December 2015, on sale 12th November
Homes and Antiques’ December issue is out now!
Ho, Ho, Homes & Antiques are pleased to bring you the glitz and glamour of our Christmas issue! We've been waiting a whole 12 months to celebrate the festivities so, whether you're preparing your home for entertaining, splurging on fabulous gifts or after a luxurious read in front of the fire, we've got it all wrapped up.
Delve into the history behind the skill of gilding and how to use it to give your home some extra Christmas cheer, create the perfect convivial table setting with tips from the experts and, just to add a bit more sparkle, discover the who's who of the fine jewellery world and where to look for future inspiration.
Find the ideal presents for your loved-ones with our exclusive gift guide, explore a Sussex barn filled with incredible art and - at this time of year - unique festive touches, and visit the magical Christmas shopping hotspot of Copenhagen.
Plus, don't miss the H&A survival guide to buying Christmas gifts at auction, 10 key stories in the history of beautiful snow globes and, just to top it all off, an exclusive voucher booklet for every reader with savings of up to 25 per cent in your favourite homeware stores.
Homes & Antiques’ December issue is available in shops and in digital format now
The history of gilding
To cover an ordinary object with gold is to transform it into something precious. As Ellie Tennant reveals, gilding is a practice as old as the discovery of gold itself and Christmas is the time to celebrate it
Nine steps to a fabulous festive table
Create the perfect table setting for your entertaining needs this Christmas. Look out for our tips from celebrity chefs, including Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Antonio Carluccio
The finest jewellery-makers
Discover the sparkling names that represent today's finest jewellery design and craftmanship, whose work looks set to be collectable in the future
The H&A Christmas gift guide
Whether you're buying for the vintage lover in your life or shopping for a discerning gentleman, we have inspiration galore for new and antique presents that are sure to delight
The art of Christmas
A bold title but one that this Sussex barn definitely deserves. Jinks McGrath and her husband Steve have filled their home with incredible art, stunning ceramics and the most magical of festive touches. We take a look around
Survive the Christmas auction rush
A host of antique and vintage treasures are just waiting to be snapped up in the Christmas auctions but how do you go about it? Caroline Wheater gives us the low-down on buying special gifts from salerooms across the country
The history of the snow globe
Nothing says Christmas like a miniature snow-swept scene encased in a glass dome but, as Rosanna Morris discovers, the snow dome's link to the festive season was a rather late development in its compelling history
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