We asked interiors expert Lisa Mehydene, founder of edit58 what she has on her Christmas wish list…
I love receiving interiors items for Christmas, as it’s always so nice to wander past things in your home throughout the year and be reminded of the special person/people that gifted them to you. Interiors items also have longevity, staying with you for years to come – so they really are the perfect present. Here are the items I would love to find under the tree on Christmas morning (I hope Father Christmas/my loved ones are reading).
Rebecca Edelman’s Pedestal Bow vase, £255 from The Shop Floor Project
My love of a bow runs deep, and even led me to create two bow based collections for edit58 (a ceramic line with Kana London and a cushion collection with Alex Gore Browne). So, of course, I simply adore this beautiful Pedestal Bow vase by Rebecca Edelmann; its simplicity, white textured lustre glaze, double handles. Swoon….
Guirlandes et Festons Dinner Book by Antoinette Poisson, £39 at The Hambledon
I love to entertain and I’m mildy obsessed by all things Antoinette Poisson, so this large notebook, inspired by the French reception books of yesteryear, would make the perfect gift – allowing me to record dinner party guests, the decoration of the table and the details of the menu. Such a lovely momento of times shared with family/friends and a lovely thing to look back on/pass on to my children.
Clemence scalloped candlestick holders, £7 and a bundle of 20 mini candles, £8 at Rowan and Wren
Candles are a must for any Christmas table and beyond, and these candleholders are simply the sweetest. They will add a lovely rustic, vintage vibe. Such a great little gift along with a bundle of mini candles to use with them.
Interiors books are a constant source of inspiration for me and not a weekend goes by that I’m not curled up on the sofa with an interiors tome and a cuppa.I must fess up that I already own this particular title, but it’s so good I wanted to share. A must add to your Xmas wish list….
Wide striped tablecloth in antique rose, £175 at Pentreath & Hall
I’ve been dressing my table with gingham for a while now, so it’s time I switched things up and had a different tablecloth option. This striped number would be the perfect addition. Love the antique rose and cream palette and the wide stripe.
Liberty patchwork quilt, £280 by Projktityyny
I’m so thrilled to be a part of the current Floribunda collection in Liberty – a secret selection of homewares created by 12 makers using archive Liberty prints. I absolutely adore every single item in the collection, but top of my list is a Liberty patchwork quilt by Projektityyny. Such a heirloom piece.
I really love these Hungarian bottle lamps. There’s something so lovely about the recycled nature of the wire that the glass is wrapped in. Whilst I love the African print shade that accompanies it, I think I would add my Matilda Goad scallop shade to it instead, and use the patterned shade elsewhere in my home.
Sabre Bamboo Cutlery set, £70 at Alice Naylor-Leyland
I constantly miss out on vintage bamboo cutlery that I find (I’m always outbid!), so I think the time has come to ask for a brand spanking new set. The perfect addition to a tablescape, whatever the season, and I’ll build the collection up over time.
Rustic tray, £19.99 at Zara Home
I love this little rustic tray from Zara Home, it doesn’t look like its from Zara and it would add a lovely bit of texture to my kitchen. Maybe I’m showing my age, but I much prefer their homewares to their fashion nowadays.
edit58 x Lisa Hardy handpainted enamel jugs, £85 at edit58
Obviously, I couldn’t compile a Christmas wish list without including something special from edit58! Our edit58 x Lisa Hardy handpainted enamel jugs are the perfect gift and have a myriad of uses; a vase, a water jug, a decorative item…….the choice is yours. But I love that each is completely unique and a functional ‘artwork’ for your home.