Friday, December 6, 2013

Decking the hall with Dunelm


You may remember that in October Dunelm Mill asked me to review some of their new vintage inspired Rose & Ellis range. Last month they got in touch again and asked me if I'd be interested in creating a festive scene using some of their Christmas products. How could I possibly say no!?

Personally I love Christmas decor and think it's a great excuse to brighten up the house at one of the dreariest times of the year, but I prefer to keep it simple and stylish where possible. I checked their range online before I said yes and was excited by what I saw.


Dunelm gave me a budget of £50 to create my scene, which I wanted to place on a table in our hall. The budget proved to be more than adequate, so much so that in the end I bought a few extra bits and duplicates to make a goodie bag to give away (see the end of this post) Here's what I bought...

Purity collection jug (shown with red ribbon taken from reindeer lantern) - £7.99
White reindeer lantern - £2.99
Eat, Drink & Be Merry sign - £2.99
Nordic collection decorative deer with ribbon - £3.99
Nordic collection red metal bells (set of 5, 2 used in this scene) - £4.99
Woodland collection hanging hearts (come on one string, I separated and used as individual heart decs) £4.99
Nordic collection of 3 heart, tree and star decorations (heart only used in scene) £4.99
Nordic collection pack of 12 mini red baubles - £3.99
Tree branch - Free!

In addition I also bought...

5 metres of natural coloured piping used to string cards up - £1
6 sets of Scandia heart pegs (£1.50 each) - £8.94

These I intended to use to string up my Christmas cards, however just one small problem! We currently don't actually have any Christmas cards! So you will have to wait till nearer Christmas to see this lot put together and in action...  


Out of everything I bought, my favourite from the set was the "Eat Drink & Be Merry" hanging sign which at £2.99 is a steal! No surprise then to discover that there were only two left in the Fareham store and I bought them both!

So anyway... I have a little Dunelm goodie bag which I have assembled with some Christmas decorations and one of those great hanging signs, if you'd like to win it all you need to do is...

* Leave a comment on this blog post telling me what your favourite bit of Christmas decoration is
* Leave a second comment if you follow this blog on GFC, Bloglovin or some other method

UK postal addresses only please.  Entries close at midday on Tuesday 10th December and a name will be drawn at random.  No cash alternative. Good luck!


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27 comments:

  1. I have a Dunelm within 10 mins walk of my house!! I have to ration myself when I visit .. because .. it is IMPOSSIBLE to visit and NOT spend!! They have so many wonderful and unusual bits and pieces .. and thats before you get to the fabric and embelishments and threads!! so much fun .. cant choose a favorite xxx

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  2. I loved when mom would wrap REAL green foliage around the banister rungs and added red and gold bows - it made the house smell and look so festive!!

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  3. Yay I am a follower by GFC. Your scene looks amazing! I love Christmas :)

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  4. My favourite Christmas decoration is the little murano angel I have from Venice which sits on my tree.
    I follow through google connect

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  5. Lovely Christmas goodies! My favourite bit of Christmas decoration has always been putting the angel on top of the tree as the finishing touch when it's all decorated.

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  6. Great giveaway!
    My favourites are anything handmade by my children!

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  7. Love my 8 foot Christmas tree that I squeeze onto quarters each move ! But silly sentiment won't let me let go ! 10 years of memories and 4 childrens hand made decorations adorn it , <3 this time of year ! The dunelm bits n bobs would look lovely on my dresser :)

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  8. Follow on FB and bloglovin

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  9. My favourite bit of Christmas decor has to be the tree. I'm sad if for some reason we don't get to put one up. But it's fun improvising if that is the case. Dunelm have a lovely selection of Christmas decor that would suit any kind of house old or new.

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  10. I follow you via bloglovin but that's a cheat because I never log on there. You are on my blog roll though :-)

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  11. My favourite bit of Christmas decoration is the cup of tea I have after I've hoovered the front room, put up and decorated the tree and hoovered the carpet again- I turn on the Christmas lights, put my feet up and admire the festive atmosphere!

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  12. I love bringing the outside in and decorating the mantelpiece with holly, mistletoe and pine cones. Pomanders made with oranges and cloves, hung up with ribbon, remind me of Christmas crafting, when I was younger.

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  13. Mum used to spray paint dried things from the garden in gold and silver. Loved that. @kateonthinice

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  14. Thanks for a fun giveaway. My favourite decoration is a small nativity that used to belong to my Gran. It always makes me think of Christmas at her house when I was little.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  15. I love that gingham red heart! Your scene looks lovely..

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  16. We always made a star or angel for the top of the tree when I was a child. Something I intend to do with our son :)

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  17. I follow via Bloglovin' as Keri Jones :) x

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  18. i love dunelm mill,
    my best part is i like to make my decoration ie popcorn garlands, paper garlands, fir cones decorated and we also decorate poly balls with different things to make baubles. i love christmas

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  19. i follow ur blog via bloglovin x

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  20. Lovely group of decorations. Nice clean lines. My Favourite part of Christmas decorating is getting out the tree decorations and remembering where they all came from, lots of stories and memories over 42 years. Some lovely straw angels bought at Oxfam decades ago, 2 little red playdough hearts inscribed Immanuel in gold our children were given at Church one year, funny little furry pipe cleaner elves and fairies my sister bought for a few years for both the children and so many more. A few new ones would be a great addition.

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  21. I am a follower too and try to join in with your Weekly Thursday Linky.

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  22. I keep hearing so many good things about Dunelm Mill, but my nearest one is in Weston and I'm hardly ever down that way. The Scandi heart pegs are gorgeous. I went Scandi style with all our pressies this year--so lovely to see red and white piled up under the tree!

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