There are many charity shops in St Albans, Herts, UK, that support a particular cause. But this particular shop caught my eye. It was very inviting and tastefully decorated. And of course, local creative talent and artists were selling their work at this shop that worked to improve early cancer detection. This blog is a photo essay, photos of which have also been posted on the TravelArtsLifefacebook page.Read more about their cause on fighting cancer on their website.
Raindrops on Roses….To the left, is the small passage that leads you to the Town’s Abbey – very nice and peaceful a walk, after the energising intake of lovely crafts at Raindrops on Roses.
These bowls are made by ‘Made by Hands’ in their studio in the back of their garden. How I’ve loved the idea of having my own handcrafted studio in the back of my garden while giving creative arts retreats and more.
These candles look like beewax sheets wrapped to form a candle.
Couldn’t resist photographing these frog sculptures seated in the shop.
More scented mini pouches that are scented. On the right are felted teddies heads.
I have seen many stuffed handcrafts in Dubai, but Ragtales is one stuffed handcraft that I haven’t. Each one is handcrafted and the material is so soft to touch!
This cufflink artisan boxes his goods in hardy woody cases. Very nice!
These pewter keychains seem to be a winner with dads.
Engraved pebbles with affirmations.
A room with a view! You can see the Clock tower through the entrance of the shop.
The shops is quite huge and spacious – I’m always a fan of wooden floorings.
A section of the shop. Wooden boxes, I think, are sitting one on top of the other and make interesting and unusual displays.
Stuffed toys (handcrafted) are growing on me, thanks to the trend of stuffed toys seen in Dubai handcraft markets.
As I said, the shop was very tastefully decorated
Aren’t these sock animals adorable?
Cute stuffed birds , as seen in their window display.