Homes & Antiques' December issue is out now!

The December issue of Homes & Antiques is out today!

Create yourself a Christmas that's steeped in heritage with Homes & Antiques' December issue. 

In the issue, we turn our attention to artistry, materials and decorations inspired by nature with tips for creating an Arts and Crafts-style festive haven. For some truly inspiring Christmas colour - set amid quirky collections and design classics - don't miss a peek inside interior designer Rachel Bates' characterful home on page 72.

Also inside, why not get ahead with your pressie shopping this year? Our annual Christmas gift guide is awash with a host of beautiful ideas for presents - antique, vintage and new - then enjoy a wander through our pick of the best-kept secret shops to help you track down unique presents for your loved ones.

As usual, H&A is packed with specialist antiques advice. Our columnist, Salvage Hunter Drew Pritchard, is back with more sage suggestions, this time on searching for out-of-the-ordinary antique gifts, while jewellery expert John Benjamin explores twinkling Georgian diamond jewellery in our new interview series. 

As always, you'll also get a list of the best antiques and vintage fairs to visit in December, details of exciting artistic and cultural events guaranteed to make it a fulfilling festive season, alongside an extra-special H&A calendar for the year ahead.  

The December issue of Homes & Antiques is available in shops and in digital format now


The spirit of craftsmanship

With a focus on artistry, materials and decoration inspired by nature, Arts and Crafts antiques are ideal for creating the cosy winter haven you've always dreamed of. 



Christmas in colour 

Take a look around interior designer Rachel Bates's characterful home. Inspired by the stories behind her extensive antique collecion, she has filled her festive home with dazzling antique gems, offset with peacock shades and sumptuous textiles.



H&A's Christmas gift guide

Behold! Our host of beautiful ideas for presents - antique, vintage and new - are set to dazzle and delight everyone on your Christmas list. Time to start your festive shopping early...


Leading light 

Restoring glass is meticulous work. We visited the family-run workshop of David Wilkinson, glass restorer to the Queen, to discover what goes into bringing antique chandeliers back to life.



Enjoy a sumptuous and stress-free Christmas 

With friends and family gathering, why not immerse yourself in the festive spirit too? Our seven simple tips to Yuletide preparations, with plenty of personal touches, will ensure that you create a home that's aglow with seasonal delights. With the minimum of fuss, of course.  


The best secret shopping spots 

Searching for the perfect gift for someone special? We've compiled a list of the best-kept secret places to track down unusual and unique presents that are guaranteed to make your Christmas sparkle. 



Buy your copy of Homes & Antiques' December issue in shops or in digital format today! 


On Sale Date: 
2nd November 2016
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