My Billet Doux™ is a luxurious handcrafted silk cushion embellished with vintage or antique ribbons. There is a back pocket to store a notebook and pen that come with it or to hide your heartfelt messages. It tells a story and shares your love and affection.
Throughout time, hand written letters and notes have helped people fall in love, stay connected, build relationships and convey truths. They preserve moments, human history captured forever.
But in today’s digital age, we’ve lost the art of writing personalised messages that last more than a moment. My Billet Doux™ brings back the thrill and anticipation of receiving a note in a soft, luxurious and unique way.
Dear My Billet Doux
I just received the most wonderful note from my 7 year old... my own "billet doux" to cherish.
It reads "To mum I love you very much. you are as prity as gold. Lot of love from Lex. PS. I know you like rabits."
I think we sometimes have to take example from our children - they write straight from the heart without inhibitions- we should too.
Are you able to write easily? Or do you find it hard like I do?
Dear My Billet Doux
We are proud to be exhibitors at the RHS Chatsworth flower show in the glorious grounds of the Chatsworth estate. It is the first year it is taking place so we hope you will come and visit and see us and the gorgeous gardens. sculptures and stands.
Could you please bring the sunshine as the weather has been a bit grim...
See you soon
Why I created My Billet Doux
My Billet Doux was an idea I had quite a few years ago. I am pleased to have made it real. Combining years of collecting fabrics and ribbons with wanting to create a keepsake and something special is what drove me to create My Billet Doux - a silk cushion with a 'je ne sais quoi".
I was also saddened by the fact that we were loosing touch with writing with a pen and discoverning someone's handwriting but also that we might not write as much as before. Everything in our lives is so fast paced with technology- the internet and social media I really wanted to create a cushion where one could write something beautiful, meaningful and gift it to a loved one or someone who made an impact in your life. That's when it all came together and I created a pocket at the back of the cushion to keep a notebook and pen - for the unexpected message, love notes and drawings to be left... (read more)
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Being in the antiques trade myself, I love watching it as the idea of quality and craftsmanship is always at its core whether it’s a diamond broach or a drawing by a well-known artist. The fact that some people really have an eye for the exceptional without knowing it is always awe-inspiring... (Read More)