Why Hiraeth?

I fell in love with the word Hiraeth. For me, the word is soulful and magical and not a melancholy longing for the past. It is the memories and nostalgia for home life and my childhood in Wales.

It is the taste of Welsh cakes, any day, but especially on St David’s Day. It is white and blue enamel plates, which remind me of picnics on the beach. It is the smell of gorse, reminiscent of my native coastline. It is chinoiserie patterned ceramics. It is the sight and splendour of a Welsh blanket.

My Grandmother’s Welsh blanket takes pride of place in my home.  A beautiful black, cream and pink design, which is cherished beyond words.  We shared a love of beautiful things and the colour pink!

We all know Hiraeth, wherever we are from.

It is the combination of the past and present; the eclectic piecing together of design eras, which gives a unique character and warmth to our homes.

Welcome to Hiraeth home store and I hope you enjoy!

Sarah x