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The Roots of a Botanical Artist

  It was international woman’s day earlier this week. A day where we take a moment to acknowledge the great women in our lives. The ones who helped form the women we are. Looking through social media and seeing the women who were being celebrated. It made me pause for...

Business & Motherhood: 9 Years on…

  It was 9 years ago today. I went from fumbling through a pile of my designs, to laying exhausted in a hospital bed, holding a tiny boy in my arms. Nothing could have prepared me for the adventure of the last 9 years.   One of the pleasures that comes with starting a...

Half-Term Mayhem

  Well, it’s been a cold and blustery couple of weeks thanks to Storm Eunice.  As a working mum, I’ve found myself kid-locked during this half-term. Three Children. Add in miserable weather. Not exactly conducive to running a business. However, I have a fabulous...

Wonderful Workshops

Try your hand at a whole host of Workshops. Learning the process from yours truly, a professional artist with over 10 years’ experience in lampshade making and a lifetimes experience in pattern design. As well as lampshades, cushions, and mugs, I have started a range...
Valentines Day: Gifts that make Love Bloom!

Valentines Day: Gifts that make Love Bloom!

Hello lovely people! It’s that time of year where love is in the air once again. Whether you are spending it with your partner, a close friend, or an emotional support animal, I hope you have a wonderful day.   And to help that day be extra special, I thought I’d...

Meet The Apprentices

Meet the Gillian Arnold apprentices! I believe that giving opportunities to young people in the community is essential to any thriving business.  Being a business based in the Northeast of England means that we can provide creative opportunities for local people, in...

Botanical Lights of Post House Wynd

  Botanical Lights of Post House Wynd   Exciting things are happening at Gillian Arnold! With the celebration of Chinese New Year this week, Gillian Arnold was offered the wonderful opportunity of taking part in the ‘Darlington Lights’ display. with our own:...
The Perfect Wedding Presents

The Perfect Wedding Presents

The Perfect Wedding Presents At Gillian Arnold, we know that weddings are the place when you want to excel in the present department. You want to get them the best present and give them something special that they will treasure forever. Our personalised Mr and Mrs...

Products that match Cosy, Warm Interiors

Warm Interiors and how our products match this style Our products at Gillian Arnold are designed with you in mind so whether you are into monochrome or warm tones, we have products that will boost your home with botanical inspiration to bring the outdoors, in. Here at...

Contemporary Colourful Interiors

Contemporary interiors and which of our products match the style Our products at Gillian Arnold are designed with you in mind so whether you are into contemporary, tropical designs or a simple interior, we have products that will boost your home with botanical...

Spoil Someone with our Personalised Gifts

Spoil someone with our personalised gifts Our products at Gillian Arnold are designed with you in mind so whether you like to treat yourself, or others, we have the perfect gift ideas for him and her. MR AND MRS COLLECTION We have the ideal range of wedding gift ideas...

Looking back at projects we’ve done

Hello everyone, We thought it would be a wonderful idea to put together a post that showed the different projects we have got involved in over the years! We absolutely love getting together and working with people to be creative, so any projects we do are a pleasure...

Reminiscing on our Trade Shows

Hey guys! So it’s no secret that we love a good trade show and for several years now we have got involved in the Home and Gift Buyers Fair in Harrogate. We thought it would be a lovely idea to put together a collection of memories from our previous and current...

Our Full Lockets Collection

Have you seen our full lockets collection? You probably haven’t came across our full locket collection yet, so this post will tell you all about them! We do an elegant range of locket necklaces and earrings. Our handmade lockets make for beautiful and...

Natural, Country Style Interiors

Natural, Country style Interiors that match with our products Our products at Gillian Arnold are designed with you in mind so whether you are into bold colours or country, we have products that will boost your home with botanical inspiration to bring the outdoors, in....

Our Favourite ‘Indigo Tropical’ Design

Our Favourite Indigo Tropical Design and how it is used in our products Our products at Gillian Arnold are designed with you in mind so whether you are into simple interiors or bold tropical designs, we have products that will boost your home with botanical...

Creating our Botanical Alphabet

Hello you lovely people! One of our favourite moments at Gillian Arnold has been putting into place the botanical alphabet, used on many products now to customise and personalise an item and make it special. Keep reading to find out about our alphabet!   One of...

The Perfect Pieces of Jewellery

Our perfect pieces of jewellery Our products at Gillian Arnold are designed with you in mind so whether you love statement jewellery, or delicate pieces, we have plenty of choices for you to see. Our beautiful collection of earrings come in any of our designs and make...

The White and Grey Interior Trend

Modern Minimalist Interiors and which of our products match the trend  Our products at Gillian Arnold are designed with you in mind so whether you are into the modern way of life, or simply classic  – we have products that will boost your home with botanical...

The Gillian Arnold Renovation so far

The renovation is fully underway! Setting up our Gillian Arnold boutique in Post House Wynd, Darlington has been rather demanding, moving our entire shop contents and production from Bishop Auckland has been extremely hard and time consuming. However, we finally can...

Get to know Darlington

Darlington is a large, popular town; brilliant for up and coming business owners. In a high street flooded with creative people, Darlington can put Gillian Arnold on the map. The town is situated central to the North East, minutes away from one of the busiest rail...

The Beginning of Gillian Arnold Darlington

In April 2018, we decided it was time to pack up from our hub in Bishop Auckland for a new venture in Darlington! We knew this was not going to be easy at all, but we were definitely ready for the big move as it would help us grow as a brand; offering more for us than...