Look what has caught the eye of the editor.
Greeting card publishers Olive & Belle has recently added new designs to its popular range 'Peppercorn Press'. These quirky illustrated cards feature breezy fresh colour palettes with playful wildlife and animal imagery. With a variety of occasion and birthday sends available plus additional gift wrap designs, they are all designed and beautifully produced here in the UK on FSC certified board to a high quality. The cards come with recycled envelopes. With many of its customers aiming to reopen this June, the company is offering a bonus discount for a limited time. Get in touch for a trade account.
Never one to put my jewellery away, this new jewellery box from DEMI+Co Jewellery may finally put my bad habits to bed.
After receiving customer requests and feedback directly from social media and emails, the company launched a limited-edition range of jewellery boxes. At a time when people are spending an increasing amount of time at home decluttering and organising, storage has understandably become a priority.
The new jewellery storage collection features a selection of large jewellery cases, chic jewellery boxes and travel jewellery cases. Each jewellery case has handy slip pockets, stud plate for stud and small earrings, storage slots and adjustable compartments.
As a mum of two small girls, I'm always drawn to children's toys, and this Dinosaur puppet from The Puppet Company is no exception.
The Puppet Company has been making different types of Dragon for years and has introduced two new collections for 2020.
Starting with the Large Dragon Heads, these truly fabulous puppets are large enough for an adult and have fantastic mouth movement. Available in classic red or green, with beautiful gold adornments, they are quite spectacular and perfect for all Dragon lovers.
Also new this year are the charming Enchanted Dragons, made with wonderful fabrics and attention to detail. Access into the head provides excellent mouth movement, these are perfect for storytelling and have a little more of a 'friendly Dragon' feel.
One thing that lockdown has given me, is a new found love for all things crafty. So these paints from Mary Ann Rogers are right up my street.
Having teamed up with A J Ludlow Ltd to produce a set of the company's professional watercolour paints, the set contains the six colours that Mary Ann uses for her paintings.
Andrew Ludlow is a chemist and artist, with 30 years in the industry producing paint for some of the best-known suppliers in the UK.
His dream was to produce a superior product, containing almost all pure pigment, to provide an intensity and brilliance of colour that artists would love using.
The set of six 4ml pots are presented in a tin with guidelines and a mixing chart leaflet. The colours in the set are Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red, Anthraquinone Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Sap Green, Payne's Grey, all of which are made in the UK by skilled craftsmen.
As a mum of two girls, I know first hand the importance of a fun moneybox to inspire savings.
So I was delighted to discover Puckator's new collection of bright, bold and statement pieces. The company said, "With colourful and exotic designs to attract teens and children, our new money boxes are a great base for room inspiration. The good thing is many of our top selling brands come in a variety of options. You can find for example wooden, glass and ceramic money boxes in an ensemble of their popular 'Monstarz' characters."
It's a bank holiday Monday here in the UK, and that can only call for one thing - a big ol' cocktail. Perfect for a long relaxing drink or a short aperitif for two, Royal Doulton introduces the R&D Collection, three sets of pairs of tumblers and highballs designed to embrace home entertaining and inspire the inner mixologist.
To launch the R&D Collection, renowned London based mixologist Ryan Chetiyawardana (aka Mr Lyan) has matched six individual cocktails that can easily be created at home. Cocktails were designed reflecting the three different designs of the Royal Doulton crystal glasses.
Our personal favourite is: The Neptune glass elects a more contemporary design with a series of tactile cuts running vertically on the glassware creating a decorative illusion of water drops sliding down the glass. Fitting to the Neptune tumbler is Mr Lyan's Cider Fix made of Amaretto, lemon, Angostura bitters, dry cider served over ice with lemon and radishes on the side.
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Small pick-me-ups such as flowers never go out of fashion, and stylish glassware such as these Jarapa vases are much the same.
With a natural look the Jarapa collection of 100% recycled glass is the perfect range for this summer, with the organic and irregular shaped vases add a great feature to any front window or online website.
The range of lamps and shades, made in Somerset, is unique and can be tailored to customer requirements, creating a bespoke item at an affordable price.
The company offers flexible ordering, UK stock, and a European supply chain with no interruptions during this year's coronavirus outbreak.
Jarapa is a family-run business committed to working together with customers to forge a great relationship, while offering the largest collection of ECO glass products throughout the UK.
With self care top of many lists at the moment, this Busy Bee candle is the perfect item to stock.
New products and fragrances are a speciality of Busy Bee Candles and the company has a fabulous range of fragrances launching for summer 2020, including the Hot Summer Days scent.
The fragrance features notes of grapefruit, Sicilian lemons, wild daisies, rose petals and musky woods.
Available in several wax melt formats, traditional candles and the Busy Bee Candles totally unique and patented Magik Candle®, Hot Summer Days is a fragrance that really needs to be on your shelves this season. Exceptionally well balanced, beautifully floral and a winner your customers will come back for time and again. It is one of three new fragrances launching at Busy Bee Candles this spring.
We all need a little lighthearted joy in our lives right now, and these planters from Joe Davies certainly provide that.
The Animal Pot Pal ceramic planters feature quirky characters such as a fox, pig, cat and bunny. Each one has a cute animal face and is finished with a colourful glaze and rustic matt biscuit effect for contrast.
They make great little gifts for the spring season, combining the two hot trends of succulent planters and country animals.
Plant herbs, mini plants, succulents or cacti in them to sell as the perfect home decoration purchase or even to display in store.
With great retail pricing ranging from £4.99 to £12.99 be sure to buy them quickly.
Joe Davies also offers free nationwide delivery, carriage paid orders of £100 and an easy to buy little and often ordering policy.
I'm sure I'm not the only one looked ahead to the festive period, hopefully surrounded by loved ones! Luckily J H Designpoint has created a new range of baubles featuring wild animals found in the UK, which will be the perfect adornment to the Christmas tree.
J H Designpoint is a designer and supplier of exclusive bone china mugs. Some designs are also applied to small vases, Christmas baubles, jugs, money boxes and many more bone china items. All the company's products are made in the UK.