Creative metal workshop and forge, Anvil Cottage Crafts, have gift ideas for every occasion
Anvil Cottage Crafts is a bustling, creative metal workshop and forge based on the banks of the River Ouse in the tranquil Cambridgeshire fens. The team there, headed up by Stuart Palmer, design and create bespoke metalwork with an equestrian twist – all of Anvil Cottage Craft’s gifts and homewares are crafted from horseshoes. Their proximity to the hub of English flat racing in Newmarket means that they have a plentiful supply to work with and they create some really wonderful pieces with them.
Anvil Cottage Craft’s pieces are just perfect for those looking for something totally unique and personalised with a little bit of equestrian flair. Perhaps you’ve been invited to an early summer wedding and are on the hunt for a memorable gift, or are trying to find a birthday present for someone who loves to support small, independent businesses? Here are some of the highlights from the Anvil Cottage Crafts collection that can be personalised for the lucky recipient (even if that’s you, and you’re just treating yourself!)
Horseshoe Words and Names (from £25.50 – £59.50)
With Anvil Cottage Crafts you can have a meaningful word, place or loved one’s name crafted from cleaned, reworked horseshoes. These can be used as a unique and long-lasting house name, stable plaque or just a fun sign for your home or garden. Choose from 3,4,5,6 or 7-letter words or names (from £25.50 – £59.50).
Lucky Horseshoe Numbers (£20.00)
Perfect for a special birthday, a bespoke anniversary present or to upgrade a house number, this lovely piece is the number of your choice encased in a lucky horseshoe. The number is cleverly forged from real farriery nails for an authentic touch!
Single Horseshoe Letter or Number (£8.50)
If your budget is a little tighter then you can still have a beautiful horseshoe number to help people find your home or recognise a significant date. The single horseshoe letter or number will be cleaned, media blasted and buffed for a smooth finish then lacquered to protect it from rust. Anvil Cottage Crafts can also create single letters, a lovely way to mark your horse’s stable door or a child’s bedroom.