Smathers & Branson Mallard Needlepoint Valet Tray
Unique valet trays that combine the beautiful Smathers & Branson signature needlepoint in Mallard duck design with a tapered wooden tray to organize your everyday essentials.
Made from the finest French cotton and finished with striking chestnut wood delivered all the way from Maryland, USA by Glaze & Gordon.
Smathers & Branson have created these exquisite accessories by searching high and low for the best Artisans in the business, and finding him in Vietnam. Each key fob is lovingly hand-stitched and assembled – the incredible art of Needlepoint is time consuming, but Smathers & Branson have helped to create a Cottage Industry in Vietnamese villages supplying hundreds of people with a flexible job and income to aid their lifestyles.
Smathers & Branson joined forces in 2004, after looking to buy needlepoint belts and realising there was not a company that created the finished item. The biggest challenge they faced was finding an artisan skilled enough to create a product to the perfect standard they were looking for – but after spending time in Vietnam and meeting with stitchers face to face to outline exactly what it was they were seeking they found their artisans and have formed an incredible working relationship. Their new partner had plans to teach their needlepoint craft to 100 of his fellow villagers to provide jobs in the community, that were flexible around the rice harvest in the area. This mutualistic relationship has continued to grow; the villagers have been provided with a wonderful opportunity whilst creating beautiful, individual pieces for Smathers & Branson. Since the success of the belts, the company has gone on to make lots of different needlepoint accessories – all special, unique and make a wonderful addition to our Glaze & Gordon range.
Add some organisation to your life with a valet tray - the chaos of life sometimes means misplacing crucial items but if you store them in the same place every time you will never need to spend precious moments looking for them again!
Loose change, cuff links, jewellery, car keys - all the items that might be floating around your pockets at the end of the day, keep them all safe in one of these beautiful trays. You are guaranteed to find a design to suit even the hardest to please out of your family and friends, and this makes these valet trays a wonderful gift opportunity for any occasion.
- Entirely hand-stitched and assembled.
- Perfect for emptying your pockets into at the end of the day.
- Made from the finest of French cotton and white wood.
- Many designs available – if we do not stock one which you would like then please e-mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org
9.5" x 6"
Material: Cotton/Chestnut Wood
Care: If the cotton gets dirty, then use a small amount of soap with warm water and spot clean. For maximum protection you can use Scotchgard – but follow the instructions specifically and be careful to only treat the cotton thread.