Friday, 20 November 2009

Christmas Decorations..................

Decorating your home for Christmas is one of the most exciting times of the year. Turning your often chaotic home into a wonderland of calm and a kaleidoscope of colours is what Christmas is all about.

So a few tips to brighten up the house with love from me x

Perfect windows:
window areas are a perfect place to bring outside in. Add a twinkle of glamour by hanging a few choice decorations on some ribbon and hanging three or four from each window. Depending on your choice of deco these can be the same colours/different shapes/textures etc this is particularly nice if you have some really stunning decorations that will get lost on the tree.

Hanging tea light holders, the heart metal ones are perfect for this as the have cut out heart details that reflect around the room, really cozy glamour!

A long garland is perfect for its adaptability, each year you can change its use so it always look fresh. drape over the fire surround one year, then use as a table decoration, maybe weave around a foliage wreath to make a unique gift or train around the banister adding a few hanging decorations for a warm welcome in a hallway........

Potted Plants/Christmas flowers or simply vases of baubles
Why does Christmas have to be about traditional foliage? If you love roses, use them! If hydrangeas are your thing then decorate the house in them. Add small pots in the bathroom, living room, guest room, dining table... To add a touch of Christmas spirit you could always pop a decoration or mix with sprigs of holly or mistletoe. Similarly if you don't like flowers or foliage for any reason then vases of your favourite coloured baubles or scented candles will work just as effectively!

Christmas Cards Clutter
Christmas cards can be kept really tidy with a heart shaped memo/notice board. these metal holders are perfect for displaying your cards in a subtle, yet meaningful way.

Another way is to create a clothes line design. A length of rustic string and some classic pegs are perfect for stringing the cards up and really making a display of them.

Christmas trees are increasing in prices every year and with the cost on the environment as well many people are looking for an alternative less messy option. Simply popping some stripped branches is a great option for a natural, Eco-friendly alternative. Another is our twig lights that take the stress of wrapping round lights and adding individual decorations really does create quite a magical feel.

So with Christmas sneaking up on us all it's time to get into the spirit and start planning the fun, with the house decorated and twinkling it's just the shopping, presents & drinks to come xx xx

keep in touch and let me know your ideas

love Kati x

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

come & visit

Come & Visit Us
If you haven't had a chance to pop over and visit us yet then now is the time. Over in Caernarfon they have opened up the new cafe which offers a great selection of hot and cold freshly prepared homemade foods, Christmas is in full swing with trees, decorations and gifts in abundance. Hootons is getting ready with gift boxes of fresh organic produce ready for going to parties, homes for Christmas dinner etc and of course our lovely, inspiring showroom. browse and shop for that perfect Christmas present.......

Come over and have a mooch, you wont be disappointed xxxx
Touches Home Interiors, Fron Goch Garden Centre, Pant Road. Caernarfon. LL54 5RL

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Thos? Thomas Kent Clocks

Have you seen our latest introduction the the Touches Collections - these stunning clocks make the perfect accompaniment to any country shabby chic style home. With a range of classic colours from classic cream, black noir, rose pink and duck egg blue there is a size and style for every room.

A Little Bit of History
Hand made in the UK, Thomas Kent Wall Clocks and Mantle Clocks are a stylish mix of old and new. Their range of wall clocks come in 15" and 20" diameters and their collection of mini clocks measure a cute 5" - 6" small in stature but big and perfectly formed! Railway Wall Clocks to classic French Country Clocks the collection offers something for everyone.

Each Thomas Kent Clock is fitted with Seiko Quartz Movement to ensure good timekeeping.

Classic and contemporary heritage colours are combined with clean lines to produce a stunning range of timepieces that would look equally at home in a contemporary or traditional d├ęcor.

On some clocks the Thomas Kent name appears as Thos Kent but whether you opt for Thomas Kent or Thos Kent Clocks one thing's assured - quality of workmanship and value for money!

So go on have a look, for you, your mum, best friends wedding............. they also make very elegant gifts xxxxxx

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Warm & Cozy Hot Luxury Chocolate yumm

Warm & Cozy

Get ready for the winter in style with this cheeky cozy hot chocolate mix xxxx

Below you'll find a little recipe for a delicious hot chocolate with marshmallows . Enjoy!

Ingredients: (5-6 cups)300 g bitter chocolate
1 liter whole milk
2 tablespoons cane sugar

Directions: Melt chocolate over water bath with 2 tb spoons of milk (while stirring). The rest of the milk is heated in a saucepan, while stirring to the boil. The melted chocolate and sugar whipped into the boiling milk. Serve chocolate into large chocolate cups with a marshmallow or two on the top.

Finally sunggle up in front of a cozy fire or wrap up in a snuggy throw and enjoy being indoors xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx