There’s no way around this. I have to mention Christmas. Because if I leave it too late then my guide will be null and void and I imagine there will be some starting to think about the big day ? I’m feeling a bit smug this year as I’m feeling almost on top of it so far.
Having been looking in to ethical gift ideas recently not only for myself but to share with you here on the blog, I actually got quite excited as I found some things I had been looking for anyway and some great new online stores. If I hadn’t snooped around on the ‘net I wouldn’t have discovered The Decorator’s Notebook store. Not only really stylish fair – trade homeware but their ethos is empowering women, nurturing small businesses and protecting the environment.
Having a bit of a penchant for throws especially of the tasseled variety ( who doesn’t like feeling cosy this time of year ? ) these basket weave cotton throws from Rigby & Mac come in several colours. I’m picturing a good book or film, hot drink and all wrapped up for the evening. Yes please.
1. Berber Basket – Myakka 2. Salad Servers – Namaste 3. Hanging Panter – House of Kind 4. Hanging Mirror – Nkuku 5. Frida Kahlo Tea Towel – Ian Snow 6. Bowls – Auraque 7. Wool Cushion – Plumo 8. Indigo Drop Mug – Nkuku 9. Yellow Bag – Winter’s Moon.
Here are nine more colourful items from some really cool online shops.
Really enjoying the whole Berber trend and will continue to do so for a very long time. The baskets with extra detail are useful in so many rooms. I know my girls would love them to store al their bits and I personally would put one in the living room or bathroom.
If you get a chance to check out House of Kind, you’ll find some really beautiful handmade porcelain pots amongst a sea of other sustainable, vegan items for the home. Plus stocking fillers – lots of them.
Still gutted that I missed the Frida Kahlo exhibition at the V & A ( Did you manage to go or see anything about it ? ) but consolation might be found in a vibrant tea towel from Ian Snow.
Loving that fluffy wool cushion. I’ve a feeling we might fight over it in this household though. I’ve been a fan of Plumo since they started out. They stock some really unique pieces.
Another beauty buy Nkuku for Decorator’s Notebook. A classic hand etched brass pot using ancient techniques. Apparently it’s water tight so perfect for flowers but I think I would use it as a feature even without – it’s sure interesting to study like a piece of art.
There are no doubt plenty more good places to source gifts and inspiration. If you know of any – or just like what you see here than do leave me a comment. I’d love to hear from you as always.
Oh, and by the way … this post isn’t sponsored in any way. I just thought it would be good to promote some of these businesses.