Down-to-Earth Design Online

I recently happened upon the website of Pedlars, a family-run design shop based in rural Scotland. Run by the husband-and-wife team of Charlie and Caroline Gladstone, the company started out as a mail-order children's clothing company and has since expanded into housewares—and into several brick-and-mortar shops, a rental house decked out with Pedlar's goods (all for sale), and a thriving online shop. I love their down-to-earth aesthetic mix: industrial bookcases, vintage French school maps, enamelware, wooden drying racks, 'wellie' holders. On my wish list:

pedlars clock

A timeless 14-inch clock, great for a kitchen.

 

pedlars bag

These leather-and-canvas bags are made from recycled deck chair slings, with a portion of profits going to the Royal Parks Foundation in London.

 

pedlars phone

Here's a fully reconditioned vintage telephone. They come in 7 other colors, too.  Love!

pedlars bread bin
Ditto this 1940's-style powder-coated steel bread bin.

pedlars sweater
These wool 'fisherman’s jumpers' have made on the Island of Guernsey since the 16th Century. The close stitches and tightly twisted wool guards you against sea spray and rain.

pedlars stairs
This heavy-duty stepstool is both practical and good-looking.

pedlars lamp
I'd love a grouping of these 'slate and clay' lights over a dining room table.

pedlars oilcloth
They can cut this oilcloth tablecloth to any size. It's available in an array of summery prints.

pedlars mug
I'm burned out on those ubiquitous 'Keep Calm and Carry On' posters. Here's a refreshing antidote, in mug form.
 

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