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Susie Watson’s delightful designs land in Green Street, Cambridge

After celebrating the opening of the new Susie Watson Designs shop at the press evening in Cambridge last night, I was thrilled when my friend L decided to pop round today – the perfect excuse to use my new Susie Watson jam pot and have a chat over tea and scones.

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This gorgeous little hand-painted pot with matching spoon is actually meant to be a salt pot- but I wanted to keep it out on my table. It is ideal for jam – the lid keeps any pesky flies off and you don’t need to wash the spoon each time you use it.

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The shop is full of the soft hues that Susie has chosen for most of her home-ware designs – from handcrafted wooden dog beds to beautiful hand-painted candles – the shop oozes ‘country chic’ and she has thought of every tiny detail to create this look.

But when I began chatting to one of Susie’s team at the event last night, she opened my mind. She said that actually, Susie’s designs are incredibly versatile and can work well with many other styles. So, I decided that I would take this jam pot, that I had fallen a little bit in love with, and try it with my mis-match vintage china at home, and I’m very pleased that I did!