Heard the buzz about the new Bee Garden Collection from Will Bees?
Heard the buzz about the new floral collection from Will Bees Bespoke? It's lush! And you can bag a Premium Diana Clutch worth £104.95.
One for floral fans and lovers of buzzy bees everywhere, feast your peepers on the new Bee Garden Collection from Salcombe’s Will Bees Bespoke. Four new fabric designs, featuring bold blooms and bronze buff-tailed bees (excuse the over-excited alliterating), all in eye-popping and totally on-trend colours.
Available as a coin purse, mini or premium clutch, these beauties are the handiwork of the eponymous WB Bespoke owners, Will Bees and James Marshall (above).
The new collab resulted from the pair’s chance meeting with the former Head of Design Liberty Art Fabrics, Emma Mawston, appropriately enough at Chelsea Flower Show last year. Inspired by their beautiful show-stand, she came down to the West Country on holiday (remember them?) and hand-drew each design for the collection from the bucolic gardens and fields she saw here.
If you’ve had the pleasure of swinging by Salcombe in the last six years, you’ll have probably spotted Will Bees’ store nestled on the harbour town’s Island Street. A cross between a workshop and a store, everything is made by hand (bespoke if you see a fabric you like) and not just gorgeous bags, but those hard-to-find blokey gifts too, like hip flasks, leather notebooks and wash bags.
But enough of the blokes. Back to the beautiful bags and I’m warning you, it is extremely hard to choose between the four patterns.
The bold pink Bee Paradise is er, flying out the door, apparently, or if you want an even bigger pop of colour, go for Bumblebee Garden. If cooler colours are your bag, then you will love Botanical Garden decorated with more sedate blue and purple blooms.
I plumped for the midnight-blue Bee Party clutch (incidentally Will’s fave pattern) which arrived in a black bee-ribboned (sorry) gift box, tucked in crinkly tissue, with a pack of bee-friendly wildflower seed which gets sent out with every order.
It’s total quality, from the velvety feel and sheen of the Italian fabric, to the golden fob charm embossed with the signature bee, to the hand-stitched leather trim, the weighty brass zip, and the detachable leather wrist strap. It even smells quality. I can’t honestly think of a more thoughtful gift to someone you love or even better, the Queen Bee in your life, you (obvs).
If that’s not enough to raise your pulse to the rafters, when you order one of these bespoke beauties (from £59.95) it will be personally embossed by hand with your name or initials: “Sorry darling, of course I’d lend it to you but it’s got my name on it.” Result!
Want one for yourself, honey? Bee in it to win it!
Yes, sireee! Muddy has snaffled a Premium Diana clutch for one lucky reader, which you can customise with your initials and in the choice of your favourite fabric. Buzz over to the Muddy Devon Reader Treats for your chance to win.
Will Bees Bespoke, Island Street, Salcombe, TQ8 8DP.