Pierrot et Coco

The Elegant & Curious lifestyle boutique

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

When you buy from us...

When you buy from our website, we love to package your order as a gift. Maybe it is, so it's ready just to give. If you've bought something for yourself, it's nice to receive something that feels like a treat. So, today our new packaging paper arrived. With big harlequins, it's the smartest way for your purchases to arrive.

In addition to your order looking super stylish, we've managed to reduce our postage costs within the UK too. So, standard delivery is now only £2.95 per order (the service is a 2-5 day) and expedited next-day can be chosen too. We also offer Saturday and Sunday deliveries on request.  If you spend £50 or over, your order is delivered postage free.

We hope you're thrilled with your order when it arrives - and you love receiving it as much as we enjoy wrapping it up in our new paper!

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Affordable Wall Art

We've got some big, framed prints and posters at the moment, they're best way to add some interest to a big, bare wall. We love old wall charts and maps, but these prints are a great alternative, and hung alone or with other interesting pieces on the wall, they really create a talking point.

The Vintage style Eye Test poster is just like one you'd have seen in the optician as a child. We have it on our kitchen wall and it silently challenges everyone to check how good their vision is.

Large vintage-Style eye test poster - framed £30

The Bees & Honey poster is another favourite, made up of old honey bee illustrations and vintage advertisements.
Large Vintage Style Bees & Honey Poster - framed £30

The beautiful vintage butterfly illustrated poster looks beautiful on a wall. I usually find butterfly designs too twee, but this one is just right.

Large Vintage Style Butterfly Poster - Framed £30

We add to our selection of these prints all the time, and have quite a few interesting ones at the moment. Click here to view our range of wall art

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Keeping up with the new arrivals

We've been busy photographing and adding in our newest arrivals. We'll have daily changes made to the website as we bring you more homeware, toys, gourmet products and more.

The best way to check the newest arrivals is to keep an eye on our "new" section.
If you've never bought from us before, you'd be wise to sign-up to our newsletter too, and receive 10% off your first order. You'll then be kept informed of any news, competitions and interesting products - usually 2 to 3 times a month and we never pass on your details or bombard you with emails.


If, at any point before, during or after making a purchase from us you want to ask a question or need some advice, we're always happy to help. As we've recently moved out of our shop, we don't yet have a new telephone line installed, so until we have a new number to call, please email us for a speedy response.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Almost Back to School...


It's almost time for children to go back to school in Scotland, although our English friends still have a little while left to enjoy the summer.

We've picked our favourite children's pieces, perfect for "back to school" - notebooks, pencil cases, reward magnets, wall map - all beautifully designed so that parents will love them just as much as children.

Our boy loves the wooden pencil box with sliding lid. Something I thought he wouldn't look at twice has become the item he's coveting most. Possibly because he knows it will store more than pencils, so he'll keep stones, coins and any 'gems' he finds on the pavement hidden out of sight. It's only £3.75, and because it's not emblazoned with a character that will likely be out of favour in a few weeks, this is something he can keep all year.


I love the reward magnets by Spanish brand, Londji, mostly because they're such a great design. They come in a fridge shaped tin, and if you have a balanced 'mum, dad, boy, girl' family  you can all get to use them. Everyone chooses a goal and writes their name, age and 'contract' onto one of the tags - with lots of trophy and medal magnets as you work towards your goal and complete it. Perhaps you'll allow a trip to the cinema or a new toy if he/she tidies their bedroom every weekend, walks the dog or takes out the rubbish. Having the magnets stuck to the fridge works as a constant reminder to stay on track!  £13
 When you're practising handwriting and arithmetic after school, a great incentive is to use a nice notebook designed for the purpose. We have really lovely jotters from illustrator Ingela P Arrhenius, just right for practising times tables and numbers.  £4.50

We have http://www.pierrotetcoco.com/pieroprints-a4-framed-print-the-more-that-you-read/. By PieroPrints, who has taken the always-wise words of Dr. Seuss and illustrated them into art with a wonderful motto,  "The more that you read, the more you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you'll go."
Available exclusively from us, it's only £15 and comes framed.
Shop the full "Back to School" range at Pierrot et Coco here.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Children's Wallpapers - discount code this week


Thank you to Your Home Magazine for featuring one of children's wallpapers in their "wow-worthy wallpaper" decorating feature. We'd like to offer our customers 10% off any of the kids wallpapers until Saturday 9th August by using code YH at checkout.

Our children's wallpapers are incredibly popular, and with such distinctive patterns, you only need to do a short wall or section of a room to really make an impact. They start at £35 for a 10m roll, printed with environmentally friendly inks. We do have other designs, a bit pricier at £139 for six metres, so we recommend these are used away from sticky little fingers (even though it's washable!) and perhaps pasted behind shelving to create a cool backdrop for interesting toys and objects.

Some of our favourite designs :


Back in Stock : Vintage style hanging world map

This week sees our vintage style world map coming back into stock. It's one of our most popular items, and it's easy to see why. It looks old but is new, so none of the countries or capitals are outdated meaning you can impress your friends with your new found knowledge that Burma is Myanmar, Ceylon is Sri Lanka, Istanbul not Constantinople.

If we didn't have a child, we'd probably hang this on the black wall in our kitchen, surrounded by other interesting pictures. However, our boy who is five definitely wanted this in his bedroom, and whenever he's given fruit with an exotic country of origin he races to find it on the map.
It's interesting how many places are not exactly where you remembered them to be...
Vintage Style Hanging World Map £25 at Pierrot et Coco

Friday, 1 August 2014

Delicious Summertime Earl Grey Sorbet

It's summer and too hot to drink tea as often as we'd like. So, with a little bit of thought, and with surprisingly little effort we made the best tea sorbet, which proved even more delicious (and refreshing) than imagined.

We urge you to make this as soon as possible.

Pierrot et Coco's Summertime Earl Grey Sorbet Recipe

Ingredients :
3 heaped teaspoons of Dammann Freres loose leaf Earl Grey tea
150g caster sugar
Juice of a lemon
500ml boiling water

1. In a bowl, mix the water and sugar. Add the Earl Grey tea (in a little paper or muslin bag) and steep for 15 minutes. Add the lemon juice and stir. Refrigerate for around 8 hours or until properly cold.

2. Remove the tea bags and pour the liquid into an ice cream maker - this is the easiest and quickest way to make the sorbet. We found it turned from liquid to sorbet in around half an hour, which is much quicker than ice cream.

It can be eaten immediately (recommended!) or put in a container with lid in the freezer until you're ready to serve.

*If you don't have an ice cream maker, the best way to make it by hand is to pour the liquid in a shallow bowl such as a cake pan, place in freezer for 2 hours then use a fork to stir the slush. Return to freezer, and stir again every hour until it has the consistency you like. It should only take 4 hours or so from start to finish in the freezer until it's ready to serve.

We scooped our Dammann Freres Tea Sorbet into our St Petersburg cup, with a little Undergrowth Design T-spoon on the side. We've been using the Magimix Le Glacier ice cream maker for years, and despite the hard-to-ignore noise it makes when churning, do recommend it.

*Our Dammann Earl Grey is currently on sale from £12 to £9.