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Charlie Bears

 

The Charlie Bear Company was founded in England in 2005 by Charlotte and William Morris and the first collection was launched in 2006.

 

Since then these wonderful bears have been lovingly hand made with the greatest attention to detail.  All the bears are designed by Charlotte and William along with some very talented bear artists from around the world. They are a truly collectable bear and are sought world wide by keen bear collectors.

 

Charlie Bears consist of of two main ranges The Isabelle Collection and the Charlie Plush collection.

 

The Isabelle collection are all Ltd Edition numbered bears and are made with mohair. The numbers made of each bear are quite low which is one of the reasons they are very sought after.


The Charlie Plush collection, have beautiful quality acrylic fur, are made to the same very high standard which the Charlie Bears are renowned for.

 

Which ever collection you choose you are choosing a unique bear and a wonderful addition to any collection.

 

The Kate Finn Company

 

The Kate Finn Company was founded in 1978 and is still continuing to create this ever-changing magical collection of children's products.


The Kate Finn company designs a range of children’s soft toys, cloth dolls and gollies. All of the Kate Finn products are renowned for their high quality and longevity. Safety of the toys, their construction, attention to detail and finishing are a priority with Kate Finn products.

All rag dolls and gollies have clothing that can be removed easily and are suitable for children to play with and easy for parents to wash.

Rapt Up sells only authentic Kate Finn soft toys that have:
• Kate Finn personalized swing tag.
• A cloth Kate Finn badge sewn onto the item directly.
• A Flag Tag sewn into the actual seam of the toy or doll with the name The Kate Finn Company Pty Ltd on it together with care instructions and country of origin information.

 

 

 

 

Heritage & Kew Gardens

Fine Bone China

 

 

Most of us enjoy a cup of tea, and there is nothing more enjoyable than drinking tea from a good quality bone china cup or mug.


This beautiful quality range from Heritage, Stoke on Trent, is designed in England and have been handcrafted and gilded to closely represent the craftsmanship of early 19th and 20th century English manufacturers. The fine bone china mugs can be purchased individually or as a set of your favourites.

 

The Kew Gardens range of fine bone china mugs and cups & saucers is under license for the Royal Botancic Garden of Kew England.  Kew is a world-leader in plant science conservation and these beautiful mugs depict images of fruit and flowers.  The Kew Garden range can also be purchased individually or as a set

Shepherds Bush Christmas Stockings

 

The Shepherds Bush company are an American company that have been specializing in wonderful cross stitch designs for 28 years.

 

The Shepherds Bush Company are renowned for their Christmas stocking cross stitch patterns and kits. The company started with four original patterns and then have added a new stocking each year, alternating with a girl one year and boy one the next year.


The patterns are stitched onto 18count linen using DMC, Weeks Works and Classic Colour Works perle 5 embroidery cotton. The cross stitch stocking patterns are very easy to stitch and each pattern has an alphabet for you to easily personalize the stocking.

The cross stitch patterns can be bought separately or you can purchase a cross stitch kit that has everything included to complete the project.

Many years ago I stitched my three children a stocking each, they are adults now with their own children who now also have a Shepherds Bush stocking each, I also have one plus my husband. They all look so lovely hanging each Christmas, they all get filled and are a real talking point every Christmas with visitors to our home.
They certainly have become a true family heirloom.

 

The Eastbourne Art Company

 

 

Eastborne Art collection of home accessories are designed and created by Trish Fraunfelter. The designs are inspired by rural surroundings and nature.

 

The furnishing fabrics are vibrant and of excellent quality that will guarantee the user many years of wear. The fabrics used are canvas drill, cotton and linen. The most popular items being the ironing board covers and door stops.

 

The fabrics are handprinted and in some cases laminated.

 

All products are made in Australia and are beautifully presented for gift giving.

 

Perfect for house warming gifts or just to add a little extra to your own home. I am sure you will find just the right design amongst this eclectic collection.

Carnival Homewares

 

 

CARNIVAL HOMEWARES was established by sisters Anna Cerdan and Penny Scandrett. Together they have created an exclusive collection of indoor and outdoor homewares, and beautiful gifts.

 

Carnival Homewares brings colour and vintage alive with original designs fashioned into an innovative collection of textiles and contemporary products.

 

Products include a fabulous range of beach bags, picnic rugs and wonderful fun aprons.

 

Artiwood Educational Toys

 

 

Artiwood Educational Toys Company has been in operation since 1999 and is dedicated to the development, design and manufacturing of the finest educational toys available today. Artiwood toys are handcrafted, safe, colourful and eco friendly. All products are safe-to-use, environmentally friendly, produced and manufactured under the strictest ethical considerations.

All products comply with international safety regulations, including individual piece size requirements and tested to EN71 and ASTM F963 standard.
Many of our products are made from carefully selected treated and seasoned rubberwood, which is an un-endangered and renewable source of timber cultivated on plantations in Sri Lankan and Thailand.
All products are finished with a non-toxic child-safe paint and lacquer.
Packaging is kept to a minimum including recycling cardboard.

Lily & George Baby Products

 

 

Rapt Up is very excited to add the Lily and George collection of exquisite nursery items to the website.Lily and George was founded in 2005 by Sarah Parkerand named after Sarah's son George and her niece Lily.

 

The company has gone from strength to strength and have become a very popular part of the childrens toy scene in NZ and Australia.

 

The Lily & George range provides quality on trend and instantly appealing toys and accessories at good value prices, beautiful vibrant colours and wonderful texture to the fabrics make this range very appealing for the newborn babe and toddlers.

La Vida Trading

 

 

 La Vida Trading is a leading company specialising in distinctive  homewares and giftware.

 

They specialise in a diverse range of products from homewares to decorator accessories and giftware.  The range is always stylish and good value for money.

Much of the homewares fits into the French Provincial look and the vintage rustic look.

The ranges include beautiful photo frames, great wall and table clocks and a fabulous range of decorator wall hooks.  Jewellery stands are another exceptional product that makes a wonderful gift item.

La Vida Trading is a company that Rapt Up has been using as a supplier for 26 years which in itself is a great recommendation of quality giftware.

Linens 'n' Things

 

 

Linens 'n' Things is a family owned business, which specializes in vintage inspired quilts and accessories.

Rapt Up specialise in the cot quilts and the padded coathangers.

The cots quilts are made of 100% cotton, are generous in size and come in a variety of gorgeous colours and designs to suit boy or girl.

 

The Padded coathangers are in beautiful vintage fabriac are padded thickly and are the ideal way to preserve your clothes.