Thursday, December 22, 2011

Fortnum & Mason Hampers

Depend on the British to come up with christmas hampers, ok hampers for all occasions. Fortnum & Mason has all manner of hampers and everything required therein...
This is your basic hamper...
Inside you'll want F&M's splendid traditional sweeties...
Barley sugar goes back to the 17th century by boiling down refined cane sugar and barley water, cream of tartar and water. Created by Benedictine monks in 1638 of Moret-sur-Loing. There is even a "Barley Sugar Museum" (Le Musée du Sucre d'Orge) in the town. Don't you love F&M's traditional Victorian packaging?
How else should christmas pudding look?
Edible toys for adults of all ages...
Fortnum & Masons candy counter heaven...
Gingerbread of course!Et macarons bien sur for your hamper.
Nutty balloons!
My nutty balloons during my 'Dickensian' period...
Why not go up in a balloon sitting amidst F&M's goodies? Are you expecting an xmas hamper for the holidays?

13 comments:

  1. How lovely! Wow..what nice gifts these would be.

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  2. Oh yes, love that hamper, filled with British goodies, even better! :-)

    I am having British week here. Friends from London helping decorate the tree as I write, deep filled mince pies with cognac and tea to speed us along.

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  3. No but I'm giving them to clients in London:)

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  4. I'm sending a few hampers off to family, and we received one, too. Always fun to browse through it all to see what surprises await.

    Love your Dickensian period, Carol!!!

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  5. That's a great gift idea!

    While in Minneapolis last weekend, I bought some peppermint bark from Williams-Sonoma. That's about all my "hamper" needs!

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  6. I wonder what ppl do if they end up with tons of hampers?
    Fill them up next year and send out?

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  7. Love Fortnum & Mason Christmas hampers!

    Wishing you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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  8. Oh, yum!! I would love one of those hampers. My family is English, so seeing the Christmas pud really brought back memories. (Macarons, however, were never on our menu!) Happy Holidays, Carol and Bear!!

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  9. Someone could end up w/ tons?:)Imagine...the possibilities.

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  10. I love your nutty balloons! :O)

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  11. Oh, I think I could use a hamper ...or a few! Don't think I have ever had plumb pudding... love that store though! Was there many years ago and got the cutest little jar of honey for a friend ... white with little bees!

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  12. I like the hampers but I like your sketch even more!

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  13. Ahhh! Who could resist a hamper full of goodies! F&M, Selfridges, and Harrods have some pretty bubbly marketeers! I love their window display themes and how they celebrate all the wonderful holidays throughout the year. Truly an exciting retail experience :)

    Happy holidays!!

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