Our new shower room needed some elegant and practical options for the limited space available. Although the dimensions were quite restricted, I was really happy to let Janie's creativity go wild. And what a perfect pair to put the finishing touches to the room. I love the natural edges, the choice of wood and the subtle copper touches on the mirror which add a real hint of luxury
This unique Tea Caddy takes pride of place in my Sitting Room. Janie immediately understood the brief and came up with a stunning design. The case of the Caddy is fashioned from wood locally sourced in East Lothian.
The inlay features a Camellia, the flower of the tea plant, another clever touch of originality on Janie’s part. Her use of ornate metal work is delightfully sympathetic with the overall design. For the interior of the Caddy Janie created an intricate set of wooden parts to hold the two containers of my favourite teas.
This splendid piece is undoubtedly destined to become a family heirloom to be cherished by many in the future!
I was delighted to receive this stunning plant stand as a gift for my 40th birthday.
It is sturdy and yet delicate. A really beautiful way to display house plants
Thanks so much Janie- they looks great, and just as imagined, thanks for being so efficient and creative- if I need another “accoutrement” I will be in touch!
I approached Janie to make a dressing table, after seeing one of her bedside cabinets in a local shop. I had seen a small dressing table in John Lewis, but thought it would be nice to have one to match the cabinet. Janie agreed, and quickly drew up a specification. She let me know in advance that it would be a bit more expensive than John Lewis, but I was happy to pay more for a craft-made product. Janie invited me to her workshop to look at a wood sample, so I could be sure it would match other furniture. When the dressing table arrived, I thought it was slightly tall – I hadn’t been able to visualise the dimensions that Janie had sent me in her proposal. No problem at all – she came back with a colleague and her equipment, and reduced the dressing table to the height I suggested. It’s perfect, and I’m really proud of my bedroom furniture, which is great quality, stylish and unique.
It was a delight working with Janie from the first moment of designing our piece of furniture together to when she delivered our chest of drawers. She listened carefully to what we were wanting and produced a piece of furniture that met our needs and was lovely to look at. When it arrived I was delighted at how beautiful it is, the mellow contrasting colours of the wood, the careful matching of the handles, the finish and the overall effect of something so well crafted. It was a special experience to have a piece of furniture that was made just for us and our CD collection!
It was a stroke of good fortune that, in 2018, Morris of Portobello was seen on Janie's van in heavy traffic. I was in need of a creative thinking cabinetmaker of quality. I found one in Janie.
A number of stones from the former West Window of the 15th. century St. Mary’s Church, now South Leith Parish Church, were found in various parts of the old graveyard. I resolved to have these preserved by forming them as the base of a large table to be built into the magnificent oak panelled Vestibule.
Construction and cabinetmaking skills were essential. After the masons had formed the plinth and upright stones Janie secured the ancient tracery stones by designing and inserting stainless steel dowels clad in superbly turned oak.
Next followed the design of a complex torsion box to be fixed to the tracery stones . This was essential for locking in place the oak top. Bronze and Silver Tokens commemorating the 400th. and 500th. Anniversaries of the founding of the Church were inserted in what is, truly, a unique table, beautifully matched to the oak panelling of the Vestibule.
With all of that which Janie has achieved she has added more to a fascinating history. Generations to come will delight in and learn from her thinking and superb craftsmanship.
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