I know Christmas is just around the corner, and we are posting about the New Year, but sometimes we get so excited here at Bay Attic, that it’s just great to share !
Traditionally in Scotland when it’s the New Year, you visit family and friends not only for a party but also, after the bells strike midnight, you would visit another household to “first foot” them. Being the first person to enter their house for the New Year, a gift would be given or if you were really lucky your visitor may suit the requirement of being tall, dark and handsome and bestow a New Year kiss – but if this wasn’t the case – the gift would usually be a piece of coal or bun or whisky.
Today, these gifts may not be to everyone’s tastes, so at Bay Attic we have some delightful Scottish themed illustrated mugs, ideal as a “first foot” gift – and perhaps even better if a wee dram is in it when gifted !
Clare Mackie Art | Mackie Mugs | Scottish Themed Gifts
Useful as a Kitchen organiser, a family calendar, Birthday organiser, or just to add a touch of colour to your room. A calendar has many uses and as always, we have a great choice of art, photographic, illustrative and fun calendars for 2012.
Choose a Scottish Photographic calendar, or a colourful and fun Flower Calendar, we have Cats and Dogs on calendars and our artists have produced calendars this year too.
Peter Foyle 2012 Appointment Calendar
A River Runs Through It, 2012 Calendar
Cats, 2012 Birthday Calendar
Our Calendars are approximate Size: 154mm x 420mm, and are in a Slimline calendar format. They come supplied inside a sealed cello bag with a card stiffener. 14 Pages – Front Cover, 1 Page per month + Back Cover.
Bay Attic | Christmas Cards | Winter Art
Most girls love shoes. Some more than others. Some regard shoes a functionality and purely to protect and support feet, others think shoes are a work of art and for some , shoes are their decorative passion !
Stiletto, Sling-back, Wedge, Mary Jane, Ballet, Flip-flop, Flat’s, Pumps, Boots, Platforms, the list (and the designers) goes on and on.
So, if you are a diva for shoes, and keep a wardrobe only for shoes, handbags and accessories that need to go with the shoes when you buy a new pair ! Here’s the perfect accompaniment to hang in pride of place to mark your shoe achievements. Show everyone just how Purr-fect your style is with this glamorous Shoe Kitty Art.
Shoe Kitty Art Print
by Clare Mackie
Shoe Kitty is available as an art print, mounted art print and a mounted and framed art print.
Clare Mackie Mugs | Notebooks | Bay Attic
Your first haphazard walk as you toddle from table to chair, your first tooth, your excitement at going to school or the hugs and mispronounced words, even the occasions when you were a little naughty or the copious amounts of laundry you leave on the floor ? Whatever the memories may be, bringing up kids isn’t easy or, at times, as rewarding as some Mother’s would like. But, as a Mother – you cannot help to love your little cherubs and monsters. Patience can be a sliding scale in Motherhood and mix this with the hub of Twenty-First Century Life, after school activities, food fads and arguing siblings, a Mother’s patience scale can fluctuate. What type of day have you had with your Mother today ?
Being appreciated certainly doesn’t mean that you have to lavish expense to show you care. It can be the little things that Mother’s remember most and cherish for life, not the expensive gift. Have a look at our illustrated Mother’s day cards by Clare Mackie, and send a simple yet meaningful message to your Mum on Mother’s Day.
Pretty Bouquet | Happy Mothers Day | Your The Best