One quirky trend that’s quietly sneaking onto shelves at the moment is ‘folk’ inspired products. Think Polish papercutting, homespun accessories, traditional fox and dove motifs and brightly-painted Romany patterns. Folk stuff looks unusual and expensive, but you can pick it up quite cheaply if you know where to look. Here’s my pick of the best: Folklore tea towel, £9.99, The Contemporary Home http://www.tch.net/; Set of three nestling folklore tins, £12.99, Strawberry Fool http://www.strawberryfool.co.uk/;…

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I’ve seen some crazy Royal Wedding memorabillia in recent months – everything from crown-shaped biscuits and ‘commemorative’ garden seats to bride’n’groom gnomes (below, £20 a pair from B&Q, if you must know!). And as someone who secretly has a soft spot for the Queen, I wanted to get at least one souvenir of the Big Day. So, I’ve just bought the blue and green “I Do” tea towel, by Swedish designer Maria Dahlgren. It’s…

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