December issue out now!

By Rosanna Holmes,
15th November 2012 - 08:00
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This month in Homes & Antiques... 

* Brilliant Christmas ideas

* Vintage gift inspiration

* Antiques-filled homes

* Wonderful festive days out

* Plus, 10 free Christmas gift tags with every issue!

 

 

The December issue of Homes & Antiques is filled with Christmas decorating ideas, vintage collections and expert advice, along with all the latest news from the Antiques Roadshow.

 
Beautiful homes dressed for the season
This month’s real homes include a 19th century apartment in Oslo, a farmhouse-turned B&B in Dorset and the home of textile designer Kate Forman. 

 

 

 

 

Collecting antique Welsh quilts
Once left to rot in barns and stables, Welsh quilts are now highly valued for their history and workmanship – all thanks to collector Jen Jones.

 

 

 

 

Chess sets
With chess making a comeback, Antiques Roadshow expert Mark Hill explains what to look for when buying this most classic of games.

 

 

 

 

Setting the scene
It’s British-made, a perfect gift and excellent value. Katherine Sorrell dishes up some pointed reasons on why antique cutlery is a visual feast.

 

 

 

 

Art of the imagination
We visit the Brighton studio of artist, illustrator and designer Ed Kluz, who explains to Caroline Wheater how his collecting inspires his intriguing artworks.

 

 

 

 

Vintage & antique gift guide
Looking for some gift inspiration? Delve into the past to discover the perfect present.

 

 

 

 

 

Decorating: homemade Christmas
Create your own deluxe decorations to give your home a personal touch.

 

 

 

 

 

Festive fairs
We wrap up warm and head to Bath Vintage & Antiques Market to find out what everyone’s buying.

 

 

 

 

 

Plus, we show you how to have the best celebrations ever with an A-Z of Christmas; we ask five people who bring Christmas cheer to others what they couldn't celebrate without; we share our favourite Christmas shopping hotspots, give you the low-down on recent highlights from jewellery auctions and lots more!