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Feel fes­tive with a DIY wreath and or­nate table­ware

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Fes­tive fin­ish­ing touches


If you haven’t yet got a Christ­mas wreath, there’s still time to DIY one with a kit from sub­scrip­tion com­pany Flowerbe. It has two op­tions: Nat­u­ral (browns and greens) or Fes­tive (reds and or­anges). Kits come with ma­te­ri­als such as pine, moss, eu­ca­lyp­tus, dried fruit, cin­na­mon sticks and rib­bon, plus assem­bly in­struc­tions. For mak­ing gar­lands and other dec­o­ra­tions, Flowerbe also sells a box of pret­ti­fy­ing in­gre­di­ents that in­cludes the above, with scented tea lights and wooden or­na­ments.


There’s plenty around for fans of the Blooms­bury Group, with sev­eral home­ware com­pa­nies hav­ing re­cently launched prod­ucts in­spired by Vanessa Bell, Dun­can Grant et al. Tex­tile de­signer Cres­sida Bell – Vanessa’s grand­daugh­ter – has cre­ated a col­lec­tion of colour­ful geo­met­ric cush­ions for the char­ity Fine Cell Work, while Sus­sex-based de­signer Molly Ma­hon, who cites nearby Charleston house as in­spi­ra­tion, has a wealth of block­printed wares that would make per­fect presents, from cush­ions, blan­kets and ta­ble linens to wash­bags and eye masks. Fi­nally, paint pro­ducer An­nie Sloan has cre­ated a ‘keep­sake box’ in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Charleston. Con­tain­ing waxes, brushes and Blooms­buryin­spired paints, it’s an ideal gift for those who want to try their hand at home. fine­cell­; mol­lyma­hon. com; an­nies­


Table­ware doesn’t get much brighter than the new of­fer­ing from Ver­sace Home. Pro­duced with porce­lain brand Rosenthal, the Re­flec­tions of Hol­i­days col­lec­tion in­cludes plates, cof­fee cups, dishes and tree dec­o­ra­tions in typ­i­cally baroque Ver­sace style, printed with or­nate baubles and bows in a max­i­mal­ist palette of red, pur­ple, blue, green and gold.

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