Christmas Countdown: Harrods

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selection of festive Christmas items available at Harrods

Harrods is the most bling-tastic of Christmas shopping destinations! Their post-Christmas sale is one of the most famous ones around – crowds of people queue up for hours then jostle to get through the doors, dashing to grab the best bargains. There’s always a celeb in attendance to open the sale – Victoria Beckham, Eva Longoria, Amanda Holden, Florence & the Machine…

1. hamper | 2. biscuits | 3. gift box

4. advent calendar | 5. bear in a bag

One lump or two?

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Vintage J & F Bell Three Nuns tobacco tin | H is for Home

We often find these small tobacco tins in the mixed boxes we buy at auction. Usually they’re full of nails, pins, screws or tap washers. But this one contained a more colourful surprise…

Vintage 'Three Nuns' tobacco tin showing 8 different paper-wrapped sugar cubes | H is for Home

…lots of old, paper-wrapped sugar lumps!

They look to date from the 1960s – someone had obviously started a little collection – quite rare survivors probably.

Old paper-wrapped sugar cubes including Harrods, Sunny Southport, Kent and Ravenglass | H is for Home

Some of them have lovely period graphics… very sweet!