We are Bonnie&Bell, a family owned tiny business in the UK. Started by myself, Linda Bell, in 2012 in a very draughty Victorian basement flat in Edinburgh, with a one year old on my lap. We had just moved from the Middle East where we had spent a few year in Kuwait and Qatar. I had spent many hours walking around the souk and loving everything about the colours, the textures and the atmosphere. We moved to Scotland during one of the worst winters ever and it was quite the culture shock, going from a balmy 38 degrees to -15.
During my time in Kuwait, I ran the tiniest of bead shops hidden away in a tiny room in the middle of Salwa, filled with shelves with sparkly beads, findings and pretty things. I would teach workshops here and create custom jewellery. That is where the idea of the suncatchers came from. There are many sun hours in the Middle East, and they would make the beads on the shelves look like Aladdin’s cave, creating a room full of rainbows which felt like magic.
Growing up in Holland and having lived in eight countries, my style at home is very eclectic, you will find a Dutch canal house tea light next to a Moroccan tin picture frame filled with family memories. There are no rules to making a house feel like a home, only that you fill it with what you love. We now live in Lincolnshire, which reminds me very much of the Dutch countryside, it’s almost as flat :)
So that is now Bonnie&Bell, a family and friends run business that is quirky, crazy and full of love. We create gifts to brighten up days and find treasures for your home to help you make it your own for your family.
If you have questions, wishes or want to know if we can do something special for you, send us a message, we are always eager to help and we love a challenge.