• Wills and Kate: the shops can't wait

    by  • Tuesday, January 11, 2011 • Decorating and interiors, Lovely websites, News, Stylish shopping • 3 Comments

    Now, generally I’m not a fan of souvenirs, especially royal souvenirs (although I have a wonderful Charles and Diana plate which is so hideously tacky that it might possibly now be classified as kitsch and ironic? Perhaps…) but, with the big day mere months away, the first royal wedding themed souvenirs and photo shoots are beginning to pop up. I love these fun pics from Sainsbury’s:

    No doubt Wills is crafting away even now – in between flying his helicopter and rehearsing his wedding vows – Kate probably has him chained to a desk, stamping away with his little Cox and Cox alphabet stamp set and his favourite selection of crown stamps from Ginger Pickles (no connection to his brother).

    If you decide to throw your own wedding tea party on 29th April (and why not?! You don’t know them personally, I presume, but any excuse for a knees up, eh…), you’ll find hand-held paper flags galore at Sainsbury’s (£2 for a four-pack). You could even frame a photo of the happy couple and create a wedding-themed display…although this might be a step too far, even for a neurotic stylist such as myself…

    Check out the recyclable paper cake stands, £4.99, also from Sainsbury’s – great for a party. If the likes of the now-notorious ASDA engagement mug don’t float your boat and you prefer to mark the occasion with some good old fashioned chores, make sure you take a peep at this new ‘I DO’ (shouldn’t that be ONE DOES?) tea towel from Swedish designer Maria Dahlgren at Cloudberry Living:

    You could munch on some celebratory biscuits from Biscuiteers, paper a feature wall with the special PRINCESS paper from Graham and Brown, or buy an amusing plate from KK Outlet

    And, despite the fact that it’s a spring wedding, it wouldn’t hurt to wear a pair of these cute Donna Wilson gloves. Just in case you forget what’s going on. Remember: your right hand is marrying your left hand. Erm…

    If you’re on a budget, might I suggest you recreate this using a biro, straight on to your skin. It’s the royal wedding, after all. Let’s get involved. – Ellie

    3 Responses to Wills and Kate: the shops can't wait

    1. Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 5:18 pm

      I am LOVING all the wedding stuff. I’d probably be pretty annoyed if I was still living in England, though.

    2. Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 11:10 pm

      It makes me really sad that she’s not going to get to do all the wedding stuff. Half of the best decisions will be made for her. She won’t be allowed any Angel Delight at her wedding breakfast, even if she really really wants it.

      She does get a castle though. So it’s hard to be too upset.

    3. Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 11:58 pm

      Oh my, that’s hilarious! Love those biscuits!

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