We have a number of items of
Welsh origins. Some of them follow immediately, some are included in
collections as in
clothing, food & drink, jewellery and miscellany (see links to the left).
Welsh family name
keyfobs, include the Tartan design and crest for each name. Same names
as below. $3.99 each
Welsh Fairy Cards, more than 40
designs, by Trudy Finch, Welsh artist and designer, who even makes the
paper she uses
for them. Designs include:
Blue Iris Fairy,
Travelling Fairy and
Fairy. A particular treat for children, but we suspect the parents
just claim they are for the kids.
We don't know why she adds the envelopes, everyone we know just frames
single 5" x 7"card with envelope. $4.50 each
Love Spoons (large image) of several shapes and sizes, once
hand-carved of local hardwoods by men who were long
away from their
sweethearts. The size and intricacy of design were signs of how much the
men "pined" for their fair ladies.
A lovely old tradition of courtship and
romance. Often given today for good luck to newlyweds. Prices vary.
Welsh Window Stickers by the
maker of the Celtic Greeting Cards. Twenty or so designs available, we
of our favourites:
Tree of Life, and
Can be used inside or out - they are two sided and look the
same either way. 4-1/4" circles. $4.00 each
When I first saw these wonderful patterns in 2002, I was
enthralled, and had to have them. In fact, I was the largest importer of the
Welsh tartans their first year in North America. Others have surpassed us since
then, but not in our admiration and friendship with Tony and Allison Collins,
the originators of these lovely patterns. They are two of Wales national
Along with my Welsh mother...Ruth Evans.
The Welsh are going to the kilt, spelled
as the national formal dress. And there are even
ysgrepans (Welsh sporrans or cilt wallets), and
Welsh Charlie formal jackets for dress occasions. We are authorised to procure
any and all of these special items for our clientele, and welcome enquiry about
For details about cilt or bespoke jacket measurements please see our
"Cilt and Measurement Page"
There are many items made in these patterns, and more
names being added all the time - recognise yours?
Click on name below to see an example of the tartan.
All are made at Cambrian Woollen Mill in Llanwrtyd, Powys, Wales.