How to: have a little garden party

We spent last weekend at a cottage on the Dorset coast enjoying the sunshine, and gorgeous gift website sent me the loveliest gardeny things to take – some dinky coloured jamjar tealights, fun spotty bunting and a recycled picnic mat – Just add cider and good company.








Get all this lovely gear from Dot Com Gift Shop’s brilliant homes and gardens section – there are a gazillion other pretty things, like paper lanterns, parsols and hammocks.

71459-ass_1Hanging jamjar tea-light holders, £7.95. This gorgeous little foursome hang from tree branches or nestle in the grass and protect candles from wind in the evening.

23298_800cm_8Spotty Bunting, £12.95. Makes me think of summer fetes! Hang inside or out for a really cheerful look in a flash.

23054_184x122cm_02Lavender Recycled Acapulco Picnic Mat, £19.95. Spread these gorgeous mats, made from recycled materials in India, on the grass – they come in lots of pastel colours and they’re easy to clean, too.


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