It’s ok to start thinking about Christmas decorations now, mostly because if you don’t , they will all have sold out. Earlier this year (July in fact, Christmas seems to go on for ever if you are a fashion hack) we did the rounds of retail press days to see who was offering the most interesting baubles, so here’s a few you might want to add to your collection and don’t forget the ones we saw from the Highgrove collection. We’ll highlight ones from independent stores and craft fairs as we see them through the next month.
Without doubt, the big trend in tree decorations is animals and birds, our favourite are from Liberty (above) and Anthropologie, who have cornered the market in cute woodland inhabitants, not sure about the carrots myself….
The glass domes with illustrated animal pictures are rather lovely at Liberty (below) as is the sweeping feather tail on the clip-on peacock. There’s a retro-feel paint job trend for baubles too, seen on the birds and nativity scene (both from Liberty) below.
Glass domes are charming too, we liked the Liberty ones with Christmas scenes in them, below.
My absolute favourite decoration is the vintage glitter globe (below right) and the sparkly pine cone shape is also lovely, both by Elliot Raffit from Harrods. The heavily decorative and colourful numbers from Fortnum & Mason are completely OTT but fabulous.
Joseph ( I assume it’s him) looks extremely colourful in this nativity collection, from Liberty below…
And if you are looking for a single colour, how about this blue from Liberty? Or the pearlised and holly ones from Fortnum & Mason, below.
Not exactly Christmas decorations, but very cute none the less, are the animals at Anthropology, Jane tweeted these during the week, so if you missed them, here they are….one might sneak into the basket while you aren’t looking…..