Christmas countdown in Rufford's shop
Through something as simple as retail therapy, you are helping look after this special place. From unique treats to thoughtful gifts, here's 12 favourite products to treat yourself or a loved one to in Rufford's shop this season.
1. Silk Scarf in Knightshayes Trailing Floral - £20
Wrap up warm with one of this season's new scarf designs. Made from 100% silk and with a print inspired by the neo-Gothic ceilings of Knightshayes in Devon, it makes an excellent choice for a Christmas present.
2. Toffee Apple Chocolate Bar - £3
Using natural ingredients and flavourings and handmade in Cornwall, this unique chocolate treat is perfect for adults and children alike and tastes great with a bitter coffee.
3. ‘The Familiars’ by Stacey Hall - £12.99
Complete with a beautiful cover, this historical fiction is centred around nearby Gawthorpe Hall and its young mistress. Her employment of witchcraft when its use was at its most feared, and allegedly rife throughout the county, is pivotal to the tale and her fate. A perfect Halloween tale!
4. Handpainted Wooden Acorn Pin - £6.75
Created by one of Rufford Old Hall's very own volunteers, Maya Lowman’s designs range from beautiful range of pins to stationery and sticker sets, and have been created specifically for the autumn season.
5. Felt Pumpkin Hanging Decorations - £4
Grab one of our lovely felt pumpkins to make your Halloween or Harvest celebrations complete. They are perfect for hanging from doorframes, bed knobs, door handles and would be an excellent way to spook-ify your home ready for the scariest day of the year!
6. Twill Green Throw - £40
New to Rufford's shop, these twill throws come in a rich and earthy green colour and are certainly apt for autumn. They could be used as a throw over seating or to make your bed even comfier during these colder nights. Each throw measures 130cm (H) x 170cm (W).
7. Petworth Trailing Floral Vase - £10
Part of the National Trust's new autumn/winter range inspired by Grinling Gibbon’s limewood carvings at Petworth House, this beautiful vase is made from porcelain and is a lovely way to display your flowers.
8. Trailing Floral Tissue Wrapping Paper - £2.75
Another product based on the Knightshayes design, it's also part of a 3 for 2 offer with Winter Orchard and Midnight Sky designs (whilst stocks last). Avoid the last minute rush to buy your wrapping paper and get stocked up in advance of the big day.
9. Woodland Animals Advent Calendar - £5
Rather than containing the traditional chocolate, this little advent calendar displays beautiful animal illustrations designed by Ileana Oakley. Perfect for both adults and children alike.
10. Rhubarb and Ginger Gin Liquer - £18
Based on warm Christmas tastes, this liquer definitely stands apart from the usual alcoholic drinks. It would make a lovely addition to any Christmas dinner table or drinks selection. The bottle can be up-/recycled too.
11. Recycled Metal Robin Sculpture - £15
Handmade from recycled scrap metal, these robins are perpetually popular, particularly around Christmas time. They are very durable and make a great ornament inside or outside the house. You could even brighten up the base of your tree with these charming sculptures.
12. Blue Spruce & Frosted Pine Reed Diffuser - £18
Get your home into the festive spirit with this delightful evergreen and spruce scent. Each diffuser contains a long-lasting scent reminiscent of the midwinter period and will be sure to transform any room into a winter paradise.