GIFTS FOR THE KITCHEN November 30 2016

Gifts and festive foods are the central focus of many of our Christmas celebrations. So, as a selection of my designs are available to buy as kitchenware ranges, I thought this blog should focus around the kitchen (the heart of the home) and those that cook in it.

I’m proud to say that I work in partnership with Ulster Weavers, a leading home textiles company based in Holywood, Northern Ireland. Originally founded in 1880, Ulster Weavers have held the royal warrant as suppliers of kitchen textiles to Queen Elizabeth II since 1995. Since our partnership was formed in 2013, Ulster Weavers have produced many of my designs as premium quality kitchenware ranges, including tea towels, trays, placemats, coasters, napkins and bone china mugs.

Gifts for the kitchen always seem to be so well received and I love the fact that Ulster Weavers products follow one of my favourite William Morris quotes: ‘Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful’. I believe that my kitchenware designs from Ulster Weavers make useful and beautiful gifts! To view the collections and buy online visit:

In addition, my Vintage British Kitchen greeting cards and signed-prints make classic, timeless Christmas gifts. Customers often buy prints in sets of three or four to create a feature wall in a kitchen or dining area. Shipped worldwide in sturdy postal tubes, prints are quick and easy to frame, fitting perfectly into off-the-shelf picture frames from John Lewis, Habitat and Ikea. To view the collections and buy online visit:

In my own kitchen at each weekend during November and December, it’s a festive hive of activity. I’ve been busy making Christmas Cakes and Puddings, and my daughters are perfecting their recipes for Mince Pies and Christmas Cookies. Next on the Christmas cooking list is edible gifts… yum!

Thank you for reading and I hope that you have a lovely festive time in your kitchen in the lead up to Christmas.