Do the words ‘spring cleaning’ fill you with dread or delight? For some cleaning homewares and tidying is the most tedious chore going. For others it’s a guilty pleasure to be indulged! Spring time does mean cleaning time at TPPR HQ thanks to our outdoorsy lifestyle and mud magnet pup Kiwi.

Spring cleaning became a ritual historically because people would burn coal, wood or peat. As well as paraffin lamps all through the winter. Which often left the inside of their homes dusty and sooty. Thankfully, my home isn’t covered in dirt. But I am noticing little areas that could do with more than just a quick wipe over. The light evenings are a good opportunity to get a little bit of sorting out done each day. Or even a deep clean here and there.

It feels so good to declutter that you almost want to give the house a facelift at the same time! It’s also very tempting get some new bits and bobs. Ones that not only look good but help keep the house clean and tidy. Anvil Cottage Crafts create beautiful bespoke gifts and homewares from horseshoes and scrap metal. All made in their forge located in the beautiful Cambridgeshire Fens. And there are some brilliant designs that I have my eye on. These pieces are perfect for keeping the house spick and span all year round.

Add some hints of equestrian style to your home

The Horseshoe Coat Hooks – how can one couple (and a very small dog) have quite so many different coats, jackets and gilets? My slight addiction to the country uniform staple – a Schöffel fleece gilet – might have something to do with it… You can choose from a 4-or 6-hook set depending on ho

Anvil Cottage Crafts bespoke Country homewaresTheir Horseshoe Bootscraper and the Horseshoe Doormat will help stop mud finding its way into the house while we patiently await the arrival of dry weather, and they look beautiful too.

Anvil Cottage Crafts have even designed a rather brilliant Toilet Roll Holder which is crafted from horseshoes too – yes, it might not be the most glamourous thing in the world but it has to be noted that everyone needs one.

Last but not least, those all-important wine bottles need organising (at least, until they are drunk) and I love Anvil Cottage Craft’s fabulous 5-Bottle Horseshoe Rack. It’s also available as a 3-Bottle Rack if your wine habit is a little more conservative.

Anvil Cottage Crafts make all sorts of lovely homewares and gifts. So why not take a few moments to take a closer look?