Christmas with Thornback and Peel

I’ve loved the quirky designs from Thornback & Peel since they launched the business back in 2007. With their fun Victoriana-inspired prints and a focus on the natural world, what’s not to enjoy? They really come into their own at Christmas, and have launched a beautiful Christmas collection of screen-printed homeware – from trays to oven mits. I got my hands on a few products to style up for Christmas (check out the #TandPXmas hashtag). I found it too hard to choose between the Christmas designs, so I picked out a set of Christmas cards instead. The cards are litho…

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Styling the Seasons: December

: Styling the Seasons, by Apartment Apothecary and Lotts and Lots : “Reflect the change of seasons and show those changes in your own home, by styling any surface (shelf, dining table, mantelpiece) with something you like to reflect the new month and what it means to you” I’ve loved taking part in Katy and Charlotte’s ‘Styling the Seasons’ challenge since they launched it in September, and the afternoon I spent at Liberty with a roomful of talented bloggers last month was a perfect way to celebrate its success. We knew before we went along that we’d be Christmas crafting…

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{How To} Display kids’ Christmas artwork

Having written previously about how I’m rather particular about my Christmas tree, I’ve been left wondering what to do with the copious amounts of Christmas crafts and artwork the twins produce during the festive season. Inspired by an idea for displaying cards by clever stylist Ali Bradshaw for Ideal Home’s Complete Guide To Christmas, I decided to adapt it very slightly to display the kids’ favourite pieces. I used washi tape to mark out the shape of a tree on our magnetic board (put together with these panels from Ikea), and then I could hold up each piece using magnets. This would…

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