Best buys: homespun country charm
Inspiring buys rounded up for you by Country Living magazine
Scandinavian Interiors sells simple, beautiful home accessories that are made by hand and crafted with care. This salad bowl costs £39; matching mugs and cereal bowls are also available (07900 918830; www.scandinavianinteriors.co.uk).
Mibo's fun make-at-home paper animal kits are the ideal way to occupy children: all you need is a ruler, glue and scissors. This Wise Guys set of four owls costs £7, or choose from rabbits or chickens (01273 551979; www.mibo.co.uk).
Hedgerow is artist-printmaker Angie Lewin's third screen-printed fabric design. Available in three colourways on heavyweight linen union, it is ideal for curtains, loose covers and upholstery and costs £46/m (01263 587666; www.stjudes.co.uk).
Fabric designer and Country Living favourite Vanessa Arbuthnott has launched an online made-to-measure service, offering cushions (from £44), curtains and blinds (01285 831437; www.vanessaarbuthnott.co.uk).
Handmade from vintage buckles and offcuts of stiffened floral fabrics, Decorative Country Living's pretty belts (£32) are perfect for summer (01400 273632; www.decorativecountryliving.co.uk).
Online party shop Talking Tables has all the accessories you need for weddings, summer fêtes and children's birthdays. This flat-pack, Truly Scrumptious card cake stand (£9.65) would add a sense of occasion to any gathering (020 7627 6767; www.talkingtables.co.uk).
Artist Jennifer Collier handmakes decorative garments from natural and found materials including papers, stamps and maps. This framed stamp dress costs £225 and she also undertakes commissions (07811 460494; www.jennifercollier.co.uk)