‘Tis the season

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Somerset House

This post has stemmed from my recent visit to London where I was in awe of the Christmas spirit and decorations surrounding Somerset House.

7. Fortnum's Christmas Arcade at Somerset House. (c) Hoda Davaine
Fortnum and Mason Lodge

I stopped by the Fortnum and Mason Lodge where the decor was simply stunning. Inspired by this, I thought I’d revamp my tired Christmas decorations which I’ve had for years.

With so many decorations out there; colours, choices and styles, I’ve decided to give my own take on what you can find to make your Christmas Tree you.

Classic Colours

The “classic look” usually involves the real festive colours of Christmas; the reds, golds and greens. Here’s my top picks this season on where to find some timeless pieces for your tree. I’ve selected one set and a few ornate decorations below. Just click on the images to find out more.



Ice & Ivory

The “Ice & Ivory” look, (as I like to call it) are the more colder festive colours such as blues, silvers and whites. There’s so much to choose from in this colour range. I was spoilt for choice but found some great pieces. Some reasonably priced.


Blue toned sets and individual baubles were less so in abundance, but I found these lovely pieces.



Modern & Personal

The modern type of Christmas tree features colours out of the norm; like purple, geometric or stand out pieces which would shift away from the top two styles above. What I also like nowadays is the variety of personalised decorations available. Other ideas include standalone trees or grand ornaments instead of a normal tree.

Check out the quirky finds below:


Make it personal, make it you, make it festive

Whichever choice you go for, the three key things I would take away is:

  • Make it personal
  • Make it you
  • Most importantly, make it festive

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this piece as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it. If you have any comments or thoughts please feel free to like, comment and share!

Sending positive, festive vibes to all my readers and followers. Happy holidays!



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