Thornback-and-Peel-Christmas tree table setting home

How to Create a Magical Christmas Table Setting

There is something wonderful about bringing out the same decorations for your Christmas tree every year. The joy at remembering how each one came to be part of the box. We feel the same about the way we decorate our tables for the various Christmas feasts. We love to see the familiar table linen and placemats. It is sweet how the whole family enjoys this, the children delighting in the traditions as much as the older generations. Start with the end in mind – that moment everyone you love is gathered together around the table. Why not begin some new…

Quick Christmas Canapé Recipes with Thornback & Peel

Quick Christmas Canapé Recipes

The secret to successful entertaining this Christmas is to keep things simple. Impress your guests with a selection of delicious canapés served up in style – they never need to know just how quick and easy they were to make… Smoked Salmon & Crème Fraîche Blinis What could be simpler or more delicious than a spoonful of crème fraîche topped with smoked salmon and chives. Although you can buy ready-made blinis, it’s fun to make your own, fresh on the day. For the blinis Ingredients (makes 30) 120g self-raising flour 1 large free-range egg olive oil 240ml semi-skimmed milk unsalted butter Method Place the flour and a pinch…

Thornback & Peel Christmas Is Go!

Christmas Is Go!

It’s never too early to get started on your Christmas prep. This year, why not let us help you take the pressure off with our three step plan to getting ready like a pro with our Christmas essentials… 1. Write Those Cards Sending and receiving Christmas cards is one of the great joys of this time of year. We have Sir Henry Cole to thank for the tradition, which started in the UK in 1843. Sir Henry, best remembered today as the founder of the V&A, needed a quick way to send seasonal greetings to his wide circle of friends. We love this tradition, our cards are left…