A Christmas Carol

Evoke the spirit of Christmas’s past with our nostalgic decorating scheme. Combine vintage finds from antique fairs and car boot sales, with hand-me-downs, some lovingly home crafted items, and a few carefully selected bought items that are destined to become family heirlooms.


  1. Mismatched Vintage Cutlery place setting, £29, RE
  2. 100% linen Napkin pack of four in soft mole, £32, Cox & Cox
  3. Zinc plate pack of four, £14.50, Cox & Cox
  4. Joanna dessert plate, £4.99, Zara Home
  5. Josephine dinner plate, £5.99, Zara Home
  6. Olimpia desset plate, £4.99, Zara Home
  7. Lace Fruit Bowl in white lace, £85, Roost Living
  8. Large Vintage Glass bottle, £84.95, Loop the Loop
  9. Clear wine glasses, set of six, £35, Cox & Cox
  10. Wooden white candlesticks (set of 3), £29.95, Loop the Loop
  11. Vintage chandelier drops, stylists own. Similar from antique fair and car boot sale.
  12. Beaded glass fairy lights, £20, The White Company
  13. Vintage Glass cake stands, stylists own. Similar from antique fair and car boot sale.
  14. Pemble cartouche platter, £24, Rowen & Wren
  15. Wirework flower garland, £15.50, Cox & Cox
  16. Four Mercuried Glass Tea Lights - soft mole NEW, £14.50, Cox & Cox
  17. Mercuried Silver Glass Bowl, £28, Cox & Cox
  18. Vintage berry serving spoon, £14.50, RE
  19. Silver Embossed Jug, £40, Cox & Cox
  20. Vintage silver candlestick, stylists own. Similar from antique fair and car boot sales.
  21. Cakes made using Mini fluted pan, £2.60, Cake Craft Shop
  22. Vintage bun baking tray, stylists own. Sourced from eBay
  23. Vintage lace doilies, stylists own. Handed down from stylist's nanny!

  1. Krakow baubles, £26, Nikki Jones
  2. Vintage mother of pearl flower decoration, £6, The White Company
  3. Glass Pumpkin Baubles - soft mole, £12.50, Cox & Cox
  4. Decorative Light Chain - Maroq, £37.50, Rockett St George
  5. Large fluted Zinc Basket, £25, Cox & Cox
  6. Tiki rug, £1102, Etoile Home
  7. Concrete Giant Wall Hanging Angel Wings, £120, Rockett St George
  8. Walls – painted in French Grey, Farrow & Ball
  9. Floor – painted in Pitch Black, Farrow & Ball

  1. Small Natural Pearl, Filigree Mount Hat pin, £4.25, Hat Pins Direct
  2. Four little zinc plates, £14.50, Cox & Cox
  3. Joanna dessert plate, £4.99, Zara Home
  4. Josephine dinner plate, £5.99, Zara Home
  5. Olimpia desset plate, £4.99, Zara Home
  6. Vintage teaspoon, part of Mismatched Vintage Cutlery place setting, £29, RE
  7. Cakes made using Mini fluted pan, £2.60, Cake Craft Shop

  1. Lattice cushion cover - chartreuse, £80, Niki Jones
  2. Izar cushion cover - slate , £80, Niki Jones
  3. Bessie lace trim cushion - ebony , £48, Rowen & Wren
  4. Dorothy cushion - stone, £38, Etoile Home

  1. Mismatched Vintage Cutlery place setting, £29, RE
  2. 100% linen Napkin pack of four in soft mole, £32, Cox & Cox

  1. Rusty metal numbers, £5 each, RE
  2. Metal  bird ornaments set of 2, £5, Rockett St George
  3. Limed spruce cone, £12, Rowen & Wren
  4. Birch Stars & Pine Cones Garland, £15.50, Cox & Cox
  5. Barley Bottles, Small & Large, £28 & £48, Rowen & Wren
  6. Mirror Chandelier drop,  £11, RE
  7. Vintage cream mirror - stylists own
  8. Wall painted in Cornforth white, Farrow & Ball

  1. Zinc tray table, £90, Cox & Cox
  2. Vintage glass cake stand, stylists own. Similar from antiques fair & car boot sales
  3. Vintage glass bottle, stylists own. Similar from antiques fair & car boot sales
  4. Mercuried Glass Tea Lights set of 4 - soft mole, £14.50, Cox & Cox
  5. Handmade doily Pom poms - source doilies from any craft shop, see stylists tips

  1. Vintage chandelier drops, stylists own. Similar from antique fairs and car boot sales
  2. Beaded glass fairy lights, £20, The White Company

Photographer: Andrew Boyd Stylist: Claire Morgan