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Easter…Great day in the park.

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Mothering Sunday

Only thirteen days before Mother’s day. Have you thought of the special gift you are going to get for this very special lady?

I suppose your mother is one of the most important persons in your life. Yes, mine was, sadly, she passed away just last December. I miss her so much. I awake at 3.45am every morning the time the phone rang to tell me of her death.

I always believed Mother’s day was everyday, however, a very special day can be celebrated to let this special person know how much she is loved, appreciated and adored.

No, it’s not the horses, but the lovely bone China porcelain.


Beautiful porcelain in sea grass and cream with silver.

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Still chilly, these are just the objects to feel warmed up!

Ice white candles

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The nights are still cold..

Valentine is over, but the evenings and nights continue to be icy cold.The lanterns create that warmth. Put some tea lights inside them and feel the change.

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Happy Valentine’s Day..

Hope you find the true love you have been searching for.

True Valentine.
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Dining room and kitchen inspiration…

Although most people spend more time in the kitchen than they do in the dining room, this is an equally important space for meals. Sometimes we feel our lives are busy, as a result are unable to sit down and enjoy a meal, maybe elegant tableware would make a difference. It’s time to show it off to friends and family or work colleagues.

Our porcelain bone china from Zaliwana Accessories is quite stunning in both colours of sea grass and cream, the elegant tableware is finished with silver.

Porcelain range

Porcelain sugar bowl
Porcelain sugar bowl
Stack of large porcelain bowls
Stack of large porcelain bowls
Stack of porcelain tea cups
Stack of porcelain tea cups
Porcelain jug
Porcelain jug
Stack of small porcelain bowls
Stack of small porcelain bowls
Porcelain sea grass milk jug
Porcelain sea grass milk jug
Porcelain sea grass sugar bowl
Porcelain sea grass sugar bowl
Stack of large porcelain bowls
Stack of large porcelain bowls
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World Festivals.

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Our Ethos

We love our products at Zaliwana Accessories. The majority of them are Handmade and globally sourced- the United Kingdom included! Unique products are always at the heart of our ethos.Quality, attention to detail, limited quantities and the uniqueness of each and every product which therefore provides an original and pure beauty to the finished article.

Although we source our products globally, a great deal of thought goes into the type of communities we procure these from. Believe it or not, a lot of it is word of mouth…”great quality, handmade, unique, different, vibrant, small family business, old unique traditions…” are some of the phrases that enable us to make our decisions.
Our beautiful purses are made by villagers in Transylvania, using old beading sewing traditions.Working around the family is very important in these traditional homesteads.30
Traditions of mouth blowing glass are fast dying out in Europe, fortunately some countries like Poland, and the Czech republic still hang on to these. Our site stocks this maginificent glassware.piri sewing
Attention to detail is crucial in the making of our products-only a few items are made in each range. Here, Piri sews some of the quilts we stock. An extremely talented seamstress with years of great experience. 12
Vertel is a well known Hungarian ceramist. She is extremely talented at creating life like forms from clay

Garden ornaments
Garden ornaments
Napozó békák Life like creatures.

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The launch of our Website…Zaliwana Accessories~ Handmade and Eclectic

We are so excited to be launching our website. Enjoy a 25% discount on ALL our gorgeous products. Type in at checkout the code: 0007.
Happy shopping or just browsing at


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Inspiration for great photography- Part 1

When you have a limited budget, you become creative at finding props for your photography. All the photos on our site are taken by ourselves- they are decent aren’t they? We are lucky we love nature and outdoors. I especially thrive on derelicts, ancient looking structures, but colourful flowers, patterns and forms…

I have grouped the photographs into three categories, namely;  water,organisms and man made objects.

In part 2, I will show some more photos in the same theme, however, consisting of different forms.


Seven days to mothering Sunday.

Is Mother’s day a very important day in the year for you? Is it a day you feel you need to make a fuss of your mum? Is it an ordinary day like any other day? Personally, I feel it is an ordin…

Source: Seven days to mothering Sunday.

Seven days to Mothering Sunday.

Is Mother’s day a very important day in the year for you? Is it a day you feel you need to make a fuss of your mum? Is it an ordinary day like any other day?

Personally, I feel it is an ordinary day because every ordinary day is very special in relation to my mother. Many of us are really lucky to have a great relationship with our parents and more so with our mums. What makes this relationship pertinent?

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  1. My mother has empathised with my aches and pains.
  2. She has enjoyed my celebrations and joys
  3. She has felt proud she has given birth to a daughter like me..despite my many faults: stubbornness, hot headed, opinionated, …
  4. She has treated me as an equal when she needed to confide in someone.
  5. Even though I wasn’t her favourite among the children, I saw her world crumble when I was in pain…
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Are you going to make a fuss of her on this day? Of course, make a fuss of her every single day- she deserves it! It could not have happened any other way, she gave birth to me- gave me life!

What about those of us who might not be so fortunate to have a good relationship with our mothers? I like the saying, “be the grown up” one , make the effort, let by gones be by gone. If Nelson Mandela could forgive people who were both mentally and physically cruel to him, surely you can as well. Negative thoughts are so heavy, they really weigh you down and sap your energy- it’s true! Rise from this and make amends with your Mum!!

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A small gesture would go such a long way. All the flowers and foliage are from my garden(not the best), however it means that I spent time picking them, thinking about how I would arrange them.  How could I arrange them for Mum to derive pleasure from them? To be honest, I derived a lot of satisfaction making this arrangement!!


Barbara candy jars…just a thought.

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