The 12 Styled Days of Christmas – Day 2

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Christmas. I adore all the traditions, I love the build-up and that bubbly feeling of excitement. Fairy lights! Candles! The tree! So much magic and sparkle. So when Teri from The Lovely Drawer approached me way back in September with her idea of a creative Christmas collaboration called ‘The 12 Styled Days of Christmas’ with West Elm, I jumped at the chance. The project? To get 12 bloggers to style up a Christmas table top, and post the results throughout the first 12 days of Christmas. Our kitchen table is where…

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{Make it} Nature in the home: Christmas garland

Back in the summer when I did the rounds of Christmas press shows, I saw gypsophila, or baby’s breath, used in frothy excess at the White Company show where it was the star, rather than just a filler. Since then I’ve wanted to try out using it in a garland, and when better than at Christmas? I tied small sprigs of gyp to a length of red velvet ribbon. I thought it needed a bit more festive sparkle, so I added some glue to the ends of the stems, and dipped them in silver glitter. I’ve got these strung up…

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Christmas Jumper Day – Friday 13th December 2013

Last week I was invited to the launch of Save The Children’s Woolly Wonderland at Westfield Stratford in London. Unfortunately I was poorly and couldn’t make it, so I missed out on the chance to customise my very own Christmas sweater. Open until tomorrow, 13 December, Woolly Wonderland is a Christmas pop-up with customisation stations, knitting workshops, storytelling and other activities for the whole family to enjoy. This is all to raise awareness of Christmas Jumper Day on 13 December, when you can donate £1 to Save The Children to don your Christmas jumper for the day. Now I may…

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