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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15-minute make: Mother’s Day brunch flower vases

Homemade vases for mother's day

Here’s a super-simple DIY idea to make your Mum feel extra special this Mother’s Day. I’ve made one each for Mum and Granny and will pop them in their places on the table for Sunday Brunch. You will need: Mustard jars or small jam jars Dymo machine and tape Ribbon A handful of garden flowers… 

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The Ultimate Ethical Gift Guide: 2014

Best ethical gifts for her

GORGEOUS ETHICAL GIFTS FOR HER 1 Ambre Botanicals raw plant bath oil, £18, The Future Kept | 2 Fair trade kantha quilt, £95 from a selection, Decorator’s Notebook 3 Aurealia deep plum bird dress, £113, Frank & Faith | 4 Sun Beam necklace, £48, People Tree *save 10% with code DECNOT10*| 5 Mohair snood, £49, Bibico… 

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Last-minute shoppers welcome!

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We know all too well what it’s like to cram in all your online shopping in time for the last post, so at Decorator’s Notebook all Express Delivery orders received by 12 noon on Friday 20th are guaranteed to arrive before Christmas to UK mainland addresses… phew! Here are just a few of the lovely… 

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Sweetly reminiscent, something mother used to bake

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I love how a particular recipe can remind you of a particular person. My Great Nanny Bessie’s Welsh Cakes, Granny’s Lemonade and my Nanny’s Coffee Kisses have worked their way into my own repertoire and I think of them every time I prepare them. I’ve often thought how lovely it would be to compile all… 

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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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