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Country Fair Animals by John Hanna

       Another lovely write up on the Country Fair Animal designs, this time by Delicious Industries - we've even managed to find some they hadn't seen before...

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Spirit of Christmas Fair

  Designer Dawn Cole popped in to do the draw for the Spirit of Christmas complimentary tickets - you'll hear from me today if you have won some.  If not, and you'd like to visit the Fair you can enjoy a very special offer of 15% off the ticket price, including a copy of The Fair Book, available on arrival. You can book online at www.spiritofchristmasfair.co.uk or call 0871 230 1089* and quote SD8L to receive this offer. The Fair is open daily at Olympia from Tuesday 30th October to Sunday 4th November from 10 to 6pm, with a late...

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Jenny Duff in The Wall Street Journal

  The customary practice of nicking part of the table décor at fancy functions as a memento led one designer to take the idea one step further. Hostesses can send British designer Jenny Duff (www.jennyduff.co.uk) pictures and she will make a pack of coasters or place mats specifically for that dinner (£65 for six, plus postage), helping to steer conversation or mark an occasion. Music impresario and frequent party host Andrew Lloyd Webber is said to have had his Pre-Raphaelite art collection photographed and turned into place mats. To read the full article please visit the Wall Street Journal

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Country Fair Animals by John Hanna

      The Country Fair Animal mats are already causing a bit of a stir - orders are coming in and they have been blogged about "They make for a lovely collection." To read the full post see Asbury&Asbury John Hanna was part of the Country Fair team from it's early days and was integral in creating the cover images for the magazine.  You can see a photo of him in the National Portrait Gallery archive, where he appears to be illustrating a Country Fair cover.

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Gillian Blease table mats at Bedruthan Steps Hotel and Spa

    The email read: Hi I've just stayed at the Bedruthan Steps Hotel and loved the table mats  by Gillian Blease.  Is there any way I can get these mats? Thanks, Tim The reply is "yes". The mats were a commission from the Bedruthan Steps Hotel to adorn the tables of The Herring restaurant, which is within the hotel and has outstanding views.  They are available exclusively from Jenny Duff, please email or telephone to order. To find out more about this wonderful hotel visit Bedruthan

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