We are immensely proud to support Mountbatten’s 2020 Sunflower Campaign, with our own ‘Hello Sunshine!’ promotion. Across our gorgeous ‘Hello Sunshine!’ Collection, we have several choices which are designed to be uplifting for you – both in appearance, and with candle scents that will brighten and enhance your mood.
These beautiful stoneware mugs are £14 each, with £3 going from every sale directly to Mountbatten. Each is made by hand, so may vary slightly from the image shown. Available in two Sunflower shades of: 1) A light yellow/orange, OR 2) Brown
What do we British do when the going gets tough? We drink tea. Cradling a hot drink in our favourite mug gives warmth and in turn comfort, and this has never been more needed than now.
These mugs been made by Kirstie at Firestone Studios in Havenstreet on the Isle of Wight. Each mug has been thrown on her wheel, making each completely unique – there are variations, so none are the same. Kirstie has added handmade sunflowers and hearts, before painting them. They have then been hand-glazed using husband Paul’s homemade glazes. They are made with stoneware which is heat, dishwasher, and microwave safe.
ALL Firestone Studios mugs here on the ChilliWinter website are made at a NOT FOR PROFIT PRICE, and with a donation from EVERY purchase going directly to Mountbatten Isle of Wight to support its pledge, as it’s normal fundraising events and activities take a significantly different approach this year, directly due to Coronavirus.
To learn more about Firestone Studios, visit their website and follow them for their latest news and handmade delights on social media – @firestonestudios.
Mountbatten provides vital services across the Isle of Wight Community to provide care to those most in need and their families and its annual fundraising revenue is essential to its continuation. Thank you so very much in advance, for your support.
The Sunflower itself is an iconic image, and although it doesn’t have a fragrance itself, it is widely regarded for its beauty. Not only because of its naturally bold and strong architectural stature and colourful varieties, but because it is a symbol of resilience – of happier, brighter times. To quote Helen Mirren’s character from The Calendar Girls Film (2003):
“I don’t think there’s anything on this planet that more trumpets life that the sunflower. For me that’s because of the reason behind its name. Not because it looks like the sun but because it follows the sun. During the course of the day, the head tracks the journey of the sun across the sky. A satellite dish for sunshine. Wherever light is, no matter how weak, these flowers will find it. And that’s such an admirable thing. And such a lesson in life.”