Why are chickens so special to Heart to Home?
We’ve already introduced you to some of the team: Margaret and Sandra, who run Heart to Home both at our shop in North Yorkshire and here online. However, there are a few other key characters you should get to know! Today we’d like to introduce you to some important ladies who have in fact had quite an impact on the items we’ve chosen to stock! Yes, it’s the Heart to Home chickens.
All five of the (real life) Heart to Home chickens live with Margaret deep in the Berkshire countryside. Their crockery counterparts live at our shop, adorning Sophie Allport mugs and jugs, oven gloves, tea towels and other linens.
Daphne and Harriet are the two older girls of the gang. These middle aged ladies are still in fine shape (remind you of anyone… cough cough?) and still lay lovely eggs; so many, in fact, that Margaret sometimes struggles to get through them all! Here they are enjoying the sunshine on an early Spring afternoon.
The three newer girls are Dotty (who is grey and speckled), Hilda (a Black Rock hen, named after Hilda Ogden due to her fiesty character) and Jemima (a sweet little russet girl). Jemima is adorable but very greedy and can certainly hold her own when there’s food about!
It’s not just the chicken-themed items which are popular in our shop. Anything to do with animals always goes down well, including our many cat-shaped items. And, yes, there is a real Heart to Home cat! Here he is: his name is Pickles and he’s nearly 13. Like most cats, he chooses his mood depending on… well, we’re not sure. Sometimes he’s a bit grumpy but he’s a lovely cat really.
To round up our flock, here’s the Heart to Home dog: Sandra’s lovely and lively spaniel, Tilly. Tilly loves being outside, exploring the countryside and getting muddy, wet, brambly or all three. Luckily for her, she lives up in North Yorkshire (where you’ll find our shop), so there is endless gorgeous countryside to be sniffed and explored! Here are our current doggy-themed items!
Do you have cats, dogs or chickens? We think pets make every day better. We’d love to hear about yours!