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Christmas Countdown: Conran Shop

Monday, November 19th, 2012

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selection of festive Christmas items for sale at the Conran Shop

1. Sirch sledge | 2. Biscuiteers Christmas toys tin

3. gingerman USB stick | 4. decorative tin carousel

5. True Grace fig candle | 6. Forges de Laguiole ham knife & leather roll

This is the first of a new, month-long series of posts featuring a hand-picked assortment of Christmas goodies – for the home, for friends & family… and yourself!

We’re kicking off with the Conran Shop – one of our “must visit” shops on our all too infrequent trips down to London.

Christmas gift faves

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

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'Purple Rebel' Swatch watch and black & purple Fred Perry plimsolls

We’ve not had the best of Christmases here in H is for Home world.

Frozen pipes for 10 days – followed by the inevitable burst pipes… and the pulling down of walls to find the leaks.

The snow also caused some serious postal delays for customers orders, which we couldn’t do much about but still felt responsible.

Add to that train travel chaos and a dose of swine ‘flu -  it’s been pretty miserable!

One of the few things that brought a bit of joy was the lovely array of Christmas gifts bought by loved ones – here’s a selection…

Main photo: Purple Rebel Swatch watch and Fred Perry black & purple vintage plimsolls

De'Lunghi espresso machine

De’Lunghi Espresso maker

hand thrown espresso mugs by Devon-based potter Lisa Hammond

Hand thrown espresso cups by Devon-based potter Lisa Hammond

Welsh Furniture 1250-1950: A Cultural History of Craftsmanship and Design
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Welsh Furniture 1250-1950: A Cultural History of Craftsmanship and Design

hand crocheted striped throw
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Hand crocheted throw by Justin’s mum aka Granny Glittens

Fudge the Weimaraner in his new Drizabone Apsley wax dog coat

…and Fudge wasn’t left out – shown here modelling his new winter jacket. (Drizabone Apsley wax dog coat)