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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

With the countdown well and truly on for the jolliest day of the year, our hotels here at Firmdale are twinkling with lights and filled to the brim with Christmas cheer.

Nothing says Christmas like a tree. In each of our hotels, a tree welcomes you at the entrance, individually decorated by our Firmdale elves. To really add a statement to the bottom of our trees, we have sat them snugly in large wicker baskets. No one loves a plastic pot after all.

Nostalgia hits its highest at Ham Yard Hotel, where our wonderful Pastry Chef has created a magical Firmdale village, complete with ginger bread inhabitants, candy cane lamp posts and a fully working train set circling it.

A fireplace is the most wonderful place to decorate with its strong stone structure. We have strung wonderful swathes of leaves and berries across ours, which can be easily done with anything you forage from your garden or when walking the dog.

At Covent Garden Hotel, the stone staircase swirls up to the first floor from behind the reception desk. We have entwined greenery down the banister to really give the ‘wow’ factor as you check in, or pop in for a well-deserved winter beverage.

Make sure Santa arrives in style by knocking his noggin on our array of Festive Stockings that are now available through Shop Kit Kemp. Each are made with a combination of my fabrics and are the perfect gift.

For tips on how to dress your table this Christmas, read my post on How To Dress Your Table, where we share our top tips.

From all of us here at Firmdale, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and hope you have loved this year’s Design Thread as much as we have.

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