Cox and Cox
Splash out £16 for a set of three hand-engraved, coloured-glass hyacinth bulb vases (pictured), or say it with flowers that do not wilt with pretty pale pink fake ranunculus that look every inch the real thing.
Three sprays tied in raffia will set you back £8.
These are just a few of the pretty items from the new Cox and Cox catalogue. For more information, call 0870 442 4787.
Get all lit up with discounts
Hector Finch lighting is holding a spring-cleaning sale to make way for new designs. It is offering up to 40 per cent off current stock as well as antiques, discontinued items and seconds.
The French ceramic light with weights (pictured) is reduced from £166 to £72. The sales team will be on hand to offer advice on lighting and restoration of any antique lighting.
Homes and Property readers who bring this page into the shop will be offered a further five per cent discount.
The sale runs until 1 April at Hector Finch, 90 Wandsworth Bridge Road, SW6 (020 7731 8886; wwwhectorfinch.com).
This famous Alsatian crystal company has teamed up with porcelain manufacturer Haviland and opened a new flagship shop in a Georgian town house in Conduit Street, which is all kitted out with white gloss walls and dusty pink wallpaper.
Highlights of the launch collection include a spectacular 6ft 6in rectangular Cactus table (from £58,900), a fountain made from 20 Coutard panels (£24,000) and a range of bespoke chandeliers using LED technology.
The shop is at 47 Conduit Street, W1 (020 7292 0444; www.lalique.com).
Book of the week
Dream Homes Country: 100 Inspirational Interiors
Photographs by Andreas von Einsiedel, text by Johanna Thornycroft
An hour’s drive north of Barcelona and you will get to Cadaques, a fishing village where one French couple bought their summer holiday home (pictured).
In keeping with the style of the surroundings, they kept the décor rustically simple, with terracotta tiled floors, plain white walls and accents of colour introduced through blue wood doors and vases of fresh flowers.
Other country interiors in the book, from anywhere between the Cotswolds and St Lucia, range from severely minimal to shabbiest chic.
The book is published on 16 April by Merrell at £29.95 but it is available for £26.95, including p & p, by telephoning Marston Book Services on 01235 465500 and quoting the reference MERHPX.
Art and artefacts
The Chelsea Antiques Fair
This popular fair has returned after a year’s absence, bringing together 35 exhibitors to sell art and artefacts from £100 up to more than £20,000.
Kitchenalia (coffee grinder, pictured), glass, Derby porcelain and Oriental antiques are among items for sale.
The fair opens on Wednesday 25 March from 2pm to 8pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10.30am to 6pm and Sunday 29 March 10.30am to 5pm.
Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road, SW3. For more information, call 0870 350 2442.