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Charlotte Cory’s Cabinet Of Christmas Curiosities

For unique, quirky festive gifts that you can’t find on the high street, Charlotte Cory’s Cabinet of Christmas Curiosities should be top of your list.  London-based artist Charlotte Cory’s work is all about English eccentricity, combining Victorian imagery with taxidermy to create exquisite artwork, homeware and accessories.

Charlotte Cory has pieces hanging in the House of Windsor and on Alan Carr’s Chatty Man and Liam Howlett of The Prodigy is a fan.  Her work usually features at The Green Parrot Gallery in the ‘artisan quarter’ of Greenwich, but for one week only, you can see her pieces, more conveniently, in the heart of Fitzrovia, central London.

The cabinet is full of inspiring, hand-made gifts such as Charlotte Cory playing cards, illustrated china mugs, leather notebooks, silk handkerchiefs, brooches, lockets and even ‘ruffled’ (stuffed) animals.  Alongside Charlotte Cory at the Cabinet of Curiosities are like-minded artists including Josephine Hague, Emily Hoffnung, Keren Luchtenstein, Paddy Robinson, Willy Smaxs and Lucy Temple.

One of my favourite Charlotte Cory gifts is the trio of stunning Christmas mugs, designed to reflect the ritualistic devouring of the traditional Christmas Pudding – before, during and after.  Whether the mugs are filled with coffee, mulled wine or a nip of whisky is up to you!

The Cabinet of Curiosities will run from 17-23 December at The Framer’s Gallery, 36 Windmill Street, London, W1T 2JT

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Chérie City is offering one lucky reader the chance to win a trio of Charlotte Cory Christmas Pudding mugs worth £99.


Follow Chérie City on Facebook and leave a comment on this page below, sharing your favourite Christmas dessert…

The winner will be selected at random and the competition will close at 2pm on 12th December 2012.

Terms & Conditions:

- Closing date: 12th December 2012 at 2pm.
- Entrants must become (or already be) a follower of Chérie City on Facebook, otherwise entry will be void.
- Entry is limited to one per household.
- The prize offered may differ from the designs specified, subject to availability. 
- The prize is non-transferable and non-redeemable.
- No cash alternatives will be offered.
– The winner must claim the prize within 48 hours of contact, or a new winner will be selected.

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  • Reply alison sutherland December 3, 2012 at 8:21 am

    My favourite Christmas dessert has to be a trifle, last year I made a cherry chocolate one, its all about the fruit custard and cream for me.

  • Reply Ute@HungryinLondon December 7, 2012 at 9:26 am

    These mugs are very cute indeed! I love everything with chocolate, the richer the better!

  • Reply Barbara daniels December 7, 2012 at 10:01 am

    What a wonderful prize!!!! would love these.

  • Reply Alan Tabrah December 7, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Crannachan – made with raspberries, whisky and cream! WOW!

  • Reply Lorna M December 7, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Nan’s Christmas Sherry Trifle- hic!

  • Reply Vanessa Miller December 7, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Christmas Pudding

  • Reply Ann Tofari December 7, 2012 at 10:45 am

    I love Christmas pudding, it has to be with cream……yum

  • Reply Kris McNair December 7, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    My favourite Christmas dessert is raspberry pavlova. Very sweet and indulgent! Only because I don’t like Christmas pudding so I have my own dessert while the rest of the family have Xmas pudding!

  • Reply Russell Carr December 7, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    It has to be two deep filled mince pies in a bowl with double thick cream for me yum :) Merry Christmas.

  • Reply Jay Scales December 7, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Homemade Christmas cake – mine’s so boozy it’s not safe to drive after you’ve had a slice! I start soaking the fruit in rum in September :D

    Have liked on Facebook x

  • Reply ValB December 7, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    I have a wonderful recipe for a Cranberry Streusal cake which I have made every year for the past 30 years. Its good hot, cold, with icecream, custard or cream and will keep moist for several days – never lasts long though

  • Reply Deborah Wheeler December 10, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Very traditional for me Christmas Pudding with clotted cream – can’t wait for 2 weeks time to have it again

  • Reply Ben Audsley December 10, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    my favourite christmas dessert is christmas pudding with brandy butter !

  • Reply cheryl dawn lovell December 10, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    I love panna cotta, not very christmassy but everyone seems to enjoy it, especially with a shot of amaretto over the top!

  • Reply Julz December 12, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Favorite Christmas dessert: simple, what we have every year without fail, a chocolate log! Made at home with vanilla ice cream in the center, a chocolate sponge in the middle, and white and dark chocolate mousse on the outer, decorated with extra chocolate stuff – ah chocolate, spot a pattern?! :)

  • Reply David January 4, 2013 at 10:28 am

    I love the Charlotte Cory gifts. I bought my mom three mugs and she was so happy. I’m glad I made the right choice.

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