I wish I drank more tea and coffee. That way, I could legitimately buy more mugs. I keep seeing such lovely ones, but as my other half is constantly pointing out, we only tend to use the same two over and over again. However, on a trip to my local Matalan at the weekend (to buy the amazing Orla Kiely-esque retro storage jars I blogged about earlier this month), I spotted these…

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Today’s entry comes courtesy of the lovely Lindsay Frankel from Red magazine, who has kindly let me reproduce a link to a piece she wrote for Red’s website. It’s about a gift list at John Lewis where you can buy gifts for women and children who will be spending Christmas this year in domestic violence refuges (gifts cost from just £2.99 to £40). I think it’s a fantastic idea – hopefully you…

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The other day, regular reader and fellow blogger Chrissy (from SewYeah.co.uk) was telling me about her search for a good looking waste paper bin. All the ones she could find were a bit, well, rubbish. It may have just been a throwaway comment (boom boom!) but it got me thinking – actually, the two bins I have in my house are extremely shonky, ancient wicker affairs. As a result, I launched my…

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It’s not often that I come across something that’s not only completely new and different, but that’s a total bargain too. Step forward Acorn & Will (www.acornandwill.co.uk). This really lovely site – the brainchild of retro queen Daniella – sells vintage-style plastic (it looks a bit like bakelite) earrings, brooches and rings in a myriad of pretty muted colours and shapes, from daisies and deers to cats and birds. They’re the kind…

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What do you get the beauty obsessive who already has every product under the sun? Why, her very own bespoke nail polish, that’s what! Nails Inc (www.nailsinc.com), who make a bajillion different colours and finishes of polish (including crackle top coats and bonkers varnishes you can hold a magnet over to create original designs) have launched an online ‘couture’ service, where you can pick your colour, design of cap and even name…

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