In what way do you decorate your home at Christmas? This year, I went fairly minimal with a Nordic twist, you can see how I did this in my previous post HERE. The only thing left was my Christmas tree that needed decorating. I considered buying new decorations for the tree, so it fitted in on the same theme. Lots of white decorations would have been really cool. Then my husband when up into the loft and I stood at the bottom of the ladder as he dropped down to me the boxes of decorations. We went through them carefully, and I just couldn’t do it. Those decoration each have a memory attached to them. I remembered the angel with the wonky leg who fell one year, and had to be super glued back together. I’ve always bought one special tree decoration every year, for each of my daughters, and the collection represents both of them. As well the box of decorations made for us both by the girls as gifts, yes they may be tatty and crumpled at the edges but I couldn’t throw them out. So instead anything that didn’t have any sentimental value has been packaged up for charity, and the rest we dressed the tree with, listening to Christmas tunes in the background, bliss!
We have a new tree this year, as we have less space than previous year, and we don’t have anywhere to put a tree that isn’t in front of a radiator, the modern nemesis for the real tree. We are so lucky as we have a real Rolls Royce of an artificial tree (that really is true) with this 6 ft Norway Spruce tree from Balsam Hill.
This really is something to shout out about as it looks luxurious and realistic with its the branch structure and needles and its feels both strong so that you can reshape and dense. It even comes with gloves, spare bulbs and a case to store the tree in. Such a simple thing, but absolutely essential to keep in dust free and looking like new for next Christmas. It easy to set up, the three section fit together and you simply connect the power in each section for the lights to work. The tree stand has pads on its feet so it won’t scratch your floor too.
We went for a pre-lit tree, which was more expensive, but it looks far better than I could have ever done the lights, I usually use two sets, and this felt like even more than that and it was confirmed at 450 lights in total! It’s a glow, and not a harsh light too, so feels and looks expensive. It’s also a thinner style so if you have a small area its ideal, other shapes are available.
Here is it lit in the evening, so you can see it fully:
Did you spot the star lights, they are from Jackie K? Well I had to include them, as I think they are so gorgeous! This is going to be our new tradition putting these up I think.
Nearly every home in Sweden has a Christmas Star shining in their window, in every window in fact. It was originally a symbol for the guiding star but today it is the most popular Christmas decoration apparently. I can see why as its gives off atmospheric lighting and the star design is so cool.
I’ve just got one more post, and that’s going to be about some Christmas touches I have given other rooms in the house, so watch this space!
Where to buy?
The star I have has sold out, you can buy simular ones for around 33 Euros. You do need to take into account they come from Sweden so the postage is 20 Euros to the UK, I received mine around 4/5 days after ordering.
6 ft Norway Spruce, Candlelit LED Currently reduced from £419 to £209. An investment, but in my opinion worth it!
Both these items were sent to me so that I could write this post, all opinions are my own and true ones.