Friends, Charleston Farmhouse Lovers, Entrepreneurs
I’ve just received a beautiful lampshade on behalf of my client and just wanted to say thank you – it’s delightful. So ‘well done’ on the Bloomsbury venture – its fresh and original and so good to see your work out there.Nicola
Jane Howard and Jane McCall met and became friends in 2003 when their children attended the same village school. Jane McC moved away but the friendship endured and when in 2020 Jane McC came back to East Sussex and ran a lampshade painting course run by their mutual friend Philippa Evans, Jane H attended and a light bulb moment occurred.
Always a huge admirer of Jane McC’s artistic talent and with business skills learned from a PR career in London, Jane H suggested Jane McC paint some lampshades which they could sell at local fairs. So they set up a studio above a shed of cows, Jane started painting and Bloomsbury Revisited was born.
But what started out as a fun project, born out of a love for Charleston Farmhouse and complementary skills, has grown beyond their wildest dreams into a fully-fledged business. But taking inspiration from the flamboyant Bloomsbury Set residents, it will always remain a quirky, idiosyncratic enterprise which they both enjoy without any desire or ambition for big brand status.