Thursday, December 10, 2015

One More Sleep ... And A Beautiful Wreath!

I can't quite believe it, but I'll be picking up my parents and my brother from the airport tomorrow! I am so, so excited to be hosting Christmas in our new home. I'm also really excited because the first thing they'll see when they arrive is this gorgeous wreath on our door from The Flower Studio in Marlow.

I've always dreamed of hanging a festive Christmas wreath on our door, but I've never had a front door in London that wasn't communal (i.e. a shared front door in a block of flats) so instead, I  wistfully pined after other peoples' wreaths and vowed that I'd get my own if we became homeowners one day. To me, wreaths make front doors look so inviting and warm; they say, "Come in!" to visitors and, "Happy Holidays!" to passerbys.

The Flower Studio makes a selection of beautiful fresh wreaths (designed for outdoor and indoor hanging) from their shop in Marlow. I have very particular tastes when it comes to Christmas (John accuses me of being far too regimented in my taste - except, he used a less-polite word to refer to it!) and I don't like anything that's overly fussy or gold or ... multi-colored.

I was thrilled when I opened the red box from The Flower Studio to reveal a stunning and tasteful fresh wreath. Not too run-of-the-mill, not too "done". Just elegant and beautifully made. All wreaths from The Flower Studio have a "fresh oasis" base, which helps the foliage retain water and makes the wreaths last longer.

I love the pretty, rustic look of this Highland Festive Foliage Wreath, which is chock full of berries, thistles and herbs. It makes me think of crisp winter walks in the countryside on Christmas Day and mugs of mulled wine by a roaring fire.

I've had the wreath up for a few days now and it always makes me smile when I'm leaving the house for work or coming back at night. Aside from the wreath I was sent above, I'm also a fan of this delicate Snowball Winter Wreath, which would look lovely as a centerpiece for the Christmas table and this sweet Christmas Foliage Kissing Ball, which I'd love to hang from one of our doorways! How romantic and cute is that?!

I'm so happy that we have such a stunning wreath this year and I'm looking forward to opening the door to my family tomorrow!

Are you a fan of Christmas wreaths? Do you usually buy one around this time of year? Let me know!

My beautiful wreath was a generous gift from The Flower Studio - thank you! All opinions are my own.


  1. Oooh it looks so lovely Jaime! I am the same as you, loving wreaths, but currently living in a communal block! Thankfully the bf works right by Covent Garden flower market, so I'm going to get him to purchase one for his door! Have a lovely time with your family.

    1. Thank you, Annmaree! I've actually never been to Covent Garden flower market (and I've heard you can't take photos there, which kind of puts me off, ha!) but I bet the choices are endless and phenomenal! Can't wait to see what he picks out for you ... :)

  2. Your Christmas wreath is absolutely gorgeous!! And that's so exciting that your family's coming to visit tomorrow!

  3. Beautiful! I thought about a wreath this year as it's the first time I've not lived in a shared house but I just didn't get round to it. I'm enjoying seeing everyone else's though :)

    Have a wonderful time with your family!

  4. It looks so pretty and festive on the red door! :)

  5. This is GORGEOUS! Have a wonderful time shepherding in the festive season with the family!


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