Jasmine White has introduced its new collection of Easter decorations that present lovely colours and patterns.
There are hanging birds and eggs, in a broad selection of styles that are sure to brighten up every Easter table.
In addition there is a range of egg and chicken boxes, which are just right for hiding the essential Easter chocolates.
The Herend Porcelain Company has had a special relationship with the British Royal family ever since Queen Victoria found their excellent hand painted porcelain, when visiting the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London.
Since then, the Queen Victoria butterfly and floral pattern has grown to be a Herend hallmark design and enjoyed by a number of Royal Family generations.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were presented in April 2011 with a Herend dining-service in a contemporary version of Victoria Enamel, the first Victoria pattern. The essentials of the original unique pattern continued, but in a simplified form and in fresh soft pastel colours, more appropriate for a younger audience.
2013 marks Her Majesty the Queen’s 60th Anniversary of her Coronation.
Emma Bridgewater and her husband Matthew Rice have produced a collection of celebratory pottery pieces that are sure to give pleasure for many years to come, to commemorate this great occasion in real British style.
Created in royal purple, the new Coronation collection includes both hand sponged and lithographic pieces featuring an illustration of Westminster Abbey (hand drawn,) relevant dates, Royal crowns and the words ‘Queen Elizabeth and Happy & Glorious’.
Inspired by crafts and customs from South America, Asia and Africa, Ikea has introduced a collection of products for autumn, which offer unexpected forms and lots of powerful patterns that generate a contemporary daring appearance full of convention and contrasts.
However, this approach is about more than tradition and handicraft, it is also about a skilful mix of colours, materials and design.
is a leading UK retailer of Indian home furnishings, from lush throws, twinkling lamps and a wide selection of extraordinary furniture, to lots of inspirational gift ideas.
Here you can add a touch of a bygone era to your home, with a couple of carefully chosen items to treasure and remind you of the glamour of past travels, exotic adventures and that hint of the mystic.
Hazel Ball, owner of Velvet Brown the home accessories website, has been working with Command products from 3M, to fashion some crafting and decorating ideas for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Hazel’s top tips are offered below:
A stunning Jubilee pottery collection, designed by Stephen Bughan and hand painted by Jane Baughan and the team, has been launched by Aston Pottery.
The collection includes an 11” plate, a mug and a giant ‘gallon’ teapot (actual capacity almost 14 pints – or 40 cups of tea).
To celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II, Royal Worcester is presenting a gorgeous Limited Edition of 2500, hand painted fine bone china figurines of Her majesty.
Perfect for the discerning collector, this beautiful 9″ figurine is gilded in luxurious 22 carat gold and precious platinum.
A new range of accessories for the home has been introduced by Peacock Blue, some of which would also make ideal gifts.
The vintage style Silvered Candlesticks in our picture, are made from glass and have an antique silvered finish. They are available in two sizes: H20cm priced at £15 or H27.5cm at £26.
The Posy Cushions have an antique inspired print. These linen scatter cushions are woven in a linen mill in Scotland and printed in England, so are a real British product. Available in Old Blue, Ivory and Duck Egg with a natural coloured reverse.
The cushions measure 45 x 45cm and are priced £45 each.
The Orrefors by Karl Lagerfeld collection – his first ever line of crystal, designed for the Swedish glass designer, will launch exclusively in Harrods on 15 September 2011, followed by Selfridges as well as independent retailers on 15 October 2011.
Knowing the artistic excellence of Orrefors to be comparable with the world of high fashion, Karl Lagerfeld designed a collection in his own image: Clean-lined, subtle and functional. The first members of the Lagerfeld crystal family are champagne flutes and coupes and wine, water and liqueur glasses. Transparent, black or milky white, sometimes engraved with the KL monogram, the series typifies the Karl Lagerfeld ethos of ultra-strict lines. And in the spirit of the designer’s well-known practicality, the series also includes monogrammed coasters, to prevent any trace of an errant drop on an immaculate tablecloth. Based on the same principle, the collection also features a large round bowl, a rectangular vase and a cylindrical vase, each poised on four crystal globes on transparent platforms. With its simple colour scale, its purity of lines and shapes, the flow of the material and the refinement of the details, each crystal contour of the Karl Lagerfeld series reflects timeless elegance.
The Karl Lagerfeld collection of Orrefors crystal will also be available in gift boxes containing pairs of monogrammed champagne flutes and separately sold boxes of engraved coasters to place under them.Prices for the Orrefors by Karl Lagerfeld collection range from £65 to £1,000.