Glad Tidings: Homeware with Feelings


Somehow the festive season and a marked ending of a year brings out sentiment and poetry in all of us. During this time, I’m partial to accessories adorned with whimsical words and phrases that enhance the excitement of the season, warm the cockles and spread good cheer.

Christmas entertaining to me is about building the layers of loveliness – why stop at a delicious cocktail when it can be transformed into a spectacular cocktail once decanted into glittering glasses adorned with merry gilded words. Or make shop bought canapes look even more delicious when they are plucked from side plates to reveal good tidings. Read on for serving platters that make you feel feelings and trivets that inspire in our festive round-up of poetic homeware. (Above image of Canape Plates £4.40 West Elm.)

Easy Tiger

Cocktail Glass $12 Easy Tiger

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Party Night Cocktail Gift Set £30 Next Home

Gilded Words Sideplates £8 West Elm

Eat Pie Plate With Flowers $48 A Heirloom

Letter Loft

It’s Christmas Wire Topper, £20 The Letter Loft

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Mine mug $12 Easy Tiger



Christmas Print Teatowel £2.99 H&M Home


Rise and Shine Trivets £20 each Anthropologie


Ceramic Letter Dishes £14.95 each The Letter Room


Wishing Well Bowls £26.77 Karo Art


Alder Branch Decal $40 Shanna Murray


A Little Wobble etched jelly mould £24.95 Rockett St George

Rastall and Daughters

Noel Wallhanging £26.95 Rastall and Daughters

Author: Rohini Wahi

Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.

She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at

2 Comments on Glad Tidings: Homeware with Feelings

  1. Svi
    Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 13:37 at 1:37 pm (4 years ago)

    awesome finds! Thank you for the great ideas for home loveliness 💛

  2. Richard
    Sunday, December 4th, 2016 09:42 at 9:42 am (4 years ago)

    Hi Rohini
    I absolutely love this Post

    This are cool products to lighten up the season. The Rise and Shine Trivet especially got me, and i think am definitely getting that

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