A Little Bit of Christmas Sparkle

Last in Holly&Lil’s the Wizard of Oz theme this year, these two Christmas Collars add a touch of Christmas glamour to your pets.

Named Ruby Slippers and Emerald City, the two collars are sewn with sequins, crystals, Swarovski Crystals and glass beads. 

They also show H&L’s fabulous new design – charm collars with a D-ring at the centre back of the collar as well as next to buckle – so you can attach your lead at the back and enjoy the full beauty of the collar.  Ingenious!

Handmade in England, they retail from £69.00.

A Present with a Past


Giving someone a gift they will treasure for a long time to come is so important – especially when it is a wedding present.  To be able to add memories to a newly-wed couple’s home is really special.  A  Lloyd Loom chair is a present with a distinguished past and something that will add a touch of style to any home be it modern or more traditional.

 Lloyd Loom of Spalding is an innovative British manufacturer making the genuine Lloyd Loom weave and furniture using traditional techniques and materials.   Every piece is individually handmade using steam-bent beech wood and the unique twisted paper and wire Lloyd Loom weave and is coloured to the client’s specification.  The factory and showroom has been in the market town of Spalding since 1985 and is the only company in the UK making Lloyd Loom furniture.   The range contains more than 150 different products in styles ranging from traditional to very modern.

 The furniture can be made in one of the 18 house colours or you can match the colour to the couple’s colour scheme by choosing any Farrow and Ball colour – a truly personal gift that is made to last for generations.


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Stylised Flowers and Beautiful Birds


Clean with a subtle colour palette, the new service FLOI from Herend will enhance any table whether you are serving afternoon tea or a bumptious dinner.

FLOI was designed by one of Herend’s master painters and was inspired by the ancient Japanese xylograph from the 11-12th centuries. The pattern features stylised flowers and birds. There are 6 different motifs in the FLOI service.

All Herend porcelain is hand painted by highly skilled craftsmen and women.

A 19.5 cm dessert plate retails at £61.50


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Lloyd Loom of Spalding has great success with Natural Weave

Working with interior designers, SoHo Projects, Lloyd Loom of Spalding’s latest naturals weave has shown to be a huge success in the contract market as they furnish the breakout area at the new Luton home of TUK and Ireland.

The 16 custom-made 2 seater Madrid sofas along with 18 chairs, cube coffee tables and cube stools, all upholstered in burnt oak weave caused quite a stir when they were installed. The fabric, from Sekers, in bright colours, compliments the furniture perfectly and helps to create a vibrant, lively atmosphere.

The unique pre dyed weave, that was only introduced in January this year, has proved to be ideal for contract situations due to its hard wearing properties and we are all excited about its potential.


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Dress as Smartly as your Dog

For many years people have admired the craftsmanship and design of Holly&Lil’s gorgeous collars and leads, even wished they could wear them!   Now you can – almost! For Christmas 2010 H&L have the perfect accessories. Your dog’s favourite H&L collars now have matching walking bags and belts – the ideal coordinating accessories! They are even as hardy as the collars themselves.

The design will appeal both to fashionistas and to more practical everyday dog walkers as well.  The bag comes with 2 compartments – both lined with black patent calf (so it’s easily wipeable) and trimmed with Orange calf. One side is for phones, purses and has an orange calf key lead. The other side has pockets for 2 dirty balls, pooh bags, wet wipes and a small bottle of water. What makes this bag even more unique is the fact that the fabulous shoulder strap can double as a spare lead!  So now you have a glamorous spare always with you. The bottom of the bag has silver studs so it will not get dirty when you put it down.  And as with our collars it is an all weather item.

The belts can be either 1″ or 1.5″ wide and are available for men or women in small, medium, large & extra large.

Both the belts and bags are handmade to order and will take 8-10 weeks to create and deliver. Prices for the bags start at £500, and the belts from £130. All are handmade in England.


Style Personified

Something as simple as luxury tiles can completely transform a bathroom into a place of tranquillity and beauty. Meissen’s architectural tiles are 100% waterproof, so ideally suited to bathrooms, wet rooms, spa’s and kitchens.

The Meissen range of architectural tiles comes in five categories:

Minimalism, Royally Opulent, Trends, Ornaments and Refinement, Textures and Romanticism, so there is plenty of scope to find just the right one for your personal style.

At present there are 40 different colours to choose from, more will be added later.  Meissen has the largest colour laboratory of any porcelain manufacturer in the world. On the back of the tiles is their famous logo, the crossed swords, scratched into the tiles so that they adhere to the walls easily.


Note to Editors:

MEISSEN®, one of the internationally leading German luxury brands, reflects the art of luxury – ever since the establishment of the MEISSEN Manufactory in 1710.

MEISSEN’s luxury products are defined by their special material, their traditional craftsmanship, and an unusual aesthetics characterized by individuality, sensuality, and high value. MEISSEN today has over 800 employees and is represented in 30 countries around the globe with 300 specialised retail outlets as well as its own shops.

Bespoke Chairs from Lloyd Loom of Spalding ensures Authentic Look


The Stockport Plaza Variety Theatre and Super Cinema is a magnificent example of a very grand building once found in every town and has been restored as a labour of love to its original purpose making it the last of its kind in the UK.

The cafe/restaurant has been meticulously brought back to life using old photos and the original furniture tracked down with the help of Lloyd Loom of Spalding.    They have made 200 new chairs in the Spalding factory which almost exactly match the originals from the 1930s – even the colour used, “Naples Green”, is from an original Lloyd Loom formulation.

The colour now in their range of house colours.

Hand made British furniture one of the many details that have contributed to this projects success.Belton Armchair and the Lincoln Dining chair had non standard elementals such as extra wrappings and extra beams added to match the old styles.