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Period Living December 2019

Period Living is Britain's best-selling period homes magazine, offering inspiration, ideas and advice on all aspects of owning an older property. Discover beautiful real homes and gardens to inspire you, insight into the latest decorating trends and interior products that work with a traditional property, guidance from experts on maintaining and improving your home, and lifestyle features with a nostalgic focus. If you appreciate the timeless elegance and original character of old homes updated for modern life, Period Living is the magazine for you.

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editor’s letter

This Christmas, take a moment to reflect on celebrations past as we reach the end of another decade. I believe that the festive season should be a nostalgic time, where we keep alive cherished memories and traditions to pass down to the next generation. For this issue, we have turned back the clocks to discover how Britain was celebrating the season in the Roaring Twenties (page 87). Following World War I, people aspired to a family-focused, peaceful occasion, and I find it remarkable how little has truly changed over the last century. We still embrace the same traditions, from visiting Santa’s grotto to tucking into Christmas pudding. Of course, things often feel more commercial these days, but the spirit of the season has carried on. Elsewhere, Karen Darlow has delved…

5 min.

Winter splendour Whether or not you wake up to a covering of snow on Christmas morning, Susie Watson Designs has a wide array of tableware and homeware to create a resplendent setting for seasonal celebrations. On table: Christmas tablecloth, £98, Christmas Bird candlesticks, £45, with red and white candles, £3.95 each; Christmas Pudding teatowel, £9.95; tableware, from £21; Vintage champagne glasses, £14.50 each; wooden tray, from £24; Shetland wool throw, £89; cushions, from £48; glass baubles, from £4; and Christmas sack (can be personalised), £48. TALENT SPOT ‘I wanted to create something magical that was reminiscent of unearthing hidden treasure,’ says Rowan MacGregor of her beautifully handcrafted copper wreaths. A graduate of archaeology, she has a fascination with historic artefacts; in fact, it was discovering images of laurel crowns in Roman burial sites…

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christmas at the cottage