Flora & Fauna

  • Nature-Inspired Mother's Day Gifts That Stand Out From The Crowd

    Mother's Day gifts inspirationMother’s Day is fast approaching (on Sunday 26th March) so you need to get a wriggle on if you want to let your Mummy know how much she means to you. Here’s a little selection of Mother's Day gifts that stand out from the crowd. There’s a nature-inspired theme to our selection, which many garden loving and botanical Mamas will appreciate.

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  • Gifts for Bird Lovers in your Life

    Gifts for bird lovers bird wall plaquesAt Pompom and Twiddle we find the beauty and infinite variety of birds rather inspirational. If you saw this recent post, you’ll know we love quirky home decor inspired by birds. A paper mache crane with a pink crest is the first thing to greet visitors in our hallway. We’re also partial to clothing and accessories with bird inspired designs. I love my flamingo sequin t-shirt with a passion. We know we aren’t the only ones, so we’ve put together a little guide to the best gifts for bird lovers.

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  • Gifts for Gardeners and Garden Lovers that Stand out from the Crowd

    Gifts for gardeners felt vegetable decorationsGifts for gardeners can be a tad samey, so we’ve pulled together some garden and botanical inspired gifts that stand out from the crowd. Gardening is such a pleasurable pastime. Whether, like us, you have pocket-handkerchief sized courtyard, or are lucky enough to have flowerbeds galore, gardening is good for the soul. Even if you can only stretch to a window box, the process of growing something from seed or watching plants blossom is so heart warming.

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  • Botanical Inspiration - Exploring Great Dixter Gardens

    Botanical inspiration Great Dixter dahliasSources of inspiration for our quirky homeware store are rich and varied, but gardens are pretty high up there. One of our favourite local gardens for botanical inspiration is Great Dixter, just up the road in Northiam, East Sussex. You would be hard pushed to do a cartwheel in our tiny courtyard, so we love to visit 'proper' gardens from time to time. Wandering around a garden oasis for a couple of hours makes us ridiculously happy and provides inspiration galore!

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  • Enjoy Heavenly Butterfly Wall Decor

    Butterfly decor hanging butterflies from Pompom and TwiddleWhen I was small I witnessed the magical moment a butterfly emerged from its chrysalis and promptly fell in love. For a while, the other half of Pompom and Twiddle aspired to be an actual butterfly when he grew up. So, it’s unsurprising that butterflies still make our hearts soar. Some believe a butterfly landing on you is good luck. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if butterfly wall decor could bring a little good fortune into your home?

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  • QUIRKY INTERIORS INSPIRED BY BEAUTIFUL BEETLES

    Quirky interiors framed beetlesAll sorts of sights can trigger wonderment – a baby being born, a bluebell wood bathed in sunlight, a breathtaking sunset. I love all of these, but in my case watching a shiny beetle or insect going about its day is another awe inspiring marvel. Some of my earliest memories are crouching down in fascination to watch bees collecting pollen or ants trooping across the patio. Insects are riveting and beautiful, more so when you look closely. These days we're always on the look out for quirky interiors that have been inspired by insects.

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  • Delighting in Seaside Gardens

    Seaside gardens Derek Jarman's Cottage DungenessWhen we planned our move from London to Hastings many moons ago, seeking out a home with a garden was way up there on our list of priorities. In London, our only outside space was the local pub’s beer garden. We now felt ready for a few flowerbeds of our own - although not quite grown up enough for a lawnmower. With visions of wonderful seaside gardens dancing in our heads we set about our search.

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  • Eclectic Floral Decor - Rooms that Bloom

    Floral decor moodboardFlowers surrounded me as I grew up. My mother and grandparents were florists and I spent my early years frolicking around vases of roses, chrysanthemums, carnations and iris – all very much in vogue at the time. When I walk into a flower shop today, it transports me straight back to my childhood. The scent of foliage and floral fragrances mingled into an unforgettable perfume. With the gates opening to the Chelsea Flower Show this week, I thought we should spend some time delighting in the eclectic world of floral decor.

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