christmas with rebecca riles

I'm not sure if it's possible to have a favourite store in a town where you don't live, but that's how I feel about Roots & Wings. I keep up to date with what's going on via her newsletter and online shop. As well as regular email chats. Rebecca is incredibly stylish, so I thought it would be worth checking out what's happening in her shop this Christmas.

Rebecca Riles: "It’s all a bit manic this time of year preparing for Christmas and the summer holidays in store and at home (packing to move house just 4 days before Xmas!) and all the stressing out kind of takes away from the fun and spirit of it all.

So... I’ll be keeping it nice and simple and fresh this year (I’m definitely a less is more kind of girl anyway). I prefer festive decoration, not Christmas specific decorations. I’ll by tying gorgeous vintage bells on a big twiggy centerpiece and hanging papier mache and recycled cardboard stars in front of the windows. They cast beautiful shadows on the table and ground by day and at night I’ll be lighting a ton of pillar candles and placing them in all my chunky hand blown glass hurricanes. You can’t beat candlelight.

"My Christmas wish list (this year it’s all about my new home) - I’d love a rusted mirror from Mark Tuckey to lean against the wall somewhere. I love his pieces; they are so raw and easy to live with.

"I want everything in Pony Rider’s homeware collection that has now arrived in store at Roots & Wings Design, especially their Players Welcome quilt and floor cushions.

"A big bold scull like piece by local artist Ben Quilty to go on my rough sawn Tallowood wall in my little cottage. I have a thing for sculls and saw this piece and died. I want one!"

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