Christmas Inspiration

Would you like some inspiration for your Christmas tree decorations from London’s trend-setters?

Try this unusual combination of colours from the Liberty department store.

Liberty pink tree ballOr add a Chinese element.  This next tree is standing in the welcome lobby of the Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard.  The tree is seven metres tall, but that’s nothing; the Shard building is 309 metres tall.

Shangri-la tree Shard

The Shangri-la’s tree ornaments are based on traditional auspicious Chinese symbols – a fish, and a figure-of-eight shaped gourd.  They were made by the fashion designers Shanghai Tang, founded in Hong Kong by David Tang.

Shangri-la tree Shard ornaments (1)If you can’t afford designer decorations, don’t worry.  Coming back down to ground level, a few streets away from the Shard, I found a simpler approach among the food stalls at Borough Market.

Borough Market tree with orange slices

Click here and here to see my other posts from the Shard.  It’s a spectacular building.  And it even looks a bit like a Christmas tree itself with the top lit up in red at night.


5 Comments Add yours

  1. Beautiful!

    Are those slices of real oranges?

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    1. Karolyn Cooper says:

      Yes, real oranges.


  2. helentowershelentowers says:

    I bet the smell of pine and oranges is delicious

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  3. Love the decorations. Wonder when we are able to have so much to fill a Christmas tree, all the Christmas stuff is so sinfully expensive that we always buy it one week after Christmas when all the stuff is 50% or more cheaper…

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  4. Kim in Fiji says:

    LOVE the oranges! Who’da thunk ….

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