Planning a camping trip in Wales this summer? You’d fit right in with this enamelware from Blodwen. I got a bit excited when I saw this! The classic navy and white has been given a wonderful Welsh twist, featuring the iconic ‘Caernarfon’ pattern that you normally see used in traditional tapestry blankets…

Blodwen has lots of lovely stuff. The founder, Denise Lewis, is passionate about supporting handmade Welsh craft. She designed this ‘Gwalia’ (Welsh for ‘homeland’) enamelware herself  and, although the enamel is sourced in Europe, the design and firing of the decals is all done in Wales.

1. Enamel jug, £35; 2. Mug set, £28 for 2; 3. bowl, £15.

Based in Cardigan Bay, you’ll also find woven baskets, wooden bowls, pottery, tapestry floor mats and homemade jam! Have a browse online at their delightful wares and the Gwalia is also available through Liberty. – Alice

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Oh, if only I was ‘chill-axing’ (groan) in a deck chair today, outside a rustic shepherd’s hut, bunting draped in the trees, lunch bubbling away over an open fire, an ice cold gin in my hand…

The sad reality is that I’m sitting in a cold London office, with cold coffee, a mouth ulther and deadlines a-plenty. But there are things to smile about: The four-day weekend, Bonjela, and Sarah Raven’s lovely shop. Don’t miss the exclusive Thornback and Peel deck chairs with chrysanthemum and beetroot designs, the old-school campfire kit for cooking outside, or the vintage-style wooden picnic crates (all photographed beautifully by Jonathan Buckley)…

I really love this massive ‘magnificent’ 25 litre water carrier – great for a camping trip. Or fill it with Pimms for a wedding party…? It’s hand-painted stainless steel:

Elsewhere, there are more treasures to be had. Enamel tableware, wind-breaks, Toast-style sarongs, Moroccan tea glasses, real confetti – take a look.

Have a lovely bank holiday weekend. – Ellie