Take a look inside our December 2019 issue…

Entrance hall table dressed with foliage and ornate antiques

Dress to excess

‘Tis the season to shop and make merry! From our round-up of antiques emporia bursting with festive cheer and wintry events, to homes filled with delightful decorative touches, you’ll find plenty to inspire your Christmas decorating this month. Now is the perfect time to celebrate with an abundance of colour and pattern – take cues from our maximalist Christmas photoshoot, and pair plenty of natural foliage with vintage baubles and glittering decs for an OTT look that’s decadent yet remains on the right side of classy. We also have 10 standout looks for your dinner table, so you can show off your feasts in style, and give you advice from Antiques Roadshow expert Theodora Burrell on collecting antique dinner services. Plus we take a look at the fascinating story behind the most famous teddy bear company in the world…

  • Celebrate Christmas to the max!
  • Festive antiques shopping
  • Four homes brimming with joy
  • The history of silver
  • The Steiff teddy bear