Janice Issitt                    Life and Style

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9 Dec 2017

Be Home Free - Christmas Winners

In my countdown to Christmas, I thought some reading and shopping recommendations would be handy as I do like to share the love, particularly with small businesses and individuals.  You may remember that I was gifting a beautiful Christmas tree to one lucky winner of the 'Be Home Free' competition and the winner is announced at the bottom of this post, along with links to the other entrants. 

My tree from Lekto (those clever eco log providers) is just so lush, you can get one in the size of your choice over at ; https://lektowoodfuels.co.uk/products/lekto-premium-nordmann-fir-christmas-tree
so if you don't have time, or a car, to go and collect your own, then order one of these to be delivered to your door in lovely clean packaging and save making a mess of your own vehicle. The tree is really fresh and thick, so lustrous that it doesn't need many baubles.

The competition to win a tree saw some really pretty seasonal images as the decorations start to build up in our homes. Fires are being lit, wreaths being woven and fairy lights switched on. 

@bbutterscotch @and.mead @ceramicmagpie

@lewesmap @incredibusy @thegelfis @geoffreyandgrace

Also, in case you may have missed it, Reclaim magazine is celebrating it's second birthday. Last year I joined with Tamsyn Morgans and Alice Roberton in making a series of features for this magazine that we are very proud of. We have had some adventures, I can tell you.  We froze our toes off in Wales, boiled on the hottest day of the year in a greenhouse, spent late nights making decorations and drove a lot of miles across the UK with cars full of props. Our favourite magazine is running a competition to win a subscription, to enter post a photo on instagram with the tag #reclaim_birthday and show your image that says 'party'.  If you can feature the magazine in the photo then all the better.  The six chosen photos will also have their entry printed in the magazine! 

We made some fab things for the latest issue, Alice showed us how to make your old tin cans into lanterns, Tamsyn made baubles from old book pages, and I added a twist to my dreamcatchers, with small lace snowflakes to hang in a window. 

Here's my recommended reading and shopping blogs and sites ....

Incredibusy ; http://incredibusy.com

Geoffrey And Grace ; http://geoffreyandgrace.com

And so, onto the winner of the Christmas tree ..... drumroll please ... a beautiful fir tree is winging it's way to Melanie and Bailey, also known as Geoffrey & Grace, and if you have a look at Mel's instagram feed you can see how to get a personalised jar of marmite!

Love and peace to all, Janice. 

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