Bunting’s brilliant: it’s a great way to signal your personality, flag-up your intentions or make an announcement.

How about mixing and matching fabrics for fun: in your children’s bedrooms; to decorate your decking and add to the delight of sitting out under the stars; anywhere, for no good reason; for year-round trimmings in your home; as another way of displaying your individuality; to achieve that nautical look for landlubbers and wannabe pirates; or as that perfect, groovy, gift.

Of course, no function is complete without a string of celebratory flags, whether it’s a baptism or to accompany the ultimate surprise. At nuptials and tea parties, bunting is the metaphorical icing on the cake. It’s also ideal to help celebrate the birth of your new baby and to mark their graduation, two decades later.