There’s something so cheering about snowdrops – they’re usually the first flowers to emerge after the long winter, and we’re very glad to see them! Depending on the weather and the variety they normally flower between January and March. They symbolise purity, innocence, new beginnings, hope and rebirth – not bad for such a small flower!
They’re also a vital food resource for insects coming out of the hard winter. If you don’t live anywhere near a snowdrop field, then you can still enjoy this pretty, delicate flower in your home. We’ve tracked down the top snowdrop accessories to enhance your home this spring.
Snowdrop scented candle, Gisela Graham
This pretty candle is decorated with snowdrops and scented with jasmine wood and vanilla. It has a burn time of 40 hours and would make a perfect gift. £12.95, available from Annabel James.
Snowdrop table runner, Natalia Willmot
This pretty, delicate table runner will add a touch of spring to any meal. It’s made from 100% cotton and is handmade in Ireland, printed with water-based eco-friendly inks for a lasting design. There are also napkins available in the same range. £40, available from Natalia Willmot.
Snowdrop tea towel, Jane Abbott
This tea towel features a design of snowdrops on a pale blue background – just the thing to lift your spirits while you’re drying the dishes! It’s been printed and made in Britain using the highest quality materials and is printed on 100% cotton with a 1/2 Panama weave. £12.99, available from Jane Abbott.
Pack of four resin hydrangea and snowdrop coasters, Gisela Graham
This set of four floral printed coasters has two hydrangea and two snowdrop designs in creams, blues and whites. The cork backing makes sure that they’re anti-slip, as well. £11.99 for the set, available from Gisela Graham.
Handmade snowdrop plant stake, The National Trust
The perfect feature piece for any garden, adding elegance and charm. Every one is unique, so you will never find any two the same. Individually handmade by an artist in Zimbabwe using recycled materials such as factory off cuts and oil drums. 80cm tall. £22, available from The National Trust.
Snowdrop jug, Jane Abbott
A pretty fine bone china jug in three useful sizes – 300ml, 500ml and one litre. These beautiful, much loved, delicate winter flowers are the designs first to be shown from the new Flora & Fauna range. Prices start at £18, available from Jane Abbott.
Snowdrops in the woods mug, Emma Bridgwater
Snowdrops are a much loved flower and they start to wake early in the year. The Emma Bridgewater snowdrops in the woods 1/2 pint mug will remind you of new beginnings this season. Capacity: 0.3L. Made from English earthenware in Stoke on Trent. £23, available from Daisy Park.
Bunch of faux snowdrops. Gisela Graham
Snowdrops don’t much like the heat, and they don’t last long once you bring them into the house. This 30cm-tall bunch of faux snowdrops will help you create a long-lasting display, and it won’t mind you whacking the heating up! £7.49, available from Gisela Graham.
Snowdrop heart, Linenhearts
This handmade hanging heart in pale blue fabric has a pretty snowdrop embroidered in the centre.. The heart is plain fabric on the back and is finished with rustic beige hanging ribbon. It would look pretty hanging on a cupboard or door handle or on the back of a bedroom door. £19.95, available from Linenhearts via Etsy.
Rusty metal garden snowdrop sculpture, FerricGarden
This charming hand crafted steel snowdrop, with its delicate drooping petals and elegant curves, will brighten any garden and bring a taste of spring. Made in small batches in the UK, they cost £20.99 each and are available from FerricGarden via Etsy.
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