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Besides the dinner table, the Christmas tree is the centrepiece to the Christmas holiday, and for me the act of decorating it marks the point when the festive celebrations truly begin. This old tradition is an activity to be enjoyed and most importantly a chance to go all out on splendiferous décor.  There are many gorgeous treats and trinkets on the high street to decorate your tree with, but sorting through the good from the bad can be a bit of a trial. So, for anyone on the look out for some new tree accessories, here are a few cherry-picked examples to offer some inspiration.

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Christmas Berry Bauble Decoration and Gold Geometric Christmas Bauble

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Large Drop Christmas Bauble – Silver and Feather Christmas Decoration – Natural.

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Crackled Heavy Glass Bauble – Smoke Lustre and Set of 2 Pink Card Decorations.

Rockett St George’s bauble collection is gorgeous, and they have anything you could wish from beautiful paper honeycomb balls to elegant glass pinecone drops.

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I am a huge fan of Klaus Haapaniemi’s superbly illustrated textiles and prints, so was delighted to see they have released some designs especially for the Christmas season. When opened these quirky creatures have paper honeycomb bodies.

Bat Card Decoration and Spider Card Decoration from Klaus Haapaniemi.

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Heal’s have an extensive range of Christmas decorations, including these bright pink and gold leaf apple and pear baubles. They might not be to everyone’s taste, but they are certainly fun and original.

Berry Apple with Gold Leaf from Heal’s.

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Cute and amusing, these fantastic laser cut greetings cards from Hus and Hem, can be popped out and bent into shape, forming adorable Christmas decorations that would look great on a tree.

Folding Star Cedar Wood Motif and Reindeer Cedar Wood Motif Postcards from Hus and Hem.

 

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Coral and Tusk have transformed some of their lovable designs into Christmas decorations.

Badger with Mistletoe Ornament and Reindeer with Bells Ornament form Coral and Tusk.

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If you are going for the simple, elegant look, Toast does a great range of tasteful glass and ceramic coloured baubles.

Large & Small Damascene Baubles and Teardrop Damascene Baubles from Toast.

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Etoile velvet Ribbon from Anthropologie.

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Icicles vintage tinsel from Heal’s.

Some lovely red ribbon, sparkly tinsel and an Angel are all that’s needed to finish it off. Happy tree decorating everyone!

This blog first appeared on the Cambridge Evening News website. 

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Animals are important to a household and I think it is fair to say that most of us can think of at least one loveable creature that we hold close to our heart. So it comes as no surprise that they are the inspiration for many designs in the home. From wallpaper to pots, our mischievous friends have brought out a quirkier side to some of these domestic items. Here are some of my favourites.

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These darling owls are my all time favourite by C.F.A Voysey.

Trustworth Studios have now reproduced the design calling it ‘Whoot’. Contact Trustworth Studios for prices.

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Klaus Haapaniemi has opened up their first retail shop on Redchurch Street in London, Klaus’s charming animal cushions and textile designs are definitely worth a look.

Rabbit Blueberry , woven wool and silk mix throw,  200x180cm,  £395.

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Klaus Haapaniemi, Running Hare hand printed on pure linen, £82.

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Klaus Haapaniemi, Print Asio Flammeus silk screen on paper, 70 x 100cm, £350.

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From Dennis Chinaworks new collection, these dainty little bottles with insects are quite unique.

Tiffany Dragonfly, Micro Bottle, 8cm, £120.

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Dennis Chinaworks , Bee, Micro Bottle, 8cm, £120.

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Cole & Son’s Fornasetti II range is playful and whimsical.

Procuratie e Scimmie. Contact Cole & Son for Price.

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Cole & Sons Fornasetti II, Acuario. Contact Cole & Son for price.

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Charlotte Rose makes these lovely illustrated cards, which I have to say makes me see creepy crawlies in a whole new light!

Not on the High Street, Love Bug Cards by Charlotte Rose  £2.35.

Playful and unique, creature representation brings a personal feel to any home so let your zoological side run wild and embrace mother nature!

This blog first appeared on the Cambridge Evening News website.

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