Will someone please buy me this super cute polka dot kettle?
I'll make the tea.
Spring is finally in the air.
Ok, it's still cold, stormy and miserable out the majority of the time but at this very instant I'm looking out the window into a bright courtyard and some cheery daffodils.
Spring does wonders for my mood, but alas not for my bank account. After surrounded by dark and heavy homewares during the winter months, as soon as the first weak rays of sunshine breaks through the gloom I'm ready to cast off my hygge throws and load up on new springtime touches to brighten up my home.
Top of the list right now is this polka dot kettle, which is cheerful, pretty and – most importantly – the maker of tea, which is pretty much all that's kept me alive over the winter months.
The kettle is the result of a new collaboration between interiors brand Emma Bridgewater and appliance maker Russell Hobbs. Known for its attractive and feel good designs, Emma Bridgewater is a brand that boasts something of a cult following: once you buy one piece of its collection, you'll need to own them all.
The colourful polka dot pattern on a cream background is one of the signature Emma Bridgewater designs, available on everything from cutlery and crockery to dogs' bowls and canvas shoppers. The polka dot kettle is priced at €89.99, while the matching toaster is priced at €79.99 for the two-slice model and €89.99 for the four-slice version.
Also available are kettles and toaster with Emma Bridewater's 'Toast & Marmalade' designs, which feature the words 'toast's ready, rise & shine' in black on the cream base. Retro appeal teamed with cheery morning wishes – what's not to love?
If you're renting and don't want to invest in big furniture buys until you have your forever home, getting some distinctive appliances can be a good way to put your own stamp on a place. Not only will you use them every single day, but they are easily portable when the time comes to pack up and move.
The Russell Hobbs and Emma Bridgewater collection is available from electrical retailers nationwide.