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Announcement    These delightfully up-cycled canalware items are hand-painted in the traditional British folk "Roses and Castles" canal art style of the 19th Century inland waterway. Ideal gifts for any narrowboat owner or enthusiast.


Last updated on Nov 7, 2016

These delightfully up-cycled canalware items are hand-painted in the traditional British folk "Roses and Castles" canal art style of the 19th Century inland waterway. Ideal gifts for any narrowboat owner or enthusiast.


Paul Scudder

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Paul Scudder


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About Carishei

Sales 278
On Etsy since 2014

Pre-Loved Vintage Wares Hand Decorated In A Traditional 'Canal Art' Style


Welcome to the Carishei Canal Art shop. My name is Paul and I'm listing these delightful items I helped create with my Mum and Dad. Since 1996 we crafted these traditional 'Canal Art' items from previously loved vintage wares and sold them around the Kent craft fairs. Eventually they settled at a solitary stall at the gift shop of Kent's 'Paddock Wood Hop Farm' but due to a restructure of this business in 2012 were pretty much surplus to requirements despite the many fans of the applauded work.

Mum (Sheila) and Dad (John) are not really internet savvy so I thought I'd try to sell the remaining stock online. It will take some time to list because there is so much but I'm getting there. Many of these hand-painted items are extremely old and some are antiques so definitely have signs of age but, this makes them all the more charming.

Busy with other projects I didn't do much really so Dad did most of the hard work making, sanding, drilling, filling, repairing, varnishing etc. While Mum enjoyed most of the decorative painting. We do have a website where sales are conducted exclusively through now. The clocks were available via amazon marketplace for a while but not any longer. If you see them there on our 'Carishei' listings they are possibly copies or perhaps resold as collectibles? Originals are numbered and have barcodes (an amazon prerequisite) for their colour attached.

World-wide shipping can be available but please enquire about shipping prices so that I can calculate the cost for an individual item in advance of the order.

Mum's eyesight is failing somewhat now through 'Macular Degeneration' so every sale here will include a small donation to the 'Macular Society" which is a very worthy charity. Mum really gets a thrill from feedback so I hope this works nicely for her.

Update October 2016: Recently Mum's eyesight deteriorated to the point a decision was made and after much instruction, demonstration and practice. I'm pleased that the first of what I hope will be many items I've decorated have been given the "guvnor's" seal of approval. These first items are in the shop now.

Update February 2018: My own distinctive style of this folk art has evolved to the point I'm comfortable with the quality and the sales have justified the continuation of this store. Meanwhile, almost all of Mum's original stock has sold so only for now can the difference in styles still be seen for comparison.

Thanks for reading this.
Warmest wishes

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  • Paul Scudder

    Owner, Designer, Painting & Finishing


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Last updated on May 9, 2022

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I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
Returns and exchange details
I have a 100% no quibble returns policy. If for any reason you are not completely happy with my description or the order arrives damaged a returns slip is included with every order. Please let me know in the first instance then Items must be returned within 14 days of receipt. Unless bought in error or the buyer has simply changed their mind full return postage will be refunded up to outward rate.

Custom orders are non-returnable but in these cases the buyer will have approved the item's photographs before outward shipping.
I only really ship within the UK by 'Royal Mail 2nd class Signed For'. Generally I ship within three business days. If ordered before noon on shipping days the order might ship the same day.

I have shipped some items overseas and would be happy to do so again but please contact me for a shipping quote. These items are often heavy and because unique must be tracked. I think it's unlikely overseas buyers will want traditional UK folk art but please feel free to inquire.