Paper weights with flowers inside. Cool garden gifts self induced product placement

garden art thistle

garden art thistle

garden art thistle

Upon a visit to Kew Gardens I saw an entire shelf of paperweights with thistles inside the garden gifts section of the Kew Garden Shop.

Have paperweights crossed the boarder of ‘cheesey’ to ‘cool’?

The paperweights above have been made by the same family for over 30 years and the company is called Haford Grange.  According to their website production begun in 1968 by Barry Needham as a form of therapy for muscular dystrophy. You can order on their website. http://www.hafodgrange.co.uk/hgp1.htm

Their motto is to create ‘the unusual, bordering on the impossible’.

Maybe I need a motto?

‘This is self induced product placement. I love them’.