We've got a new pair of shell candle sconces at home, inspired by the ones you might find in Blacks on Dean Street in Soho. They sit either side of another new purchase - a large and rather imposing ebonised and gilt mirror from 1800. The old glass is speckled and incredibly beautiful, and its shelves provide the perfect spot for an extra pair of candlesticks. Come winter, the whole sitting room will glow with reflected candlelight. It almost makes me pine for dark November evenings. Almost.