News From November 2013

Gift Guides: Her, Him & Kids

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From top left: Treats £12.99 | Me & My Arrow Wall Charm £12.95 | Green & Spring Restoring Face Serum £38 | Beck Sondergaard Christmas Night Scarf £75 | Hollywood Dishes Tea Towel £9.95 | Card Catalog: 30 Notecards £9.99 | Retro Truck Ornament £17.95 | Silver Dance Clutch £159 | Make it Your Own £16.99 | Silver Glitter Deer Ornament £7.95 | Kiko 5x7 Landscape Frame £12.95 | Canvas tablet case £24.95 | REN Moroccan Rose Otto Bath Oil £30 | Gold Big Star Bead Necklace £54 | Beech Utensils: Large Spoon £2.95, Large Spatula £3.50 | Royal Tea Mug £9.95  | Paul & Joe Eye & Cheek Colour Set £42

From top left: Woolrich Rough Rider Blanket £109 | Be Yourself Print £15 | Musgo Real Shaving Cream £10 | Beck Sondergaard Classic Star Scarf £33 | Pint Mug £17.50 | Folding Ruler £3.95  | The Art of Vintage DC Comics £13.99 | A London Pub For All Reasons Map £4Cire Trudon Empire Scented Candle £60 | Bounder Moustache Wax £6.95 | Traditional Boomerang £4.95 | C.O. Bigelow Black Elixir Eau De Toilette £24 | 50 Shades Book £19.95 | Evergreen Farm Truck Ornament £17.95 | How to Speak Droid with R2D2 £13.99 

From top left: Tea Party Biscuits £9.95 | Toot Sweet Party Hats £7 | All Aboard Train Puzzle £10.99 | Drumstick Tube £2.50 | What's Inside? £12.95 | London Bus Toffee Tin £6.99 | Giant Pencil Case £4.95 | Sukie Super-Cool Iron-Ons £10.99 | Retro Paper Fan Pack £5 | Catapult Toy £2.95 | Coles Funny Little Picture Book £14.99 | Popcorn Holder £2.95 | Tool Box £9.95 | Yellow Owl's Little Prints £14.99 | Kaleidoscope £6.95 | Fizzers Tube £2.50 | Let's Make Fingerprint Art £9.95 | Olde Red Truck Ornament £14.95 | Toothpaste Tube Pencil Case £9.95 

London: The Hambledon Compendium

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Heads up

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Our favourite heritage hat maker Christys' are back with an irresistible line up for winter. Our headcount starts with the beautiful, oversized floppy Kimberley trilby. Next up is the utterly girly Penny soft cloche with its big felt bow, followed by the ultra classic Henley snap brim trilby. Bringing up the rear, we're still loving the trusty crushable Western. 

Christys Hats AW13 news2

Beck Sondergaard Installation

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Phewfs, what a week! Lots of lovely visitors and among them were Karina and Kam from team Beck Sondergaard, who flew in from Copenhagen to work their magic on a special Christmas installation up in womenswear. Expect an accessories eye-full and plenty of Beck Sondergaard quirk; scarves in every conceivable print and colour, all our favourite bags and purses in new colourways, twinkly tear drops, fluoro birds and crazy artwork. 

Running until Christmas Eve and currently showcasing their Christmas and Movember collections, the installation will evolve to include a line of Hambledon exclusives, as well as pre SS14. We challenge you not to find something for the Christmas list here, especially with the added lure of giveaway fabric totes, glitter gift envelopes and Danish liquorice! 

Becks Christmas Installation news

Grape & Apple Jelly

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This works really well if you have a glut of fruit in the garden...

2 kg grapes
4 cooking apples (sliced but don't peel or core)
125ml water
800g sugar (depending on quantity of juice)

1. Remove grapes from stalks and put in preserving pan with apples and water
2. Bring to the boil and simmer for 30 mins
3. Strain juice through jelly bag overnight (or for at least 4 hours). And don't be tempted to squeeze the bag as this will make your jelly cloudy.
4. Measure the juice into preserving pan and bring to the boil
5. Add sugar (for every 1250 ml of juice, add 800g of sugar)
6. Return to boil and continue to boil until setting point is reached (if you put a teaspoon of jelly on a cold plate the surface should wrinkle when pushed).
7. Pot into Wek jars and seal.

Grape Jelly

Christmas Shop 2013

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We started out down on a snowy farm in America with rustic trucks and log cabins, then we discovered the Pennsylvania National Christmas Centre and fell in love with their Woolworths five and dime store circa 1955. Throw in plenty of red and white candy stripe and some original red fairground lighting and ho ho ho, Christmas at The Hambledon 2013 is here.

The whole of the back of the store has been decked out with stocking fillers, decs, wrap and accessories; beautiful snowdome baubles and wreaths, festive kilner jars and cupcake kits, glittery paper garlands, party hats and crackers, potato guns and bumper packs of love hearts. Let the fun begin.

Christmas Shop Decorations 2013