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Kitchen kit: Purple themed kitchen accessories

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Accessorize your kitchen with purple

We’ve got to admit it: we’re rather partial to purple. And so, it seems are some of you.

After a couple of queries regarding where to get a purple kettle and toaster, we thought we’d gather up some of our favourite purple accessories and show you what’s on offer.

Top row:

Swan plum four slice toaster – £29.20 from Asda direct

Five piece Morphy Richards kitchen tool set – £23.10 from Amazon

Morphy Richards plum pyramid accents kettle – £49.50 from Sainsbury’s

Middle row:

Le Creuset cassis tea for one stoneware teapot and cup set – £28 from Debenhams

Set of purple designer dish cloths – £8.50 from Jangneus (various designs available)

Wesco indigo salt, pepper and spice grinder – £47.95 from Amara

Bottom row:

Pantone violet 7672 mug – £7.95 from Dot Maison

Purple Spectrum Collection balloon whisk – £3.99 from Dunelm Mill

Purple Spectrum Collection box grater – £3.99 from Dunelm Mill

Spotted any other lovely purple accessories? Share your favourites below.

Style statement: Ceramic salt and pepper pots

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Salt and pepper pots

Looking for something a bit different to the usual salt and pepper shakers or grinders? Why not try these ceramic pots instead?

The ceramic salt and pepper pots are beautifully designed by Sue Candy Ceramics and are a nice alternative to traditional salt and pepper servers.

Choose from the beach huts, red lamps or delicate sandpiper designs. Each set is £30, with free p&p.

They’d certainly make a style statement on your dining table.

 

Time for tea: Teapot sale bargains

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Contemporary teapots

Are you a fan of the Great British cup of tea? An essential component to making perfect tea is the good old teapot.

If you fancy brewing up your favourite beverage during 2014 in a new teapot, all these beautiful designs are currently reduced in price in the sales.

All of these teapots are special in their own way, but we particularly love the indigo weave teapot, which has a lovely textured effect to it. In addition, the Hello, Is it tea you’re looking for? gets our vote as the teapot that makes us smile most.

Top row:

Spots teapot, now £13 at John Lewis

Indigo weave teapot, now £20 at Whittard

Is it tea you’re looking for? teapot, now £44 from Mr Teacup

Middle row: 

Monsoon Cosmic tea pot by Denby, now £25.20 from Debenhams

Bodum Marcel tea press teapot, now £51 from Selfridges

The magpie teapot, now £28 from Bitten London

Bottom row:

Bloom teapot, now £12 at John Lewis

Florence red stripe teapot, now £10 from Whittard

Badger and hedgehog design teapot, now £36 from Mellor Ware

Fresh Design Home Gift Guide: Contemporary kitchen accessories

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Contemporary fun and funky kitchen accessories

Stuck for Christmas gift ideas? If your lucky gift recipient is a foodie, enjoys a tipple or likes spending time at home cooking or baking, here are some fun, colourful and useful accessories for the contemporary kitchen that would be ideal as a presents.

Top row:

Chunky jigsaw design coasters and trivet, £25.45

Beau and Elliott confetti double oven glove, £18

Reindeer or penguin wine rack, £23

Middle row: 

Combination lock bottle stop, £15

“I could eat a horse” spaghetti measurer, £9

Biscuit dunkability mug, £12

Bottom row:

3D dinosaur cookie cutter set, £11

Alessi parrot sommelier corkscrew, £35

Camembert cheese board and dish, £29.50

 

Cheese glorious cheese: Screen printed tea towel

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Yummy cheese home gift

Cheese? Yes, please!

All our favourite cheeses and more are featured on this cheese design tea towel from the Old English Company.

Reminisce about your cheese favourites as you dry the dishes….then perhaps give in to the temptation of a cheesy snack after.

The screen printed cotton tea towel is handmade in Britain and costs £9.

Oak wood digestive biscuit wooden coasters

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Biscuit design home accessories

Hot on the heels of the rich tea biscuit tray, here’s some more biscuity goodness to add to your home.

These chunky wooden coasters have been lovingly designed in the style of a digestive biscuit. They’re made in Britain from locally sourced oak wood and look amazingly realistic.

The perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea, these are one type of digestives that really are calorie-free!

The coasters are produced by SquarePear Furniture and are sold as a set of four, for £24.95.

Rich tea biscuit design tray

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Tea and biscuits tray

Mmmm, we love a good biscuit design!

To add to the collection of Custard Cream cushions, Jammy Dodger boxes and Party Ring pink biscuit home accessories, how about a Rich Tea tray?

The tray is very effectively designed and looks just like the distinctive biscuit. It’s made from tin, so will be suitably sturdy for carrying hot drinks on, and is well priced at only £12.

You’ll find the Rich Tea biscuit tray over at The Contemporary Home.

Anyone for tennis? Oak wood tennis themed cheese board

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Contemporary kitchen chopping board

Forget watching tennis with strawberries and cream to hand….why not tuck into cheese and crackers instead?

This lovely round solid oak wood serving board, which is perfect to use for cheese and biscuits, is designed with the distinctive curved markings of a tennis ball and engraved with the word ‘serve.’

Fresh design Wimbledon tennis products

It can even double up as an additional chopping board and, to preserve the design, you could turn it over and chop on the reverse side.

Each tennis themed wooden serving board is made to order by Winning Works, for £30.

The Egg Skelter: Helter skelter design egg holder

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Egg Skelter egg holder

Forget egg boxes, why not store your eggs in a helter skelter design egg holder instead?

Designed to be left out on a kitchen countertop, rather than stored in the fridge, the egg holder is made from powder coated steel and can hold up to 24 hens’ eggs.

As egg holders go, it’s a rather fun and different design. It’s available in 11 different funky colours are are available to order from The Egg Skelter, for £23.75 each.

Fab Friday Bargains: Kitchen accessories from Heal’s

Friday, March 15th, 2013

The offers section of Heal’s is currently bursting with plenty of great deals and up to 70% off some items, so is a definite must for fab Friday bargain hunters.

Here are some fab kitchen accessories for kitting out a fresh design kitchen.

 

Designer mugs

As fan’s of MissPrint designs, it’s a brilliant bargain to find the green woodland design mug for just £2.10. Buy a set of four and still have change from a tenner.

Quirky contemporary dining accessories

We love the quirky design of the Bliss in the Woods acorn salt and pepper set, with the ceramic acorns pots sitting on an oak tree shaped leaf (made of oak wood, of course). The set is now half price at £17.50.

Kitchen baking weighing scalesBlack and white contemporary kitchen scales

If you’re going to be baking or measuring cooking ingredients, then you need a reliable set of kitchen scales. These Typhoon electronic kitchen scales are sleek in design, yet lively in style. Choose from a multicoloured or black dot design, now half price at just £18.

And finally, it’s not for the kitchen, but we can’t resist mentioning this rug….

Purple rug home accessories

The purple flat weave wool rug was £230, but is now reduced to £69. Great for adding a splash of colour to your floor and an extra layer of warmth for your feet to step on.

 
 
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