Actually, she’s not so much a Christmas fairy as a Diamond Jubilee Christmas princess, as maker Dinah Nicholson has named each one of the limited edition of 50 fairies after royal princesses and queens from history. The 50 ‘girls’ are a very special collection made to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee and if you are ever going to splash out on a hand made, collectors item Christmas tree fairy, this must be the moment.
Just to stoke the story, Dinah Nicholson was commissioned to make individual fairies for each of The Duchess of Cambridge’s bridesmaids at her wedding in 2011, each handmade fairy was wearing a perfect miniature of the bridesmaid dresses. I know, adorable.
The hand painted flag-waving, crown-wearing princesses are available from Highgrove’s pop up Christmas shop at Selfridges this year, but even though they are £150 each, they are selling fast so you’ll need to move swiftly to get one.
We were lucky enough to be invited along to the invite only Clarence House Christmas pop up again this year (we went last year, if you remember) and the product range has grown, I was taken with the new Robin range of napkins and china and the good quality scented candles and infusers smell very good.
If you are in need of a stag head candle snuffer, then this one below might be right up your street, there’s also a simpler urn shaped candle snuffer which I confess I bought (£35). I blame it on Downton…..
The pop up store was beautifully decorated by Shane Connolly & Company, who was the royal wedding florist. Below is one of the Christmas wreaths, which is probably just as complicated to make as the True Brit Knits one we showed you here.
The Christmas pop up shop at Selfridges is open now, or you can buy Highgrove Christmas products online. All profits from Highgrove products go to the Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation