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Kimmidoll Meanings

Kimmidoll Collection Doll Meanings

The inextricable beauty and appeal of the Kimmidoll range is that each of the Kimmidolls has a special meaning representing Life’s True Values. So when buying Kimmidolls, it is important to select the meaning that is right for you or the person for whom it is intended as a gift.

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Heath McCabe Mugs – What are they made of?

Heath McCabe China Mug Gift Sets

At REGENT gifts we stock a great variety of beautiful Heath McCabe mug sets. The two most common questions customers ask us about our range of Heath McCabe mugs are ‘What are they made of?‘ and, ‘Are they made of fine bone china?‘.

In fact, Heath McCabe mugs are made of two different types of china – ‘Fine China‘ and ‘Bone China‘. This article describes the difference between them and, importantly, which mug sets are made by which manufacturing process!

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Kimmidoll Collection – New Range

Kimmidoll Collection 2015 Dolls

We at REGENT gifts are delighted to introduce the latest range of Kimmidolls – a family of contemporary doll characters that are inspired by the beauty of nature and life’s values such as kindness, happiness, devotion, friendship and love.

Following the brand’s absence from the UK market for almost a year, there are a lot of loyal Kimmidoll collectors searching for the latest designs to add to their collections. REGENT gifts has teamed up with the manufacturer in Australia to ensure our collectors are not disappointed.

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Rosina Wachtmeister 2014 Collection

We are pleased to announce that the Rosina Wachtmeister Cat 2014 Collection have started to arrive!

Add to your existing collection the traditional Limited Edition 2014 Annual Cat and the latest Miniature Cat designs. Rosina Wachtmeister latest creations will bring happiness and colour to your home.

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Mother’s Day Gifts

Mothers Day Gift Ideas 2014

With Mother’s Day almost upon us, families search for new ways to make the most important women in their lives feel extra special. To make the task a little bit easier,  we have come up with some suggestions to help you celebrate your Mum, or any other great motherly figure in your life.

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New Range – Fine Bone China Mugs by Heath McCabe

Introducing a gorgeous new range of premium-quality fine bone china mugs – Be inspired this spring! Whether you are looking for a gorgeous gift, a treat for yourself to mark the end of a long (and wet!) winter or simply for a bit of inspiration to get you through the day, look no further. Our gorgeous life-inspiring collections of fine bone china mugs from Heath McCabe are simply irresistible.
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Winter In Venice Gift Sets

Pure Indulgence from Winter in Venice

Winter in Venice Gift Sets

Winter in Venice is our brilliant little find this season! Offer as a set to that someone special in your life or treat yourself to a set of pure indulgence with a brand that has won many awards for its natural formula and hand-finished reusable gifts.

Winter in Venice is remarkable for two reasons:

  • Their gift sets contain creams, lotions and soaps (depending on the set) that are enriched with shea, cocoa and mango butter, almond oil, plant and fruit extract, vitamin A, vitamin E, pro-vitamin B5 and evening primrose oil.
  • All gift sets come beautifully packaged in re-usable items such as cupboard-shaped jewellery boxes, watering cans, metal trugs and real plant pots!

Many contain items such as miniature trowels and rakes that will delight any gardener. For those who prefer being at home, there are sets containing comfy slippers and sewing boxes.

Check them out now – the combination of vibrant, original packaging and quality products is guaranteed to impress and delight even the most savvy shopper!

Make Valentine’s Day Special With a Token of Love

Valentine's Day Gifts

Valentine’s Day, 14 February, is the day we celebrate our feelings of affection for those with whom we are romantically involved.

It has become a long-established tradition to celebrate this romantic day with a special gift, a token of love that would last through the years and be cherished – just like our love for that someone special.

If you are looking for such a token of love this Valentine’s Day, then put your gift worries in our hands and indulge with our collection of unique, handmade gifts lovingly selected by our experts for this Valentine’s.

Valentine’s Day Gifts For Her

Beautifully engraved heart-shaped trinket boxes and silver-plated accessories, immaculate porcelain figurines symbolising love and devotion, limited edition coloured crystal glassware, and delightful scents of our handpicked candles and reed diffusers are guaranteed to make thoughtful gifts that she will fall in love with.

Valentine’s Day Gifts For Him

We have similarly unique gift ideas for men that will suit every taste and budget: from engraved business card holders and money clips to cocktail shakers and sophisticated wine drinking sets to premium quality Spanish leather hipflasks, document holders and wallets.  

Explore our collection of handpicked gifts of the finest tokens of love for Valentine’s day – Valentine’s Day Gifts

History of the Venetian Mask and Carnevale di Venezia

The first time masked faces were said to have been seen dancing in the Piazza di San Marco was in 1162, while Venice existed under its eloquent previous name, La Repubblica di Serenissima. Victory over the Patriarch of the ancient Roman town of Aquileia, and its ensuing masked celebrations in the town square were repeated, and became official by the Renaissance.

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How to make a Venetian mask

Venetian artisans use many different techniques for making and decorating a mask. The description below highlights some of the key steps in the manufacture of a popular papier mache mask.

Making the Mould

An prototype of the shape of the mask is first made in clay. Then plaster, or gypsum, is put on top of the clay and this creates the mould. When the plaster has dried, the clay is removed from the inside of the mould and the mould is ready to be used to make a papier mache masks. The mould is also known as a stamp.

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