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Go Wild For A Real Country Christmas

Decorate your home with delightful wildlife scenes for a real country Christmas

Preparing for Christmas can be a lot of work, with family to think about, a tree to decorate, cards to write and presents to buy. It all leads up to the main event – a spectacular and delicious Christmas dinner. Best china, nice crystal wine glasses and, of course, delicious food are priorities. And dressing your table so it’s inviting, attractive and practical too, is key.

give art for a wild country Christmas
Barn Owl, fine art print, £305 in this frame. Buy now


But what if your family has outgrown funny Santa and reindeer paper napkins? How can you inject style to your table, the kind that really makes a statement yet can be used well after the big day? Why not turn to nature – something I’ve done throughout my long career of capturing the beauty and grace of Britain’s creatures on canvas. Use key items from my delightful range of dining and kitchen accessories – plus a few tricks from the garden to bring the outside in – and your Christmas table will look seasonal as well as stylish. Here’s how to go wild for nature this Christmas:

Perfect gifts for a wild country Christmas

For a really impressive wild gift – or a treat for your own home – my limited edition prints and original paintings are special. Many of the scenes are recreated from the nestcams in my garden here at Fotherdale Farm in Thixendale, making them a real ‘made in Yorkshire’ pleasure.


fine art print for a wild country christmas
Givendale Geese, fine art print, £200 in this frame | Buy now
Early Morning Greys, fine art print, £200 in this frame | Buy now.
Cook up a really wild country Christmas

You’re probably going to spend a good part of Christmas Day cooking and serving, so get in the mood with an apron and matching oven gloves. How about this delightful portrayal of a hare at rest against a snow-white background to set the scene perfectly? Or pick an apron featuring a robin or a goldfinch to give to the cook in your life to wear.


dress for a really wild country christmas apron cook
Apron and oven glove | £19.99 each | Buy now


Protect your kitchen worktop and your dining table from hot serving dishes, using my glass worktop savers. My stunning portrayals of a colourful kingfisher on willow, a majestic red stag, barn owls, fox cubs, hatchlings, a robin and hares are perfect for looking after surfaces and bring a little touch of outdoors to your Christmas meal.


cook for a wild yorkshire christmas
Kitchen worktop saver £24.99 | Buy now.


And you can make serving your dishes – and washing up – special with  my high quality cotton teatowels which feature my most popular wildlife scenes. Choose from a robin, barn owls, a red stag and geese.


serve up a perfect wild country christmas
Tea towels | £9,99 each | Buy Now
Set a really wild country Christmas table

Attractive placemats and coasters are a must for any Christmas table. Give your table an outdoor theme with my delightfully festive portrayals of pretty robins and blue tits perched amid the plump red berries of a hawthorn branch. Or choose the sheep and lambs below for a true country feel. These placemats and coasters are made from melamine, so they are particularly hard-wearing. Give your table some pretty finishing touches with sprigs of hawthorn, holly leaves, mistletoe and a scattering of pine cones.


set the table for a wild country christmas
Placemats £12.95 | Coasters £5.99 | Buy now


Keep the wildlife theme going to the end of your meal by serving your tea or coffee in hand-decorated, fine bone china mugs featuring my most popular paintings. Richly coloured, they celebrate the beauty of British wildlife in the countryside. At just £14.99 each, these also make perfect gifts

gifts for wild country christmas
China Mugs £14.99 each | Buy Now
Finish your wild country Christmas on the sofa

Tuck up on the sofa on Christmas night with a TV dinner, or serve up a relaxing Boxing Day snack with my handy trays. These are backed by a cushion pad that moulds to your lap and come in several designs including a barn owl, kingfisher and red stag. Handy all year round, these lap trays also make an ideal gift.


wild country christmas lap trays
Lap trays | £24.99 | Buy now
Send your greetings of a wild country Christmas

You can get the seasons greetings flowing with my Christmas cards featuring my trademark detailed wildlife paintings, and stock up on matching gift wrap to keep the theme going.

Time to perfect your country Christmas list. 

My artwork is featured across a wide range of items, from calendars, notebooks and diaries to a pretty compact mirror so now is the time to complete your Christmas gift – and wish – list. Struggling to decide? My range of Luxury hampers featuring bone china mugs and carefully selected box of Cartwright and Butlers tea take the stress out of buying for that ‘hard to please’ person, or opt for a gift voucher and let them choose something they love for themselves.


gifts for a wild country Christmas
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Stocking fillers for a really wild country Christmas

Fill those stockings with something small from my animal art gift range. From fridge magnets. magnetic bookmarks and silver-rimmed key rings to compact mirrors and beautiful glass paperweights, there is something for everybody. Click here to browse the range

With something from my catalogue of animal art gifts make this Christmas a real country Christmas!


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