Christmas Crockery – Sophie Conran for Portmeirion

I have been on the hunt for Christmas crockery.  Something a little more special just to have out during the Christmas season.  After much deliberation I have decided to purchase a set of Sophie Conran’s Christmas side plates designed for Portmeirion which I shall be serving mince pies, cookies and many other festive treats on.  Each plate has a different pattern which is very charming.  I purchased the set of 4 but you can purchase them separately from John Lewis.

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Super Saving Alert

The whole collection appears to be in high demand with a lot of websites out of stock of some pieces but I was able to purchase my set of 4 side plates from Not only do they have stock, 20% discount off the whole range (which seems to be web wide) but they are also offering a FURTHER 15% DISCOUNT with code WIN15 (offer expires on Tuesday 18th November, 2014).  So that is a huge 35% off the collection.  Oh, plus free delivery with purchases over £50.

Portmeirion currently have a special price for a set of 4 dinner plates, side plates and mugs for £99.99 (please note this offer may be on for a limited time, therefore price may revert back to RRP £146).

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Sophie Conran for Portmeirion Christmas Pattern 12 Piece Set

The Sophie Conran for Portmeirion Christmas Pattern collection is available at

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The new Christmas decorations of 2014

As previously mentioned, my family and I were lucky enough to go to California in October.  The shops were beautifully festooned with fall/autumnal decor in the run up to Thanksgiving.  Christmas decorations were being rolled in and I was fortunate enough to be able to purchase  some magical looking pieces.  The first of which were a couple of Potterybarn’s Silver Mercury Glass Christmas Trees.  I bought them in sizes mini and small.  I would have loved to have purchased it in large but I was rather nervous about the fragility of them.  I treated them like little newborn babies in my well padded (newly purchased) Whole Foods freezer bag!  There is a little cut out at the base so that you can insert fairy lights or a flameless battery operated tea/candle light.  I cannot wait to have them in situ (maybe on the sideboard and then the dining table on Christmas day) and will take a picture of them when they are in place but for now, do look them up on the Potterybarn website.  They will deliver to the UK.

Silver Mercury Glass Trees - Potterybarn c. £10.69 - £50.86 (depending on change rate)
Silver Mercury Glass Trees – Potterybarn c. £10.69 – £50.86 (depending on exchange rate)

There are a few mercury glass/silver Christmas trees out there (I am sure there will be more as the season progresses) but my favourite so far are the ones from Potterybarn.  Here are a few other options for sale this season.

Silver Tabletop Tree Decoration - Marks & Spencer £15
Silver Tabletop Tree Decoration – Marks & Spencer £15
Set of Three Mirrored Glass Trees - The Contemporary Home £36
Set of Three Mirrored Glass Trees – The Contemporary Home £36