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Swanky new online home boutique opens.

HOME MADE chic and hand crafted home wares are one of the hottest trends this year and a new online boutique - Swanky Maison - has launched a collection of high-quality, hand crafted home wares and gifts all in one online shop.

From ceramic pots, to tableware and tea cosies, www.swankymaison.com brings together a gorgeous range of hand selected goodies from the UK's most talented small producers and craftspeople.

Created by two busy mums, who understand the need to be able to shop online rather than trawl craft fairs and boutique shops for that 'something special', Swanky Maison offers art, vases, home accessories, tableware and ceramics.

Products are selected for their originality. Here's a taster of some of the best: Striking Union Jack cushions from Karen Hilton's fabulous collection are very on-trend and perfect for any contemporary home.

Her use of quirky and bright colours adds a unique twist on a British design classic. From pounds 36.00.

Bolt Hole Art's sculptured pictures use reclaimed slate tiles to creatively frame and form the base of the stunning pictures of trees.

The artist, Naomi Mumford, creates striking originals inspired by her surrounding winter countryside. pounds 75.00 These gorgeous egg cosies, from pounds 6 each, use high quality and locally sourced fabrics. The Charlotte Macey Textiles range incorporates fresh and quintessentially English designs to create beautifully handmade and gorgeous kitchen accessories.

Tea and cafetiere cosies are also available.

Emma Sharman, director of Swanky Maison, said: "Our partners prefer to spend their time making their handcrafted home wares, not selling it.

"They leave that to us. The result is a really great marketplace for those looking for something just a little bit different, either as a gift for someone special or for a treat for themselves.

"We pride ourselves on the quality of both the service we provide and the goods our partners create.

We are very discerning in our choice of partners and personally select everything you''ll find on this site. Whilst we strive to offer choice, maintaining quality is vital to our proposition. We love it all and hope you do too!" Swanky Maison is currently offering the chance to win pounds 100 to spend on the site.

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* CONVERSATIONAL OPENER: Karen Hilton's cushion collection is perfect for any contemporary home. Her use of quirky and bright colours adds a unique twist on a design classic. From pounds 36.00
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Feb 11, 2010
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