* Vintage special
* Homemade decorations for festive cheer
* Last-minute Christmas fixes
* Fabulous Fifties frocks
* Collecting housekeeping books
* Free 2011 calendar
We show you how to transform your home for Christmas by adding a little sparkle and a splash of shimmer to your everyday furniture and fittings.
Design of the times
Meet textile designer Pat Albeck whose timeless works are still as popular today as they were in 1960.
Spoilt for choice
Stylist Kiera Buckley-Jones shares her pick of the most sublime stockings, corking crackers and appealing wrapping paper around.
Brought to book
Margaret Powling rifles through the shelves to discover the forgotten world of housekeeping books.
Free 2011 calendar
Our beautifully illustrated planner will help you organise your year's antiquing. Best of all, it's free with the January issue!
Plus, Judith Miller casts a seasoned eye over the development of cruets, our exclusive auction price guide looks at the fashion and textiles which have been shaking up the salerooms recently and we show you how to forget the high street and snap up some authentic 1950s glad rags for the best Christmas party outfit ever!