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Decorated Christmas Branches  

Pick big branches of fine beech for your home. Festoon with satin, silk and velvet ribbons in plum, ruby and burnt orange and trim with gilded leaves and stars. Once Christmas is over all of your buds will open to welcome spring.  £12-15 from the Chapel

Anything can be exponentially improved with lavish papers and ribbons. Khadi Lokta Papers are handmade in the Himalayan foothills and come in natural and jewel colours. This year we love burnt oranges and Indian pinks. Swathe in ruched ribbons. Ribbons from 65p a metre.  Khadi Lokta Paper £1

Gild anything with Rub ‘n Buff carnuba wax pigment, which looks as close to the real thing as anything we’ve found and is a joy to apply with a brush, cloth or even just your finger. Rub ‘n Buff Metallic Wax Base Tube £7.49  

Create stars, wreaths and hearts out of green branches from your garden and hang with fairy lights to create an understated magical effect.

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1 Sonia Delaunay

Sonia Delaunay Tate catalogue £29.99, one or two Tanja Malo Liberty & Hemp bracelets £17 each & a card

2 Unison pastels

A bundle of delicious handmade Unison Pastels, intense pigment

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Wrappings by John Derian & Jessie Chorley, leaf ribbon & a few of Penguin’s Great Food series

 

 

 

 

For Mother’s Day chose a card, some wrappings, ribbon or twine. Make something special for the one who always loves you.

Take a Clementina Van Der Walt handled bowl, personalise with some very early spring flowers out of your garden or hedgerow e.g. a primula, celandine or fritillary (snake’s head). Ribbon and label.