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- Established in 1865, Dobbies is now the UK’s leading garden centre retailer, with 73 stores
- Dobbies operates 69 garden centres and four small format, little dobbies, stores
- Dobbies aspires to be ‘not your average garden centre’; we exist to enrich people’s lives and nurture connections between people, the community and the environment
- Dobbies is proud to be a supporter of #TerraCarta, launched by HRH The Prince of Wales’ Sustainable Markets Initiative. We are committed to sustainable practices #sustainabledobbies
- Our National Charity Partner is Teenage Cancer Trust, and we also collaborate with the Stroke Association and Butterfly Conservation
For the A - Z list of stores in Scotland, England, Wales and N.Ireland, please visit www.dobbies.com
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Curate your own wild dining Christmas tablescape this festive season
Festive decorations are no longer solely reserved for the Christmas tree. Instead, nods to the yuletide season can now be felt throughout the entire home with the latest trend of tablescaping providing the perfect place for incorporating your chosen holiday theme this year.
This Christmas, with the chance for friends and family to reunite, it’s time to shake up our dining tables by transforming them into something unrecognisable with a chic, curated tablescape.
Dobbies Stylist, Rebecca Stanton, commented: “Christmas 2021 is set to be extra special and tablescaping can really add to the occasion.
“Photographs of families gathering around the Christmas table throughout the ages really do last for years, so tablescaping a different theme each year can really help define the time. If you scroll through Instagram you can find a whole range of different tablescapes, from minimalist looks to extravagant scenes. The beauty of tablescaping is that you can add your own creative flair to really make it your own.”
One of Dobbies’ key themes for 2021 is ‘Mystical Woodland’, inspired by a walk through the forest at dawn, with an early morning winter colour palette of dark green and hints of deep rust. By using this theme as a basis for a tablescape you can create a Scandi inspired, ‘wild dining’ look, which brings the outdoors in by utilising rich greens, anthracite and rust to create a modern, understated yet cosy festive feel.
Rebecca adds: “I love a stylish approach – there’s no reason why dining outside can’t be as chic as your plans for inside.
“Add layers and warmth with blankets, faux firs and cushions. Make the most of the lighting, with festoons draped across the dining area and fairy lights on trees, fences and plants. This will add an element of cool and another layer of warmth.
“It is the setting that will really bring your dinner party alive – revamp your all-year-round service with baubles on the place settings and, of course, plenty of fresh greenery and foliage in vases and on the table instantly give a magical feeling. Candle sticks and tea lights placed along the table gives the perfect finishing touch.”
Get the look with key Dobbies items.
Items from L-R – Grey beaded dinner plate, £11.99, Grey beaded pasta bowl, £11.99; Grey nibble bowl £9.99
Items from L-R – Green beaded dinner plate, £11.99, Green Beaded Bowl, £9.99, Small Nibble Bowl, £7.99
Gemstone smoke glasses, £3.99 each
Issued on behalf of Dobbies by Frame
Top image caption: From left: Mistletoe & holly collection gift wrap (4m), £3.99; Weaver throw (130cm x 180cm), in grey, £29.99. On table: Beaded dining set items in green and grey, from £9.99; Ravenhead gemstone wine, hi-ball and mixer glasses in smoke, £3.99 each; Green stoneware jug, £24.99; Coloured glass hurricane lantern (assorted), £12.99; Autumnal recycled bottles (assorted, 19.5cm), £7.99; Ivory tapered candles (box of 10), £5.99; Seabuckthorn glitter garland, £12.99. Linen pipe velvet cushion (50cm x 50cm) in olive, £17.99. Behind table: Matt black earthenware vase (30cm), £34.99; Iron brass lantern (31.5cm), £29.99 and (51cm), £54.99; Nordmann premium cut tree (180cm to 210cm), £49.99; Warm white cluster string lights (360), £24.99; Arana iron lantern (medium), £19.99 and (large), £24.99.
New houseplants just arrived at Dobbies
Dobbies’ new range of houseplants will brighten up your autumnal décor
Houseplants have long been heralded as an excellent way to brighten up your space, and there’s no better time to invest in indoor greenery than autumn. As temperatures drop and nights get darker, houseplants are a great to way to get your fix of the outdoors without leaving the cosy comfort of your home. Bring the outside in with Dobbies’ vibrant new houseplant range, selected by Dobbies Senior Houseplant Buyer, Claire Bishop, and watch as the gorgeous greenery transforms your space.
Kalanchoe Tomentosa in ceramic (13cm) £12.99; Foliage in ceramic (13cm) £12.99
Brighten up a windowsill or your workspace with easy-to-care-for Succulents. These stylish plants are low maintenance, making them perfect for beginners, and are a great way to add a pop of colour to your home while still maintaining a minimalist style. Succulents thrive in a sunny spot so make sure you place them in a bright room, but you can slow down on watering and feeding them in autumn and winter as the days get shorter.
Succulent in industrial pot £9.99; Sansevieria in textured pot £12.99; Succulent in industrial pot £9.99; 3 tier wooden plant table 19.99; faded vase £34.99
A great houseplant to pair with Succulents that can add height and texture to a display is the Sansevieria, also known as the Snake Plant. The Sansevieria is a great low maintenance plant for autumn as it thrives in cooler temperatures and lower light levels. This striking houseplant is a fabulous way to complete industrial interiors. Style it in a display with other succulents for maximum impact.
Cucurbita pepo festival £2.99; Calathea crocata in ceramic pot £24.99; recycled wooden plant stool £34.99
Ananas in corsica £24.99
Add a pop of autumn to your interiors with a gorgeous Calathea crocata. This beautiful houseplant is the perfect way to inject some seasonal vibrancy into your home. Style it in a bright pot that complements its colour for a striking effect, or pair it with some rustic pumpkins for a chic seasonal display. To care for this plant, dust down its leaves gently when needed to help it absorb as much natural light as possible, and be aware that you might need to reposition it as you turn the heating on and the days get shorter.
If you’re not ready to give up on summer yet, the Ananas in Corsica, otherwise known as the pineapple plant, is a great way to add a tropical flair to your interiors this autumn. This attractive plant has been growing in popularity recently, and for good reason. Who wouldn’t want to grow a pineapple in their home? The spiky leaves and unique look will add character to any room. Style it atop an on-trend bar cart in your lounge for an exotic design
Aglaonema (17cm) £29.99; Zamioculcas Zamiifolia (17cm) £24.99; Myron pot ochre (19cm) £22.99; Pietra glaze brown pot (23cm) £22.99; Recycled wooden plant bench £99.99; throw 39.99
Go bold with your houseplant choices this autumn and pair different heights and textures to create a showstopping display. The Aglaonema is a striking plant which makes the perfect addition to your lounge or home office and can be styled on its own for a touch of greenery, or with other plants for maximum impact. The Zamioculcas Zamiifolia, also known as the ZZ plant, is another plant that looks great in a group thanks to its height and textured leaves. The ZZ plant is easy to care for and thrives in cool conditions and low light, making it great for Autumn.
To keep your plants thriving this season, make sure you mist them frequently to replenish moisture lost when you turn your heating on, and don’t worry if your houseplants lose their leaves over the next few months. New growth will appear in the spring and your houseplants will be full once more.
Find out more at www.dobbies.com
Interview opportunities with Claire can be coordinated on request.
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Capsicum salsa (10.5cm) - assorted colours £3.99; Cucurbita £4.99; Cucurbito pepo festival £2.99; Cucurbita maxima turk's turban mix £4.99; Lionel pots £8.99; Mustard pot £7.99; Dole pot £12.99; Grey and white marble serving platter £21.99; Salter 3pc paddle chopping boards £16.99