the white approach online shop

Returning to work in a “proper job” leaves me very little time these days to indulge my passion for bargain hunting and tracking down stylish affordable items for the home.  When I do find something and post it on my social media, I am often asked where or if it can be bought.

 I am particularly fortunate to have a very talented carpenter husband and so I have decided to relaunch my website where I hope to sell my range of affordable, stylish homewares.

hand crafted wooden chopping or serving boards from the white approach


Initially I will have handmade wooden serving and chopping boards.  Made by my husband in his workshop in deepest Devon, they are made from beech and will be available in several different sizes.  You can buy them treated with oil or left unstained whichever is your preference.

I will also be selling carefully selected vintage kitchen/dining pieces like the chocolate cups above.  Over the years I have amassed quiet a collection of white fine bone china and porcelain.  Many of the pieces  I  use alongside modern items and they compliment each other beautifully.   The modern rustic look is very popular and also works perfectly if you love the French inspired farmhouse look in your home.

I’ll also have new pieces like these distressed wooden American Barn inspired stars

and bargain finds from my treasure hunts.  Which, although not new, fit in perfectly  in terms of quality, style and value for money.

Handmade to order solid pine display ladders. Perfect in all rooms in the house.  From towels in the bathroom to books in the living room, they are a stylish display alternative.

I’ll be complimenting our own range of products with carefully sourced items from independent retailers from around the world.

Linen bedding and clothing made to order.

To ensure I have a little bit of something for everyone I am really excited that I will also have my very own “the white approach” brand of hand poured candles and handmade soap ! Both made here in the UK by very talented and hardworking independent craftswomen.

That’s all for the moment.  I am working hard to get the website ready and hope to start selling by the end of April.  If you would like to sign up to my newsletter to ensure you are up to date with all the latest news and offers you can do so by visiting the website at  and scrolling to the bottom of the home page where there is a newsletter sign up box, or by visiting the contact us page HERE

Thank you 

Karen x



  1. Midlife Singlemum
    April 5, 2016 / 3:17 pm

    Good luck with resurecting the website. I love your style. French country, shabby chic, is exactly how I try to accessorize my small city apartment.

  2. karen jones
    April 5, 2016 / 4:15 pm

    Thank you lovely, since going back to the proper job I really miss all the pretty stuff. Hopefully this will satisfy my urge ! ha and hopefully make me some money too xx

  3. lilac and old roses
    April 5, 2016 / 7:16 pm

    Love it! Good luck, I've already signed up for your newsletter, Jane x

    • karen jones
      April 8, 2016 / 8:19 am

      Thank you Jane x

  4. Carole
    April 8, 2016 / 9:43 am

    What a talented hubby you have Karen. Add your impeccable taste and the items will be flying off the virtual shelves I'm sure. xx

    • karen jones
      April 17, 2016 / 2:37 pm

      Thank you Carole, hope so x

  5. Stacey Sheppard
    April 8, 2016 / 12:26 pm

    Great news. It's so important to have a creative outlet. Looking forward to seeing the offering!

    • karen jones
      April 17, 2016 / 2:37 pm

      It certainly is Stacey. will be starting off small and hopefully growing as we go x

  6. Molly and the Princess
    April 15, 2016 / 8:41 am

    Best of luck with the relaunch Karen, it's good to have a creative outlet outside work, and it's lovely for us to see all your pretty things online 🙂

    • karen jones
      April 17, 2016 / 2:38 pm

      Thank you Molly. need something for my sanity ! xx

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