For the last couple of years, I’ve had the same Christmas decoration theme. It makes sense to reuse decorations, rather than buying a whole new set every year. However this time round, I’m a bit sick of our old red and white theme and want to go for something completely different. Aldi was a great place to start.
I’m going to use some of our old decorations – the really special ones and ones that have a more neutral colour scheme. But having a new theme, does give me an excuse to pick out lots of new and exciting decorations for our tree.
Last year I completely missed out on Aldi’s lovely Christmas offering. They always have really pretty glass baubles which remind me of classic vintage ones, but often with a more modern theme. Last year they had everything from a cute robot to a fox. I wasn’t going to miss out this year, so Rob popped into Aldi and picked me us up loads of fabulous baubles.
They come in sets of 3 and each box costs £2.99, so they really are a great price. I love the mix of bright colours alongside classic gold and silvers and I think for an eclectic tree, they mix and match really well.
My favourite is the super kitsch set which comes with a donut, ice-cream and lolly pop. The colours are lovely and would work well alongside traditional colourful vintage decorations.
The more traditional sets include pinecones and this sweet little white fox. Another very kitsch set comes with a car sacked with gifts, a pineapple and even a flamingo.
I love the set which comes with a teddy, a nutcracker and a vintage style Santa head. These really remind me of original vintage pieces that I’ve seen. Maybe one day I can put the real thing on the tree alongside these.
I can’t wait to start decorating the tree and sharing the finished result with you. Over the next week, I’m hoping to have all the decorations up around the house.
Where are your favourite places to buy Christmas decorations? Have you seen any that would work well with my new Christmas look?
Check back every day in December, as I continue to post daily for Blogmas. There will be loads of recipes, cocktails, decorations and festive shenanigans.
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