We’re back shining the spotlight on 5 Suffolk small businesses. If you’d like to be included in a future Suffolk small business spotlight, then send us an email!
Little Gems Interiors
Little Gems Interiors was established 7 years ago but in 2019 it came under new management. Little Gems provides a wide range of cute items for the home or to give as gifts. Situated in the small village of Assington, there is even an opportunity to take part in craft workshops. Owner Lynn trained with Annie Sloan (one of the most respected experts in paint and colour) to be a chalk paint stockist; this also means she can share her love for painting and upcycling.
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In the workshop today…. A commission piece for one of our regular customers. She wanted to give this cute little pine drawer a fresh lease of life with a simple makeover. Requiring a warm neutral colour to match some other furniture. Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old Ochre, a warm darkened cream colour, was her choice. It’s now a ready for collection! #commissions #commissionpainting #intheworkshop #paintedfurniture #upcylced #upcycledfurniture #anniesloanchalkpaint #anniesloanhome #anniesloanoldochre #oldochre
Mother and daughter team, Lina and Jenny Hogg, started this socially conscious candle business in 2015. These stylish candles are hand-crafted in small batches to ensure the products are of higher quality and consistency. They are also cruelty free, vegan with no added waxes, chemicals or additives. Each purchase helps to support women in former war torn countries to rebuild their lives. The name ‘Arya’ is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘pure, precious and noble’ which is a perfect way to describe the brand and what they stand for. The candle scent blends are handcrafted by Lina and Jenny.
Wag & Bone
Dog-loving couple Gary and Jacqui Thompson relocated to Aldeburgh from busy London in the quest of following their dream of opening up a pet store. Wag & Bone can be found in the coastal town of Aldeburgh and is perfect for both local dog owners and holiday pooches. After the shop opened in April 2019 it became the go-to place for dog lovers around the town. Wag & Bone sells ethically sourced natural food, leads, collars, outfits, beds, grooming products, gifts and accessories. With Aldeburgh being so dog friendly this boutique is the perfect addition to the popular seaside town.
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New Window … Wuff is in the Air! 🐶♥️♥️ . Our Dogs in the Beach preparing for Valentines Day 💘 … all togged up in their Smart New Coats and sharing Beer and Pawsecco with Fish & Chips 🐟🍟🍾🍷🐶😋 trying to choose which Collar, Bandana or Bow Tie to wear 😀 . . #wagandbone #wagandbonealdeburgh #aldeburgh #aldeburghbeach #suffolk #suffolkcoast #valentines #valentinesdog #dogvalentines #doggylove #doggylove❤️ #sausagedog #sausagedogcentral #daschundbench #windowdisplay #windowdisplays #visualmerchandising #visualmerchandisingideas #shopwindow #shopwindowsdisplay #smallbusiness #keepitlocal #windowswear #saxmundham #leiston #dogboutique #dogsofinstagram #dogshop #petshop #boutiquepet
Pops and Pearl
Owner and self taught silver-smith Meg is a one woman business working from her home workshop while balancing being a mother of two. Pops and Pearl specialises in one-off and limited edition handmade sterling silver and crystal jewellery. The gems used in the products are ethically sourced, cleansed by Palo Santo and charged in the moonlight to give the gems an extra boost. They also arrive gift wrapped in 100% eco-friendly packaging. These pieces of jewelry are so beautiful and delicate, they would make a perfect gift for your loved ones.
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One of a kind Goddess Moons 🌙 Limited run landed on the site in the Selene Collection. As always you can choose your exact moon baby and chain type and length. Handmade in England and shipped 🌍 wide- www.popsandpearl.co.uk ⚡If ya fancy reading more about these beauts see below 👇🏻 (Same crystal, varied lighting, will look different across many different environments) . The crescent moon in itself, is a Goddess Symbol- hence why I named my ever evolving moon collection after Selene, The Goddess of the Moon, over 1 year ago. It means "to create" and so is linked to the creative power of the Mother Goddess. It also symbolizes new life, rejuvenation, and new beginnings and the waxing and waning phases of the moon. These beautiful Moons are Opalite Angel Aura, which are Opalite crystals that are usually bonded with silver, platinum and a variety of other trace metals to create a gorg rainbow iridescent glow 🌈 Opalite helps to increase your personal power by boosting your self-esteem and improving your sense of self-worth 💪🏻 It is a spiritual stone and helps bring balance to your life by aligning your Yin & Yang energies ☯️ Emotionally and heart healing, it can help you to resolve hurt from old wounds by letting go of traumatic memories which will be replaced by compassion, kindness, and gentleness 🥰 Cradled in 925 sterling silver 💋 xx
Spadge Hopkins Artist
Spadge Hopkins is a local artist creating metal sculptures that play with light, shadow and movement. History, music and the natural world are key themes within his work. The sculptures themselves are eye-catching, but when the light creates a shadow behind them they create another depth to the artwork.
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About the Author: Chloe Lamb is a writer who focuses on lifestyle, books and fashion. If she’s not writing for her blog https://awritedreamer.wordpress.com then you can find her with her nose in a book!