I wish I could say that my household is that serene and beautiful. It is not. But I do believe in the magic of the season and the opportunities it provides to draw people together. After fifteen years of my husband grumbling I think he finally believes it too… Whatever you believe, the holiday season represents a time of going from the darkness back into the light, a time where things are magically transformed, a time of rebirth.
Our modest gift to all of you is to share some favourite images from our archives of this season of blessings, splendour, generosity of spirit and memories… Thank you for supporting us in every way throughout 2013. We wish all of our readers peace and joy through the holidays and beyond.
|Some of our accessories on display at a recent fundraiser. |
Who could resist a winter jasmine candle finished with our handmade
passementerie and fabrics or silk satin lined faux fur bags...
|My good fortune at viewing this one off piece by Sophie & Georgie|
Art Furniture at Serena Morton's new gallery in Notting Hill
|A mammoth Chihuly at Halcyon London. Must find it the perfect hall...|
|The back hall at Christmas|
|This Rock Crystal Ewer, circa 1000-1050, on display|
at the V&A was carved out of a single piece of stone and
once covered with gold mounts and other precious things. I long for it...
|What a whimsical way to transform screening and security in Mayfair|
|Yeoman proudly modelling our silk velvet|
Boleyn in his summer grazing
|The church of St Jason and St Sosipatros, a Byzantine survivor|
just outside of Corfu town in Garitsa
|The Nativity by Conrad von Soest (1403)|
|Fragments of frescos at the church of St Jason and St Sosipatros|
|Epitaphiou at St Jason and St Sosipatros|
|St Philip's church spire Charleston SC, USA, a crisp winter's day|
|Another fantastic miracle of construction!|
My son Hugo's snowmen representing each member of the family!
|Christmas tree awash with pink camellias.|
Although they only lasted three days it was worth it.
|Robert and Renée with Killian-Dawson's Silbury linen in the background.|