As the American author John Steinbeck said “What good is the warmth of summer without the cold of winter to give it sweetness?”
To see us through the dark, cold months of winter, it takes more than a down jacket and a pair of mittens. What the Danish describe as “Hygge” (translated roughly into “cosiness”) not only gets them through their long, bitter winters, but also seems to contribute to them being the happiest nation in the world!
To bring some much needed Hygge into your home, you might want to start enhancing your atmosphere at home by lighting a fire. These fine Late 18th Century Steel Fire Irons, together with some expert firelighting skills, will set the scene for your feast perfectly. Lesson one in Hygge: it is important to note that the act of lighting a fire should be richly aesthetic and not just for pyromaniacs!
When you sit down for a glass of wine in front of your fire this winter, make sure you don’t just pour it, but rather add some fun to the process. This Sheffield Plate Double Coaster Trolly is a true party season eye catcher and it glitters like the sparkling treasure it carries!
What feasting could take place without the right furniture? This George III Dumb Waiter has 3 graduated dish tires – each with a turned trim, all supported upon turned baluster columns and terminated in three generous carved cabriole legs with pad feet.
“One kind word can warm three winter months” goes the Japanese proverb, so perhaps this Bamboo and Lacquer Picnic Box is worth the investment? It is an exceptionally fine piece with gilded lacquer and woven bamboo.
And finally, to celebrate a wonderful year, let us toast to health and to happiness with these beautiful champagne bowls. They were made in England in the mid-19th century and feature a hollow stem to create the effect of a fountain.
This season, feast in style with Timothy Langston.
From all of us at Timothy Langston Fine Art & Antiques, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!