Homes and Antiques – December 2016

Homes and Antiques - December 2016All you need for Christmas inspiration this year can be found in the December issue of Homes & Antiques:

GIFT GUIDE Finding one-off presents each year can seem a trial, yet with this gift guide that spans objects from all different periods, there’s plenty to inspire truly original gift-giving

STRESS-FREE ENTERTAINING It can be done! Follow this expert guide with tips and hints to create a home that’s aglow with Yuletide spirit and personal touches, all with the minimum of fuss

FESTIVE SPIRITS When you’re not sure how to show off favourite old decorations it can be helpful to see how someone else does it. Take a look inside four homes, all strikingly different but brilliantly decorated for the Christmas season

SECRET SHOPS If you’re on the hunt for a gift with a difference but aren’t sure where to find it, look no further than Homes & Antiques’ guide to 50 special boutiques in which to track down unusual and unique presents and homeware

PLATING UP CHRISTMAS Since the late 1800s, porcelain manufacturers have been producing limited edition festive porcelain. Before you dust of your favourite china, take time to read about its illustrious origins

THE COLOUR RED Rich, royal, lustful and merry, the colour red has tinged human history from cave paintings to the lips of Hollywood film stars. Discover more about the potent shade in a showcase of its most famous moments

THE KNOWLEDGE Antiques Roadshow jewellery expert John Benjamin shares the glistening charm of Georgian diamond jewellery and how you too can find a favourite piece

PLUS Listings of the best antiques and vintage fairs this month, auction news, the best places to visit this Christmas….and lots more….

The December issue of Homes & Antiques is on sale now