Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas at Fortnum & Mason

I stopped by my spiritual home today, AKA Fortnum & Mason, to check out the Christmas windows and decorations in store. I was not disappointed: the second floor was devoted to their Christmas shop and featured trees, wreaths, and decorations arranged by color scheme (I told you it was my spiritual home!). If I had more time, I would have stayed to count the exact number of Christmas trees, as I'm sure each floor had at least five, if not more.

I also chose my favorite ornament, this felt hand-embroidered house, complete with clock and French windows:

Isn't it gorgeous? But at £28, it was more expensive than our tree, so I decided to leave it for the moment.

John and I also admired the Christmas crackers, which are a British tradition:

The Nutcracker-themed crackers above were especially fun, but the ones next to them cost £500. Yes, you read that correctly, £500! For that, I'd expect diamonds, mini champagne bottles and Stephen Fry to personally read my cracker joke to me - and more.

Needless to say, seeing these decorations has made me really, really excited for Christmas.

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