Shipping Costs - I ship worldwide and shipping is FREE.
However, I cannot guarantee that in your destination country further import fees or duty taxes will not be charged. Please check with your local government website for details.
Packaging - I use recyclable or renewable sourced packaging where possible and made in Europe. All ceramics will be double-walled packed and in tissue paper.
Naughty Goose Collection
I have eight Tolouse geese in my orchard, but one - Bumble - is very naughty. If there is anything he must'nt chew, or a place he should'nt hide in, or a chicken, he knows he should'nt chase, he does.
I therefore created the Naughty Goose Collection, for anyone who has one or would like one. I am currently working through the Alphabet on 26 designs that will feature on stoneware mugs and fabrics for cushion throws.
H - Honk-Honk noisy goose
S - Snoozing whilst snorkelling
E - Egg nest busy
About Thistle Cottage
Welcome to my shop, where you will find lots of fun designs for your home, children's rooms and nurseries. I illustrate and design all my products from a small garden studio overlooking a French country lane , Inspired by my own homestead and poultry, I offer themed and mix-n-match collections. I work mainly in coloured, wax and charcoal pencils and print all the mugs and canvases myself. My fabrics are currently printed in Germany and all my packaging is manufactured in Europe from sustainable sources.
My orchard garden is home to eight naughty Tolouse geese, Pekin ducks, chickens, cockerels and guinea fowl. I own two Jack Russells and five cats. Many feature in my designs and I hope that you will be inspired to use them for other projects too, like customising campa vans and poultry coops.
The design here is called Pastoral Poultry and features many of my rescue cockerels. I support three rescue charities in America, Australia and England and regularly contribute to forums on animal husbandry.
For more about my homestead life and designing, please visit my blog: www.judicastille.com
Judi Castille Design
I was born in the East End of London, England. For over thirty years I had a career as a management tax accountant in industry, but I always sketched, wrote stories and dreamed of one day owning a studio in France, a country I loved for its unique rural landscape and stone barns, from where I could pursue my passion for fabric designing, illustrating and sewing that started way back as a student.
In 2019 I bought a farmhouse and a factory, from where myself and my husband, who designs too, could ultimately make and print all our products in-house. We source regularly from the local brocantes, for pre-loved materials for products and to furnish our creative spaces and home.
Two of my Pekin ducks - Heff and Daisy - feature on my Thistle Cottage Logo.