Currently humming Crowded House’s ‘Four Seasons in one day’ as I watch the weather change between wind, rain, sun and hail outside! At least the song is cheering me up and also the thought of a beach holiday being conjured up with the help of the rather fabulous Beach Life Papercut Cushion from our line-up of designer cushions.
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The barbeque has been dusted off and the garden furniture has been taken out of its winter storage but the garden is still looking decidedly tired. The bad weather is partly to blame but I have to admit, somewhat reluctantly, that it’s my lack of garden skills that are mainly at fault. With summer barbeques already planned, I’ll be relying heavily on some of our gorgeous handcrafted home accessories, such as bunting and handmade cushions, to add a touch of glamour to the garden so it looks the part come those summer soirees.
Even though Spring has not fully sprung, I will be getting out in the garden this Easter. Sadly, past attempts to create beautiful borders have been blighted by the trampling of children’s feet salvaging footballs (sound familiar?). Undeterred by this, I will still be making an effort to spruce up my green space in optimistic preparation for summer BBQs and lazing around in the sun. Whether you are green fingered or not, here are some current favourites from our range of unique gifts for home and garden.
It’s looking bleak outside so why not encourage some wildlife in to the garden with our Personalised Cottage Bird Box, today’s Swanky Star Product. If you, like us, are taking part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend, we think this handcrafted bird box will help encourage birds to come back to your garden time and again.
Well it’s that time of year when the garden needs a bit of work. Hedges need cutting back and summer blooms need dead heading. Not to mention the weeding! This year’s record rain fall has been like heaven to those unwanted weeds. Today’s Swanky Star Product could be the answer! It’s certainy makes a unique gift for any green fingered friend. (more…)
Why not go monochrome mad this season and treat yourself to some of Swanky Maison’s funky black and white handmade home accessories? The monochrome effect is everywhere at the moment and Swanky Maison feels proud to introduce you to the gifted designer-makers who make these fabulous monochrome delights!
These great decorative chimes may just give your garden that slight visual uplift it needs. Alternatively, why not display them inside and enjoy the harmonious sounds of the chimes when they “clinker” together from a draft or breeze? They’re only £40! You can also give them away as a unique gift, especially for anyone who takes a shine to superb hanging decorations.
Our latest product of the week is this quirky Heart Planter by Sueke. The design and texture are simply stunning!
The exterior of the planter is impressed with a delicate flowery pattern, whilst the inside is glazed in a lovrly turquoise shade. The planter comes with a hole for hanging and for drainage – all you have to do is choose a plant!