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Category Archive: British textiles

Frock on Friday: Poppy

I can’t count the number of times I’ve seen a really gorgeous little frock for a three-year-old and wished there was a version in my size. And apparently I’m not alone. It was only last week at my local childrenswear shop that I discovered that the lovely tiny wee toddler’s frock in the gorgeous tropical […]

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Wee Olympic finds: The top 30 non-crap London souvenirs

I’ve been obsessed with London souvenirs for as long as I can remember. From the spectacularly crap to the artfully awesome, there is something about a flash of Routemaster Red that makes my inner magpie sing. Over the last few months I’ve brought you the top 10 London souvenir mugs; the 25 best London Olympic […]

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Wee London Olympics find: Custhom for Anthropologie tea towels

I was actually considering doing an Olympics souvenir tea-towel round-up but then I spied these incredibly lovely specimens by Custhom for Anthropologie and I decided to call it quits. (If you’ve started to fret at this sorry news, cheer yourself up with my fabulously nerdy Top 10 London Olympics Souvenir Mugs.) Whoever made the call […]

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Best of British: Liberty print Union Jack scarf

I’ve always thought that the savviest and most stylish souvenir one can take home from London is a Liberty scarf. On my first trip to London I didn’t have quite the budget to stretch to a proper Liberty scarf, but I made do with a large cotton Liberty handkerchief, which I subsequently wore knotted around […]

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The 25 best London Olympic Games souvenirs: the non-tat edition

Medal Necklace by Tatty Devine. You know I love me some awesome London souvenirs. So I’ve been in a veritable flap all year with Britain’s designers putting their considerable talent behind all sorts of desirable and highly collectable stuff to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and the 2012 London Olympic Games. You won’t find any […]

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It’s Wee Birdy’s 5th birthday! Win a picnic set by Anorak!

To celebrate Wee Birdy’s 5th birthday, I’m giving away FIVE fabulous prizes over FIVE days. Each prize is something I truly love and hand-picked especially for you, my dearest and most lovely readers. Today is the last day of my week of giveaways and the prize is a picnic set of four melamine plates and […]

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