Freelance writer and poet from London; if you would like to read my poetry, please check out my book, 'Poems on the Page', available from goo.gl/Ta4oAX.
Published August 20th 2015
Bring Your Home to Life
Think of a phrase and then sell it to the world. That's the key to success. Well, one of them anyway. Humorous quotes are always a hit on greeting cards, but they are also becoming popular novelties around the home.
They come in all forms, from mugs and coasters to magnets and plaques, engraved on wood, metal, paper, plastic, or pretty mud any material you can get your hands on. Many chic, vintage, and retro style stores stock them as gift items, but one of the best suppliers I have come across is Living Home. The name of this family-run business located in Kendal's Westmoreland Shopping Centre is quite apt because personal touches are what turns a house into a home, and brings a home to life.
I was drawn in by the window display featuring 'Hogwarts' and 'Diagon Alley' plaques. Once inside, my excitement grew when I saw a wooden box marked as 'Third Year Potions'. This would make a really cool kitchen accessory for storing all your herbs and spices.
If you are not a Harry Potter fan, there are lots of other phrases sure to induce laughter. These accessories compliment the elegant furniture, cosy sofas, and statement-piece clocks.
Any parent will know that a home is at its liveliest when filled with children, so there is also a selection of toys and children's crockery. Living Home is a great place to go if you are looking for something stylish, fun, and a little bit quirky.