As a child I would spend hours poring over the Argos catalogue, meticulously folding down page-corners and making lists. Now the writing of my Christmas list is still at times a flight of fancy, but my sources are slightly more sophisticated. Dearest Santa, if you’re reading this, here’s what I would like to find under my tree this Christmas…


Everyone’s favourite artist sums up what we’re all thinking – Jeremy Deller bumper sticker £5 from Studio Voltaire


Five hundred Snakes Head Fritillary bulbs would get me some way towards filling the meadow with these strange chequered beauties next Spring – £16.50 per 100 from Shipton Bulbs


Deep green leather forever boots from By Far Shoes – £289 (but think of the cost per wear!)


Anything at all by Astier & Vilatte is entirely welcome here. This Mantes-La Jolie candle will have the added bonus of becoming the nicest place to keep my dip pens once it has finished filling the studio with delicious scent – £85 at Liberty


Perfectly practical pouches by Hay from Home Institute – £19 for 3


Effortless everyday Jane blouse by Doen $138


And underneath it, anything from Araks’ beautiful array of bras!


Andy in festive spirit. I never get tired of looking at his illustrations – Andy Warhol’s Ho Ho Ho book from £2.80 at Abebooks


And lastly, should you be feeling extra specially generous F.C, The Granchester Pottery’s beautiful painting The Common Gardens of Hampstead from the brilliant CommonRoom if you please – £1,800 but worth every penny