Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Game, Set and Match

I'm not a real tennis fan because I don't watch it for 11 months of the year but I love watching Queens and Wimbledon, so I couldn't let the grass court season pass without doing a tennis post. 

'Anyone for Tennis?' Greeting Card by YourMumRang
£2.85 (+ 70p p&p)
Wimbledon is here - it's time to dust off your tennis racquet and wash those tennis whites. New balls please!  This is an individually hand-printed card, featuring a rather stylish yet perhaps impractically dressed Victorian lady and the words "Anyone for tennis?".  Printed onto cream-coloured card stock, it measures 10.5cm x 15cm and has been left blank inside for your own message. 

A Spot of Tennis Printed Canvas Tote Bag by handmadeinhighbury
£13.19 (+ £2.31 p&p)
The bag is handsewn and screen printed with a grass design on both sides and a tennis ball bouncing on one side. The material is 10oz sturdy cotton canvas with handles made of 100% cotton webbing. A "Handmade in Highbury" label is sewn inside. The bag measures 16 ins L x 13.5 ins W x 1.5 ins D (41cm x 34cm x 4cm) and the handles have a 10.5ins (26cm) drop.

Tennis Mini Dress Knit and Crochet Pattern by wonkyzebra
£1.32 (PDF delivered by email)
PDF emailed to you of a vintage 1970s pattern.  A “Pretty as a Picture” Knit Crochet Tennis Mini Dress.  Plain knitting with an unusual and gorgeous crochet back detail.  Just the thing to distract someone watching, if your playing isn’t up to Wimbledon standards.  You could make this a little longer for a stunning party mini dress.

Vintage Tennis Rackets Cushion Cover by anettascraft
£21.10 (+ free delivery)
Vintage Tennis Rackets Hessian Cushion Cover.  Cushion is made from hessian fabric with canvas print in the middle. Jute string and canvas stained with coffee and cinnamon add even more vintage & rustic look to the cushion.Envelope style opening at the back.  Approx. size 16" x 16" (40cm x 40cm).  Cushion pad is not Included.

I Dream of Tennis Giclee Print by gorjuss
£11.87 (+ £1.98 p&p)
These beautiful Gorjuss™ Prints are printed to the edges, no white borders ( making it super easy to frame, just grab a frame the size of the print ( or a larger frame with a Mount/Matt that is the size of the print). They are professionally printed on 300 gsm archival quality paper, by ourselves, using a HUGE 24" Giclee Printer. The Prints have a breathtakingly beautiful Lustre finish. The paper is thick, won't yellow or fade over the years.

Knitted Plush Meerkat Tennis Player by niftyknits
£26.38 (+ £1.65 p&p)
This handknitted meerkat tennis player is about to serve an ACE, you can tell by the way he's standing!  He's a traditionalist, all in white, and probably needs to speak to his coach about the way his racket is wired. Ready for Wimbledon!  His 3 inch, 7cm racket is wired, as is his arm so that he can keep it up and change the angle, and in his other hand is a bright green pea-sized ball. He is knitted to niftyknits' own pattern. He is around 7" tall, and stands freely due to the wiring in his legs and tail.

Tennis Book Illustration Notebooks by ReFabricates
£10 (+ £4 p&p)
These cute recycled notebooks are handmade using illustrations from a 1984 edition of "Learning To Play Better Tennis". Each notebook is hand stitched with mustard book binding thread.  They are A6 in size, perfect pocket books or for carrying around in your handbag, for collecting thoughts, making observations and keeping lists!  They come tied with natural twine, making an excellent gift.

Tennis Match Contemporary Art by simonsgallery
£29.68 (+ £9.89 p&p)
"Tennis Match" - 4x4 inch framed original painting.  Painted with acrylics onto acid free mount board Matted (mounted) in a 8x8 inch a simple white painted wooden frame. Ready to hang and brighten your wall space. Also available with a black frame.

Tennis Notebook Upcycled from an Original Chris Rea Record Sleeve by GoldenGuinea
£4 (+ £2.50 p&p)
Here we have this original Tennis-themed record cover, lovingly transformed into a beautifully chic notebook for all you doodlers, scribblers and lovers of all things vintage.  A5 in size with approx. 60 lined-pages of 100% recycled paper, bound together with sturdy binding wire making it nice and durable so you can throw it in your bag and take it everywhere you go. You'll feel awesome when you whip it out in front of your friends, and you'll even get extra kudos because it's made with recycled and upcycled materials!  As a much-loved original there may be some signs of wear but this all adds to the vintage charm. 

Welsh Corgi Playing Tennis Print by susanalisonart
£11.21 (+ £1.98 p&p)
This is a collectible fine art print, sized 10x8 inches, of a Susan Alison design, originally painted in watercolour.  This edition has been printed professionally using the Epson archival printer (the empress of fine art printers), using amazing pigment inks onto archival paper. The print will last over 100 years.  This print is signed and will arrive with you suitably protected and packed flat, but is sold without a mount, and unframed.

1 comment:

  1. What a fab selection! Thank you very much for including my tennis-playing Corgi!