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Cwtchy Welsh Homeware for Winter 2017

November 15, 2017
Valley Mill Christmas Spiced Apple Soy Wax Candle

The clocks have gone back, the nights are getting darker and now is the perfect time to make your home feel cosy for Winter!

Here are 5 of the key trends that you can easily follow to update your home for the new season, and which of our Welsh-made home wares you can buy to achieve them.

Relaxed dining

Winter, and especially the festive season, is a busy time for enjoying good company and good, hearty food. Create a relaxed dining experience for you and your guests by dressing your table with soft colours and shades of grey.

Mix and match tableware, made from different materials, will add interest to your dining room.

Welsh slate tableware, such as place mats and coasters, are a timeless finishing touch for your table.

Welsh Slate Place Mats, Coasters and Wine Rack

Welsh Slate Wine Rack – £75

Welsh Slate Square Place Mats- £37.50

Welsh Slate Square Coasters- £13.50

Add a splash of colour and enjoy your favourite beverage in these beautiful ceramic goblets, handmade by David Small.David Small Ceramic Goblets and Jug

David Small Medium Jug- £24.95

David Small Goblets- £13.25 each

Serving up your food on our handmade serving platters will be create a talking point at your dinner party. We have a range of new wooden kitchenware, which is handcrafted from Welsh Oak and Sycamore in our Crynant workshop.

Valley Mill Welsh Oak Serving Platters

Welsh Oak Small Serving Platter- £29.95

Welsh Oak Large Serving Platter- £39.95

Back to nature

Natural materials aren’t just to be kept in the dining room this Winter. Think cosy fabrics, warm woods and textured ceramics to create a soft sanctuary for you to cwtch up in. Huggable throws made from natural fibres, such as wool, are the perfect choice to keep you cosy and comfortable, without causing you to overheat.

From off-whites to slate tones, there is a huge array of colours that you can take from nature to inspire you.

The Pantone Colour of the Year for 2017 is called Greenery, and fits in well to this trend. We think Melin Tregwynt’s St David’s Flag in Pine is the perfect match to bring a touch of nature into your home.

Melin Tregwynt St David's Throw in Pine

Melin Tregwynt St David Throw in Pine- £145

For those of you who would prefer to inject a pop of a brighter colour into your home, Tweedmill’s Green Stripe throw is a beautiful choice.

Tweedmill Green Stripe Throw

Valley Mill Throw in Green Stripe- £53.95

If you want to keep your colour scheme more neutral, Tweedmill’s Beehive Oatmeal and Block Check Jacob will keep you cosy and warm all year round and will suit the colour trends of seasons to come.

Tweedmill Beehive Oatmeal Throw

Block Check Jacob Throw

Valley Mill Throw in Beehive Oatmeal- £53.95

Valley Mill Throw in Block Check Jacob- £53.95

If you wanted to add a touch of luxury to your living room this Winter, these throws are made from 100% Merino wool and come in shades of cream and grey. Gorgeous!

Valley Mill Merino Wool Throw in Natural

Valley Mill Merino Wool Throw in Natural- £80

And just to let you in on a little secret, we currently have the Merino wool cushions to match on 25% off in our Swansea store!


It doesn’t get much more Autumnal/Wintry than cwtching up under a tartan throw on a cold evening, does it?! Tartan seems to be the one pattern that will still be on trend around this time every year, and we love it! We have a huge range of different tartan throws, all of which are made for us by Tweedmill.

This Antique Buchanan throw is the ultimate Autumn throw in our range. It is made up of mustard yellow and rust orange, which are incredibly popular colours around this time of year.

Valley Mill Throw in Tartan Antique Buchanan- £53.95

The Muted Blue Dress Stewart throw is the combination of the ‘Back to nature’ colours and the tartan pattern and will make a super cosy addition to your home.

Muted Blue Dress Stewart Throw

Valley Mill Throw in Tartan Muted Blue Dress Stewart- £53.95

Colour blocking

Colour blocking is probably the easiest look to go for this year, especially if you are on a budget! Just layer up simple home accessories in on-trend colours, to create a homely, inviting vibe. Our Block Check throw range is the perfect starting point if you don’t know where you begin.

Seen everywhere in the fashion and design worlds right now, Millennial Pink is the unofficial colour of the year. Combined with greys, terracotta or Pantone’s colour of the year, you will create a home that feels youthful and timeless.

Although there is much dispute about kind of pink Millennial Pink is, we think our Block Check Dusty Pink and Raspberry throws will fit right in.

Block Check Dusty Pink Throw

Block Check Raspberry Throw

Valley Mill Throw in Block Check Dusty Pink- £53.95

Valley Mill Throw in Block Check Fuchsia- £53.95

A combination that everyone is raving about this year is grey and yellow. Although yellow interior may seem daunting, a splash of yellow amongst grey tones in your interior will make your home feel both fun and sophisticated. Melin Tregwynt’s Knot Garden throw in Gorse encapsulates this colour palette and is one of our best-sellers. We can see why!

Melin Tregwynt Knot Garden Throw in Gorse

Melin Tregwynt Throw in Knot Garden Gorse- £145

Festive feeling

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Melin Tregwynt’s Madison throw in Red is giving us all kinds of Christmassy feelings and we love it. Just imagine, curled up under this beautiful tapestry blanket, with Christmas candles flickering away whilst watching a classic Christmas film. Perfection!

Melin Tregwynt Madison Throw in Red

Melin Tregwynt Throw in Madison Red- £145

For something more subtle, Melin Tregwynt’s St David’s Silver throw suits festive colour schemes but will also suit your interior year round!

Melin Tregwynt St David Silver Throw

Melin Tregwynt Throw in St David Silver- £145

Now for our favourite thing about Winter- Scented Candles! We think that scented candles are a Winter essential to make your home feel cosy and warm. Valley Mill’s scented candles are handmade using soy wax and natural fragrances. Their wood wicks give off a warm glow, gentle crackling and ensure a full melt pool for a strong scent throw through your home.

We have a wide range of different fragrances to choose from. Our favourite Winter warmers are the bestselling Welsh Cake and our Christmas selection- Spiced Apple, Roast Chestnut and Holly Berry.

Valley Mill Christmas Soy Wax Candles

Valley Mill Soy Wax Wood Wick Candles- £16.95

Valley Mill Soy Wax Melts- £6.75

Events and Days Out Our Suppliers

Meet the Makers- Melin Tregwynt

September 5, 2017
Melin Tregwynt Mill

During her Easter 2017 weekend break, whist venturing along the beautiful Pembrokeshire coastline, our Swansea team member Chloe made an unexpected visit to our supplier Melin Tregwynt.

Situated between St Davids and Fishguard and surrounded by beautiful Welsh countryside, it proved to be a wonderful day out, and really interesting for us to see where some of our products are made.

So, to kick off our Meet the Maker series, Chloe decided to pay another visit; to see the looms in action and find out what beautiful Welsh woollen goodies they have to offer!

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