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Old English Company - Review

Once again, it's been a while since I've posted and that's due to a lot of changes in my life and being very busy. I have SO many new posts to get up here and a load to update you all on, but for now I am going to start off with an easy post which I have been meaning to do for a while.

A few months back I received an email from someone who works at Old English Company.

"Hi there!

I hope you don't mind us contacting you out of the blue like this. We love what you're doing and wondered if you'd be interested in receiving receiving up to £50 worth of Old English Company products or your choice to review. In return for the products, we would ask that you do the following: - Produce and share on social media a minimum of 1 high-quality photos of the products (that Old English Company is free to use as they wish). - Create a short blog post or add a review on an already planned blog post, including the pictures and some thoughts about the products, along with a clickable link back to the Old English Company - oldenglishprints.com - website within 3 weeks. If you are interested, please get back to me confirming that (1) you are able to meet both requirements (the images and the blog post), (2) a link to the products you would like along with any details of colour or variation and (3) your shipping address :-) I very much hope to hear from you soon.

Best wishes,

Ben"

I was so excited to receive this email as although I have done some guest blogs in the past, they have been focused on Psoriasis or Mental Health, which is what this blog is mainly about. I immediately checked out their website and replied to them with the items I would like to review. It wasn't easy as I could have happily asked for everything they have to offer.

Not long after I got all the products in the post. It was SO exciting.

So, let's take a look.

THE ITEMS - **CLICK ON THE IMAGES TO BE LINKED TO THE PRODUCT**

BIG SPOON LITTLE SPOON PILLOW CASES

So, my first choice was some new pillow cases (they're not actually that ones I asked for, but that's all good. *see below*)

The pillow cases say 'Big Spoon' and 'Little Spoon' in a black hand lettered typographic.

Material:

100% cotton. Machine washable, iron on reverse of printed side.

Dimensions:

48cm x 76cm

Thoughts:

The cases were lovely and soft on the first time of use and didn't cause any sort of irritation - which is a huge bonus when you have sensitive skin.

I'm a bit useless and although I'm in my 30's I still don't own an iron and these tend to come out rather wrinkly after a wash, so if you're big on having perfect looking bedding then you will want to iron them. I'm not that fussy as they're seen by myself and Mitchell.

I love the simplicity of the pillow cases and all the others which are on offer here.

They would make a great gift for couples who have just moved in together, a wedding gift, or anniversary gifts.

I did actually ask for the pillow cases below, but was sent the spoon ones instead for some reason. However, I didn't complain as I received these items for free and I also think they're pretty adorable.

IMPORTANT THINGS A5 NOTEPAD

I'm very good at forgetting the important things in life and do need to plan my days to make sure I am getting everything done - sadly, it doesn't always work that way.

I am a sucker for stationary, so when I saw this note pad on the site I just knew I needed to add it to the list.

Material:

Thick 100 gsm paper with grey board backing. The notepad has 50 pages.

Dimensions:

A5 (21cm x 14.5cm)

THOUGHTS:

I enjoy how basic it is whilst allowing you to keep track of the important, *and not so important things, whilst breaking it down daily and providing little boxes to tick off tasks which you've completed. As it's A5 it's a perfect size and the pages are easy to detach if you need to carry a page around with you when going away for a few days instead of packing the whole pad.

You can see their whole gorgeous stationary range here.

BREAD BOARD

I never really treat myself to anything nice for the kitchen and our chopping boards are just cheap plastic ones which could probably do with replacing, so when I saw this bread board I jumped at the opportunity of getting it.

Material:

Made from hard wearing melamine. NOT dishwasher safe so should be hand washed.

Dimensions:

25cm (w) x 29cm (h)

5mm thick

THOUGHTS:

It's not that big so if you have a long loaf you may make a bit of a bit mess, however, there is a convenient hole at the top of the paddle which makes it great for hanging up on the wall, so even if you decide not to use it as a bread board it makes a nice bit of decoration for the kitchen.

Again, I love the simplicity of it and the hand lettered typographic. It's light, easy to clean, and really stands out in my kitchen. It would make a great gift for pretty much anyone and is currently a sale item reduced from £14.95 to £5.23.

Have a look at all the homewares they offer here.

C'EST BON COASTER

I have a big love for France and anything French but this item is actually a gift for my sister. We tend to say 'C'est Bon' to each other quite a lot so I thought it would be a nice little treat for her and her new-ish flat. I have a HUGE love for coasters but I think I have now reached capacity, but this company makes it very hard not to buy even more of them.

Material:

Hard high gloss front with cork backing. Hand wash only.

Dimensions:

9.5 x 9.5cm

THOUGHTS:

Tricky to review a coaster as they pretty much do what you expect them to do, but as you can probably gather by now, I love all the styles of these products. I think the typographic on this one in particular is really eye-catching and without having to add colour it still provides a positive and bold message. As I mentioned, this item is a gift and would make a great gift or edition to any home, or even office.

You can browse full all the wonderful coasters and placemats here.