Category Archives: Press

We are very pleased to be credited in the special edition Country Living Christmas magazine. With one of our best-selling items, Story Box, listed in their Gifts for Children section.

There are lots of other items scattered through the magazine that you can also buy from us from Cambridge Imprint cards and gift wrap to glass decorations and votive holders.

Country Living | 4.10.17

There’s a discrete mention of Black Bough in the November issue of Country Living. Super stylist Alaina Binks has used a couple of our products for the background of the issue’s “words from the editor” – some large matches and a vintage green stoneware jar.

Country Living | 2.6.17

We are lucky enough to have two products listed in the July issue of Country Living. American Splash mugs from Duncan Browning and the cormorant tea towel by Richard Bawden.

Financial Times | 24.5.17

Alex was recently asked to contribute to a Financial Times article that focussed on travel watches, or purse watches as they are sometimes known, that appeared in the How To Spend It section of the paper on Saturday, May 13th.

“Wristwatches were met with a lot of resistance when they were first introduced at the end of the 19th century,” explains Alex Barter, vintage watch specialist at Ludlow store Black Bough, “not least for their perceived vulnerability. For a period of time between the wars, the travel watch” – with shutters that closed around it – “was a viable alternative. Lots of money was pumped into advertising them, especially by Movado, which was the main creator in the 1930s and 1940s.” The Swiss maker patented its sleek Ermeto design in 1926 and it remains highly collectable. Andy Warhol owned six different models during his lifetime, and versions can be found with gold, silver, crocodile-skin or lacquer cases.

QP | 27.4.17

Alex was asked by QP magazine to lend his expert knowledge to an article on buying vintage watches.



The Stylist | 5.12.16


The Faber Poetry Diary for 2017 has made it into The Stylist magazine’s pick of diaries for 2017. We’re not credited directly but it is our diary via Trouva – and my image cut-out handiwork!

Guardian Magazine | 15.11.16


The Richard Bawden cormorant tea towel was featured in Saturday’s Guardian magazine under their Top Ten Tea Towels article – with the cormorant towel being picked as the Editor’s pick.