One of my favourite things about Christmas is the friendliness of it all. For a few short weeks of the year, the hustle and bustle of modern life takes a back seat and people actually make time to see one another, cashing in on promises they’ve made throughout the year and taking time to meet up. For some, these get togethers might involve a night at the pub, or a Christmas boogie, but for others simply popping round to a friends house to deliver a Christmas card and have a natter over a mince pie is all that’s needed to re-connect. Denby conscious christmas
Perhaps it’s the northerner in me, but I love hearing a knock at the door and opening it to find friends on the doorstep popping round to say hello on the off chance we’ll be in. It’s for these occasions that I like to have a batch of mince pies at the ready with some nice cups and saucers I can roll out to welcome our guests. This crockery from Denby’s Halo range is sophisticated, timeless and fits the bill perfectly.
Halo Brew Cafetiere I Halo Heritage Mug Set | Halo Black Teaspoons
Denby is a British brand with all of their pieces designed and crafted here in the UK. I’ve always been a fan of Denby because I find their ceramics high quality and timeless. When I was growing up our neighbour (and Mams best friend) had a set of Denby plates that she would use for special occasions like a Christmas buffet or a summer party. Over time her collection grew to the point that whenever I see the Imperial Blue collection now, it reminds me of Gill and happy childhood memories.
I don’t know if it’s that, or the feel of the smooth ceramics, but there’s something about Denby that makes you feel ‘at home’ and so I feel very happy knowing I have these hand when visitors come knocking at the door.
Halo Small Coupe Plate I Halo Heritage Mug Set | Halo Black Teaspoons
A Conscious Christmas
This year Denby has launched it’s Conscious Christmas campaign. A campaign focused on the importance of buying things that are built to last. By choosing to buy things that are long lasting and multi-functional, we inevitably reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill and this is something I am fully on board with as I try to live more sustainably.
Not only does Denby design pieces that are classic and timeless (Gill has had her plates over 40 years and they are still going strong), but they are also very hard wearing. All Denby ceramics are safe to use in the oven and microwave and come with a 10 year guarantee. This durability means everything can be used for cooking and serving, or indeed anything you need throughout the home (The Studio Grey Milk jug makes an excellent vase for flowers). Denby pottery is also dishwasher safe making it easy to clean and sustainable compared to other plastic options.
Halo Heritage Mug Set | Halo Black Teaspoons
Gill received her first set of dinner plates as wedding present 40 years ago and they are as eye catching now as they were then so I these beautiful pieces from the Halo range are going to do the same for me and I’m looking forward to building up my collection.
Denby is a conscious option for your home and would make a beautiful gift this Christmas.
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* The pottery photographed was a gift but as ever all words and opinions are my own
Very interesting post. It reminded me of backhome, where friends and family would show up at the door step with or without occasions. Those occasions were special ones as they were unplanned. I remember my mom talking out her special expensive bone China to entertain them. Halo range looks cute and I am impressed by its warranty..10 years.. It’s pretty much use it the way you like. I never heard about the halo range before but thank you for introducing it to me.
Ahh you’re welcome and yes I guess this pottery is my version of your Moms best bone China 😉
Wow, Denby sounds like a great brand, and there items are beautiful!
they really are, thank you x
We used to pop into friends places with my parents growing up. Not so practical in London, hah. I’m loving these bowls and jugs, so darn cute.
ha yes not so practical in the city. Im from a little town in Cumbria so it was easier then 😉
We’re really trying to focus on higher quality and longer lasting stuff when we shop now too. Denby are one of those classic ranges that are absolutely timeless – and it’s so lovely to have a collection that you build up over time. I really like the design of this Halo range – the colour and pattern are gorgeous!
Thank you, yes were doing the same and it’s actually nice to have quality things (even if it takes a little longer to get them?) xx
Beautiful photos. Denby has an excellent reputation for quality and design. I am definitely buying items to last these days
It feels so nice to have quality pieces doesnt it. Hope you have a lovely Christmas x
We have a Denby set for every day. I’d like a nicer one for Christmas!
ha yes I like to have a set for special occasions. Im sure your every day set is beautiful too x
Oh wow, I agree that is super stylish I would love these. And yes seeing people is the best part for me.
Its so nice to be socialble isnt it. Hope you have a lovely Christmas x
There are some lovey ideas here for sure. We have done all our Christmas shopping this year and it is always nice to buy new kitchen wares x
Isn’t it just, I love treating myself to new bits for the home x
I wish all of my family were a little closer for the popping in aspect 🙂 Love Denby. We have a set that we got for our wedding xx
Its such a good wedding present isnt it. My family live ages away too, its very annoying isnt it xx
I hadn’t heard of Denby before. These pieces are absolutely gorgeous.
Thank you. Its such a beautiful brand, so glad I could introduce you to it x
Such a lovely post! I really associate with what you said about it maybe being the Northerner in you but you love people popping round! Having lived in Lancashire for a few years after only having previously lived in the South – I completely get that!
Oh wow these mugs are so beautiful, I love the design and finish and they are certainly pieces you will keep and use for years and years
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