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Book of the week

All in the Detail
by Caroline Clifton-Mogg
(RPS, £19.99)
It’s the detail that makes the difference in your home. This book shows you how to display your cherished objects, from pictures and platters to coloured glass and even cutlery in groups or on the walls in any room.

If you have some pretty china hidden away in the back of a cupboard this will tempt you to bring it out. All in the Detail will be available to readers for the special price of £17.99 including p&p (rrp £19.99) by calling Macmillan Direct on 01256 302699 and quoting reference GLR 1KU.

Mugs for every mummy

Yummy mummy

Big Tomato Company
A novelty thought for Mother’s Day comes from the Big Tomato Company. Its range of mugs is for every mummy — from the yummy to the slummy, from the superior to just the plain super mum. The company is owned and run by Gloria Daniel, who started by selling only the humble squeezy tomato.

These mugs are normally £8.99 each (plus £4.95 p&p) but Homes & Property readers can buy them for £7.99 each, if ordered by tomorrow (19 March), to ensure delivery by Saturday. To order, visit and enter H&P in the message box. Call 020 8968 1815.

French stripe cushions

Stripes and lovely things

RE Found
The Northumberland-based company that sells pretty vintage items either rescued, recycled, discovered or restored has added many new treasures to its shopping website, including French stripe cushions (from £25), coloured pressed glass jugs, tumblers (from £6) and even simple cardboard spools from £5. For information, call 01434 634567, or visit

Copper saucepans

A few coppers more

Masters & Makers
If you know anything about the price of new copper saucepans, you will also know that the estimates for the Victorian copper in next week’s interiors sale at Christie’s South Kensington are entirely reasonable.

A set of eight saucepans and lids from 1880 is estimated at £1,200 to £1,980, while a collection of jelly moulds is £2,000 to £2,500. Other lots include silk curtains and some fine oak furniture.

Traditional bath taps
The Masters & Makers sale is on 24 March from 10.30am; viewing from Saturday. Christie’s, South Kensington, 85 Old Brompton Road, SW7 (020 7389 2236).

Tap into a new suite

MyPrice is the new essentials range from smart and modern bathroom suites and accessories company Bathstore. MyPrice offers basins from £29, glass bathscreens from £99 and a pair of traditional bath taps (right) for £39. An entire suite starts from £379. For details, call 0800 023 2323, or visit

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