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Letters
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Secret Love
Forget the anonymous valentine – how much more romantic is a message in a ring or a necklace, conveyed in the arrangement of gems it contains? Acrostic jewellery is so called because the first letter of each gem it features spells out a secret word.
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Kitchen Notes
If the weather outside is grey and dreary, kitchen linen in mood-lifting hues will remind us of warmer days that lie ahead. And this Scallop Stripe tea towel (£30) and Little Cress oven glove (£33) from Tori Murphy in fetching shades of claret are ju
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Enjoy 20% Off A Tetbury Bed From The Cornish Bed Company
A beautifully crafted bed really is the finishing touch to a stylish bedroom scheme, and we’re over the moon to be teaming up with The Cornish Bed Company this month to offer H&A readers 20 per cent off its cast-iron Tetbury bedstead. Traditional yet
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Spell It Out
Five popular words featured in acrostic jewels and the gems they feature: Regard: ruby, emerald, garnet, amethyst, ruby, diamond Love: lapis lazuli, opal, vermeil (garnet), emerald Adore: amethyst, diamond, opal, ruby, emerald Dearest: diamond,
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Nothing Batter
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The Month February
Centuries ago, seashells were a popular material for making everything, from long, sautoir necklaces and cameo brooches to fancy boxes and ornaments. One of the most spectacular examples of ‘shell work’ can be seen at the National Trust property A la
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We Are The CHAMPIONS
Museum funding models have been shattered by closures in the past year. ‘Revenue from ticket sales, cafes, shops, events, partnerships and sponsorship have all been hit incredibly hard, while overheads to keep buildings and collections safe remain hi
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Winter WARMERS
This hearty soup is a meal in itself, a comforting midwinter dish and a great way of using vegetables from the garden. The lemon juice cuts through the oil and gives it a zing. SERVES 4–6 PREPARATION: 15 minutes COOKING: 40–50 minutes 1kg/2¼lb mi
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1,000 Fox Talbot Watercolours Now On View
A wonderful collection of watercolours and preparatory sketches, drawn and painted by the Fox Talbot family of Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire, has been digitised and made available online for the first time. Henry Fox Talbot (1800–1877) was the inventor o
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Previous Winners
‘Winning was an incredible honour and recognised the transformative nature of the expansion of Tate St Ives. The deep relationship between art, place and community directly informed that project, and the recognition and prize enabled us to further em
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From The Heart
At the AW20 Alexander McQueen fashion show, elegant models strutted down the catwalk clad in silver love spoon-style fretwork dresses and leather jackets adorned with love spoon-inspired lace heart embellishments. Readings of Dylan Thomas poetry prov
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Letter Penned By Nelson Discovered In A Basement
A letter, handwritten by Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758–1805) to his friend, Post-Captain Charles Boyles, has come up for auction at Dawsons in its Fine Art, Antiques & Jewellery sale in December 2020. Remarkably, the missive had been languishing
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The Passage Of TIME
The views from Nicky de Bouille’s home in Saumur haven’t changed in around 200 years. The front of the house looks out across the Loire river, which runs through this historic town – famed for its eponymous red and sparkling wines – while the back ov
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Find Out More
• Treen experts Edward and Eva Pinto amassed a huge collection over the years. You can see some highlights in the 1960 film Spooning: youtube.com/ watch?v=7ZitjouQwq8 • Read Traditional Spooncarving in Wales by Gwyndaf Breese, published by Gwasg Carr
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Style . Now.
Take a brilliant design duo and add one enterprising antiques business. Cue the furniture collection Turner Pocock x Lorfords, which combines comfort, craftsmanship and contemporary style. The sofas, armchairs, ottomans and Fireside chair will no dou
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Nicky’s Little Black Book of FAVOURITE PLACES
• ‘I only own things I love and I love things that have a story attached to them, which is why I love history, which in turn is why I love antiques. Living in France, with its rich history, I find there is always something new to pique my interest...
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48 HOURS IN… North Norfolk
North Norfolk is magical at this time of year. Each winter, more than a third of the world’s pink-footed geese can be witnessed forming squawking ‘V’ formations in the endless skies. While at Blakeney Point, home to the largest seal colony in England
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Sweet Notes
Natalia Willmott uses her collection of vintage and antique ribbons to revive the lost art of letter writing. She makes billet doux cushions with pockets in which to keep love letters, poems, jewellery or drawings. They’d make wonderful gifts any tim
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A Life Curated
Halfway through a tour of his Brighton apartment, Simon Martin’s gaze alights on the watercolour above the chimneypiece. It is a 1940s conversation piece by the British artist JS Goodall. Simon found the painting at a local market and, intrigued by t
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Fairs & Auctions
Check ahead Please contact event organisers to check for postponements & last-minute cancellations The organisers behind Shrewsbury Flea are launching two new antiques and home shows this year, both of which will coincide with the Malvern Flea, so bu
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Dining Services
An appetite for tableware at auction has been fuelled in recent years by the trend for ‘tablescaping’ and entertaining at home. Services with unusual, colourful and eye-catching patterns tend to sell well. In Christie’s January 2020 Dressing the Tabl
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Simon’s Little Black Book of FAVOURITE PLACES
‘This shop in Chippenham run by Lisa Lloyd and Marc Allum is a particular favourite of mine for quirky pieces and stylish furniture.’ ‘This year, I have bought several modern prints and ex libris online from this gallery, which specialises in modern
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Charlotte Conboy
‘My parents were interested in antiques, my uncle was an antiques dealer and my grandparents ran a 17th-century inn in Eyam, Derbyshire, so when I developed an interest in drawing and painting my family was very supportive. After an Art Foundation co
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Isolation Creation
Using only text messaging, email, Zoom calls and post, ceramicist Virginia Graham and paper artist Jennifer Collier have created a magnificent limited-edition mug range featuring old ephemera. It is part of the Risk Makers Project, so expect to see f
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Colourful & CREATIVE
When Annie Sloan moved from a country village to east Oxford 20 years ago, she was ready to embrace city living, and yearned for somewhere that echoed her passion for cultural fusion. ‘It’s a funky, cosmopolitan part of town, with all sorts of intere
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Decorative Fair Goes To Auction
This time of year usually sees the winter edition of the Battersea Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair, the fabulous frenzy of buying and selling between dealers, designers and decorators from the UK and beyond in London’s Battersea Park. As planne
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By Alice
What is your background? As a child, I’d collect bits at car boot sales – I’ve always been an avid antiques lover. Later, I was an events manager and designer and then I went into assisting interior designers: I managed Carolina Irving and Penny Mor
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A Fine Romance
Despite being filled with wonderful antiques and works of art, Old Meadow House defies any notion of a conventional Cotswolds home. Not only is it barely eight years old – designed by its owner, Nikki Williams-Ellis – but it’s also unusual for having
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