December 2010

This month in Homes & Antiques...

Sparkling good looks for your festive home


Antique serveware for your celebration

Fabulous unique present ideas

Vintage jigsaws

The best Christmas fairs, concerts and walks

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The December issue of Homes & Antiques is packed with real homes, vintage buys and expert advice, along with all the latest news from the Antiques Roadshow.
 
 
Deck the halls
We show you this year’s best festive decorations that combine traditional motifs with a contemporary, quirky look.
 
 

 

 

Four real homes
Explore four homes dressed for the season, including Cherry Menlove’s cosy 18th-century farmhouse in West Sussex.

 
 

 

 

A long weekend in Regensburg
Natasha Goodfellow explores stall after gift-filled stall in the Christmas markets of this fairy-tale Bavarian city.

 

 

 

 

Festive events special
In H&A’s guide to Christmas, we tell you about 25 of the best happenings this season, from choral concerts and bracing walks to Christmas fairs and stately homes to visit.

 

 

 

Antiques of the future
Dog lovers and collectors alike are enthralled by Domenica More Gordon’s woollen canine creations, all of which have a charming personality of their own.

 
 

 

 

Christmas cheer
We show you how to create a luxurious welcome with vintage ornaments in rich golds and deep purples.
 
 

 

 

 

Perfect presents
From children to fans of the great outdoors, we reveal all the Christmas gifts you could possibly wish for.

 

 

 

 

Jigsaw puzzles
Exasperating, absorbing and jolly good fun, jigsaws have fascinated Roadshow expert Hilary Kay since she was a child. She pieces together their history, from education aids to collectors’ items.

 
 
 
Plus, Judith Miller on the evolution of Christmas cards, H&A’s vintage gift guide, Claire Massett takes us on a historic romp through Britain’s finest department stores, we revisit the glory days of fine dining with an impressive array of sparkling silver and exquisite porcelain, Sue Perkins on homemade gifts and much, much more.

 

 

Warm, inspiring and informative, Homes & Antiques is the must-read glossy for people who love great design and beautiful objects from every era. The official magazine of the long-running BBC TV series Antiques Roadshow, readers enjoy advice from their favourite experts along with inspiring, achievable interiors, sizzling style and decorating ideas, and up-to-the-minute shopping guides to help make their design dreams a reality. Subscribe now

On Sale Date: 
3rd November 2010
Issue Number: 
215
Available