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Bristol In A Box Lightbox

In a bid to try and support my local high street, I popped into Bromley on Sunday to find some bits and pieces for our home. What can I say though? Online shopping properly spoils us doesn’t it? Especially with the likes of Pinterest, Instagram and Etsy for inspiration. I love supporting small, independent businesses so let me introduce you to Bristol In A Box.

The talent behind the business is Nina, a French Anglophile who moved to Bristol six years ago. Inspired by her adopted city, she takes incredible photos. These have formed the basis of a local lifestyle blog, Lifestyle District, which she runs with partner Dan. Keen to expand her love of photography, Nina happened on the idea of turning her printed photos into lightboxes.

As small businesses have a tendency to, Nina is creative with her space. The ‘workshop’ is in fact the kitchen in their Clifton apartment. She handmakes each and every lightbox, using wood for the frames which can be painted. Lighting is provided courtesy of a small battery-operated LED pack at the back of the frame.

I was delighted to receive one of the gorgeous lightboxes from Bristol In A Box and after looking at all the images on our website, I settled on ‘Carpe Diem’. Not only is this one of my favourite mantras, there was something so appealing about the bygone time element of the photo. Funnily enough, it was never intended to live on the console table in our hallway but it works perfectly and this is where its stayed since we received it.

As dubious as I always am on receiving more fragile items through the post, Nina ensures that the packaging is protective whilst also gift-wrapping – another winner for independent businesses as far as I’m concerned. They do go the extra mile.

I’m so pleased with our lightbox and think it’s the perfect addition to our hallway. What do you think?

Bristol In A Box Lightbox

Bristol In A Box Lightbox

Even better, Nina is very kindly going to give one lucky reader a lightbox of their choice! Open to UK entrants only, you have until July 31st to complete the rafflecopter. Please do show some love and support this fantastic small business. Good luck!

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  1. Amanda J
    July 19, 2017 / 9:35 am

    I can’t decide which is my favourite. I have 3 I’m drawn to. Big Ben. Paris. And the one with the railway station.

    • Lins
      July 21, 2017 / 6:07 pm

      Thank you lovely, I think it’s found a great home there X

  2. July 19, 2017 / 10:47 am

    I Absolutely love the That Magical Feeling picture stunning!

  3. July 19, 2017 / 11:29 am

    What a gorgeous product – and you’ve found the perfect spot for it too. I totally agree that supporting independents is really important, I always find they deliver fab customer service too. #HomeEtc

  4. iain maciver
    July 19, 2017 / 2:36 pm

    magical feeling

  5. arabella bazley
    July 19, 2017 / 5:32 pm

    There are many local photos that I love but I think my favourite is “There and Back Again”

  6. Kim Styles
    July 19, 2017 / 6:06 pm

    I like the ‘There and Back Again Lane’ one

  7. laura banks
    July 19, 2017 / 7:19 pm

    love big ben

  8. fiona waterworth
    July 19, 2017 / 8:55 pm

    the boat

  9. Lisa Wilkinson
    July 19, 2017 / 9:35 pm

    I love High In The Sky

  10. MM
    July 19, 2017 / 10:43 pm

    i like Low Tide lightbox featuring the Clevedon Pier

  11. Kayleigh Watkins
    July 19, 2017 / 10:58 pm

    Low tide is beautiful xxx

  12. Jodie A Green
    July 20, 2017 / 12:06 am


  13. melanie stirling
    July 20, 2017 / 1:22 am

    The Boat is my favourite.

  14. Solange
    July 20, 2017 / 1:45 am

    I love That Magical Feeling picture.

  15. Vicki D
    July 20, 2017 / 4:49 am

    I really like the LOW TIDE lightbox featuring the Clevedon Pier

  16. stuart hargreaves
    July 20, 2017 / 8:12 am


  17. Kimberley Ryan
    July 20, 2017 / 11:57 am

    Up! is gorgeous

  18. Karen Barrett
    July 20, 2017 / 12:52 pm


    July 20, 2017 / 3:39 pm

    Like Magical feeling best

  20. Sheena Batey
    July 20, 2017 / 11:32 pm

    That magical feeling for me please.

  21. helen tovell
    July 21, 2017 / 11:47 am

    Mine is the midnight feast

  22. Marc H
    July 21, 2017 / 12:36 pm

    I like The Fishermen.

  23. July 21, 2017 / 1:12 pm

    That Magical Feeling is my favourite design

  24. amy bondoc
    July 21, 2017 / 2:31 pm

    the london calling one šŸ™‚

  25. Susan B
    July 21, 2017 / 5:55 pm

    What lovely products. Thanks for the intro and the giveaway. My favourite is HIGH IN THE SKY.

  26. Kim M
    July 21, 2017 / 9:34 pm

    Love Paris Mon Amour – would make a gorgeous present for my friend x

  27. cheryl hadfield
    July 24, 2017 / 8:52 am

    Magical feeling

  28. Stewart Biddle
    July 24, 2017 / 1:49 pm

    Love the paris mon amour

  29. July 24, 2017 / 4:58 pm

    Aaah what a lovely thing!! She’s created some beautiful imagery too šŸ™‚ I think my fave is So Clifton or The Fishermen ā€” so lovely šŸ™‚ #HomeEtc

  30. Kristyn Harris
    July 25, 2017 / 1:59 pm

    I love them all but I think ‘Rainbow’ light box is my very favourite!

  31. claire griffiths
    July 26, 2017 / 2:49 pm

    love the unicorn one

  32. Sandra Fortune
    July 26, 2017 / 6:13 pm

    I love the Carpe Diemme the one you chose it would match my dining room decor

  33. Ruth Harwood
    July 29, 2017 / 11:35 am

    the carpe deum looks nice xx

  34. Elizabeth Cooke
    July 29, 2017 / 11:47 am

    I love the Bunting one and UP with the hot air balloons x

  35. July 29, 2017 / 5:44 pm

    So hard to choose. I like the FOGGY DAY one because it’s based in my home city of Bath.

  36. Stacey Leigh
    July 29, 2017 / 6:08 pm

    The Unicorn and So British are my favourite šŸ™‚

  37. Katy Malkin
    July 29, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    I love Low Tide, a really relaxing image

  38. Thomas Riley
    July 29, 2017 / 10:22 pm

    Big Ben

  39. Adrian Bold
    July 30, 2017 / 1:31 am

    I love High In The Sky

  40. Rich Tyler
    July 30, 2017 / 10:19 am

    That magical feeling

  41. July 30, 2017 / 11:25 am

    So many lovely designs, I do love ‘Up!’ a lot though

    Kelly Ellen Hirst

  42. Rachael Sexey
    July 30, 2017 / 11:50 am

    I love the Paris one it’s stunning

  43. Jules page
    July 30, 2017 / 2:45 pm

    The magical feeling post

  44. lynn neal
    July 30, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    Paris Mon Amour is my favourite!

  45. Nancy Bradford
    July 30, 2017 / 4:47 pm

    PARIS, MON AMOUR is lovely. Reminds me of the city itself.

  46. Natalie Crossan
    July 30, 2017 / 11:58 pm

    The magical feeling

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