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Be inspired by these suggestions of eclectic gifts for the home and garden lover. Creative, quirky but never boring!

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Hand Printed Fabric Table Runner – ‘Swallows’

Our hand printed fabric table runner is made from good quality 100% cotton and features the popular swallow bird motif. The contemporary design was created by experienced textile designer Ena Heese from Cape Town South Africa.

Where does Ena get the creative inspiration for the fabric table runner from?

Ena is constantly inspired by the patterns, symbols, arts and crafts from all over the African continent and her attractive fabrics reflect this.

“My vision is to design and produce a unique product that embodies the concept of proudly South-African.

My mission statement is “for home, body and soul”.

The hemline of each fabric table runner is delicately hand embroidered outlining a few of the swallows giving this table runner an arts and crafts touch.

Place on a dining room table or on a sideboard in your living room. This elegant grey and off-white runner will be a striking addition to your room décor.

A beautiful ‘swallows’ table runner which will make an unusual gift for the home maker.

Dimensions: Dining Table Runner: 1.95m x 44cm wide

£45.00

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The Mali Ceramic Snack Bowl is the perfect size for cereal, snacks, dips or ideal as an attractive way to serve starters to your guests at your next dinner party.

Each bowl is carefully handmade in Southern India as part of a fairtrade project, offering training and secure employment to artisans from disadvantaged backgrounds.

About the craftsmen who produce the Ceramic Snack Bowl

Inspired by rich cultures and traditional artisan skills, the Mali bowls are handmade using indigenous processes and natural raw materials including terracotta. It is this distinctive nature that sets them apart.
Working with 5 different types of clay, the process of making the Mali pottery is long and consists of various stages, from preparing the clay to firing in the kiln.

The terracotta base of the Mali ceramic bowls work in perfect contrast to the 2 colourways available. We like the textured terracotta base running into the smooth glaze of the top half of the bowl.
This attractive bowl is available in two colourways:

  • Seagreen and Terracotta
  • Soft Off White and Terracotta

Care Instructions –
Dishwasher, Microwave and Oven safe

£13.00

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Porcelain Tealight Holder – Agapanthus Design

Our beautiful handcrafted porcelain tealight holder with an Agapanthus design is created in Cape Town by the well known ceramic artist Catherine Landman.

Catherine’s inspiration is taken from nature and her surroundings. These influences are evident in her beautiful contemporary ceramics collection.

Multiple agapanthus flowers have been etched into the delicate porcelain  before the tea light holder  is fired. The agapanthus is indigenous to South Africa and instantly recognisable amongst gardeners around the world.

When lit the candle light creates a lovely glow through the delicate porcelain thus highlighting the agapanthus shapes on the outer surface. Each tealight is unique and like a piece of ceramic art.

Being a handmade article expect variations in shape and size due to the shrinkage that occurs during the firing process.

Available in two sizes:

Large porcelain Tealight holder £30.00
Height: 13cm (approx)
Diameter: 9.5cm (approx)

Medium porcelain Tealight holder £20.00
Height: 10cm (approx)
Diameter: 7.5cm (approx)

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Heart Porcelain TeaLight Holder

This heart porcelain Tealight holder is beautifully handcrafted by the Cape Town ceramic artist Catherine Landman.

Catherine’s inspiration from nature and her surroundings are evident in her beautiful contemporary ceramics collection.

She explains that each porcelain Tealight holder is unique, and varies slightly in shape and size due to the shrinkage that occurs during the firing process.

The matt outer finish of the heart porcelain Tealight holder features a carved heart design of varying sizes of hearts.
Drop a tealight into the holder and the candle light glows through the porcelain, creating a wonderfully romantic ambience.

Height: 10cm (approx)
Diameter: 7.5cm (approx)

Also available in an Agapanthus design

£20.00

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This sturdy PVC Flower Vase is perfect as an addition when giving a bunch of flowers as a gift.

It can also be used to display flowers in the home or at any outdoor party event.

Fill the vase with water and arrange the flowers – simple!

After use, dry the vase and fold away flat, saving valuable space.

Item excludes flowers

£5.00

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This fun metal garden ornament in the shape of a rabbit will look great in so many settings.
Use it on the lawn with flower borders as a backdrop or use it in patio pot plants to create an interesting garden feature.
The height of the rabbit is approximately 22cm and width 22cm. The stake which goes in to the soil is 8cm long.
Great gift idea for a garden lover.

£15.00

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This is a trendy Moroccan inspired copper galore metal LED fairy light chain, which will add a warm glow in any room of the house.

24 warm white LED light chain
Indoor use only
Total length 6m of which 3m is illuminated.
Includes mains transformer.

£35.00

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High quality and environmentally friendly, our range of natural wax candles are free from additives and petroleum based paraffin wax resulting in a clean burn whilst releasing fragrances made with essential oils. Hand poured for AuraDecor Designs in the UK. With a 60 hour burn time the natural wax and essential oil candle comes in a handy storage jar which can be closed between burns with the attractive wooden lid. The jar can be reused after the wax has burned away.

Choose from the following home fragrances:

Wild Cranberry
Wild Fig and Grape
Bamboo and Olive
Provocateur – subtle and sophisticated
Pomegranate and Mint – An exotic blend of romance with a  fresh hint of mint
Lime, Basil and Mandarin – A classic blend of fragrances.

This natural wax and essential oil candle range is also available in a Travel size, perfect for taking on a weekend break.

Hint – When burning your candle for the first time, allow the wax to form a liquid pool which reaches the edge of the container. This prevents a ‘crater’ from developing in the middle of the candle, and will maximise the burn time of your natural wax and essential oil candle.

£12.00

£10.00

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Our fun and quirky handmade Wire Craft and Bead decorative chicken makes an excellent and unique gift for a chicken lover or chicken collector.
This piece of South African Art is exclusively crafted by our Fairtrade partners, and takes a British icon giving it a delightfully zany South African twist.

Available in red, black, yellow or white colourways.
Approximate Dimensions H: 18cm W:11cm  L:19cm

£45.00

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This popular hand beaded Pecking Hen has been designed exclusively for AuraDecor Designs and crafted in South Africa by one of our Fair Trade partners.

Each hen is painstakingly shaped and then beaded by hand taking many hours to create a truly unique piece.

Add a dash of colour and quirky style to any room in the home with this wire art piece.

Available in red, black or white colour ways.
Approximate Dimensions: H: 28cm W:16cm  L:30cm

£70.00

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A wire bead craft hen – what an unusual gift idea for a friend who keeps chickens as pets. They will love the individual character of each handcrafted hen.

This popular hand beaded Large Standard Hen is crafted in South Africa by one of our Fair Trade partners. Blending traditional Third World craft skills with First World resources.

Each hen is painstakingly shaped and then beaded by hand, taking many hours to create a truly unique piece.

Add a dash of colour and quirky style to any room in the home.

A great gift idea for a chicken lover or chicken collector, or anyone with a sense of humour.

Available in red, black or white colourways.
H: 30cm W: 16cm  L: 30cm

£70.00

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This fine example of contemporary African wire and bead craft art blends First World resources with traditional Third World craft skills. Made by our Fair trade partners in South Africa.

Height: 30cm  x 32cm length x 18cm width

 

£95.00

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A beautiful handcrafted Protea shaped tealight holder which is formed out of sturdy wire with red, pink and orange and clear glass beads.
The Protea, sometimes also called Sugarbush (Suikerbos in Afrikaans) is a flowering shrub indigenous to South Africa and an iconic symbol of the flora of this beautiful country.

When the Tealight candle is lit the beads sparkle and emit a soft glow.
The Tealight holder looks equally elegant as a centrepiece on a dinner table, or on a sideboard in the living room.

Two sizes are available:
Small – Height 8cm x Width 8cm
Large – Height 13cm x Width 13cm
As this is a handmade product, these sizes are approximate.

from £17.00

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Hand-painted decorative ceramic boat bowl.  An eye-catching centrepiece on any table or equally effective for serving salad or rice dishes.  Available in vibrant colours.

High fired microwave and dishwasher proof.  Colours are food safe and glazing is lead free.

Dimensions: H 7.5cm, L 36cm, W 13 – 15cm  (This is a hand crafted product and so these dimensions are approximate)

£50.00

Hand-painted decorative ceramic boat bowl.  An eye-catching centrepiece on any table or equally effective for serving salad or rice dishes.  Available in vibrant colours.

High fired microwave and dishwasher proof.  Colours are food safe and glazing is lead free.

Dimensions: H 7.5cm, L 36cm, W 13 – 15cm  (This is a hand crafted product and so these dimensions are approximate)

£50.00

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Hand-painted decorative ceramic boat bowl.  An eye-catching centrepiece on any table or equally effective for serving salad or rice dishes.  Available in vibrant colours.

High fired microwave and dishwasher proof.  Colours are food safe and glazing is lead free.

Dimensions: H 7.5cm, L 36cm, W 13 – 15cm  (This is a hand crafted product and so these dimensions are approximate)

£50.00

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Hand-painted decorative ceramic boat bowl.  Ideal as an eye catching centrepiece on any table or equally effective for serving salad or rice dishes.  Available in vibrant colours.

High fired microwave and dishwasher proof.  Colours are food safe and glazing is lead free.

Dimensions: H 7.5cm, L 36cm, W 13 – 15cm (This is a hand crafted product and so dimensions are approximate)

£50.00

Our agapanthus cushion has a detailed hand stencilled agapanthus on blue gingham checked fabric. the fabric is made of 55% linen and 45%cotton woven cotton.

Great for bringing summer into your conservatory, kitchen or bedroom. This attractive and popular design will add some arts and crafts charm to your home décor scheme.

Is the hand stencilled cushion washable?

Easy to clean the cushion cover can be washed following the washing instructions below. We have used high quality paint for the stencilling which can be washed as normal.

45 x 45 cm cushion with hollow fibre filled inner.

Care Instructions for cushion cover:
Machine wash at 40 degrees Celcius
Iron medium temperature
Do not Bleach
Do not Tumble dry
Do not Dryclean

£32.00

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The tall and elegant White Border Kamla Nkuku garden lantern stake will add a touch of rustic charm to any garden setting.

Clever Lighting Ideas for your garden:

This clever garden lighting idea is an attractive way to demarcate a walkway at your next outdoor event. Simply place the stakes at the edge of the pathway and light the tea lights as the sun sets. You can also create a romantic setting in your garden when dining al fresco by placing the garden lanterns around the patio.
Each Nkuku garden lantern has a recycled inverted glass lantern to hold a tea light which fit inside the decorative rustic wire holder.

The White Border Nkuku garden Lantern set is an ideal present for the garden lover.

Also available in a Rust Linear design.

Size: 90cm X 8cm diameter

£20.00

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The Tea Light lampshade – a trio of patterned covers for stemmed wine glasses has multiple uses when considering table ideas for weddings, special occasions or dinner parties.

A beautiful unique wedding idea, used as a table centrepiece, these T Light shades will give off a lovely gentle glow at your wedding reception party. Could be used instead of a flower centrepiece.

Create a cosy warm glow at a special dinner party, or as a Christmas centerpiece at your Christmas meal.

How do I create my table centrepiece with the Tea Light Lampshade set?

Simply drop a tea-light in three differing height stemmed glasses and arrange them on a mirror, creating an unusual yet elegant centrepiece.

Sold as a set of 3 different printed designs.

Glasses and tea lights not included.

£12.00

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Inject a warm glow around your home with Coco Chic Light Chain.

The coco chic LED light chain is available as a mains operated as well as a battery operated option.

Mains powered: 50 LED bulbs, total length 6m of which 3, illuminated. Includes Transformer.

Battery operated: 27 LED bulbs, total length 2.2 meter of which 1.7m illuminated. Requires 3 X AA batteries (not included).
The elegant coco chic light chain has many uses around the home. We suggest you can either place the battery operated light chain in the centre of your dining room table instead of a candle or drape it across the mantelpiece. Can also be used to good effect to light a dark corner in any room of the home.

 

 

 

 

from £22.00

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The plant pot wrap is a cleverly designed plastic cover which will quickly and easily disguise the plain pots that come when we buy our potted plants at the garden centre.  These reusable sturdy white covers simply wrap around the ordinary plant pots, the pretty lace-edged finish enhancing their appearance.

They can be used indoors and outdoors. Use them around different pots of herbs to display on the windowsill in the kitchen, or in the conservatory covering a plant pot.

Easily assembled by securing the ends together in the grooves provided. Folds flat for storage.

Purchased as a set, comprising of 1 large and 1 small plant pot wrap.

Large size: 16 cm Diameter x 14.5 cm Height (fits around a pot approximately 13cm Diameter x 10.5cm Height)

Small size:  13.5cm Diameter x 12cm Height (fits around a pot approximately  11cm Diameter x 9cm Height)

A great gift idea for the green fingered, or when given together with a pot plant as a gift.

 

£10.00

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Reed Diffuser Candle Gift set – An elegantly presented combination gift set ideal for the discerning home maker. The Gift set comprises of 2 natural plant wax candles in glass votives, and a natural essential oil glass reed diffuser with reeds.
Attractively packaged in a branded gift box made from recycled paper and cardboard, this giftset will make an ideal gift for the animal lover as our products are never tested on animals.

Kind to the environment. Contains no animal or paraffin ingredients, clean burning and additive free.

Handmade in the UK for AuraDecor Designs.

3 natural aromas to choose from:
Lime, Basil and Mandarin
Pomegranate and Mint
Wild Fig and Grape

 

£17.00

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Our natural wax storage jar candle is free from additives and petroleum based paraffin wax, resulting in a clean burn whilst releasing fragrances made with essential oils. See our tip below for getting the most out of your candle burn time.

Hand poured for AuraDecor Designs in the UK, these clip storage jar candles are high quality, environmentally friendly and not tested on animals.
The natural wax and essential oil candle comes in a handy clip storage jar which can be closed between burns. The clip jar can be reused after the wax has burned away.
Attractively packaged with a branded ribbon, this candle will also make an ideal gift for the friend who loves fragrancing the home.

Choose from the following home fragrances:

Lime, Basil and Mandarin
Stargazer Lily & Hibiscus
Wild Cranberry
Fig and Wild Grape
Winter Scent

This natural wax and essential oil candle range is also available in a Travel size, perfect for taking on a weekend break and a wooden lidded jar.

Hint – When burning your candle for the first time, allow the wax to form a liquid pool which reaches the edge of the container. This prevents a ‘crater’ from developing in the middle of the candle, and will maximise the burn time of your natural wax and essential oil candle.

£15.00

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Our hand painted tea towel range is made with love care and attention to detail. The Durban based artist who paints the design explains that the stripes are rolled by hand so will not be perfect, however they do have a lovely free feel that provides uniqueness to the designs.

Available in 3 designs:
– Melktert recipe
– Protea
-Agapanthus

Each hand painted tea towel is made from a durable 100% cotton fabric, is colourfast and will not fade in UV light. With a little care and by following these simple instructions your hand painted items will last you many years.

Washing Instructions:

Launder on 40degree coloured wash cycle using a mild detergent

Allow to dry naturally, do not tumble dry

Iron on reverse side of fabric

Treat stains immediately but do not use harsh commercial stain removers

Tips on Removing Stains:

Tea/coffee: soak in lukewarm detergent solution then dab with a little methylated spirit

White wine: Cover with salt to absorb then soak in cold water, wash as normal

Red wine: Do not use salt, dab with a kitchen paper towel and leave to soak in white wine vinegar or soda water

Butter etc: Scrape off as much as possible, sprinkle with talcum powder to absorb then work in neat washing liquid. wash immediately

Fruit juice: Rub stain with salt before washing, rinse in cold water before soaking in washing detergent solution. Wash as normal

 

 

£10.00

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