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 upscaling 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, plus he makes the amazing Rocking Horses that we sell in the shop, My Mum and Dad join in, helping me in the shop unpacking and labelling and Mum 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
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Come back soon!
What our lovely customers say…
This was perfect. From the very start Geraldine was helpful and really understanding of what I wanted. She kept me up-to-date with the progress of the item, and when it came I was amazed. It was lovely. Everything that I asked for. I am so very grateful to her for doing such a wonderful job. I will definitely be back to her again in the future.
Just what I wanted, excellent product and excellent service. The personalised dog bowls were with me in just a few days and of a very high quality, beautiful and tastefully decorated. I love them. Communication was excellent also . I would highly recommend. I will definitely be shopping here again . Thank you
I received my 2 custom made bowls today. They are gorgeous and just what I wanted. Lovely quality and beautifully packaged. Communication with Geraldine throughout has been excellent. Can highly recommend. XXX
I am obsessed with Frenchic Paints. Geraldine is full of good information. Heck I’ve even taken parts of furniture in for advice! This shop is PERFECT for buying the boutique looking, unique but reasonably priced gifts.
She even gives you cute bags !
I adore this bowl. It’s completely customised with illustrations of both my dogs, their own names and colours that I chose. Geraldine helped me choose the size to buy and has kept me informed every step of the way. I have never had such good communications with a store owner. The bowl turned out even better than I expected. It’s stunning! I would definitely recommend to everyone!