Destination Christmas has arrived at Selfridges

When do you officially start your countdown to Christmas? Is it when you first realise that every advert on TV is for some sort of toy? Is it when you see the giant tins of Quality street have arrived in your local supermarket? Maybe your countdown doesn’t begin until the first Christmas lights switch on, or until you see the John Lewis advert, or maybe you are far more traditional, and start your countdown when you open that first window on your advent calendar.

For me, the Christmas countdown starts when Selfridges open Destination Christmas, opening the curtains on their wonderful festive windows, and introduce the ‘elfridges’ who are there to shop your every yuletide need. This year, the windows are a twist on the traditional fairy tales, and I will popping to London very soon to get a look at close quarters.

Pretty lights in Selfridges Birmingham

Pretty lights in Selfridges Birmingham

I love that Selfridges always has an unusual selection of Christmas decorations that range from the very traditional to the ultra-modern, and from the very beautiful to the cute and funny. The latest collection is full of gorgeous pieces that you can put on your tree this year, and then enjoy for years to come. I like to add a few new decorations to my tree each year, even more so now Joe is old enough to help decorate it, and so I will be making a trip to Selfridges soon so we can both pick a new bauble (I have a feeling Joe will choose the glass truck bauble, or the London Eye Snowglobe). I have my eye on the super cute resin boots which look a lot like the Uggs that come out every time the weather turns cold.

Here are my favourite picks from a really lovely selection.

 KURT ADLER Glass truck bauble 10cm £16.95 click to visit Selfridges

KURT ADLER Glass truck bauble 10cm £16.95 click to visit Selfridges

KREBS GLAS LAUSCHA Unicorn tree decoration £16.95 click to visit Selfridges

KREBS GLAS LAUSCHA Unicorn tree decoration £16.95 click to visit Selfridges

 GISELA GRAHAM Frosted holly berry bunch £1.95 click to visit Selfridges

GISELA GRAHAM Frosted holly berry bunch
£1.95 click to visit Selfridges

COACH HOUSE Pearl encrusted bauble 10cmm £6.95

COACH HOUSE Pearl encrusted bauble 10cmm £5.95

GISELA GRAHAM Bambi plush decoration 28cm £22.95 click to visit Selfridges

GISELA GRAHAM Bambi plush decoration 28cm £22.95 click to visit Selfridges

GISELA GRAHAM Santa It's a Long Story plaque £5.95 click to visit Selfridges

GISELA GRAHAM Santa It’s a Long Story plaque £5.95 click to visit Selfridges

 GISELA GRAHAM Fuschia glitter leaf bauble 8cm     £5.95 click to visit Selfridges

GISELA GRAHAM Fuschia glitter leaf bauble 8cm
£5.95
click to visit Selfridges

 ORNEX I Love Selfridges bauble 8cm £6.95 click to visit Selfridges

ORNEX I Love Selfridges bauble 8cm
£6.95 click to visit Selfridges

 SELFRIDGES Selfridges bauble £5.95 click to visit Selfridges

SELFRIDGES Selfridges bauble
£5.95 click to visit Selfridges

 ELGATE London knitted mini stockings set of three £5.95 click to visit Selfridges

ELGATE London knitted mini stockings set of three
£5.95 click to visit Selfridges

 KURT ADLER Resin boots bauble 7cm £10.05 click to visit Selfridges

KURT ADLER Resin boots bauble 7cm
£10.05 click to visit Selfridges

 VILLEROY & BOCH Mini Christmas ginger house £26.95 click to visit Selfridges

VILLEROY & BOCH Mini Christmas ginger house
£26.9o click to visit Selfridges

 ELGATE Houses of Parliament bauble 11cm     £3.95 click to visit Selfridges

ELGATE Houses of Parliament bauble 11cm
£3.95
click to visit Selfridges

 ELGATE London Eye Christmas collage-base snow globe 4.5cm £5.95 click to visit Selfridges

ELGATE London Eye Christmas collage-base snow globe 4.5cm £5.95
click to visit Selfridges

 KURT ADLER British phone booth decoration  £16.95 click to visit Selfridges

KURT ADLER British phone booth decoration
£16.95 click to visit Selfridges

To view all the Destination Selfridges decorations, click here.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deck the Halls with John Lewis this Christmas

I have a family tradition when it comes to Christmas.The 1st December is dedicated to putting up the Christmas tree and ‘decking the halls’ throughout my house.  And although I choose an artificial tree so do not replace this every year, I do insist on buying new decorations to add to my already burgeoning collection – tree decorations, things to decorate the mantlepieces, new candles and a whole host of other items that just catch my eyes when I’m out and about.

This year, my eyes have been drawn to the Christmas home and decoration range from John Lewis.  In particular I love the way that the tree decorations have something to suit every taste. My tree is white and has a range of silver and pastel coloured decorations, along with some shiny pinks and blues for good measure. It is a very girly and quite modern tree, and so I have been drawn to the Odyssey range, with it’s use of clear and coloured glass and icicle and snow capped baubles. I also adore the Vintage Market range with pink glass birds and white snowy owls, which are just so pretty. But for traditionalists, there are hand crocheted baubles of Gingerbread Men and Santa, and bright red and green decorations in the Forest Festival range.  While Rural Life offers a range of traditional style decorations made from wood to give a rustic feel.

Truly something for everyone, with the possible exception of Ebenezer Scrooge of course.

 

My Faves

John Lewis Glass Bird Tree Decoration , Pink £4 click to visit John Lewis

John Lewis Glass Bird Tree Decoration , Pink £4 click to visit John Lewis

John Lewis Mercurised Star Tree Topper £12 click to visit John Lewis

John Lewis Mercurised Star Tree Topper £12 click to visit John Lewis

John Lewis Glitter Fairy Tree Topper £9 click to visit John Lewis

John Lewis Glitter Fairy Tree Topper £9 click to visit John Lewis

John Lewis Indoor Battery Operated Pre-lit LED Glitter Standing Reindeer, Gold £20 click to visit John Lewis

John Lewis Indoor Battery Operated Pre-lit LED Glitter Standing Reindeer, Gold £20 click to visit John Lewis

John Lewis Santa and Snowman Glass Decoration Pack, x8 £8 click to visit John Lewis

John Lewis Santa and Snowman Glass Decoration Pack, x8 £8 click to visit John Lewis

John Lewis Santa/Snowman in Bucket Decoration, Assorted  £3.50 click to visit John Lewis

John Lewis Santa/Snowman in Bucket Decoration, Assorted £3.50 click to visit John Lewis

Best Years Crochet Christmas Pudding Tree Decoration £3.50 click to visit John Lewis

Best Years Crochet Christmas Pudding Tree Decoration £3.50 click to visit John Lewis

John Lewis Nativity Scene Russian Dolls £12 click to visit John Lewis

John Lewis Nativity Scene Russian Dolls £12 click to visit John Lewis

John Lewis Oudoor Pre-lit Paper Tree, White, 6.5ft  £95 click to visit John Lewis

John Lewis Oudoor Pre-lit Paper Tree, White, 6.5ft £95 click to visit John Lewis

John Lewis Laser Cut Christmas Tree with Baubles, Brown/Red £15 click to visit John Lewis

John Lewis Laser Cut Christmas Tree with Baubles, Brown/Red £15 click to visit John Lewis

 

John Lewis Green Snowcapped Tree Candle £4 click to visit John Lewis

John Lewis Green Snowcapped Tree Candle £4 click to visit John Lewis

House by John Lewis Reindeer Tealight Holder £7 click to visit John Lewis

House by John Lewis Reindeer Tealight Holder £7 click to visit John Lewis

 

 

John Lewis Trumpet Glass Bauble , Multi £4 click to visit John Lewis

John Lewis Trumpet Glass Bauble , Multi £4 click to visit John Lewis

Livingly Pleated Christmas Tree, Set of 4 £12 click to visit John Lewis

Livingly Pleated Christmas Tree, Set of 4 £12 click to visit John Lewis

John Lewis Sparkle Glass Bauble , Black £3.00 click to visit John Lewis

John Lewis Sparkle Glass Bauble , Black £3.00 click to visit John Lewis

John Lewis Clear Acrylic Reindeer, Small £18 click to visit John Lewis

John Lewis Clear Acrylic Reindeer, Small £18 click to visit John Lewis

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