The Baobab is a small well-loved shop located in Mortimer Common, a village close to Reading. Owner Rachel Loubser shares some of the top sellers in her lovely store.
Cute: Me To You from Carte Blanche
“The designs have really nice sentiments without being too gushing or slushy”.
Humour: Across The Board from Redback Cards
“Simple designs but the jokes are really quick and current; They’re great!”
Photographic: BBC Earth from Museums & Galleries, General from Woodmansterne, and Gardeners’ World and BBC Springwatch from Abacus
“We are located in the country so wildlife and rural scenes are very relevant to people. And each range has its unique and different images not found on cards anywhere else.”
Art: Galleria from Ling Design
“Gentle scenes in a variety of themes, from a painter’s easel to a country cottage.”
Contemporary: Pizazz from Nigel Quiney
“The designs are stunning. The application of foiling is beautifully done, including on the unicorns. The cards suit older people down to children. The Pizazz Male range is great too.”
Traditional: Across The Board from Noel Tatt and IC&G
“Just really good across sales. Lovely words and illustrations and a good selection of occasions and relations designs.”
Top: Destination shop, The Baobab, Mortimer Common.