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Handmade Christmas wreaths

On November 10th, 2014 by .

If like me, you have a passion for all things handmade then you will love these handmade Christmas wreaths.  Made by the talented Paula, from Paula Beades Bespoke, each wreath is lovingly decorated with individual pieces ranging from buttons, lace, trimmings and beads.  If you are interested in Paula’s wreaths, email her directly for prices and commissions: paulabeades@yahoo.co.uk

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Introducing Paula Beades Bespoke

On July 11th, 2014 by .

I am thrilled to share with you these beautiful memory blankets, handmade by my good friend Paula, from Paula Beades Bespoke. The colourful eiderdowns have been created using all of my children’s old clothes that were too precious to giveaway, each piece unlocks a story and holds a special place in my heart.

The girls have one each and are absolutely thrilled with them, hopefully they will stay with them as they grow up and be treasured (rather than trashed!) Thank you so much Paula, you are one talented lady!

Also shown below is selection of Paula other designs ranging from jean bags, fairy wings (which are gorgeous) stools, cushions, blinds, curtains and other creative pieces. If you would like to commission Paula Beades Bespoke, please email her directly at: paulabeades@yahoo.co.uk.


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How to: Create a 'Scandi' Christmas

On November 29th, 2013 by .

As we are only a stones throw away from December, Pippa Jameson Interiors are going to start the festivities by showing you how to create one of the most popular Christmas trends; ‘Scandi’ style. With a key palette of red, green and cream, Scandinavian style has been surfacing at Christmas time for the last few years and is growing year on year, so much so that you can now shop for the look at all of your local high street stores. The image below is from one of my Christmas shoots and best of all, every piece is from Asda which means you can decorate your home with an ‘on trend’ look at a price that won’t break the bank.

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Image by Jon Day & styled by yours truly

There are lots of ‘makes’ you can do that will help to creative a fun and festive scheme. One idea that works well with the Scandi look is to hang your decorations from a large twig or branch. The log in the image below is too big, but demonstrates how pretty the rich red tones can look against the natural bark and textures of wood. Once you have found a branch that’s a suitable size, attach it to the wall with a couple of hooks (I would recommend 3M hooks as they can be stuck to any wall, can take large weights and don’t leave any sticky residue, click the link to find your local worldwide stockists. Uk residents can find them in B&Q) Hook your baubles onto the branches and hang above the mantlepiece, over a dining table or above a doorway but be sure to secure it properly and out of reach of the little ones!

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Image by Jon Day & styled by yours truly

The below image is from a shoot I did for 3M and is another great example of how to style your home without it costing a fortune. If you don’t have a fire or mantlepiece at home then you can still hang your traditional wreaths and stockings. They look just as good on the wall as they do above a fireplace, you can even add your own little touches with pretty accessories such as wooden hearts and ribbons, like we have done in the image below. If you’re feeling really creative, you can make your own wooden shapes including hearts and stars; they make great gift tags too (a little post to follow about this soon).

The small trees on the side table are actually fake (SSsshhh) which means you haven’t got to worry about the care and maintenance, and you can bring them out year after year, try shopping at Dobbies for ones below . Nearly all of the decorations are from Tesco, which just goes to show that you really can have an affordable AND stylish Christmas. The other small pieces such as the cushions and side table are from House of Fraser, click here for something similar.

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Image by Jemma Watts & styled by yours truly