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Christmas

How To Create The Perfect Tablescape 10/12/2021
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How To Create The Perfect Christmas Tablescape

The main event after opening up presents on Christmas day is of course Christmas Day lunch (and it’s not just the food that needs your attention) As the delicious turkey, roasted chestnut stuffing and crispy roast potatoes sizzle away in the oven, the scents of our favourite meal of the year eagerly remind us, that it’s time to set the table. This year we have partnered with the incredibly talented and creative Helen of @my.victorian.house with some ideas on how to create the perfect Christmas tablescape. Helen has combined our... Read More

Featured This Month | Sarah Copestake 01/12/2021
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Featured This Month | A Classic And Timeless Christmas

Each month we hand-pick one talented Instagrammer to be featured in our Journal and in our Instagram guides. This month, we cannot wait to show you the classic and timeless Christmas setting, in the home of Sarah Copestake @scopestake82. Sarah’s home evokes an inviting feeling of welcoming warmth, style and a show-stopping display of creativity. Every single room is an interior designer’s dream, with displays of muted timeless décor, combined with traditional English accents such as dark hardwood furniture, antique pieces and period features to spark interest. Each room has been... Read More

Homemade Christmas Hamper Ideas 13/11/2021
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Homemade Christmas Hamper Ideas

Hampers are said to be one of the most thoughtful gifts that a loved one can receive and we can certainly see why, who wouldn’t want to receive a basket full of their favourite things? The best thing about hampers of course is that you can tailor them specifically and make them unique, which will make the recipient feel particularly loved at Christmas. This year, treat a loved one to a homemade Christmas hamper! We know that sometimes pre-made hampers can be a little pricey, so by creating your own,... Read More

How To Have The Best Christmas Than Ever Before 09/11/2021
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How to make Christmas better than any year before

What’s the most exciting part about Christmas for you? Is it wrapping the presents or having that first sip of warming mulled wine? Or is it seeing the Christmas lights for the first time in your town? Ours is eating chocolate coins and popping on a Christmas playlist, whilst transforming the house into a magical, glittering winter wonderland.   This year we have upped our Christmas game to the next level and we cannot wait to show you what’s in store. From Christmas tree inspiration, to an entire selection of... Read More

How To Deal With The Post-Christmas Clutter 08/11/2021
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How to deal with post-Christmas clutter

Is it just us or do you also just love cleaning up unwanted clutter that has magically accumulated during the exciting Christmas and new year period? We just love cleaning up after Christmas and taking down the decs for a fresh new start to a brand-new year and there’s nothing more satisfying then getting the house cleaned up as quickly as possible, so you can have your home back to the way it was in no time. From cardboard boxes and wrapping paper in the lounge to lots of excess... Read More

The Secret Of Hygge 01/11/2021
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The Secret Of Hygge

Denmark is typically known as the happiest country in the world and it is said that part of the main reason for that is “hygge” What is Hygge and how do you say it? Hygge [Hoo-guh] is a Danish word that cannot be directly translated however the closest thing to Hygge is “cosy contentment” The secret is, is that we experience moments of “hygge” on a day to day basis but we just don’t realise it because we don’t have a name for it. Still unsure? Dimming the lights and... Read More

Featured This Month December | The Basket Company 01/12/2020
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Featured This Month, December 2020: An Enchanting Christmas Grotto

Each month we handpick one talented Instagrammer and their impeccably beautiful home to be featured in our journal and on our Instagram page. We are truly inspired daily by all the talent that we see and just have to share with you. This month we bring you an enchanting Christmas grotto by @home_joyr. It’s the most wonderful time of the year and within Joy’s beautiful home and garden lies a cluster of enchanting festive décor ideas. It’s the ultimate stylish and cosy Christmas haven as Joy has chosen the most elegant theme... Read More

15/11/2019

Controlling the Christmas Chaos

A 4-week “to-do” diary Presents, Christmas dinner, cards, wrapping, shopping, the work Christmas party… there’s so much to think about during the magical festive season that it becomes pretty hectic. Whilst in the middle of school runs, work deadlines, nativity plays, cooking and cleaning, time spent with family can often be missed and this year, we will not allow that to happen! This 4-week “to do” diary will keep you organised so that you spend less time stressed, more time controlling the chaos AND relaxing. Week 1 (1st December –... Read More

01/10/2019
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Hello October

As we get deeper into a chillier season we are getting out our big thick coats for early evening walks, snuggling in front of roaring log fire pits with toasted marshmallows and watching a silhouette of the early evening sun melt behind bare trees. We love getting ready for Halloween and watching the kids get excited about choosing their costumes and thinking about the gluttonous amounts of sweets that they will be bringing home! Our favourite thing about October of course, is having a big sort out! When is there... Read More