The much adored flag of the United Kingdom, often referred to as the Union Jack, is a favorite icon here in England, as well as around the world too. The souvenir shops are full of all kinds of gadgets and knick-knacks that tourists can stuff in their suitcases to take home, but if you look outside of the souvenir shops you'll find some better options in sometimes unexpected places.
The trendy shop Accessorize always has fun items to pick up that are popular with everyone.
You can find Union Jack teapots anywhere, but fewer any cuter than this one from Emma Bridgewater.
Pillows are easy to find, and stuff in a suitcase--
I love the color palate of this one from Laura Ashley.
Or you could just do your whole bedding around the Union Jack theme.
Look at your feet--you'll find door mats,
or at eye level again, some napkins,
and I love this little baby set of T-shirt and shoes. How cute is that--"made with love"?
Chair and ottomans are easy to spot,
but this one of a kind sofa was one I spied in an antique shop. I'm sure it would fit perfectly somewhere, but not in my house.
Could you use a rubbish bin?
For some of the yummier options, how about these cupcakes,
and you could use your Union Jack cutlery to finish them off?
Spotted these custom order shoes by Aruna Seth, which at 3000£ is exactly one pound per Swarovski crystal used to fashion these beauties.
And one of my favorite interpretations of all-this floral design spotted in Jaegar sometime ago.
Isn't it especially lovely?
Now because I always have you in mind, I've picked up a couple of extra Special Souvenir Editions of Hello magazine the past week, just full of Jubilee photos and articles.
To be eligible to win, just leave a comment here before Sunday, the 17th, and I'll draw from the names who are listed. Looking forward to hearing from you!