• 5 Ways to Cheer Up Your Home Using Quirky Home Accessories

    quirky home accessories quirky hallwayOnce the Christmas decorations come down your home can feel rather dull and a little bit sad. The grey skies and short days make the hope of spring seem much too far off. Thoughts of a house refurbishment or at least a repaint could well start to circulate. But, if you don’t have the inclination or budget for a complete refurb, a few quirky home accessories could be just the ticket. They can bring cheer to your home and lift your spirits.

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  • Plant Art Brings A Touch of Leafy Joy to Homes

    Plant art Plant Parade printHaving grown up in a flower shop, plants have always been part of my life. Over the years, the number of plants sharing my home has fluctuated, largely according to the space available, but they’ve always been there. Recently, there has been a resurgence of plant love across the globe. With this in mind, we decided to commission some plant art to help bring a little more botanical joy to your homes.

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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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  • Christmas Home Decor - Have Yourself a Colourful Little Christmas

    Christmas home decor grape light and honeycomb decorationsSome of us opt to live with colour in our homes all year round. Others wait until Christmas to crank up the colour. If you are a maximalist when it comes to Christmas home decor, colourful decorations that stand out from the crowd will be sure to get your heart aflutter. Even if your palette is usually more restrained, Christmas is the time to let your hair down.

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  • Quirky Home Decor Inspired by Birds

    quirky home decor cranesAnyone browsing through our collection of eclectic home accessories can tell that at Pompom and Twiddle we are quite partial to quirky home decor. You may also have noticed that we have a bit of a penchant for birds. No, we aren’t out there with our binoculars at weekends, but do appreciate the beauty of our feathered friends, including when it comes to home decor.

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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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  • Little Girl's Bedroom Shelf Given a Tickle of Pink

    Girl's room pink shelfAs I brushed the dust off my treasure in the corner of a junk shop it was love at first sight. The abandoned mid century shelf was perfect for our soon to arrive baby’s room. I pictured it painted grey with a dinosaur and pirate hanging out on its shelves. So, no one was more surprised than me when the box room on our top floor became a girl's bedroom and the shelf ended up pink.

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  • Indian Salad and a Funky Tablecloth

    Indian salad on bright funky tableclothAfter waking up to grey skies once again, we decided there was nothing for it but to brighten up our day by preparing a colourful feast. As much as we love a touch of grey for interiors, it’s all getting rather samey when it comes to the dreary British summer. We had a ‘glut’ of mint in the garden this year, so thought we would weave a few sprigs into our plans. We finally decided upon an Indian salad based upon Kachumber to accompany a homemade aubergine and coconut curry. We laid the table with a bright, funky tablecloth and transported ourselves away to somewhere balmy and exotic.

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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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