Merry Christmas & a prosperous 2014 to all our friends, fans, readers & customers!
We’ve been digging out our vintage Christmas decorations this week – items that we’ve collected over the past few months & years. They add a vintage touch to the shop-bought baubles, home-made crafty bits and holly we’ve picked on recent walks.
This one is a Schweppes advertising sign. You’d never guess – it’s only mentioned a hundred times!
It was designed by Herbert Leupin in the 1950s/60s – and takes the form of a Christmas tree incorporating all the various Schweppes labels from the period. We’ll really enjoy having it on display for a couple of weeks.
Fab is a great place to do a bit of online Christmas shopping – with a vast array of individual retailers selling under the Fab.com umbrella. They offer special products & one-off discounts just to provide that extra temptation.
Fudge insists on being given the opportunity to voice (bark?) his opinion on canine Christmas matters, so we’ve allowed him to guest edit this penultimate Christmas Countdown post.
He’s scoured the internet and wishes to share his findings with his doggie buddies. We’re pleased to bring you his carefully curated collection…
- Party dog Christmas decoration by Horsfall & Wright: £12, Notonthehighstreet
- Pair of 2 Rudolf sausage dog decorations by Miss Shelly Designs: £17, Notonthehighstreet
- William Wegman’s Fay’s Twelve Days of Christmas DVD: £62.51, Amazon
- Tillsammans x-mas poster: £20, Scandinavian Design Center
- Lily’s Kitchen turkey with cranberry Christmas dog treats: £2.99, Monster Pet Supplies
- Santa & Rudolph reindeer bandana: £3.20, PetsPyjamas
- Joy to the World ‘Give a Dog A Bone’ ornament: £19.41, Saks Fifth Avenue
- Good Boy dog luxury Christmas stocking: £6.99, Seapets
- Good Boy Christmas dog Santa coat: £5.99-£9.69, Monster Pet Supplies
There’s a branch of Selfridges in Manchester city centre so it’s always a stop off point on our annual Christmas shopping trip to the city. Its food hall in the basement is very good for finding little Christmas Day morsels that you may not treat yourself to the rest of the year. Here’s a selection of other items that took our fancy…
Regular readers will know that we have an ongoing love affair with all things Scandinavian. It proved very difficult for us to choose just a few items from the Scandinavian Design Center Christmas department. There are so many beautiful printed textiles, decorations and dining ware. Here’s what we narrowed it down to!