Tuesday, 1 October 2013

A Home-Spun Christmas at Tesco


Earlier this year I attended Tesco's Christmas in July event, a press launch of all their products for the festive period, and a sneaky peak at what's in store.

The styling and the detail was beautiful, and it gave me a great head start about themes and trends for this year.  So what did I glimpse?


Red and white galore!  Lots of Nordic styling; clean bright whites; woodland themes and a very definite home-spun feel.  I spent a lot of time thinking "oooh I wonder if I could make that" but the great thing is that even if you're not crafty, you can still get this homemade vibe with their decorations and accessories.


A lot of the styling had a 'repurposing' theme, with household items and even food being used for a different purpose.  I adored the giant meringue 'trees' and on closer inspection found they were simply meringue swirls held onto a polystyrene base with a pretty pearly pin - I could definitely do this on a smaller scale, just think what a stunning and edible table centrepiece this would make.  I'll also be filling up my trolley in the biscuit aisle and having a go at these houses - gingerbread houses are SO last year darling.  Again, these looked hugely impressive and in reality were just glue-gunned onto a cardboard box structure.


The homemade vibe carried on in the food section too and I really loved all these kits and sets.  It means those without the time/patience/skill/equipment to make impressive sweet treats, can take a few shortcuts and still produce something to call your own and instill a sense of pride.  The Belgian chocolate truffle kit went straight on my list!


The home-maker theme continues through the gift ranges too, and I for one would love to receive one of these.  The cookie tins and homemade stampers are gorgeous, and I was swooning over these kitchen gadgets - a waffle stick maker and a brownie maker.  Think sandwich makers, but with the temptation of delicious sweet treats.

So what do you make of this year's Christmas trends?  Anything here take your fancy?

Disclosure: featured post - this post is part of the BritMums project with Tesco.

15 comments:

  1. is that a house...made out of nice biscuits, jammy dodgers & spatulas? coooool...

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    1. It is! i'm going to be trying to replicate it. Bet it won't look anyway near as good though!

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  2. oooo I'm getting excited about Xmas x

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  3. I'd really like one of those stampers! Not sure about all these new devices though like brownie makers - seems like cheating to me ;) x

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    1. Hehe I know what you mean, I don't have room for any more gadgets anyway!

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  4. I love the idea of the meringue tree and am very tempted to try it myself... The rest look very christmasy so shall defo take some ideas from them...

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    1. It looked amazing, they had giant ones, but I reckon it would work on a smaller scale. I shall experiment!

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  5. What an inspiring post, I think I'm going to spend a small fortune in Tesco's this year and what beautiful photos you have taken, I can almost her the bells jingling ....

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    1. Me too! We have one practically on my doorstep so if it's filled with this Christmas loveliness it's going to be dangerous!

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  6. ooo nice! I had in my mind planned a handmade Christmas where I make everything. Of course common sense will prevail so it's good to see there are some nice handmade-looking more traditional Crimbo items out there!

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    1. Exactly! I always start off with big plans but inevitably will run out of time, so these cheats are great!

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  7. I love the meringue tower! I am doing one for Christmas this year.

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