My husbands parents retired to France a few years ago and after visiting their old farmhouse and spending time looking around the Charante and West Coast areas, I fell in love with the French style and way of life.

Having studied decorative textiles at uni myself and my Father in law who has been a carpenter joiner for most of his life, I knew that creating fun and decorative products for the home was what I had to do.

Wood & Rope is now a family business based in the UK with all our wooden items made in France and finished in the UK.

How it all began

A year ago I rescued an oak log from my Father in law’s wood burner, “this is far too good to burn!” I said, “ think of all the wonderful things we could make with this!”. With a love for anything nautical I decided to create a range of homeware accessories that for anyone who shares my passion for the seaside will adore. Visit my Folksy shop


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  1. Thank you for following me so I could find you! I’m in love already, I will never get bored of nautical 😀 I have a massive craving for the beach now.
    HS xox

      • It a bank holiday here, so the beach will be crowded. I like it when it’s quiet. The good thing is though I live close enough to the coast that I get seagulls in the garden. That always makes the sea seem a little bit closer 😉 xox

      • Oh how lovely to have seagulls in your garden, one day I would like to live by the sea! I always go to the beach mid week when it’s that little bit quieter. I’m enjoying my four day bank holiday weekend 🙂 x

  2. This is one of the most beautiful blog sites/pages I have ever seen! It’s lovely! Really gorgeous! I love how you saved the oak log! I adore trees and big, old trees that are late! Thankyou! 🙂

    • Thank you for your lovely kind words 🙂 I’m really happy you like! I will be in France in two weeks time saving more oak logs! I can’t wait to get in the workshop and get making more nautical items with Monsieur Raymond! x

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