15% off everything for Fair Friday at Decorator’s Notebook!

Fair Friday discount Decorator's Notebook

If everyone spent just some of the £8 billion that will be spent this Black Friday on ethical products, just imagine the social impact that would make! We want to encourage you to send just a little of your Christmas shopping money towards the amazing artisans Decorator’s Notebook supports with 15% off everything in our… 

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Ethical Gift Guide: Christmas 2016

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Being an ethical shopper is tough at Christmas time as it can be easy to get swept-up in buying mass-produced products in the rush to tick people off your Christmas gift list. At Decorator’s Notebook though, our values of design, quality and ethics stay firm all year round, so you know that every purchase helps talented artisans in developing countries build… 

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Free & Easy Foraged Christmas Decorations

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A new Christmas tradition has emerged in my home in recent years: the search for The Christmas Branch. Once carefully chosen and carried home the branch takes pride of place above the Christmas dinner table, decorated with foliage, tealight lanterns and mini mercury glass baubles which glisten in the candlelight. I love using natural foraged… 

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Ethical Christmas Gift Guide 2015

Decorator's Notebook Shop - top 10 Christmas gift ideas for men

GIFTS FOR HER Double Sided Picture Frames, £12.95 – £19.95 | Dipped Terracotta Jug, £16.95 | Fair trade Fox Necklace, £24.95 | Moroccan Leather Slippers, £23.95 Yellow Top Jute Bag, £39.95 | Vintage Sari Kantha Quilt, £165 Honeycomb Throw in Rose Pink, £58.95 | Glass Bead Necklace, £12.50 | Black Triangle Jute Bag, £42.95 |… 

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DIY: air drying clay Christmas tree decorations

Air drying clay Christmas decorations LR

I just love DAS clay… a couple of years ago I used it to make these simple air drying clay Christmas tree decorations and this week we had a go at some more using different rubber stamps to create an embossed effect. {Decorator’s Notebook} For those who haven’t used it before, DAS air-drying clay can… 

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House tour: Christmas Scandinavian style

scandinavian Christmas decorations

December is here so festive planning has well and truly begun chez Decorator’s Notebook… and it also means I can share the first Christmas house of the season with you! It’s a Swedish villa that been decorated in quite a subtle style with lots of layered textiles and natural elements to create an oh-so-Scandinavian feel…. 

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Possibly the world’s most beautiful baubles

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There have been a lot of white and natural Christmas decorations round here recently, so I wanted to share some slightly different today. Bollywood Christmas sells colourful handpainted papier mache baubles made in Kashmir. Each spring local artisans leave their villages and gather to choose the design they want to paint, then return a few… 

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House tour: white and Christmassy Danish home

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This wonderfully white home is from Danish Bo Bedre, so I’m afraid I can’t offer you much by way of a story to go with it. But then when a house is this simple and pretty, it can probably speak for itself! {Bo Bedre} I’ve been pondering the virtues of Piet van Eek scrapwood wallpaper… 

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