Design news: 'tis the season for red and white

Deck your home out in this season's striking red-and-white designs, from hand-painted candles, to knitted Christmas stockings and decorations
Scandinavian red-heart wooden candle- holders (£8), Loft dinnerware (from £3), red spotted musical crackers (£12 a box of eight), tree-trunk candles (£8/£12) and toadstool candles (£10 for a set of six) are part of the look. See, or call 0870 024 0780.

Runaway Coast
Chunky hand-knitted red-and-white-striped wool Christmas stockings (£20) and hot water bottle covers (£20 including the bottle), are choice items from Runaway Coast - home of the coastal-themed product. Visit, or call 0845 054 3775.

Susie Watson candles
Susie Watson's hand-painted candles (£16.50 for six)
Susie Watson designs
Susie Watson’s hand-painted red-and-white candles are a must-have for this season (£16.50 for six) along with austerity-chic frayed red-and-white ribbon (£2.50 a roll) and crackle-glazed painted glass baubles (from £12 for four). See, or call 020 7727 0020.

John Lewis
Knitted heart decorations (£2.50), reindeer design mugs (£4), baubles (£12 for a pack of nine) and even cupcake cases (£1.20 a pack) are a few of the Nordic-themed homeware items with vintage appeal at John Lewis. See, or call 0845 604 9049.

Red candelabra
Red candelabra from Next, £20
Mains-powered red candelabra with moose and fir trees is inexpensive festive fun (£20). Red-and-white leaf design tableware is £28 for 12 pieces. Visit, or call 0844 844 8000.

Vintage-style NOEL letters (£6), reels of red-and-white snowflake ribbon (£2), red electroplate china (from £5; £8 for a cup and saucer), and red-and-white reindeer tea towels (£10 for three) are just a few good things. Go to, or call 0845 196 0000.

Red-berry garlands
Red-berry garlands from Lakeland (£14.99)
Everlasting red-berry garlands (£14.99), silver and red LED votives with reindeer and snowflakes (£12.99 for four), and red-and-white oval pails trimmed with hearts and raffia (£14.99 for three) are practical and pretty. See, or call 01539 488100.

Desirable vintage and novelty items include these boxes of six large red-and-white crackers, (£17.95). Pedlars, 128 Talbot Road, Notting Hill, W11 (; 01330 850400).

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