The Tree Pipsie first arrived one winters night in the late 70s, when my father bought a box of random items at auction, and in the bottom of the box, there sat a rather dusty, and dirty and motheaten pixie. His outfit shabby and faded, his head a little loose, his wire body a little twisted, but my young heart only saw his magic and beauty. He took pride of place by the tree that year and for every one of the 46 Christmases since in my parents home....
In our home, one day that signifies the start of the Christmas festivities is not putting up the decorations, but the weekly watching of a children’s television series. In 1984 the BBC broadcast an adaptation of John Masefields Box Of Delights starting on 21st of November and culminating on Christmas Eve.
This Christmas we are joining up with local Lancashire jewellery creator Kat, from Leopard Print Bee with some stunning festive offerings.
Each one has been designed in collaboration with 70s House Manchester & Kat with meaningful inspiration from the home and mind of Estelle.
So, the big secret is out….
Ya girl has only gone and written a book, and no one is more shocked than I am, well, it’s a lot of words, you know….
The book is published by Kyle/Octopus and release date is set for 30th March 2023
How to order? Simply click on the link and it will take you directly to stockists who will be selling my first book.
It is absolutely no secret that I love Christmas, everything from the brightly coloured tree lights to the scent of old tinsel when you take it out of the box, smelling of decades old joy.
One of my favourite products to work on is the festive selection each year, it gives me a chance to delve into my inner love of whimsy and kitsch and really indulge my inner child......
If you’ve stumbled upon this blog, I am assuming that you may have watched an episode of the hit BBC afternoon antiques show, hosted by Nigel Havers, entitled The Bidding Room (week days 4.30pm, BBC1).