Homes & Antiques January 2021

Homes & Antiques is the magazine for people who love great design and beautiful objects from every era, providing a unique mix of the very best of the old with the very best of the new. That's why, as well as being the official magazine of the BBC's Antiques Roadshow, every issue delivers an inspirational blend of heritage and lifestyle.

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editor’s letter

Comfort and joy, it says on our cover, and that’s what we hope this issue will bring. If ever there were a time to settle down with a joyful and comforting copy of H&A, this is surely it! Our January issue is always an oddity: it heralds the start of a new year and yet lands on the newsstand long before the old one is out. We’re embracing this quirk of publishing by offering you a second helping of Christmas, alongside features that look ahead to 2021. Turn to Selina Lake’s uplifting seasonal styling (p35), where you will find inspiration for beautiful table settings and gift wrapping ideas. If you’re looking for an alternative to the traditional Christmas turkey or something novel for New Year’s Eve, our Dickens-themed feast on p119 is…

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this month’s contributors

Sussie Bell photographed ‘Winter Spice’ Sussie has worked as a photographer for many years and loves combining her passions for antiques shopping, flowers and photography when she works on shoots for H&A . ‘My favourite walk on New Year’s Day is Avebury stone circle in Wiltshire. It’s steeped in history, mystery and magic and exploring the earthworks around the ancient village feels like an uplifting and spiritual way to start the new year.‘ Huntley Hedworth photographed ‘Considered Simplicity’ Huntley studied Ceramics and Fine Art at Farnham School of Art, returning professionally to his other love, photography, when he hit 30. ‘One of my favourite walks starts near Easton in Gordano, Somerset, and includes part of the Gordano Round. It has classic, uneventful countryside, deep wooded valleys, quiet lanes and distant estuary views.’ Jenny Oldaker wrote ‘Material…

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All aboard I write from Australia with a query relating to the Sander & Co business card [above]. It is my favourite antique and came into my possession via a distant relative by marriage who migrated from England to Australia in the 1850s. A duplicate card, on which my relative has written his signature several times, suggests he made the acquaintance of Henry Sander on board ship to Port Phillip (Melbourne). I wonder if this little piece of personal history might be of interest to Henry Sander’s descendants but I cannot trace them. Perhaps someone might know of the company, if it survives in any form today. Debra Askew, Australia Happy memories I was given your April issue by my great friend Sarah and was so interested in an article about the White Star…

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if antiques could talk...

Bowled over I enjoy Homes and Antiques as a long-time subscriber, and would like to share my Wedgwood bowl story. This bowl has been a favourite of mine since 1959, when I saw it in Mrs Kemis’ China Shoppe in Waterton Village, Waterton Glacier International Peace Park, AB Canada. It was marked down to $20 (Canadian) because the terracotta colour had been discontinued. Being only in junior high, my mom thought me too young for the bowl. She bought it as a thank you gift for my aunt Toots, who’d lent us her cottage in Waterton. The bowl came up many times over the years as a sorely missed opportunity. Imagine my surprise when Aunt Toots gave me the bowl as a wedding present in 1976. Forty-four years later, it’s still…

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enjoy 20% off at pampas & bloom

A seasonal floral arrangement in an antique vase is the perfect finishing touch to any room, which is why we’re thrilled to be teaming up with floral studio Pampas & Bloom. The company is offering H&A readers 20 per cent off its fabulous collection of dried flowers and grasses. Founded by Amelia Harker and her sister Louisa, Pampas & Bloom focuses on creating stylish dried flower arrangements that bring colour and texture to a space, as well as being naturally long-lasting. For an understated addition to a mantelpiece or window sill, why not opt for a Mini Bunch Gift Set (£18) of dried foliage to display in a glass milk bottle or bud vase? You could always ramp up the drama with a plume of Black Pampas (£48) or keep things traditional…

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the month january

1 the ANTIQUE TABLE LUSTRES Lustres were predominantly made of glass, sometimes with ormolu mounts, and decorated with long, faceted glass drops to catch the candlelight. They were fashionable in the late 18th and early 19th centuries and top names include Blades & Co and F&C Osler. ‘These Regency pieces tend to be more refined, with sharper cutting and a classier look. They often had sconces for candles too,’ says Alex Froggatt of Sworders. Lustres from this time can fetch several hundred pounds at auction, while those attributed to Blades or Osler can make thousands. ‘At the most accessible end of the market are mould-blown Victorian pieces, which can be identified through a hollow foot, with every surface created within the mould,’ says Alex. These lustres, often in opaque turquoise, green or…