Pretty Nostalgic is a beautifully produced home and lifestyle magazine for creative and sustainable living. Each glorious issue offers 112 pages of original, well-researched content, illustrated with specially commissioned artwork, illustrations and photographs and well as genuine vintage images, are from the Pretty Nostalgic's own archives.
Come along to Christmas at the Orangery event this year and meet some of the Pretty Nostalgic team. You can also flick through the pages of their current issue and well as look through previous issues. You may also subscribe to the magazine on the day (either as a Christmas gift idea, to send to a family & friends, or just as a gift to yourself!
Pretty Nostalgic are also currently looking for new members and businesses to join their Pretty Nostalgic Society.
"Do you revel in nostalgia? Yearn for gentler, more civilised times? Would you rather live a more hands-on, less commercialised existence?
Yes...? – Then join the Pretty Nostalgic Society. It is the perfect antidote to the greedy, corporate, lacklustre and often unfriendly modern world.
We are a group of history and vintage-loving souls, who delight in our brilliantly British lifestyle. We try to live in a creative and sustainable way, enjoy crafting, making, baking, growing, sewing, brewing, preserving, foraging, upcycling and what’s more we love sharing our skills with others.
We are not about giving up technology and permanently time warping back to the 1940s (Not unless you want to of course!)
We feel that modern ways aren’t always good and that old-fashioned ways weren’t always bad; we strive to find a balance and to live in a way that makes us proud and fills us with a sense of achievement and pleasure rather than purely existing in an out-of-control world, dictated to by others, feeling unsatisfied and surrounded by mass consumer tat! We are committed to supporting independent British makers, small independent shops and businesses and those who supply handmade, vintage, antique or upcycled goods and services. We want to put our hard-earned cash into the hands of those who deserve it!"
Hannah Redden is a Textile Artist, Printer and
Designer who creates interior products from her hand-printed fabrics and
vintage finds. She explores an eclectic
mix of vintage, recycled fabrics and haberdashery to create original art and
brought up in a creative family, I have been surrounded by fabric,
threads, paper and paint from a very early age. This has instilled
in me an intrinsic fascination of all things relating to arts and crafts
and textiles in particular. My eclectic tastes means I draw on
a wide range of inspiration, I experiment with traditional screen-printing and
modern digital print”.
Hannah spent her childhood in South West Scotland
before moving to Glasgow where she studied textile design at the Glasgow School
of Art.After graduating she went
travelling in India where she was inspired by the vibrant colours and
decorative textiles.After returning to
the UK in 2006 Hannah relocated to Bristol with her partner and has exhibited
her work in galleries throughout Bristol and the South West.
recently returned to designing after having a two year break to have her little
daughter, Freya (Who is proving to be just as creative as her mother!).Hannah is now concentrating on new designs
and product ranges which will be launched at Christmas at the Orangery ….
Bath Spa Skincare specialises in 100% natural solutions for ageing, eczema, blemished, and sensitive skin. Their beautiful, pure and ethical products are based on the very latest scientific research and have been proven at the University of West England’s cruelty-free CATIM laboratory.
Sally Merrett, founder of Bath Spa Skincare, was originally inspired to create the products to help her own and her family’s skin care needs in the most healthy and effective way possible. The rejuvenating products for herself and her mother, and the eczema products to help her young daughter. The range is rapidly becoming sought after by professional therapists seeking both purity and effectiveness.
Lucy Routh is an artist specialising in painting contemporary still life subjects. Lucy grew up in Lancashire and later went on to study Fine Art at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Lucy is now settled in the South West with her family, living and working from her home in Blagdon, North Somerset.
Inspired by nature and the environment around her, Lucy paints subjects which in shape, form and colour are interesting and beautiful to look at. Amongst her favourite subjects to paint are flowers, fruit, fish and sea life. Using a combination of ink and paint Lucy has developed a very distinctive unique style, creating images that are bold, bright and fresh with a sense of space and simplicity.
Since starting her own business in September 2012, Lucy’s work has been represented at both the London and Bristol Affordable Arts Fairs as well as being exhibited nationwide through a number of Art Galleries. This Christmas at the Orangery, Lucy will be selling a wide variety of her limited edition giclee prints both framed and unframed. There will also be a large collection of her Fine Art greeting cards for sale including a brand new range of Christmas designs for this year.