These informal, inexpensive lanterns are ideal for a garden wedding, as the jars protect the flame from breezes. Wrap a piece of flexible greenery around the jar just below the lip, and twist a piece of floral wire around the ends to secure. The jars here are decorated with ivy, willow, and myrtle.
Perfect for Christmas and the New Year: Christmas cocktails are more popular than ever, and there's been an explosion of glamorous glassware to serve them in. Biba has gold-tipped Baroque wine glasses, £14 each, a gold cocktail shaker, £25, and a gold ice bucket and tong set, £45, all from House of Fraser. Get more Christmas ideas from housebeautiful.co.uk
A combination of oil and acrylic paints were used with square-tipped brushes and thick palette knives to depict the flora and fauna of the area. The Matthew Williamson Maracas Montage print as painted in the studio.