Inspiration

Be inspired - see what inspires us at Pompom & Twiddle

  • Alternative Wedding Gifts for Quirky and Colourful Couples

    alternative wedding gift inspirationWedding season has arrived. You’ve sent back your RSVP and may have even decided upon your outfit, but what about a wedding gift for the happy couple? And what if your friends are a particularly colourful pair or perhaps a touch eccentric? Choosing the perfect gift for quirky couples can be even trickier. We’ve put together a collection of alternative wedding gifts that will stand out from the rest and be adored.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Quirky Wedding Gifts for Love Birds

    Quirky wedding gifts our big dayThe wedding season is upon us and a small part of me can’t help but wish I had one to plan. Even though I had the best wedding ever, I often fancy doing it all over again (luckily still with Dominic).  Nowadays I have to be content with attending weddings as a guest. We only have one big day in our social calendar this year, but it’s got me thinking about wedding gifts. When it comes to presents for our friends, we like to plump for unusual or quirky wedding gifts that will stand out from the crowd.

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