Aficionados of all things Grasmere Gingerbread® are sure to be delighted by two new lovely collectibles added to our merchandise portfolio in 2020 by two wonderful Northern artisan suppliers.
Grasmere Gingerbread® Mouse
The Grasmere Gingerbread® Mouse is a quirky delight that helped creator Karen Downs who lives in County Durham to recuperate from recent surgery. “I had an operation to release a trapped nerve in my back and took up hand sewing again to aid my recovery,” she explained. Inspired by her mother and aunts who were superb sewers, Karen specialises in clothes, soft furnishings and quilts. When spending time in her holiday caravan near Threlkeld in Cumbria she often whiles away rainy days and Mondays making the wonderful Grasmere Gingerbread® Mouse.
Fashioned from a natural wool blend felt with fishing line whiskers, gemstone eyes and a leather tail – and carrying a precious packet of Grasmere Gingerbread® – the Grasmere Gingerbread® Mouse is an ornament of distinction. Keep it on your desktop beside your computer as a reminder to enjoy a slice of Grasmere Gingerbread® with your elevenses, or sit it on a mantelpiece or on a kitchen shelf. Whimsically, you might even sit your Grasmere Gingerbread® Mouse against a painted dark ‘hole’ on a skirting board in your living room.
Grasmere Gingerbread® Plates
With their distinctive dark blue glaze, our branded Grasmere Gingerbread® Plates – available in small 5.5 inch and larger 7-inch sizes – are lovely additions to any kitchen crockery collection, either as practical serving plates or to display on a wall. Handcrafted by the Bentham Pottery in North Yorkshire, which also make our popular branded mugs, the plates look even better presenting a few slices of warmed Grasmere Gingerbread®.
Large plate displayed on stand and on wall
The pottery is now busy firing and putting the finishing touches to our next Grasmere Gingerbread® branded kitchen accessory, spoon rests. “As regular customers will know, we have worked very closely with suppliers during recent months to give them a route to market for their high-quality and original produce and goods,” said Joanne Hunter, a co-director of Grasmere Gingerbread®. “We will be promoting many more new products in our online shop in the run-up to – dare I say it? – Christmas. In the meantime, stay safe and enjoy the rest of the summer.”
Mug/Small Plate/Large Plate