bird baubles

Christmas with John Lewis

This year, John Lewis kindly sent us a 6 foot Argyle Green Fir Christmas Tree and asked us to choose decorations that caught our eye, to help our home look and feel festive!

Christmas tree-John Lewis

This is the first year we’ve opted for an artificial tree which makes sense for us as family with a little toddler on the loose!

I’m quite enjoying not having to vacuum pine needles up each day too and this one can’t put any in his mouth this way!


Assembling the tree is simple, it arrives with a sturdy metal stand and pieces that slot together with pre-assembled hinged branches which slot easily into place.

Part of John Lewis’ Vibrant Vintage theme, The Argyle has a natural branch shape too (you really can’t tell it isn’t real actually) and as you can turn the sections of the tree easily, hanging decorations and making your tree beautiful has never been more fun!

…Our lounge is our relaxed space, in greys and cream with touches of pale pink in the antiques, candles and flowers in glass vases dotted around (a contrast to our bold red and yellow kitchen)!

This year, again for a change (we usually go more vibrant) and to match the room, we opted for silver, gold and pale turquoise decorations, neutral colours, for a chic, sparkling tree we simply love!

These shatter-proof baubles are timeless decorations we adore!

glass baubles-John Lewis

Along with the above, I chose some statement baubles: two elegant drop shaped decorations embellished with a glittery depiction of a bird on a snowy branch on metallic silver glass. Such striking pieces don’t you think?!

bird baubles

Next I selected some delicate glass spiral trees, so pretty when they catch the light..all items that will last forever and will come out year after year.

glass Christmas tree decorations

Delicate droplet that resemble ice Christmas trees!

glass Christmas tree decorations

The baubles are shatter-proof too, important with a young family and meant my little helper could get stuck in (once I’d hung the glass trees up).

I was impressed with how carefully he did it too! He was in awe of the pretty decorations, now 2 it was the first time he could fully appreciate the tree!

Alexander-Honest Mum

child decorating the Christmas tree

Twinkling fairy lights were the final touch! Alexander literally gasped when we switched them on. The magic of Christmas had begun!

..Oliver was however preoccupied with watching Frozen (again)!

…The lounge has a low ceiling so the stunning gold, glittering star couldn’t quite make the top of the tree but it’s taken pride of place on the fireplace mantel place and our lounge has been utterly transformed.

Christmas tree star

After all that decorating, it was time for a well earned lie down and a glass of wine for Mummy!


Alexander-Honest Mum

Cute kid

Thanks John Lewis!

Have you got your tree up yet?

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