About Me

Welcome to Pavia-Lee on Parchment Street

Why Parchment Street?  That’s where my shop is……. I have always traded out of concessions but took the leap in February 2017 to open my own shop in the lovely historic town of Winchester.

The website was soon to follow and I am thrilled that you can now view my carefully selected range of beautiful homewares, gifts  and  furniture. Pavia-Lee is the perfect place for you if you are looking for something different and unique to brighten up your home.

Frenchic paint range

We’re also proud to stock the all-natural, environmentally friendly Frenchic chalk and mineral furniture paints, outdoor and Wall paints. Frenchic is perfect for anyone who wants to try their hand at restoring and up-scaling their own furniture. With so many shades available you can get really creative, and it’s so safe it can even be used in nurseries.

A family business

Pavia-Lee was created in 2012 out of a passion for beautiful things, with a love for mixing the old with the new by crafting beautiful furniture from previously unwanted items. There’s beauty in pre-loved furniture, and we want to bring it out. I was also frustrated with the boring, identikit accessories and furniture I saw in shops everywhere and wanted to create something that was individual and beautiful. I hope you’ll agree that I have!

Pavia-Lee is a real family business. I’m Geraldine, and I’ve been painting ceramics for over 20 years. I gave up a full time job as a bookkeeper to follow my passion full time in 2015.

The name Pavia-Lee comes from a town in Italy called Pavia, which is also the name of our house. I rather liked it so I decided to use it!

Lee is a play on my daughters’ names Ellie and Leah.

Alan, my husband, helps with the practical bits, while my dad helps out with a lot of our painting and has even turned my old bedroom at their house into a studio. My mum joins in, helping me in the shop unpacking and labelling and makes the most glorious hand stitched cards which are a big seller.

Hand crafted gifts and accessories

Along with furniture and unique homewares we offer a selection of hand-painted and personalised ceramics, from wedding plates to dog bowls, signs and more.

I hope you enjoy browsing through the wonderful products in our online store. We also have a selection of hand painted ceramics  available at our Etsy store.

For updates and news about new ranges and more, follow us on Facebook.

Come back soon!

Geraldine x