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.
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.
Taryn on Jan 20, 20225 out of 5 stars
Beautifully hand painted, packed exceptionally well and delivered on time. Superb birthday present thank you.
Kelly on Mar 27, 20215 out of 5 stars
Very happy with purchase the paint work is gorgeous!! Delivery was quicker than estimated and quick response to enquiries 🙂
Katie on Mar 16, 20215 out of 5 stars
Absolutely stunning piece. My friend was beyond happy when I gave this to her as a gift for her narrowboat. Fast delivery and very well packaged.
jeannestitt on Jun 18, 20205 out of 5 stars
I live this very pretty pot. I put lots of earrings in it, I know it’s probably not for that but it’s so handy. Thanks
Brian on Mar 16, 20205 out of 5 stars
Arrived in perfect condition was well wrapped and delivered on time would definitely buy more items from this supplier
Wendy on Dec 10, 20195 out of 5 stars
Very well protected - arrived without a problem. Thank you!
Brenda on Oct 24, 20195 out of 5 stars
Easy and swift transaction from start to finish.I am delighted with this lucky horseshoe,hangs pride of place over my door
Mattie on Sep 14, 20195 out of 5 stars
Beautiful craftsmanship! A very unique and affordable horseshoe.
Chloe Johnson on Jul 24, 20195 out of 5 stars
Beautiful item. Really nice quality and finished to a very high standard. It was the perfect wedding present for canal boat lovers! I would highly recommend.
Arlene on Jul 24, 20195 out of 5 stars
Painted in my chosen colours. Well finished and kept informed throughout of its progress. Arrived in time for my birthday. I would use this company again.
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 carishei.co.uk website where sales are conducted exclusively through etsy.com 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.
Owner, Designer, Painting & Finishing
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
I don't accept cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
Returns and exchange details
Custom orders are non-returnable but in these cases the buyer will have approved the item's photographs before outward shipping.
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.