Say it with a plate, or tea cup or book…or…

Sunny dphoto-1ays at Book and Kitchen are putting us in mind of weddings. Discussing what a perfect wedding gift would be we all agreed it would have to be something original that would stand the test of time – towels or food processors are transient.

Looking round the shop, a few things caught our eye as potential gift fodder;

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Idea #1: Melody Rose ceramics

To keep your marriage brimming,
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you’re wrong, admit it;Whenever you’re right, shut up.
Ogden Nash (1902 – 1971)

These naughty but nice ceramics, by local designer Melanie Rosevear, are looking gorgeous in our front window display and make great wedding gifts. The “Couple” range of fine bone china plates and tea cups are bang on theme and, despite appearances, not too beautiful to use.

For something unique, a piece from Melody Rose’s quirky range of one off upcycled vintage ceramics will ensure that your gift survives the test of time.
photo 2Idea #2: A Work of Art

“Love, my dear Gigi, is a thing of beauty like a work of art, and like a work of art it is created by artists. The greater the artist the greater the art.” – From the screenplay Gigi (1958)

A piece of art to feather the nest is not a bad way to go.   Rifle through our selection of prints to find something to suit the happy pair or pick up a limited edition from one of our resident artists. 

Idea #3: A Cookbook

There is no sincerer love than the love of food. – George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

The importance of food in a relationship shouldn’t be underestimated. Arguments are thwarted by full stomachs so what better contribution to a life of matrimonial bliss than a cookbook.