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We have both found ourselves making things for as long as we can remember. Be it a small knitted hat, a collaged birthday card or fixing up a set of oak chairs found in the alleyway, we are both happiest when creating. Especially so when the materials used tell a story.

Not long after we were married and living in Vancouver, we decided to try our hand at selling some knitted wares at a local market and took little chalkboards in embroidery hoops and on clipboards along with us. We loved becoming part of such a creative and supportive community!

It happened that Richard used to work as a cabinet maker and had all sorts of beautiful off cuts of wood and veneer stored up from that time. We both love wood and once Richard designed our first wooden bookmarks we had found the medium that we love. Our designs extended to guitar picks, bunting and jewellery - all made still from reclaimed and recycled wood.

Our inspiration is drawn from Modern design, moody landscapes, summer swimming holes, piles of quilts and witchy women. Ok, we also spend a fair amount of our research time watching cat videos on Youtube. Ahem.

We are so grateful for the support of everyone who has purchased from us, written about us and befriended us through this little shop of ours. Thank you!

B & R

Shop members

  • Becka & Richard

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Richard and Becka are a one part Canadian and one part New Zealand design team. With varied backgrounds in print making, carpentry, photography and working with textiles, they now work together in their beautiful Hawkes Bay home on Bliss in a Teacup.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Bliss In A Teacup is a collaboration between Rebekah and Richard Brittain. We make everything by hand, and use recycled materials as much as we possibly can. Our collection is and will mostly likely always be fairly eclectic, as we often take found objects and turn them into something for you to use and make your house a little more fun or cozy.

Our home is smoke free, but we do have one not very small cat who sometimes wants to help. We make sure all our items are clean and cat hair free, but do apologise if a few strays make their way in.

Accepted payment methods

Returns and exchanges
Please remember that all our items are handmade by just the two of us, so they may be some quirks every now and then. However, we want to make sure that you really love your item. If you are not happy, please let us know and we will endeavour to work something out.
We accept paypal only, and payment is required immediately. If you're interested in reserving an item, just drop us a line and we'll be happy to do that for you. An item will remain reserved for up to a week, if no payment is made during this time then we will re-list the item.
We ship with New Zealand Post which we have always been really happy with. As much as we possibly can, we use recycled materials (envelopes, cardboard, tissue, etc) in order to keep waste to a minimum. We ship all items within 2-3 days of purchase, if not sooner.

Please be aware that we are shipping from New Zealand, so arrival times will be different to that of an American based store. Shipping times are typically as follows:

Within New Zealand - 1-3 working days.
Australia - 3-6 working days.
International - 6-10 working days.

These times are approximate, and could be longer if there are delays during times such as Christmas or bad weather.

Unfortunately New Zealand Post only offers tracking within New Zealand on non-express items. We are happy to quote you a price for tracked shipping to your destination if you require it, and also for express shipping. It isn't our aim to make money off shipping, so if shipping costs less than what you pay we will reimburse you the excess.

If you are purchasing a gift for someone and would like your item gift wrapped, please let us know and we'll be happy to do so. Also, if you'd like your item shipped directly to the recipient we can do this and pop a handwritten card in with it. Just let us know in your message to seller!
Additional policies and FAQs
If you are interested in a custom order, please convo us - we'd love to chat with you about your ideas!

Do you have a store? Perhaps you would like to carry our products! Please contact us for a digital copy of our wholesale catalogue.