Last week we were invited to an event at John Lewis in Cardiff to look at their Christmas range. I’m a huge Christmas fan and was so very very excited to go!
If I could I would spend a small fortune on decorations and this year I want my house to SPARKLE.
Without further rambling, let’s have a look at what John Lewis has to offer:
Those mugs are already a favourite of mine. I absolutely need one of them (probably 2 knowing how easily I seem to chip things….) as well as the matching plates and trays, I just need them in my life.
The sign is also beautiful, it would go perfectly in my bedroom and I just need to justify making my bedroom Christmassy, right??
John Lewis have their ranges set out in sections. Shangri-La is a beautiful blue, green and purple colour palette. Think peacocks and you’re on the right track.
The colour are beautiful and are my normal colours for my living room at home. The feather wreath is particularly pretty and the cushions could easily be added to any room for an injection of jewel toned colour.
Snowshill was a favourite of both of ours, the navy, white and metallic colour palette was wintery and sparkly but not traditionally Christmas themed. It’s very fresh and crisp and you could use a lot of these items year round, good call JL!
We both loved this table setting, the arrangement is beautiful and the addition of the triple sheepskin rug on the seats makes it look and feel much more luxurious.
My other personal favourite was Ruskin House. I love the reds, greens and golds at Christmas time and the traditional colours always have to have a part.
I love tartan prints and natural ornaments such as the wreaths and pine cones – my parents love this kind of thing too so I think I like it because it reminds me of home!
I love the traditional look and the whole layout was very pretty. The armchair and matching foot stool with tartan blanket are gorgeous, I’d love to wrap myself up in the blanket on the chair with a good book!
One of the most interesting collections was that of Ostravia. It is a Pinterest and typical blogger’s dream range!
There are lots of pastel colours, metallics and a whole load of decorations that are not your average – think pugs, crowns, perfume bottles and cameras in sugary pink shades! Take a look:
Definitely worthy of Pinterest with all the sparkle and the fairy lights!
I can definitely see these being a hit with a lot of people and I’d be tempted to pick up some of the more sparkly additions – love the baubles.
Next up is the Chamonix range, essentially this is chalet chic so expect lots of fair isle prints in a red and navy palette.
I love this bedding, it looks gorgeous. I never seem to be able to get my own bed to look as good! I obviously need more pillows and blankets!
I love these tree decorations, the little chalet houses are so cute and I’m a huge fan of fair isle so anything with this pattern is something I’m immediately attracted to.
After wandering around the collections we then wandered through the Christmas store itself, there were many things that I immediately wanted to pick up!
The collections of baubles were like a sweet shop! So many available in so many colours and effects, I must go back asap to have a closer look and make a list of what I need.
There really is a range for everyone at John Lewis this year, another I found both a bit random and a little bit cute was the animals. I have to admit I was attracted to the frog prince below because my fairytale tendencies just take over but as a Christmas decoration I can’t see the connection….still cute though!
There’s literally everything you could ever need. We both personally loved the decorations above with the clocks and keys/glitter in a jar almost Alice in Wonderland style.Christmas seems to be a lot about magic now which I cannot disagree with!
We were also lucky enough to sample some of the food that will be available over the festive period from both JL and Waitrose, the panettone was really good and the little snacks all tasted great (we had to try them all for review purposes obviously!)
I loved walking around the collection and it has made me very excited for the next few months. I can’t wait to get my decorations from the attic and see what I need to buy this year – I only bought my house last year so I have a few decorations but not many, definitely room for more but I need to plan it out carefully!
What do you think of the John Lewis range? Are you a Christmas fan?
I absolutely cannot wait for the colder nights with blankets and hot chocolate, I am definitely a winter kind of girl!