There’s something incredibly pleasing about these bookplates by Mac and Ninny from www.thewisehouse.co.uk. Each pack contains 12 “From the library of” stickers in a slightly Scandi/slightly retro design (I like the bees, cupcakes, and owl best) as well as a little library card to record who you’ve lent your books to. They cost £4.95 per pack and would make a lovely, easy-to-post pressie for any bookworms in your life. And if you’re…

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A moth/nail/small child/friend’s ciggie has made a hole in your favourite top – what do you do? You need a tin of Clothes Plasters! Designed by artist Jennie Maizels (www.jenniemaizels.com), they’re beautifully embroidered patches, which you can iron on over a hole to hide it; or just use to decorate your clothes with. They come in either individual packs, or four cute themed tins – choose from ‘Rock’ (red lips, skull, guitar,…

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Tomorrow is the closing date for my competition to win a designer cafetiere. Fancy trying your luck? View the post from 10th April for how to enter. You’ve also got until tomorrow to enter the draw to win a set of four fancy handwashes – simply email me at thetreasurehunteruk@gmail.com with your name, address and why you think you should win. Good luck!

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Forget dinner parties (far too much effort) – the best thing to do when friends come round is serve them a nice cup of tea and a huge wodge of cake. Until now though, most afternoon tea sets were of the Cath Kidston/ditzy pastel floral variety. And there’s nothing wrong with that. But, if you want something special with a different vintage vibe, the new Fifi range from Portmeirion is the way to go.…

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Now, I love living in London, and I’m really excited about the Olympics, but most of the souvenirs/memorabilia that have been created to celebrate the event are a bit too in-your-face and Union Jack-tastic for my liking. They’re also likely to date so quickly once the Games are over. Well, that’s what I thought until I saw this new range of cushions from Japanese designer Yukari Sweeney at Debenhams Edition (www.debenhams.com). Priced…

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