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From Small Acorns

July 18, 2013 - 2:43 pm 1,607 Comments

How time flies!

It certainly has over the past few days we’ve been busy liaising with a local company called L-Interiors which is doing a lovely little bit of CSR.

Here’s the story so far…

As speculation mounts in Bucklebury regarding the imminent birth of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge’s first child, the only shop in the village, L Interiors, has commissioned a unique keepsake – the limited edition ‘From Small Acorns’ mug – to mark the occasion. And, as a special celebration, to mark the occasion L Interiors will be making a donation from every sale of the mug to West Berkshire Mencap.

From Small Acorns Mu

L Interiors From Small Acorns Mug

Designed by a British company, Doris and Co, the stylish piece of home-ware is set to be a treasured souvenir of a unique moment in time. A simple design, created in classic cream-ware bears the inscription ‘From Small Acorns’, making it perfect not only as a celebration of the birth of the heir to the throne, but a cleverly stylish gift for anyone expecting their own little ‘arrival’ or indeed new venture! With its simple depiction of a crown and acorn in charcoal, the design was created in collaboration with Lynda Tillotson, the owner of L Interiors. The mug is available from the shop in Bucklebury Village or on-line at for £19.95* with a donation of £1.00 being made to local charity West Berks Mencap from the sale of every ‘From Small Acorns’ mug.

“At the time of the Royal Wedding we were asked by many of our clients if we had a souvenir of the occasion that they could purchase, sadly we didn’t. So, when I heard that Kate was pregnant, I decided to create something unique to mark the occasion,” commented Lynda Tillotson, of L Interiors. “Kate spent her formative years enjoying the wonderful surroundings of the village, where the backdrop is the ‘Avenue of Oaks’, which were originally planted to celebrate Queen Elizabeth I’s visit to Bucklebury. Therefore, it seemed only fitting to mark this momentous occasion by including a little of Kate’s heritage perfectly balanced with an acknowledgement of royalty. I believe the ‘From Small Acorns’ mug we created is an exquisite, commemorative nod to the Royal Baby, which is subtle enough to endure as a favourite piece in any home.”

Classically timeless from Small Acorns Mug

The From Small Acorns Mug is classically timeless

Leila Ferguson, CEO of West Berks Mencap added: “Lynda at L Interiors has been supporting us throughout 2013, so we were particularly delighted when she said she would make a donation from the sale of every ‘From Small Acorns’ mug to help with our fundraising. It’s a beautiful piece and would make a lovely gift, whether to celebrate the Royal Baby’s birth or another special occasion, and you’ll be making a donation to a much-needed local charity too! We hope that this special gift sells out! West Berks Mencap works with people with learning disabilities throughout West Berkshire, as such this is a particularly lovely way to celebrate the birth of the Royal Baby”.

An elegant design to mark a special occasion

The side view of the L-Interiors Small Acorns Mug