Christmas tree decorations – My top pick.

I’m feeling that festive vibe slowly trickle into our home, my mind is filling with ideas, my Christmas Pinterest board is fit to burst and so I thought I’d share some inspiration with you. I love to support small, independant businesses, so I’ve included several pieces from some lovely ones that I follow.

Today I’m focusing on tree decorations, there are so many styles in which to decorate your tree, I’m in a constant battle with myself when it gets to this time of year. One half of me wants to go super simple and pared back, natural and rustic. But then the pretties start twinkling at me and I get distracted!

Image credit – lookslikewhite
Image credit – Burke Decor

The tree above is just everything I want from a Christmas tree please and thank you. Simple perfection.

But then I go over to one of my absolute favourite blogs, Junkaholique, and I find myself wanting to add some extra quirky details, handmade bits and bobs and trawling ebay for vintage pieces.

I can’t wait to see Artemis’s decorations this year, if you haven’t already you really must go follow her blog, it’s such a beautiful read, full of creativity, ideas, vintage treasure and lovely family life.

Image credit – Junkaholique from a few years back
Image credit – Junkaholique

So here are my top picks to get your Christmas juices flowing.

I’ve tried to consider that everyone has a different budget when it comes to buying decorations, so my choices range from diy to a bit of an investment, something for everyone.

Let’s start at the top of the tree…

This beautiful brass Ferm Living tree topper is utter perfection, it’s magic lies in the simplicity of the design, one day I will own it and cherish it.

Sticking with Ferm Living, because they do Christmas so well, I love this set of 3 golden ornaments. You can buy these, as well as the star, from Life Story. I’ve had a few beautiful bits from them in recent months, including a Ferm Living Tree blanket, for under the Christmas tree. I can’t wait to use it. Go follow their lovely Insta account for lots of home inspiration.

Ikea always do Christmas well and these Vinter paper snowflakes are great value. Unfortunately they’re not available for home delivery, but for those lucky enough to have a store nearby (sorry to my fellow Cornish men and women) then pop along.

These sparkly Matalan pretties have so much potential for beautiful impact. I love the idea of a tree with subtle green and purple accents. I’d partner them with some real tree candles, more about those shortly.


Anthropologie never fail to inspire and this Botanical bauble would be a wonderful addition to your tree. It’s higher up price wise, but they have a 20% off code ITSYOURS running this weekend which may help. The details are just beautiful.

I recently discovered Never Perfect Studio and their Christmas decorations have a real handmade charm about them. I absolutely love the mix of colours and can totally imagine how special a tree would look decked out with these lovelies.

Mon Pote is one of my favourite Insta accounts to follow, never mind the fact it’s also one of the most beautiful homewares shops out there, trust me, you’re going to want eveverything! I’m yet to make it there in person, when I visit my brother in Bristol, but it’s on my New Years list. They sell online also though, so there’s nothing stopping you.

Their Christmas decs are absolute perfection and it was tricky for me to pick just a few. These lovely paper decorations are just the perfect shades and shapes, they’d look rather special partnered with the Never Perfect Studio stars.

They also have my favourite decoration from my top pick, check out this little Beluga, isn’t he a bit special?…

Amara is always a great source of inspiration and there are so many treasures to find, I love these Antique smoke baubles

Their mismatched ribbons add to their character and charm, they would look beautiful styled simply with some vintage style tree candles..

Image credit – Pinterest

I’m so excited to have real candles for our tree this year, they add such a vintage charm, whether lit or not. I can’t wait to get decorating our tree and to see if I can create the image I have in my head.

Image credit – The House that Lars Built

Part of the magic of Christmas for me is the making side of things. It’s the best time of the year for getting your craft on, so why not have a go at making some decorations yourself? This beautiful wooden bead and himmeli garland is absolutely lovely, I’ve had it pinned since last Christmas, maybe this will be the year I actually have a go. You can read how to make it over on The House that Lars Built.

I went to Homebase recently and got a few boxes of these lovely vintage style glass baubles…

Originally I was going to have a very neutral, natural coloured tree theme this year, but then the idea of pink caught in my mind and before I knew it i’d bought them!

Who knows which of the lovelies above will appear on our tree over the coming weeks. I’m yet to decide for sure what date we’ll choose the tree, last year’s was such a beauty, it will be hard to beat. I’m wary of putting it up too soon, as my need for a clutter free life starts kicking in around the 26th December, so it would be terrible if I were sick of the sight of it before Christmas day itself!

When do you buy your tree and start decorating? Do you have a favourite decoration? I always love to hear from you xxx


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…..apologise for the over use of the words love and lovely!

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Karen Lindsay says:

    Ooo I love ‘real’ vintage baubles. I have a box of mini ones I bought a decade ago at Brixton Village where I used to live…they are original 70’s! So fragile though! Think I’m down a few 🙁
    A local antique dealer had a box of old ribboned ones outside his shop for sale last year, for a pound a pop! My friend & I bought half a dozen each. You’d love them! Paper ones are my ultimate fave. Love your style!

    1. Gorgeous Karen. My mum has some beautiful geneuine vintage ones, but at least 2 bite the dust each year 😭 Last year I tried to go all vintage, but I couldn’t find enough in a colour way I wanted.

  2. Leaah says:

    Ahhh I love this time of year too! And always enjoy reading your takes on it, Alice.
    We actually put our tree up this weekend, we’ve gone for a faux one again this year but I can see I might be tempted to get a small real one for the kitchen too!!
    We’ve decided to go silver, white and have bought some of that awful snow spray to finish it off. I’m actually really happy with it. Sometimes minimal is definitely the key!

    1. Thanks Leaah. I’m thinking I may get a mini tree for in the kitchen too…

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