Give Light This Christmas

Decorative hand crafted ideas that recall the homemade, the true spirit of giving. 

It’s that time of year to conjure up those winters of years gone by, and get our houses ready for Christmas with seasonal decorations. At Let’s Pause we specialise in creating warm, and timeless pieces of furniture and objects that make the most of materials provided by nature, that connect us back to nature; we’ve put together a selection of ideas to gift or to light the holidays this season.

Let there be Light

Couro Magnet is a pendant lamp, of chocolate colour with an organic form, made from the leaf of the American Palm. The conical shape directs the ambient light where required; and the handy magnet makes it easy to move around the house anywhere where there’s metal (attached to shelving, a headboard or a stair …)

Another informal option, this time with a maritime look about it is Dondolo; a large sphere of translucent light housed in a netting made from macramé knitted by a community of indigenous women. This model is available in light brown, white, copper colour or black.

Nus is already a Let’s Pause favourite: a floor lamp made from iron, with a fique fibre shade that attenuates the lighting through warm textures and is also available in different colour options.

If you are looking for an original looking table lamp then Tanami is a great option. Its evocative shapes together with the materials, baked clay and brass, make it the ideal present for lovers of classic designs.

Taking a break

We offer two very different seating options. Farfalla unfolds like the wings of a butterfly, and thanks to its oversized dimensions, elegant profile and shape is a cross between a chair and a decorative piece. Made with highly resistant oleander branches which lend the chair its unique bright colour.

The Frades stools are made from poplar wood, the seating is upholstered with woven fique fibres; as well as seating it can also be used as a practical side table.

We love clay

The Let’s Pause collection of receptacles and vases is surprising in its diversity of shapes, materials and finishes.

There are three Agua Verde vases for creating small table top compositions, all in recycled glass. Ericius is a smaller format model that is perfect for holding plants or candles. While Jerba is larger in size and has a greater storage capacity; made from clay, baked in a traditional oven, this tall vase should be filled with tree branches and generous floral compositions.

Last but not least is the collection of vases with ancient Greek names, Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta and Epsilon that recall the traditional classic shapes of that era; made from clay that is worked by hand.

The beauty of orden

Included amongst the everyday objects that make clearing and tidying the house easier is Nido. Made from fique fibres and available in two different sizes, suitable as a waste paper basket for home office use or to store things.

Then there is Redondela, made with esparto. The perfect size for keeping household rubbish within or alternatively for use as a holder for recycling material.

The Tavira basket on the other hand is a woven basket, made using the capacho weave technique that is simply decorative: ideal for use as a planter, for holding fireside logs or anything else that needs tidying.

A natural hanger

Our passion at Let’s Pause for all things organic and natural is obvious with these hangars, tht resemble nothing more than little organic sculptures. The Gemma hangar is made with seeds, a tropical plant that actually looks like ivory due to its colour and hardness; making it suitable for use as a hangar or even a wardrobe door handle.

Meteora is a larger scale piece, made from fibres of the Oleander plant that works well in entrance halls, bedrooms and bathrooms thanks to its elegant lines and strength. Galho is literally a branch of wood sourced from the Amazon basin. Unvarnished with nothing added or subtracted; the natural shapes of organic wood serving as a sculptural hangar.

A well set table

The table is the key ingredient for any holiday celebration, combining different elements with matching pieces, and the mixing of materials that characterises us.
The Acino glasses are made from recycled wine bottles and are hand blown, their caramel tones and unusual shape make them a favourite Let’s Pause product.

Walnut timber is typically hand fashioned into bowls and serving spoons like Kas, for salad dressings and spices. Marmaris is a set of walnut cutlery that includes two spoons, a fork and a knife (not suitable for dishwashers), and of course the Mayol plates. The Nisi fruit bowl is an obvious centre piece for the festive table, lending colour, warmth and a sophisticated air.

For the kitchen

We are suggesting Esquinzo a walnut timber tray in different sizes for serving drinks, coffee or tea this Christmas, or alternatively hang it on the walls. The Romeo and Julieta receptacles will also add a decorative air, also useful as a practical holder for utensils.

Simply decorative

Under the Especies Únicas (Unique Species) category of Let’s Pause we present pieces like Albeira, a hammock made from natural vegetable fibres woven by hand by craftsman Albeiro Camargo. A veritable jewel that adds character to spacious settings. It combines the Nus cushions, also made from hand woven fique using the crochet technique.
Similarly for larger spaces we recommend adding a touch of warmth with the Corinto circular palm leaf rugs which double as a way of moving logs for the fire, thanks to the clever handle detail.
And for ambient lighting we have candles that add an elegant touch and a relaxing aroma, choose the sent you prefer and place it under Kea, the diffuser in an attractive gold coloured brass.
While on the subject of seasonal table settings we also offer a set of Christmas decorations, spheres of palm leaf, Figuera Chistmas.


Can you see our Christmas tree? We invite you to create you own, even better one…

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