trip over the moors (or the ‘tops’ as Hannah and the locals call them) to the village of Haworth, which is the home of the Brontë Parsonage museum.
The museum’s head of communications and marketing, Rebecca Yorke was a fan of Hannah’s nature-inspired designs and last year she got in touch; Rebecca was keen for Hannah to create a design that could mark the Brontë200 bicentenaries celebrations.
The original idea was to create a design inspired by the meadow at the back of the Parsonage but the day Hannah visited the meadow wasn’t yet in bloom. As she wandered around the garden however she soon found her inspiration.
The aptly named ‘Charlotte’s Garden’ design features plants and flowers in bloom around the time of Charlotte’s birthday; ferns, alliums, hellebores, tulips and fritillaries, all captured in Hannah’s signature style.
The ideal homeware gifts for Brontë fans, the Charlotte’s Garden pattern has been used to decorate tea towels, aprons, coasters, placements, notebooks, trays, cushions, oven gloves and mugs. Offering a subtle and unique way to bring a little bit of the Brontë world into your home.
Reflecting the literature of the Brontë family the homewares collection has been made to the highest quality. A very fitting tribute to a family of writers that made a monumental impact on the world.
Meet the Maker
If you’re curious to find out more about the new range there’s even a special opportunity to meet the lady behind the designs. Hannah will be at the Parsonage on the 20th April, the eve of Charlotte Bronte’s birthday, for a special ‘meet the maker’ event. Showcasing each of the beautiful items within the Charlotte’s Garden collection.
Brontë200 is a five year programme celebrating the bicentenaries of the births of four of the Brontës: Charlotte in 2016, Branwell in 2017, Emily in 2018 and Anne in 2020. In 2019, the Brontë Society will celebrate Reverend Patrick Brontë, 200 years after he was invited to take up the role of parson in Haworth.
Brontë enthusiasts, scholars, museums, literary societies, festivals, theatre companies, art galleries, writers, artists and individuals all over the world are creating events which will celebrate this inspirational family’s impact on the world.
Find out more
Priced between £6.95 and £22.95 you can see the full Charlotte’s Garden collection in the Brontë Parsonage museum shop. You will also find links to read more about the Brontë family and the 200th anniversary celebrations.
Image credit: Photography by Sarah Mason.