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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Festive foliage au naturel

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After many years of studying Christmas decorating behaviour, it is my theory that we all fall into two camps: magpies and purists. If you’ve been reading my blog for any time at all it won’t come as a surprise to learn I’m the latter. Give me armfuls of holly and pine, a box of candles… 

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Made by me, for your tree!

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So, I had a go at making the lovely Sania Pell’s clay Christmas decorations last weekend. I can’t believe how easy they were and how well they turned out! You’ll need this book for the proper instructions but I made up my own based on the photos on Sania’s blog. Here’s what I used: 1x… 

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