I wouldn't say i've got a single colour scheme in mind, just metallic vs natural I suppose; I like the texture clash of full on glitter with woody natural pieces.
So the culprits for my spends have been Liberty, John Lewis and Pod. I went to Liberty towards the start of October and they had just opened their Christmas Shop and I just couldn't resist.. Whilst I managed to hold myself back from spending my entire paycheck, I did come away with four decorations: the Glass Peacock, the Peacock Feather Bauble, the Cream and Gold Striped Bauble and my favourite, the Iridescent and Gold Glitter Bauble. I loved the delicate touches of glitter on these baubles particularly on the last one, that will have pride of place on my tree.
A couple of weeks later I then visited my parents, back in North Somerset. We took a trip to Clifton in Bristol where I couldn't resist a trip into my favourite nick nack shop, Pod. It's one of those shops that's great for finding homewares and gifts. There I carried on my accidental birdy theme with the Gold Partridge, a Cream and Gold Turtle Dove, and also two White Glitter Apples. I wanted to get in the nativity scene somewhere, I thought this Wood Cut-out Nativity Scene decoration would make a lovely edition without having to buy a whole nativity scene I don't have room for..
Most recently I went to John Lewis. I work in Soho which is dangerously close to Oxford Street, so now and then I take a detour on my way home. As a result I ended up in their Christmas Store there and.. you know the rest. I spent far too long in there umming and ahhing over different decorations, but again I tried to show some restraint. I went with a pack of 28 Champagne and Gold Glass Baubles, I thought these would make the perfect pretty little filler for the tree. For this same reason, I got a pack of 12 White Snowdrops, and whilst i'm usually not the biggest fan of tinsel, i've made an exception this year in favour of a thin Copper Coloured Tinsel. I bought two individual decorations, one Glass Swan with Glittered Wings which I think is stunning -so elegant, and a Message in a Bottle decoration just because i'd never seen anything like it before. Lastly, and another favourite, I bought what I can only describe as Hanging Pot-Pourri, dried fruits and spices tied together to hang from your tree, or wherever for that matter. I currently have them hanging down from the ends of the curtain poles and they've kept the flat smelling lovely!
Are you excited about Christmas, or do you save your excitement to nearer the time? What's your favourite part about the festive season?