I couldn’t think about celebrating Curate & Display’s first birthday without a mention for one of the loveliest, most genuine friends that I have made through this blog along the way, whose family run textiles business has come on in leaps and bounds since I first got in touch to feature them. And no, their success has nothing to do with me, really, their beautiful, handwoven accessories do all of the talking, so much so that most recently the likes of Jamie Oliver has been singing their praises on his Instagram feed. Mourne Textiles caught my eye in spring last year when I came across their rich family history. The skill, dedication and pure heart that has gone into rebuilding the foundations of a sixty year legacy is nothing short of incredible and it is so deserved that they are being recognised and appreciated now that focus is changing towards British and handmade once again. I would very much recommend that you take a look at their history, which started with Mario’s grandmother Gerd Hay Edie from a small workshop at the foot of the Mourne mountains and get a real sense of their beautiful accessories. Ok, I’m going to stop now because I could write a thesis on these guys…I talk about them to almost anyone who will listen!
So, Giveaway #05 was a complete no-brainer and I’m delighted to offer something new from their children’s blanket collection in the colour of your choice. The blanket measures 80cm X 140cm and is a wonderful example of the Tweed Emphasize, a Mourne design created by founder Gerd Hay-Edie in 1956 (I have the grown-up version and it’s pretty much amazing). A perfect forever piece to give to a little one, I love the idea of this blanket becoming a much-loved comforter – a corner scrunched up tight in a fist to aid thumb sucking, there to transform into a super hero cape, a picnic rug for the teddy bears or simply to snuggle up under before bed.
✚ To Enter The Giveaway ✚
You can enter in one or two ways:
• Make sure you’re following Mourne Textiles on Facebook, then check back to the Curate & Display page to leave your colour of choice underneath the giveaway post.
• For Instagram, regram the image posted on the Curate & Display feed and tag it with Mourne Textiles and Curate & Display with #cdbirthdaygiveaway.