• The Country Decorator’s shopping shortlist – Christmas crackers!

    by  • 19/12/2015 • Country style • 0 Comments

    Ready_Cow&cowSeason’s greetings festive shoppers! The advent calendar is running out of windows and it’s our final shortlist of 2015…

    To end on a high and ensure that your Christmas is an absolute CRACKER, we’ve rounded-up our favourite edit of country-inspired Christmas crackers to nestle among the brussel sprouts and add that all-important finishing touch to festive place settings.

    Introduce calm among feasting chaos with understated accents of Nordic charm. These pretty luxury midwinter forest crackers, £40 for six, from Cox & Cox (above), detail a magical snow-filled landscape dancing with wildlife – just the thing to enchant diners and spread enjoyment around the table. Each beautifully made cracker contains a hat and joke as well as a lovely wooden gift.

    Ready_marksandspencerServe-up a touch of table-top country glam with bang-on-trend metallic details. These stylish illustrated mini luxury crackers, £15 for six, from Marks & Spencer, are elegantly decorated with red deer and rabbits – the perfect shiny flavour for celebratory candlelit dining. As well as the traditional gift, hat and festive fortune, each cracker comes with a handy place card.

    Ready_Thornback & PeelHave a holly jolly Christmas with this smile-inducing Robin & Holly cracker box set, £55, from Thornback & Peel. Lovingly handmade in Dorset, each cracker contains a hat, snap, joke and hand-printed Thornback & Peel handkerchief. Designs include turkey, partridge, robin, sprout stick, stag and pear – contagious seasonal cheer with a quirky twist.

    Here’s hoping that festivities go off with a bang! Wishing all of our lovely followers the merriest of Christmases and the happiest of New Years. See you all in January to create a shopping list brimming with gorgeous modern country buys for a blossoming 2016…

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