Free postage on all Heart to Home web items!

Free postage on all Heart to Home web items!

We’ve been canvassing opinion on Twitter and Facebook and have decided to offer all our lovely supporters a treat: totally free P&P on anything ordered from our web shop! Do tell your friends. Now’s the time to click through to our website and have a look around. We’ve been hard at work putting lots of new items online in recent weeks and there are loads more to come (more than 70 new items at last count!)

You can search by popular items using the drop-down on the home page: choose from aga covers (great as gifts or for your own home), aprons (we have possibly the largest collection of aprons you’ll find!), egg cosies (quirky and cute), napkins (a household staple), oven gloves (top quality and lots to choose from), peg bags (great way to make a chore less boring!), table cloths (a lovely gift or great for brightening up the home), tea cosies (an essential element of a perfect cuppa!) and tea towels (another staple, doesn’t mean they have to be boring!)

We often get asked about our most popular items. These do change depending on the season and on stock, but there are some items which never fail to please. Some current favourites are:

Chickens! Anything with a chicken motif goes down well (we can understand why; after all, we love chickens too!) Have a look at our chicken mugs, jugs and linens here.

And sheep.

Sophie Allport strawberries and cream range. Perhaps it’s the lure of lazy Summer days, or perhaps you just love the sweet design. This crockery range is a winner.

Everybody’s favourite owl. Yes, he’s as popular as ever!

Stay tuned for a whole host of new items coming soon, including bold, vivid prints from Ragged Rose and gorgeous handmade crockery from Susie Watson. Everything you order from the Heart to Home website comes hand-wrapped (by Sandra) in our signature pink and gold tissue paper and ribbon, whether or not it’s a gift for someone else (we know how much we love receiving beautiful stuff in the post and we don’t see why you should miss out!) In the meantime, do explore our website (and tell your friends) – with free P&P on everything, there’s never been a better time!

Heart to Home brings you lovely things for the kitchen and dining room. Our website is here.

Heart to Home in New York City

Heart to Home in New York City

At the beginning of April, Margaret went to New York City to visit her newest grandson. Little Charlie was by far the most important reason for the trans-Atlantic jaunt, but there’s no denying that NYC’s shopping scene held its own appeal, too. As one half of the team behind Heart to Home, Margaret is always on the lookout for new trends in interior design, decor and kitchenware. Here are a few pictures and stories from her recent trip Stateside.

The weather was gorgeous: quintessential New York in the Spring-time!

We discovered a lovely French confectioner’s shop, Laduree, in Manhatten which simply sells macaroons. They also have a branch in Harrods back at home. I love macaroons so joined the queue of people which led around the corner of the block. The shop window was colourful, beautiful and stylish: very Manhatten!

Charlie at just five weeks old – that lovely cuddly stage

Visiting the Ground Zero memorial, an amazing structure with water disappearing silently into the ground and all the lost remembered by name.

Don’t forget we will send a lovely gift to our 100th Twitter follower and also to our 100th Facebook page fan. We’re getting close, so don’t delay, it really could be you! 🙂

Heart to Home brings you lovely things for the kitchen and dining room. Our website is here.

Good Food Show Spring

Good Food Show Spring

Last week, Heart to Home were at the Good Food Show (Spring) at Bluewater in Kent and what a show it was! This is one of our favourite events of the year, really important to us and central to our “on the road” activity. Did we see you there? We met so many lovely customers, fellow exhibitors and celebrity chefs. It was great fun (if a little exhausting!)

We’d redesigned the Heart to Home stand especially for the Good Food Show event, making it bigger, clearer and even giving our aprons their own little stand within a stand feature focus! We have so many aprons, with a massive range of designs and prints. There’s definitely something for everyone, and we wanted to give each apron its chance to shine! Here’s Sandra working hard to set the stand up (I did help, but had to take regular breaks in order to get photos for this blog, of course…!)

On day one, we spotted celebrity chef Gino D’Acampo signing books (and sporting a tan which we don’t think he got in Kent in April!) and the lovely Jo Wheatley, the Great British Bake Off champion (and my favourite!).

Over the weekend, the wonderful Thomasina Miers visited our stand and said she really liked our tea cosies! We made friends with exhibitors Boozeberries and Sugarcups, whose yummy cupcakes got us through break-down after the show!

We unveiled lots of new lines at the show, including plenty of items which weren’t even on our website at the time. The Good Food Show customers got plenty of exclusives! Some of the items which were particularly popular were:

Ragged rose linens and furnishings in bold, bright florals

Susie Watson crockery, tablecloths and aprons in delicate pastel colours with a sweet little heart detail

Sterck’s Chihuahua range, a wonderful hot pink and orange striped linen

Tottering By, a range featuring an older couple who are full of character!

Our expanded Sophie Allport crockery, including dogs, horses, chickens and butterflies in lovely quality fine bone china.

These will all be on our website soon!

Our next stop is Badminton Horse Trials where we’ll be exhibiting once again and enjoying the fabulous atmosphere there. If you’re planning on coming along to any of the shows listed on our “Out and About” page, please come and find us and say hello. We love meeting customers and blog readers!

Heart to Home brings you lovely things for the kitchen and dining room. Our website is here.