Christmas for us is about traditions and we’ve been making our own since we first moved in together. Nesters that we are. It starts with the biggest real tree we can fit. Usually taking up most of our sitting room, but so much the better for it. And it has to be a real tree.
Home Alone 2 is also a big part of Christmas for us. Who doesn’t want that NYC plaza hotel Christmas? This year, The White Company tapped straight to the core of this fantasy, showing their collection in an ostentatiously beautiful hotel suite. This is the Christmas we want when we grow up.
Our own gentle nod to that are our cherished ‘two turtle doves’ in white porcelain. Exact replicas of the ones Macaulay shares with the scary bird lady in the film. Thus began our tradition, buying one or two special ornaments each year for our tree to build a collection we can love for many years to come.
Another of our favourites is from Scandinavia, We’re in love with the special edition Christmas ornaments at Georg Jensen. Classic stunners.
Or, we feed our New York fetish with a trip to Jonathan Adler. His ‘menagerie’ collection of tree ornaments are all amazing. Our dog Buckley is represented on our tree with Adler’s dachshund ornament. And this year’s gold horse is our new must-have.
But, if you can’t resist your inner geek child, get out your toys from Christmas past and make a wreath out of them. Spray it up in a ‘still fabulous’ neon shade and you have a wreath to be proud of.
In fact, this is something we’ll be using to decorate our dining room. We see the Christmas dinner table as our moment to have loads of fun, whether it be mixed metallics or bold neons. Don’t be afraid to mix it up.
If you’re looking for fun on your dining table, look no further than Conran, who’ve nailed the neons with pure style. Or if it’s glamour you want, you can’t go wrong with a bargainous set of gold cutlery from Argos!
Go forth and make your Christmas lovely.