I don’t know about you but I could spend literally ALL day looking through kitchen accessory sites and still end up with a list of must have’s. My favourite four which I’m always browsing are –

1. The White Company – I just love everything white in my kitchen so I can accessorise in another colour. This mince pie cake stand is on my list of must have’s before Christmas of course, so I can put my mince pies on it. This sleek and stylish mince pie stand is made in Portugal from local stoneware clay that’s renowned for its quality. Painted with a lovely white glaze with a soft-grey patina along the edge, it’s just the thing to showcase freshly baked mince pies, canapés or other nibbles. The perfect accompaniment to a drinks party or relaxed get together, it makes hosting easy. £40

Also The White Company apron, yes it needs replacing annually as it gets so mucky but I use the old one for when I’m painting. It would make a great Christmas gift. And who doesn’t like to pose in a White Company apron? This high-quality apron is a wonderful choice for any kitchen. Made from 100% cotton, it features an adjustable neck strap for extra comfort and deep front pockets to store your kitchen utensils. This smart style provides maximum protection against spills and splashes and is finished with The White Company logo. Pair with our matching The White Company oven glove for a complete look, or lovely gift idea. £28

2. Ikea – You can walk 10,000 steps getting around their stores and still miss something in their kitchen range that you had seen in one of their designer kitchens so I prefer to go online. One of my favourites from Ikea is their over the top Chopping Board. The chopping board collects meat and fruit juice in the milled groove and prevents it from spilling on to your worktop. Made of bamboo, which is an easy-care, hardwearing natural material that is also gentle on your knives. You can also use the chopping board as a serving tray for food such as cheese or cold cuts.The weight provides a stable base for cutting.Wash this product before using it for the first time. What’s not to love at a cost of only £10

Also, Ikea’s food containers with lids, of which they have many, and yet again at very reasonable prices from £2.50 but I especially love the ones with the bamboo lids.

3. H&M Home – they have a great range of linen napkins which I am really into at the moment. They can change the whole room colour by adding a completely different colour although these black are my favourite for £8.99 for two. The tablecloth is £34.99

Also, their Stone Salt & Pepper Bowls ( which could be used for something else) will look fab on your table and would also make a great Christmas Gift for a very reasonable price of £17.99

4. Graham & Green, if you love vintage then you will some of their vintage inspired kitchen accessories. Like their enamel range and this great enamel pie dish for £12 Large enough for meals for the whole family, this pie dish can handle everything from deep filled pies to layered pasta dishes. Durable and classically stylish, this recognisable white and blue enamelware has been a British kitchen staple since the 1920’s.

Or, their vintage-inspired milk bottle holder, crafted from powder coated steel with four compartments and a handy wooden handle for ease of carrying. Perfect for those joining moving away from plastic and back to old-fashioned glass milk bottles. £20


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I am a mum and wife to a lovely caring family. I’ve suffered with chronic back pain for over 30 years and started writing my first blog in 2007 which covered back and chronic pain. Since then I have written many more blogs for myself and customers. I find it takes me away from my pain to another place. I love it so much I think it should be part of a recovery process after illness or surgery. I hope you enjoy reading through my blogs.


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