January 24 2011
Lucia van der Post
Deep mid-winter and those of us who are not in the Caribbean or on the ski slopes probably need some cheering up. Look no further than Marks & Spencer’s delicious floral patterns. They’re on everything from rugs to cushions and table runners, but I like them best on its votives (second picture, £19.50 for a set of three divinely pretty numbers), or off-centre on its Elizabeth dinner plates (first picture, £7.50). The sheer prettiness of them lifts the spirits.