Pffft! Winter? We’re over it! The snowdrops are out and the daffodils and hyacinths are hot on their heels. The whole garden is starting to come to life again at last, with new growth and buds. If you don’t have your own outdoor space (or, like us, you’re a bit wimpy about sticking your nose out of doors just yet) then we’ve rounded up our favourite top ten home accessories. In bright, spring-like colours with designs of realistic and impressionist spring flowers, these are bound to lift your spirits and keep you going until the weather improves enough to venture out……
1. Spring flowers biscuit barrel, Emma Bridgewater
Spring flowers AND biscuit storage – what’s not to like? Generously sized, the biscuit tin is decorated with beautifully illustrated daffodils and grape hyacinths on a cream background with beautiful blue finial. It is perfect for storing treats or even craft supplies or accessories. £19.95, available from Annabel James.
2. Eucalyptus spring wreath, Ella James
This large natural-looking twig wreath with eucalyptus is trimmed with generous spring foliage and blooms in purples, yellows, and reds. £59, available from Ella James.
3. Mode flowers art print, Abstract House
This modern, elegant and fresh watercolour art print will look stunning in any room and is set to add a pop of colour to your space. It’s available in a range of sizes, and prices start at £9.95 unframed. Available from Abstract House.
4. Taupe spring floral cushion, Perkins & Morley
The ‘Vintage Spring’ collection takes its inspiration from vintage style tea parties, cottage gardens, and The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady. Soft buttercup yellow, spring greens, light blues and pastel pinks combine with delicate flowers and butterflies to give this handmade cushion a fresh feel. Prices range from £27.99 to £42.99, available from Perkins & Morley.
5. Fabric double oven glove in spring meadow, Gisela Graham
This beautiful fabric double oven glove with spring meadow design will give your kitchen a seasonal lift! £14.99, available from Gisela Graham.
6. Tea towel with abstract flowers, Ulster Weavers
This design celebrates flowers and foliage and has been created from bright, painterly, watercolour illustrations. A vibrant and cheerful tea towel full of interesting mark making elements. £10, available from I Am Fy.
7. Milk jug in spring flower design, Ceramika Artystyczna
This pint-sized stoneware jug has an elegant curve to the handle and spout. Handcrafted in Poland, it can be used for milk and cream, sauces and gravies – and of course to look gorgeous on display, never more so than with a sprig or two of flowers popped inside. £23.50, available from Artisan Homeware.
8. Pink and green abstract flowers print, Louise Mead
If realism isn’t your thing, then how about this eye-catching abstract from Louise Mead? Based on an original painting, and available in a choice of sizes; this fine art print comes on heavy, archival quality paper. Prices start at £25 from Louise Mead.
9. Spring flight bed linen set, Voyage Maison
This bed linen set captures the magical spirit of birds in flight against bright spring blossoms. A delicately hand-painted bed linen design in sublime washes of inky watercolour to bring a fresh but soft and airy feel to your bedroom. Available from The French Bedroom Company, priced at £98 for a king size set.
10. Crocus tea light holder, Violet Flame Glass Art
Crocus are the harbingers of spring, and this delightful crop is a mix of lilac, yellow and white textured stained glass on a solid ash wood base. The glass panel is anchored in place with silver chrome effect slots that tighten with a plastic screw. £39, available directly from the artist via Folksy.