N is for Napkins

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“People mentioned in Debrett’s never speak of serviettes” An oft-quoted nugget of wisdom from my Granny – she went to Swiss finishing school so when it comes to silly rhymes about manners, there’s no better source! And that’s why these pretty pins come now rather than eight letters down the line… N is for Napkins… 

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Easy peasy handmade notecards

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There are many advantages to making your own cards. In my case, the decision to send handmade Christmas thank you cards was mainly based on the idea that the recipients might not notice how late they are if they get something that looks like it’s taken time and effort to create. Brilliantly, these button cards… 

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H is for Haberdashery

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I can spend hours looking through the ribbons, buttons, fabric, felt and beads in haberdashery shops. The quirky, independent ones are the best… the ones where tasteful pearl buttons and hessian rub shoulders with tangerine marabou trim and cross-stitch teddy bears. I hope you’ll find today’s selection of pins falls on the tasteful side! H… 

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G is for Garlands

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Traditional festive garlands made from foliage and berries are lovely, especially with a few scented cinnamon sticks and dried oranges added in. But this year I’ve been pinning all sorts of innovative contemporary garlands onto my Christmas board… {Rosaliga via Pinterest} {House to Home via Pinterest} {Bookity via Pinterest} {Cake via Pinterest} {Palimpsestic via Pinterest}… 

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Friday, I’m in love…

{Sinnenrausch} …with concrete made pretty – check out this festive candle tutorial (it’s in German so use this for help with the translation) … with the latest edition of Anthology magazine which nearly made me pass out with joy … with this classic Scandi home all dressed up for Christmas (though I must say the… 

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Make your own contemporary concrete candle holders

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{Sinnenrausch} …with concrete made pretty – check out this festive candle tutorial (it’s in German so use this for help with the translation) … with the latest edition of Anthology magazine which nearly made me pass out with joy … with this classic Scandi home all dressed up for Christmas (though I must say the… 

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Christmas crafting: easy clay decorations

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I asked my followers on Twitter whether it was too early to start blogging about Christmas. And the answer was “no”… hooray! I’m definitely going to try making some of these hanging decorations (designed by Sania Pell) this year. They’d be lovely on the tree, but would also make extra special gift tags… perhaps tied… 

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