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Category Archive: Christmas decorations

Wee Christmas finds: Gingerbread houses

Anyone making a gingerbread house for Christmas this year? I would love to make one from scratch because I really love our family’s gingerbread recipe (I think it’s from the Australian Women’s Weekly) but I’m a bit nervous about baking the different pieces to the exact measurements. So I think I’ll use a kit as […]

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Birdy pick of the week: Lesley Barnes wrapping paper

I think we have a winner for Best Christmas Wrapping Paper of the Year! Incredibly beautiful stylised birds! Carrying letters and parcels! By air mail! Amazeballs! (Dear Father Christmas, please wrap all my presents in this wrapping paper. K THX BAI!) This fantastical illustrated design by Lesley Barnes is a mere snip at £1.50 from […]

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Wee Christmas finds: Upon a Fold cards

Have you discovered Sydney-based online shop Upon a Fold yet? It’s like a cabinet of curiosities for all things folded (ie. paper and fabric), and the immaculately curated online shop sources all manner of rare papery delights. Right now there is a wonderful collection of Christmas cards and wrap, including the exquisite deer papercut cards […]

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Wee Christmas finds: Fortnum & Mason decorations

Every Christmas brings a proliferation of London-themed Christmas decorations, so you’d think it would be difficult to find something new – and a bit special. But this handsome collection of hand-stitched fabric ornaments by Fortnum & Mason is really rather splendid. Some might shudder at the notion of a department store-themed ornament, but I like […]

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Wee Christmas finds: Papermash cards, stamps and tape

London-based online store Papermash is one of my favourite online sources for design-y stationery and decorations, and they’ve done a superb job lining up some really lovely greeting cards, gift wrap and other stationery goodies for Christmas this year. I’ve been admiring the retro-inspired honeycomb pop-up card with the woodland deer scene inside (above, left, […]

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Wee Christmas finds: Erzgebirge decorations

I do love my glittering vintage ornaments at Christmas, but there is no denying the naive charm and simplicity of these traditional hand-carved and hand-painted German decorations. The miniature wooden decorations are made in the Erzgebirge region of Southern Germany, which is renowned for its traditional woodcarvings and woodwork. Each set of decorations comes with […]

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