It’s safe to say my Instagram feed is in full-on festive mode! It’s a little early for us to decorate, mainly because we get a real tree and tend to leave it up until early January. It will also be the first Christmas since we’ve started our living room renovations which is very exciting! Last Christmas (cue WHAM), I said to Pete “I’m not spending another Christmas with this carpet” and voila! Our beautiful wood floor is now in place.
That said, we still have a long old way to go until the living room will be finished, so the jury is out as to whether we’ll make a big deal of Christmas this year. I’ve been really fortunate to work on some amazing collaborations previously such as Villeroy & Boch and Cox & Cox but I always like to look for something a little different each year.
I’ve been fortunate to hold membership of the amazing London institute which is the British Library over the last year and they have a very special award-winning shop which you can also access online. It’s the perfect place to shop for gifts for the more discerning receiver including bookworms, stationery lovers plus anyone who loves a little bit of quirky decor.
I think regardless of whether we get a tree this year or not, I’m definitely up for a bit of festive trimming around the house and so I’ve picked out my favourite decorations all of which are available at the British Library shop. As a non-profit organisation, by supporting them we can help it advance and develop as the world’s largest document delivery service.
As an animal lover, this adorable Gisela Graham llama is my first choice, £8.50
Everyone needs a polaroid camera in their life to capture those Christmas moments, £9.50
And who doesn’t love romantic movie images of trees strapped onto cars? £5
Last but by no means least, who doesn’t need a cactus for their tree? £4.25
I hope this has given you some ideas for your unusual Christmas decor this year. As I mentioned, the British Library kindly gifted me a membership pack last Christmas but I was under no obligation to post about their Christmas shop, it’s just a place I really cherish and wanted to share.