The Silver Garden


Every item in this range is based on an actual tool, the originals being found in a variety of places. Some belonged to Sheila's father and date from the 1930s, others belonged to Malcolm's father or grandfather, the family being involved in horticulture in Kent from the 19th century until 1954. Some were found in the shed of an elderly neighbour, others in the Rural Life Museum at Tilford in Surrey or at Ingatestone Hall in Essex.

Each 1/12 (doll's house) scale Sterling silver tool, individually handmade in Somerset, is priced separately, enabling the customer to make their choice to suit their own pocket. It is easy to add to a collection of these beautiful miniatures at any time, either for the miniature collector or the enthusiastic gardener, or to embellish a doll's house.

These exquisite silver tools are unique, you will find their like nowhere else. They are available only from Sheila, or from a shop or gallery which stocks her work. Each miniature silver tool carries a British Hallmark.

Besides the pleasure of collecting the miniatures personally, they make a wonderful series of Christmas or Birthday presents for a friend or relative, especially a doll's house collector or the one for whom you never know what to choose. Creating a collection can solve the gift problem for several years. (Sheila suggests that anyone buying an ongoing series of gifts should keep a list of purchases, to avoid duplication.) These miniature garden tools also make an excellent group gift for a special birthday or anniversary gift, as family or friends can spend according to their taste and pocket.

Please note that all castings used are produced from Sheila's original master design and are carried out by JCL (Just Castings Limited) of Hatton Garden, London.

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