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Published May 22nd 2012
Amina Sadiq set up Yummy Home nearly five years ago in Pinner. The shop supplies all sorts of things to make you and your home yummy: furniture, china and glassware, mirrors, clocks, jewellery, and Yummy Home's own brand of organic toiletries and candles. You can spoil yourself with small treats, find beautiful gifts for friends and family, as well as appropriate greetings cards, and take your purchases away beautifully gift wrapped. Amina also sells those little incidentals that are necessary components for a nostalgic afternoon tea. If you can't afford the china (which is not expensive) you can settle for disposable table wear, pretty paper napkins and paper lace doylies to decorate your plates of cakes and sandwiches.
Amina orders in new stock several times a year so that the shop always looks fresh and different, and bases her buying on the seasons and events. Currently you can find a lot of British items celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, many of which are perfect for street parties. Whether you live in Pinner, or are just visiting, you can buy a range of 'I Love Pinner' souvenirs, including shopping bags, tea towels and aprons.
Yummy Home prides itself on its ethos of putting customers first and offering shoppers a personal service. They must be doing something right as they were among the top five UK finalists in this year's Greats Gift Retailer Awards. If you can't come to Pinner, you can still order from the shop's website.