They might give chickens nightmares and make a nighttime noises that sound like someone being tortured, but this Autumn, foxes are definitely ‘in’.
Of course, the foxes that are popping up on cushions, mugs and prints at the moment are the cute, cosy kind – glossy russet coats, big bushy tails and jaunty little faces. And even though a fox once stole one of my shoes and then pooed in the other, I have to admit, even I’m kind of liking them.
They’re an easy way to bring your home bang-up-to-date. Pop a cushion on an armchair, or a print on an unloved bit of wall and hey presto, you’ll look as cunning as a fox who’s just been appointed Professor of Cunning at Oxford University (one for the Blackadder fans there).
So, in an attempt to make friends with my former foes, here’s a round-up of my favourite foxy finds…
Above: Felt Fox Cushion £12.99 (yes really!), Dunelm Mill www.dunelm-mill.com
Below: Fox art print £25 Marks & Spencer www.marksandspencer.com
Cushions (clockwise from LtoR): Fox accent cushion £12 www.Isme.com, Fox tapestry cushion £14 Next www.next.co.uk, Linea fox cushion £25 House of Fraser www.houseoffraser.co.uk, Fox face cushion £16.99 LS Prints www.lsprints.co.uk
Midnight Foxes giclee print £30 Culture Label www.culturelabel.com
Friendly Fox cushion £17.99 The Oak Room www.oakroomshop.co.uk
Rusty the Fox doormat £19.95 and tin of plasters £3.95 (other products also available in this range) www.dotcomgiftshop.com
Sew Your Own Fox tea towel £12.50 Culture Label www.culturelabel.com
Old School Czech label notecard with fox £2.50 Present and Correct www.presentandcorrect.com (would look great framed!)
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