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An Interior Celebration of Wales for St David's Day

Posted by Mark Godsell-Fletcher on

Sunday is a very special day here in Wales. As an English person living in Wales it's hard not to admire the Welsh patriotism and celebration of their patron Saint. St. David's day is an event where children dress up in welsh dress whether it be traditional or rugby, another important part of the Welsh culture. So in honour of St. David's Day and all things Welsh, join our interior celebration. Before I moved to Wales I had never heard of a Welshcake. I remember the first time I saw one, it looked a bit like a flattened Eccles Cake so I thought I would give it a try. You can get Welshcakes so easily in Wales but should you want to channel your inner Mary Berry and bake your own, this colour tea towel will remind you of the ingredients you need. [caption id="attachment_4837" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Welshcake Tea Towel, Bodlon £8.00 Welshcake Tea Towel, Bodlon £8.00[/caption] Inspired by the discovery of a weaver's pattern book in mid-Wales dating from the 1700's, Blodwen designed The Heritage Collection of vibrant textiles to celebrate the 'Craft of the Weaver'.  The bold geometric colours of vibrant red and indigo can be found in the Pinwheel Blanket.  This beautiful design is full of history yet it would work perfectly in any contemporary home. [caption id="attachment_4831" align="aligncenter" width="620"]The Pinwheel, Blodwen £345.00 The Pinwheel, Blodwen £345.00[/caption] With a fresh mixture of warm berry colours and featuring the St David's Cross Melin Tregwynt pattern, this luxuriously soft cushion is made in an ancient mill in Pembrokeshire. [caption id="attachment_4834" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Cushion - Melin Tregwynt Cassis, Welsh Gift Shop £39.00 Cushion - Melin Tregwynt Cassis, Welsh Gift Shop £39.00[/caption] Keeping with traditional and cultural heritage, these unique Welsh ladies in traditional dress are full of character. [caption id="attachment_4838" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Welsh Lady, Seld £35.00 Welsh Lady, Seld £35.00[/caption] Although in some parts of Wales, Welsh is the first language to the majority, where I live it is rarely spoken.  Even so Welsh words are used in every day speak such as this cushion, which translated means 'lush'. [caption id="attachment_4830" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Lysh Cushion, Bodlon £20.00 Lysh Cushion, Bodlon £20.00[/caption] Decorated with the names of the gorgeous beaches of North Wales, this Abersoch Beaches Cushion is playfully stylish. [caption id="attachment_4823" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Abersoch Beaches Cushion, Barbara Coupe £85.00 Abersoch Beaches Cushion, Barbara Coupe £85.00[/caption] After a busy day you deserve to sit back and relax and put your feet up and I've found the perfect thing.  This unique Welsh sheep foot rest is handmade close to where we live.  I just love the personality that shines through this design and I'm sure that any family would love to adopt one of these wonderful creatures. [caption id="attachment_4835" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Foot Rest - Welsh Sheep, Welsh Gift Shop £99.99 Foot Rest - Welsh Sheep, Welsh Gift Shop £99.99[/caption] I wonder if this Baa stool is of the same flock?  This Baa Stool is skillfully handmade from sheepskin by local craftsman in North Wales. [caption id="attachment_4829" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Baa Stool Ivory, Lime Lace £235.00 Baa Stool Ivory, Lime Lace £235.00[/caption] One of the most iconic symbols of Wales is the dragon and it is proudly displayed on this beautiful Welsh slate clock. [caption id="attachment_4825" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Welsh Slate Clock Dragon, ValleyMill £40.00 Welsh Slate Clock Dragon, ValleyMill £40.00[/caption] To celebrate in true style you need one of these limited edition Welsh flag baths.  The striking design would certainly make a statement in any home. [caption id="attachment_4824" align="aligncenter" width="620"]The Welsh Flag Bath, BC Designs £3420.00 The Welsh Flag Bath, BC Designs £3420.00[/caption] The flower of wales, full of the colours of the sun, is the wonderful daffodil.  What perfect way to end, than to share daffodil pieces for where you Eat Sleep Live. Eat [caption id="attachment_4828" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Meadow flowers hand painted teapot, Laura Lee Designs £30.00 Meadow flowers hand painted teapot, Laura Lee Designs £30.00[/caption] Sleep [caption id="attachment_4826" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Deco Daffodil Yellow Accent Cushion, Eco Chic Deco Daffodil Yellow Accent Cushion, Eco Chic[/caption] Live [caption id="attachment_4836" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Daffodil Bouquet, Swanky Maisons £29.99 Daffodil Bouquet, Swanky Maisons £29.99[/caption]      

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