We’re Still Flying the Flag
You might have noticed that the Union Jack flag (which I think is really called the Union Flag) is having what followers of fashion call ‘a bit of a moment’. Not ones to let a good trend pass us by, particularly a colourful, fun one that allows you to bring some vibrancy into your home, we’ve got quite a few versions of the flag in this catalogue. Some are bright, some more of a nod to the three colours, but all of them are flying off the shelves.
My personal favourite is the Vintage Union Jack Pin Board (19.95). Its colours are muted, it’s great quality, and it adds personality as well as organisation to a room. Its neat lines work really well with the typically random and chaotic contents of a pinboard, and I’ve used it in my kitchen and in a son’s bedroom.
A great present to keep tucked away for emergencies is the Silk Knot Cufflink Set. Men are notoriously difficult to buy for, and this is a steal at £9.95 for four gift-boxed pairs. One of the pairs is a – you’ve guessed it – red, white and blue version, specially chosen to give a subtle patriotic to shirts. And if you’re after a really smart present for the gent in your life, indulge him with the gorgeously boxed silk handkerchief and Union Jack cufflinks.
We’ve a couple of crafty looking Union Jacks that you might almost be able to pass off as something you’ve made yourself – very Kirsty’s Homemade House. We love the Sponge Bag which features ric-rac ribbon and blue-and-white gingham.
Unsurprisingly, many of our Union Jack themed presents are as traditional as the flag they fly. What could be more British than a Cool Britannia Stud Box, cufflinks or tea cosy? And we’ve even got one of the latter specially made to fit our Ginormous Teapot.
And our most popular Union Jack is our Non-Stick Frying Pan. It’s going down a storm with bachelor expat uncles and the kind of fathers who are prone to celebrating Friday and Saturday nights in style, so need some cheering up the morning after. As we’ll shortly be getting very patriotic about the 2012 Olympics, start the celebrations early with one thing we beat the world at – the Great British fry-up.