What animal are you?
Britain is rich with iconic animals. Inspired by their beauty and personalities, Cherith’s hand illustrated designs adorn a range of products, so why not make a statement with one of our creaturely themed products! Whether you’re treating yourself or shopping for a friend’s birthday, you’re sure to find the perfect gift. Struggling to decide on which design to go for?
Then scroll down to see which animal you (or your friend) are!
A highly territorial bird, this brightly coloured bird likes nothing more than to sit perched on the branch of a willow tree overlooking calm waters where it misses absolutely nothing – for each eye is used separately and so if it sees someone else encroaching on their turf they will be sure to notice! Thought dainty in size, this bird can eat, around 60% of its body weight per day to be exact!
Did you know..? Kingfishers start dating in the Spring!
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Beginning life as a bit of an ugly duckling (or, caterpillar) they grow into eye-catching, and quite often colourful insects. Not only are butterflies incredibly beautiful but they also play a crucial role in the plant world for they help flowers, vegetables and fruits to produce new seeds by carrying pollen from plant to plant.
Did you know..? Butterflies are unable to fly if their body temperature is below 86 degrees.
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Like a lot of birds, robins are highly territorial and can make their home almost anywhere. Like, literally anywhere – from the apple tree in your back garden to the engine in your car. Despite their ability to lose their temper faster than they can take off – they are actually friendly little things and will happily feed from your hand, once a level of trust has been established.
Did you know..? Because part of their coats were red, Victorian postmen used to be known as ‘robins’. When sending Christmas cards became fashionable in the 1840s postmen would get nick-named the ‘Christmas Robins’.
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Puffins are sociable birds when on land, they will hang out in large numbers chatting with anyone who will listen – they’re also quite nosey too! At sea however, they like nothing but peace and quiet and will quite happily relax on their own with no distractions. Are you the same where you like being in a big crowd as well as enjoy solitary peace from time to time? If you do then our range of puffin gifts are perfect for you!
Did you know..? Baby puffins are called pufflings!
TRUSTY HIGHLAND COW
Dependable, trusty and protective, the highland cow is often perceived to be fierce as a result of its hardy exterior, but is in fact a gentle and docile creature.
Did you know?…the highland cow responds well to human contact and has the longest hair of any cattle breed?
Mysterious and beautiful, Scotland’s Northern Emerald Dragonflies and Damselflies are bold and colourful characters, sure to catch anyone’s eye! They live in the moment with no regrets and with a real sense of “joie de vivre”. Dragonflies and damselflies are delicate yet striking in their appearance, but it is their intellect and talent for multi-tasking that characterises them best.
Did you know?…dragonflies were some of the first winged insects to evolve 300 million years ago – before dinosaurs!
This magnificent, majestic creature is a deep thinker who enjoys reflecting on life as it watches the world go by. Private and enigmatic, the stag has a strong presence and is highly adaptable to new environments.
Did you know?…the stag is Britain’s largest native land mammal and will travel great distances when in mating season?
Are you a fantastic fox? As one of the most covert animals in the forest, the fox is quick thinking with an agile mind. Like its canine counterpart, the fox is loyal to its friends and uses charm and wit to win over others.
Inspired by their beauty and personalities, Cherith Harrison’s iconic British animal designs can also be found on her aprons, mugs, oven mitts, tea towels and tote bags.
Did you know?…foxes have whiskers on their legs as well as their faces!
LOYAL SCOTTIE DOG
Are you a tough wee terrier – independent, intelligent and stubborn? Mischievous with a great sense of humour, the Scottish terrier is sensitive to praise or blame and is incredibly loyal, making it a great companion.
Did you know?…throughout history the Scottie dog’s headstrong temperament has often been perceived as bravery? In the 1800s, Scottie dogs were considered so brave in battle they were given the nickname “diehards”!
Fast, agile and considered the most cosmopolitan of birds, the sparrow flies around carefree and untroubled. With their sprightly disposition, friendly nature and light-hearted approach to life, sparrows are full of fun and joy.
Did you know?…sparrows breed so rapidly, their eggs were once believed to be a powerful aphrodisiac!
Known for their impatient and prankster ways, hares are in fact good natured animals. They are easy to please and will avoid conflict at all costs. Although hares enjoy having company, they are perfectly content being on their own and for long periods of time.
Remind you of anyone? If so, shop here for all things Hare related!
Did you know…? Hares don’t dig burrows, they prefer to hide under bushes or in long grass.
CHEERY RED SQUIRREL
The red squirrel is considered the home-maker of the forest. Charismatic, caring and resourceful, it moves about with purpose and is always busy.
Did you know?…squirrels can swim but they do not see in colour?
GREAT GOLDEN EAGLE
Are you a strong, opportunity hungry leader with a desire to excel in whatever you do? A practical thinker who is excellent at decision making?
If so, then you sound a LOT like our Great Golden Eagle…click here to check out your very own range!
Did you know..? Golden eagles really are high-flyers, their wingspan is around 2m!