PERPETUAL CRAFTER, ARTIST, MOM, AND PERHAPS MY MOST TREASURED TITLE YET,
I painted a set of original succulent watercolours along with a country house
series featuring bold & abstract designs straight from my imagination and
onto the canvas. My designs were digitally printed onto beautiful
linen fabric and then I set about sewing these designs into perfectly
plump cushions for my patio.
I loved them, they were exactly what I wanted and I was dying to share
them with family and friends. On a whim, I posted the
photos online and received an email that would open a new chapter
in my life that I could never have foreseen. A large furniture company had
come across my pictures and loved them so much that they placed
an order for them there and then!
AND SO, THIS WONDERFUL JOURNEY BEGINS THAT BROUGHT ME HERE TO YOU.
Country Tree is a proudly South African business focussed on
sourcing the best quality locally produced materials and supporting small businesses by outsourcing jobs like printing and label production.
We also work hard to empower our small team of women
with the knowledge and skills they need to provide for their
families and make provision for their futures.
I have two gorgeous, incredibly smart and successful daughters (I’m allowed to brag, I’m their mamma!). My girls not only saw the potential in the business but also in my vision for it. Alecia & Olivia live in London with my precious grand babies (Evie Valentina, Isla and Maeve) and my handsome son's-in-law’. Despite the distance, they have been integral in helping me navigate through this modern world of social media, websites and blogs to bring our female led family business to life. It's because of them I launched my baby range after making them muslin blankets and then later a kidswear range, creating our signature romper as my grandbabies grew up. They now test all of my new designs so that by the time we launch them we know they will
be just right!
Please get in touch if there are any ideas you may have for custom designs for your home; whether here on our fine shores, or looking for a
South African inspired design for your home abroad.
'WE ARE SO HAPPY THAT YOU HAVE FOUND US
AND HOPE THAT ONE OF OUR LOVINGLY MADE
PRODUCTS FIND THEIR WAY TO YOU SOON'
DESIGNED lifestyle PRODUCTS
I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A CREATIVE SOUL THAT REVELS IN EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
AND NOW, I AM ABLE TO DO THE SAME FOR YOU
AND YOUR LOVED ONES!
As with most entrepreneurial origin stories, I hadn't set out to start a
business but rather, to solve a problem. I couldn’t find cushions for my patio
furniture that felt luxurious but practical with beautiful original designs.
So, I decided to try my hand at my own sketched and watercolour designs
to see if I could instead create the product I had been searching for.