Take a look at some sunshine fresh ideas for your home and garden
A perfect finishing touch â€“ and heâ€™ll never steal your sandwiches. Wooden seagull from
The Contemporary Home www.tch.net Â£12.99
Priced at Â£15 from the interestingly-named www.wowthankyou.co.uk, 1.5 metres of ice cream bunting for your summer garden. Five ice creams in various colours. Handmade in the UK by
Bathers by Rhona Garvin. Beautiful hand pulled screenprint in four colours. A limited edition, signed and numbered by the artist, price Â£45. Available at www.unlimitededitions.co.uk.
Have a look at Oswellâ€™s, a new shop near Barnard Castle. Run by two sisters, Lisa and Julie, it sells beautiful and quirky gift and home ideas from around the world, as well as samples of hand-crafted Lloyd Loom furniture to order. Also online at www.oswells.co.uk.
These original paper cups have a choice of fun unique designs with all the letters of the
alphabet. They come in a presentation box of 30 mixed cups from www.theletteroom.com
Keep cool. Make a delicious frozen slushie in just 20 minutes with this mains powered Slushie Maker. Pop ice and rock salt in one section, your ingredients in the other. Choose from 12 recipes included or make your own, to create fruit slushies, smoothie slushies and frozen
cocktails. Â£59.99 from BB Tradesales www.bbtradesales.com.
This butterfly wall decoration is made from metal and finished in bright, glossy metallic blue. It comes with a loop on the back for wall mounting and is suitable for use indoors and out. From
www.hastings-crystal.co.uk at Â£39.95.
How about a summer make-over? Floral Teapot retro repeat wallpaper, inspired by the good old-fashioned teapot. Part of the â€˜All Things Britishâ€™ range wallpaper from www.atadesigns.com. Â£160 per 10 metre roll.
Even if the sun shines during the day, it can get chilly later. This firepit is perfect for warming up the British summer evenings with a simple and elegant design. Â£39.95 from Idyll Home
Rume sell this Pigeon and Jelly deckchair by Thornback and Peel. The slings are individually handprinted in the UK on to 100 per cent cotton canvas and they have a solid hardwood frame.
A rabbit and cabbage design is also available. Price Â£125 from www.rume.co.uk.