design & décor

feels like home

a few months ago i was invited on a behind-the-scenes tour of the emma bridgewater pottery factory in stoke-on-trent and was absolutely gutted not to be able to attend, as it clashed with something important at work. but knowing how sad i was not to be able to go, those lovely people at emma bridgewater sent me out a personalised mug anyway, with my twitter handle emblazoned across it – isn’t that sweet!?

plus they are offering my wonderful blog readers the chance to win a personalised mug too – just in time for christmas! it would make a lovely gift for a loved one or work colleague – or perhaps you just want to treat yourself (because we all need to treat ourselves once in a while, right?).

you can even choose your favourite pattern from their wonderful array of charming prints (i love the polka dots and pink stars) and they will print up your personalised message on a ½ pint mug.

all you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post telling me which your favourite emma bridgewater pattern is. you can also secure an extra entry by ‘liking’ the fabric of my life facebook page here.

this giveaway is open to all residents of mainland united kingdom (except employees of the promoter, their families and anyone professionally involved with this promotion). the giveaway closes at 11.59pm on 21st november 2012, and the winner will be drawn at random and notified after this date.

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  • Gill Bland
    November 14, 2012 at 11:19 am

    I love “joy” and “reindeer snowstorm” for being so festive, however, I also love the London print and the fox and squirrel ones. So many great patterns!

  • Gill Bland
    November 14, 2012 at 11:20 am

    I have also “liked” you on FB

  • iain maciver
    November 14, 2012 at 11:42 am

    i love all your patterns , have liked on facebook too iain maciver

  • Catherine Thomas
    November 14, 2012 at 11:46 am

    I love the Polka Hearts pattern so sweet :-) Liked on FB! too

  • David Smith
    November 14, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Polka dot design always a winner, but my favourite’s are the Goldfinch & Partridge 1/2 pint mugs.

  • Sharon Griffin
    November 14, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    dancing mice is my favourite x

  • claire woods
    November 14, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    reindeer snowstorm

  • claire woods
    November 14, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Liked on FB as claire samuel

  • nikki hilton
    November 14, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Stary Skies is my favourite- out of so many lovely choices!

  • @sofasandstuff
    November 14, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    RT @fabricofmylife: Love @EmmaBridgewater? You can #win yourself a personalised 1/2 pint mug on FOML today – http://t.co/ZNsMgqgT

  • Becky Radway
    November 14, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    I love the Hearts design :)

  • Mrs MRF Saunders
    November 14, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    I love the Pink Hearts pattern: I live with one husband and two young boys, so I need more pink femininity in this house!

  • kerry shaw
    November 14, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    polka dot my fav liked on facebook too x

  • Jo Taylor
    November 14, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    It has to be Starry Skies

  • Helen Moulden
    November 14, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Definitely the starry skies! I’ve also liked on Facebook

  • Heather
    November 14, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Polka Hearts – Liked on fb

  • Katie Kingsbury
    November 14, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    The Polka Hearts pattern is just too cute! :-) Have ‘Liked’ on FB too.

  • Keith W
    November 14, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    “Starry skies” looks really classy to me!

  • Beverley
    November 14, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    I love the pink hearts – so girly and might stop him nicking it! Also liked you on FB.

  • Isabel O'Brien
    November 14, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    My favourite is the dancing mice pattern.

  • Gaby Smith
    November 14, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    The hearts pattern. I had one of these mugs – it was my favourite. I dropped it and was so upset so it would be a real treat to win another one. Suffice to say it would be treated with the utmost care :0)

  • jackie curran
    November 14, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    I love polka dot patterns x

  • Decorating Idea (@DecoratingIdea)
    November 14, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    New blog: feels like home http://t.co/nGwANHmU

  • K Beer
    November 14, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    That is my favourite too.
    So beautiful

  • Christine Sunter
    November 14, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    I really like them all! Love the polka dots tho and the polka hearts.

  • Sam Beckett
    November 14, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    I love the starry skies pattern – in fact I love them all!!

  • Christine Caple
    November 14, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    I love the polka hearts pattern.

  • Christine Caple
    November 14, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Have also liked you on facebook.

  • Kevin Honey
    November 14, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Starry Skies

  • Lisa Day
    November 15, 2012 at 2:29 am

    I like the pink hearts as they really stand out and look great on the white.

  • Claire Smith
    November 15, 2012 at 7:05 am

    I adore the dogs mugs although they do need to sort out a pointer one!

  • Claire Smith
    November 15, 2012 at 7:05 am

    Have also liked you as Claire M. Smith on Facebook

  • elaine stokes
    November 15, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Polka dot design always my favorite, liked on facebook elaine stokes

  • alison reid
    November 15, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    its the blue stars for me, i bought that for my secret santa gift at work last year and i covet it everyday at work…hoping they took the hint for this year!!

  • Hazel Rea
    November 15, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    My two current favourites – I think – are Starry Skies and Snowstorm.

  • Suan Watts
    November 15, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Love the polka dots ones

  • Hazel Rea
    November 15, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    I have liked your facebook page.

  • Penny
    November 15, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Polka hearts is best because the colour goes with my kitchen.

  • Kate O'Neill
    November 15, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    I love the blue hearts :)

  • jill beans
    November 15, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    i love the lustre print

  • Julie
    November 15, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Can’t see past ‘Joy’ at the moment – so pretty and festive!

  • Helen Kolenda
    November 16, 2012 at 10:20 am

    I have always loved the the blue tit mug…very sweet!

  • kim mayhead
    November 16, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    I love the Sampler one as i love to cross stitch .

  • fiona waterworth
    November 16, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    reindeer snowstorm, beautifully festive

  • Christine Johnson
    November 16, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    The Dogs especially the black Labradors

  • Sue McCarthy
    November 17, 2012 at 7:43 am

    Puffins!

  • samantha devine
    November 17, 2012 at 7:51 am

    i love all of the designs, my favouite is the the one with the hearts on. Very nice. xx

  • Mark Whittaker
    November 17, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    It must be Polka Hearts, liked on FB already x (Mark Minnie Whittaker)

  • cherie shaw
    November 18, 2012 at 1:31 am

    Polka Dots :)

  • KatC
    November 18, 2012 at 4:43 am

    I like ‘Joy’, it’s quite folky and cosy

  • Emma Sant
    November 18, 2012 at 8:19 am

    I love the snowstorm pattern especially the Christmas snowflake one – it is so lovely!

  • Victoria Leedham
    November 18, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Penguin snowstorm

  • Ann
    November 18, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    There are some beautiful designs to choose from but I think Starry Skies would best suit my message.

  • Zachary Hudson
    November 18, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    I love the Polka Hearts pattern

  • Renee Armstrong
    November 18, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Christmas Robin

  • shelagh milne
    November 18, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    I like the Olives pattern

  • Rikka B
    November 18, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    I love the Lustre

  • Rikka B
    November 18, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Like and follow

  • Bonnie King
    November 18, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    I cannot resist polka dots although I love the reindeer snowstorm one too as it is almost *whispers* Xmas.

  • Bonnie King
    November 18, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    I have also liked the FB page
    theonlybonster

  • Suzanne Hill
    November 18, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    I really like the individuality of the Matthew Rice designs. I am following on fb as Suzanne Hill

  • Jane Morrice
    November 18, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    I love anything Christmassy

  • Lucy J Morgan
    November 18, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    I love Polka Hearts :) Also liked on facebook.

  • Janine
    November 18, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    My favourite is dancing mice, so sweet.

  • DANIELLE VEDMORE
    November 19, 2012 at 4:36 am

    I love the classic Joy pattern. Perfect for Xmas although I would use it all year round! Already a liker on fb xoxo

  • Nick Hopkins
    November 19, 2012 at 7:33 am

    I like Reindeer Snowstorm

  • Elodie Ladlow
    November 19, 2012 at 10:05 am

    I love the poka hearts pattern, its cute and friendly and always makes me smile :)

  • Elodie Ladlow
    November 19, 2012 at 10:06 am

    I love the polka hearts pattern, its cute and friendly and always makes me smile :)

  • Kate Fenton
    November 19, 2012 at 11:51 am

    I love the Hallowe’en design, I’d use it all year round though.

  • Karen R
    November 19, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    I really like the Union Jack stuff xx

  • Kelly Hirst-Padwick
    November 19, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    My favourite pattern is Lustre…

    I am also already a facebook liker :)

  • Greig spencer
    November 19, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    dancing mice is my fav

  • Natalie White
    November 19, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    I really like ‘Starry Skies’! I’ve also liked the Facebook page.

  • Suzy Kelly
    November 19, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    blue hearts is definitely my favourite

  • Sue Jackson
    November 19, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    I like the all over birds – so pretty! Liked on FB.

  • dragonfly63
    November 19, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    polka dots are fun.

  • Eleanor Powell
    November 19, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    dancing mice!

  • Christina Michael
    November 19, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Difficult to choose between the pinks spots and the mice. Love them. Liked on facebook

  • Andrea Balderstone
    November 19, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    I absolutely the love pink hearts pattern.

  • Rebecca Woodroof
    November 19, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    reindeer snowstorm

  • Yvonne Crook
    November 19, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    I love the Polka Dot Heart design
    Liked on Facebook

  • Nicki 'Nid' Rawson
    November 19, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    I love the red fox pattern – it is just so beautiful

  • WINIFRED
    November 19, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    I love the Starry Skies print. Very pretty xxxx

  • kristy brown
    November 19, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Love the Polka Hearts Design!

  • SUSAN L HALL
    November 19, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    I love Polka Hearts they are so cute and would brighten up any kitchen ( including mine hopefully)

  • Tina Holmes
    November 20, 2012 at 7:13 am

    Reindeer snowstorm x

    nicks-1983@hotmail.com

  • Jen Schofield
    November 20, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Pink hearts is my favourite!

  • Patricia Edwards
    November 20, 2012 at 8:30 am

    I like ‘Figs’ because it is so different

  • Charlotte perry
    November 20, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Starry skies

  • Gillian Holmes
    November 20, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Reindeer Snowstorm

  • Kayleigh
    November 20, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Sampler is my favourite

  • Gillian Holmes
    November 20, 2012 at 11:06 am

    I like you on Facebook as Gillian Holmes

  • Dianne Brewin
    November 20, 2012 at 11:26 am

    I love pink hearts,,,,

  • laura morgans
    November 20, 2012 at 11:51 am

    I love the polka dots, beautiful simplicity

  • Phyllis Ellett
    November 20, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Love the Polka Hearts pattern

  • Phyllis Ellett
    November 20, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Liked Facebook page with ID Phyllis Ellett

  • Emma Thackery
    November 20, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    the yellow labrador design. reminds me of my dog :)

  • Emma Wolski
    November 20, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    I love the reindeer snowstorm!

  • Emma Wolski
    November 20, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Have liked on FB!

  • Rennene Hartland
    November 20, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    The hearts design has to be my favorite liked on Facebook

  • sarah fleck
    November 20, 2012 at 1:55 pm

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  • James Seale
    November 20, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    The love hearts are my favourite, they are lovely.

  • liam hughes
    November 20, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    i love the polka dot hearts pattern. also liked on fb

  • Hannah
    November 20, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    I love joy and polka dots

  • ann scally
    November 20, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    I love the dancing mice they are so cute.
    also like your facebook page xx

  • rebecca taylor
    November 20, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    the love hearts

    also liked on facebook

  • paul jackson
    November 20, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Joy is my favourite and also liked the fabric of my life facebook page

  • carol phile
    November 20, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    I love the pink heart and my daughter would love the starry skies

  • Ryan
    November 20, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Starry Skies

    Liked on FB

  • Kate Grimwood
    November 20, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    i love the pink hearts

  • jacky leadbeater
    November 20, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    I love joy but also like the special starbucks mugs.x

  • Emma Nugent
    November 20, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Love Starry Skies, also have lots of Union Jack items too.

    Liked on facebook

  • Sheri Darby
    November 20, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Lustre is my favourite

  • Sheri Darby
    November 20, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    I have liked you on facebook too

  • Pauline Dring
    November 20, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    The Sweet Pea 1/2 Pint Mug 2012 is my favourite pattern

  • Emma Mosley
    November 20, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    polka dots a go go!

  • Sarah Williams
    November 20, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    I love the hearts design, looks great

  • Jenny
    November 20, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Last year Emma Bridgewater re-released an elephant pattern for their sale, I absolutely love it and everyone knows that the mug is mine

  • Lauren Main
    November 20, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    The polka hearts pattern is really pretty! :)

  • Emily W.
    November 20, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    My personal favourite is Starry Skies!

  • joanne millard
    November 21, 2012 at 7:37 am

    Union Jack every time!!!!

  • Vivi
    November 21, 2012 at 8:34 am

    I love the personalised pink hearts, that is great for a gift!

  • Kate Sabin-Burns
    November 21, 2012 at 9:46 am

    I love Lustre and the red stars x

  • Ana Wilds
    November 21, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Wow, such a hard choice, am loving the LUSTRE design at the moment. Liked on facebook. x

  • sian hallewell
    November 21, 2012 at 10:44 am

    fan on facebook

  • sian hallewell
    November 21, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Difficult choice but my favourite is the pink hearts

  • Victoria Savill
    November 21, 2012 at 10:46 am

    I love the pink hearts and the blue stars

  • Victoria Savill
    November 21, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Have liked on FB too

  • Marie McMahon
    November 21, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Impossible to chose a favorite pattern I love them all.

  • Lynn Gibbins
    November 21, 2012 at 10:57 am

    I love them all! I especially like the Joy range.

  • Ruth Barber
    November 21, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Starry Skies, I love anything star related, even my twitter name has the word “Star” in it. =)

  • JuliemH
    November 21, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    I like the red stars.

  • anita roberts
    November 21, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    love the hearts xx

  • anita roberts
    November 21, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    liking you on FB xx

  • Adrian Clarke
    November 21, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Polka dot is my fav!

  • Sue D
    November 21, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Flowers is my favourite, brings the garden indoors and keeps me happy through the winter months!

  • clare doherty
    November 21, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    I love the polka hearts. so cute!

  • lorraine polley
    November 21, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    love starry skies

  • LucyB
    November 21, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… so my (current) favourite pattern is Joy!

  • Tracey McPartland
    November 21, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    I love Polka hearts design, but to be honest I have yet to find anything I do not like

    I have liked the face book page as well

  • Stacey Guilliatt
    November 21, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Love the pink hearts :)

  • Janet Rumley
    November 21, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Love starry skies and reindeer snowstorm is also topical.
    Like on facebook too !

  • Karen Tallett
    November 21, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Gorgeous designs

  • Geebee
    November 21, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    I love Walk in the Park

  • Becky Downey
    November 21, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Starry Skies

  • Becky Downey
    November 21, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    liked on fb

  • Sally Peevor
    November 21, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    I love the hearts pattern – classic and classy.

  • Su Williams
    November 21, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    I love starry skies

  • helen rosbotham
    November 21, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Polka dots for me simple but effective!

  • helen rosbotham
    November 21, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Liking on facebook as helen rosbotham also

  • Paula Hutchinson
    November 21, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    I like yellow labrador, have liked on FB too xx Paula

  • Shelley Jessup
    November 21, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    I have many favourites but the newest one is the Polar bear print which has been brought out for Christmas, melts my heart it’s so adoreable. Have just added onto my Christmas list too :)

  • Shelley Jessup
    November 21, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    I’m a Facebook liker too