This weekend I jumped feet first into a winter wonderland and visited The Ideal Home Christmas Show in Manchester with my mum and sister. We were greeted by sparkling 15ft Christmas trees, an awesome choir belting out some carols straight from the Home Alone Soundtrack and of course, a spot of faux snow. I am definitely a christmas countdown kinda girl and could quite happily be a resident of Whoville forever, so to say I was excited to attend this event was an understatement! My amazing friend has recently opened a heavenly interiors shop and comped us a few tickets as she was exhibiting there.
I love anything to do with homes, interiors, styling and crafts, so I had really high hopes for the event and although it was HUGE and there was plenty available, I was surprised there wasn't more home furnishings or interiors inspiration on offer. I wanted to feast my eyes on some festive home inspo and was hoping to see more of 'Not on the High Street' style products available - unusual accessories, christmas crafts, cute stocking fillers for little ones and was a bit disappointed that Santa didn't quite deliver what I wanted. Despite this though, there were some real festive finds in there and here are my top 3 picks of what was on offer:
Launched by my fab friend a few months ago, this beautiful shop stocks a MASSIVE array of homewares and accessories to give your home that extra sparkle. I loved these classic christmas cushions and the super thick fur throws. Check out the full range here
MUDD & CO
I was drawn to this stand immediately and fell in love with their gorgeous modern country kitchens in a great range of heritage colours. Bespoke and beautiful, I especially love the unique fittings on the cupboard doors.
This stall was just Christmas encapsulated! Their spiced orange and clove baubles smelt divine. I loved their dried fruit and cinnamon wreaths and garlands - those distinctive spicy scents just really took me back to my childhood. My mum would always do crafty creations with us growing up and me and my sister would spend hours sticking cloves into oranges and wrapping them up in ribbon making tree decorations, whilst we watched The Chronicles of Narnia (our absolute favourite TV show at the time!) 25 years later, my mum still has them (cute face emoji)
Did you stop by The Ideal Home Christmas Show this weekend? If so, please feel free to share your favourite finds below!
Love, C x
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