Reviewed by Nia Lock
Being from Dorset, I am familiar with the Lucy’s farm brand and have visited her gift shop in the lovely seaside town of Swanage when on holiday. Everything at this lovely shop, hidden in a little courtyard, displays Lucy’s detailed and realistic artwork beautifully depicting local landmarks and farmyard animals.
My Lucy’s farm goodies arrived sensibly packaged in brown paper, the mugs are each in their own individual gift box which is snug and neat, it feels perfectly secure for posting without fear of breakages. The mugs are made of English bone china manufactured in Stoke on Trent and are lovely to drink out of. They aren’t chunky or overly large and are exactly the style of fine mug I would send to my Mum. They are dishwasher proof which is an essential for me so I was delighted to see that. Lucy’s farm mugs would make an excellent gift, there is an option on the website to send a gift boxed mug together with a card and a personal message. These can be sent directly to the recipient which is ideal as an Easter gift or a thoughtful ‘just because’ gift.
Most of Lucy’s pieces of art are available in mug format so there are plenty of beautiful styles to choose from. I have the Tulip moo mug showing a sweet young cow in a flurry of delicately coloured tulips which is a lovely springtime scene. There is also a full sized greeting card in the Blossom moo style which depicts a glassy eyed cow framed by apple blossom with the added detail of a tiny bee busily working. And the Walter the wonkey donkey mug depicting a cheeky looking donkey smiling happily. All the designs show animals who are looking very relaxed and peaceful which I really like. The mugs retail at £12 and the greetings card at £2.75 so they are very competitively priced.
Lucy’s most well known series is the moo selfie range featuring cows of various breeds performing a close up selfie pose in front of well detailed plant backgrounds and well known Dorset landmarks such as Corfe Castle. The muted colours and close up detail make Lucy’s artwork incredibly pleasing to the eye, she is clearly a talented artist. The Easter range currently on the website features a selection of adorable ducklings and bunnies which I am particularly drawn to.
The Lucys farm website is really easy to navigate, the pictures are very good and the descriptions are clear. I like being able to filter items by location such as Durdle Door or Cerne Abbas, and also by featured plants such as the Wisteria or snowdrop moos. This makes it really easy to pick out a gift that will appeal to someone in particular. There is a large variety of gifts, kitchenware and tableware, clothing, original artwork and many other items. This a really varied selection, the quality is beautiful the items are usable and will bring joy to the user for many years to come.
As well as the gift products and original artworks avaible to buy, Lucy also takes commissions for pet portraits and there are various gift voucher options available.
RRP: Mug – £12, Greetings card – £2.75
These products can be purchased from the Lucys Farm website here.