Shopper's Diary: Toast UK's Christmas Collection
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Our friends at Toast, the British housewares and fashion line, are launching their Christmas collection today. While it may seem a bit early to celebrate, there is no Thanksgiving in the UK, so the run-up to Christmas starts earlier here. And at any rate, it's a good time of year to enjoy warm fires and the comforts of home. Above: A hearth is accompanied by an assortment of candles for an added glow and decked with cowbell garlands and decorations for good cheer: assorted English Beeswax Candles ; £9.50 to £16.50, Miniature Cowbell Garland ; £22, set of six Cowbell Decorations ; £25. In front of the fire is a S heepskin Rug ; £99. Above: Crackers, paper-wrapped tubes containing small gifts, are an age old British holiday tradition and bring a festive air to the holiday table; Crackers , set of 6 for £35. Toast tableware includes a L arge Dinner Plate ; £34, Soup Bowl ; £27.50, Bistro Cutlery ; four-piece set for £37.50, and Chai Glass ; set of six for £29.00. Above: A variety of crackled glass decorations in different shapes ( B all , Faceted Lozenge , and P lain Lozenge ) nestle together; £6.95 to £7.95. Above: Hung on a wall are Plain and Colored Baubles , available in a set of eight or set of twelve miniatures for £16.95.