Monthly Archives: October 2011

Getting crafty for Christmas

Its now only 2 months to Christmas and the shops are gearing up with their Christmas displays (although Harrods had opened their Yuletide section in July!) – but very soon go into any high street shop and it’ll be Christmas hits played on a loop and wall to wall festive goods.  Well its time we offered our antidote to high street overload with some simple but chic Christmas decorations and gifts you can learn to make yourself.

Spend a relaxed couple of hours making and creating under the guidance of our talented teachers;

Make your own Christmas wreath for your front door this year using fresh foliage and beautiful roses, choose between a deep red or winter white with a large selection of embellishments for a stunning and personalised wreath.

Make a table centrepiece in the inspiring surroundings of Chiswick High Road’s flower boutique Pot Pourri.  There you’ll learn how to create an impressive fresh foliage arrangement with classic cream candles and your choice of embellishments.  Plus tips on how to keep it fresh and gorgeous for the big day.

For a fun evening or afternoon come along and make your own Christmas decorations in our class, ‘Never Mind the Baubles’.  Make on-trend Nordic style festive buntings, hangings and personalised baubles.

Have a look at our workshops for some great gift ideas as well including candle making, vintage jewellery making and natural beauty product making.

All classes include festive nibbles and our favourite Christmas tunes (and we promise there won’t be any Shakin Stevens or Slade!)

Beautiful vintage tea cups and saucers

While we’ve been enjoying the unseasonal October heatwave here, by Saturday 8th the forecast is looking decidedly more Autumnal – which is just as well as we’re holding our vintage tea cup candle making class and no-one wants to be melting wax when its 28 degrees outside!

So while its cold (and probably wet) outside why not come along to our workshop and spend a couple of hours making gorgeous scented candles in stunning antique china tea cups.  Here are a just a few from our lovely collection – all hand picked by us, and waiting to be turned into gorgeous tea cup candles!