Our Buyer’s favourites 3rd July 2012

Dining outdoors with friends and family is really special and the new Garden Trading range at Past Times will make sure the setting is perfect. Functional and beautifully designed, these pieces will transfer easily indoors when the weather lets you down!

Portland Oil LanternPortland Oil Lamp

Create a warm, ambient glow with this stunning oil lantern. I think this would make a fabulous centrepiece on a dining table, indoors or outdoors, or alternatively hang it in the garden using the looped handle.

 

 

 

 

 

Paisley Park Tall JugPaisley Park Tall Jug

I love this paisley print jug. Use it to serve ice-cold drinks, or perhaps display flowers in it to add a rustic country charm to your dining table.

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Our Buyer’s favourites 29th May 2012

Don’t forget, 17th June is Father’s Day and we have some unique and interesting gift ideas to help you choose the perfect present.

Tripod Magnifier

‘This Tripod Magnifier is a meticulous replica of the iconic Victorian tool, originally invented to aid students with early scientific discoveries. A beautiful desk accessory and practical too, this would make a wonderful gift for any Dad.’

 

 

 

 

 

18th Century Sundial and Compass

‘Challenge your Dad to tell the time the old fashioned way with this stunning bronze Sundial and Compass.

Based on the original 18th Century design, our travel size version is the ideal companion for any keen explorer!’

Our Buyer’s favourites 25th May 2012

The Diamond Jubilee is fast approaching and we will soon be marking 60 years of The Queen’s reign. Communities around the country will be celebrating with street parties throughout an extended weekend from the 2nd until the 5th of June. We have created a colourful collection of tableware and accessories to help you celebrate in style.

Cupcake Thrones

‘My favourite piece from our partyware range, these quirky throne cupcake holders are so much fun and will create a wonderful display on your Jubilee party table.  Adorned with delicious cupcakes, you’ll have tea fit for the Queen!’

 

 

 

Jubilee Coronation Crowns

‘We’re dressing up our tables, so why not spruce your guests up too? Each one of these packs contains 2 novelty crown designs, so you can create your very own Royal family!’

Our Buyer’s favourites 15th May 2012

The latest colour trend to hit the catwalks is ‘brilliant blue’ and these 2 crystal pieces from our Art Deco range are the perfect hue. Not only does it look fabulous, blue is said to make us feel calm and serene too, so what better excuse do you need to indulge?

Deco Glamour Blue Crystal Drop Earrings

‘I love these earrings. Inspired by a period of elegance and sophistication, they’re really easy to wear and add a hint of classic, Art Deco glamour to any outfit.’

 

 

 

 

Deco Glamour Blue Crystal Cluster Bracelet

‘Complete the look with this beautiful matching bracelet. Expect lots of admiring glances when the glass crystals catch the light to create stunning, vivid colours.’

Our Buyer’s favourites 8th May 2012

The 50’s and 60’s are hugely influential this season and these clocks are an easy way to update your home with the latest trend. A great finishing touch to any room or a thoughtful and practical gift idea.

Retro Alarm Clock

‘Wake up in style to these retro inspired alarm clocks. Available in 3 gorgeous colours, their classic design is easy to read and, more importantly, to switch off!’

 

 

 

 

Retro Kitchen Wall Clock

‘A beautifully sleek and simple design, this 50’s inspired clock will add a hint of retro glamour to any kitchen wall. Based on a popular Bakelite original, its classic cream colour will fit effortlessly into any home.’

Our Buyer’s favourites 24th April 2012

Bring the outdoors in with these fabulous ‘Grow Your Own’ gift sets. No garden required, these sets provide everything you need to produce an attractive display of your own flowers and herbs indoors.

Grow Your Own Flowers Gift Set

‘I love this colourful and wonderfully fragrant arrangement of pansies, chrysanthemums and sweet peas.
Presented in traditional terracotta pots and wooden caddy, flower lovers will be delighted to watch their beautiful display grow into something spectacular.’

 

 

Grow Your Own Basil Kit & Mug

‘Add a wonderful flavour and aroma to your cooking with some fresh, home-grown basil. The perfect gift for food lovers, this retro style enamel mug will look great adorning the kitchen windowsill.’

Our Buyer’s favourites

Spring has sprung! It’s time for out with the old and in with the new and what easier way is there of updating your Spring outfits than adding a splash of colour. Soft sunny hues are the flavour of the moment from peppermint green to candy pink, this seasons hot new colours will be a delicious addition to any wardrobe.

Pink & White Bow Scarf

‘I love this soft pink bows scarf from our SS12 collection.  It’s a perfect cover up for cool Spring evenings or as a light finishing touch to any outfit.’

 

 

 

 

RHS Sweet Pea Cotton Scarf

‘Our best selling RHS range offers the perfect gift for the keen gardener or botanist in your family. This beautiful Sweet Pea scarf incorporates artwork by Graham Stuart Thomas, a 20th Century horticulturalist and artist, who won an RHS Gold Medal for his drawings and paintings.’