A couple of weeks ago I had a jolly jaunt to Birmingham with some friends. We took in some of the festive sights, sipped hot mulled wine and generally enjoyed a bit of seasonal sparkle. The real reason for our visit to Birmingham was in the evening we were going to the HomeSense Christmas party for a bit of fizz, some lovely nibbles, a good old natter and to have a bit of a sneak preview of some of their gorgeous Christmas decorations.
The party was at The Lost & Found Cocktail Bar in Birmingham, a huge and beautifully designed bar, with a secret entrance to a private area hidden behind a bookcase. We arrived to find the party in full swing. The fizz was flowing, a large table filled with HomeSense Christmas products sparkled and glistened in an adjoining room.
I was delighted to see that the key Christmas colour on display was gold. I am firmly in the red and gold camp at Christmas. There were also lots of copper themed decorations on the table and stags (or reindeer) seemed to be prevalent. In fact I quite fell for this chap.
As I looked around the table, a few things caught my eye including a glorious showstopper of a candelabra which I thought would cost over £100 was a little under £40. Everything seemed to be incredibly reasonably priced and so pretty. It made me want to throw all of my existing Christmas decorations away and start from scratch.
All of the products on display seemed to be really good value, with some things just a few pounds, and the most expensive thing around £50. I was very taken with the glittery table-runner (below), very eye-catching and a real statement piece for your festive table.
I’ve never visited a HomeSense store before, but one has opened up fairly locally to me, so I will make sure I pop in and have a proper look at their Christmas baubles, wreaths, lighting and candles. All of their stock is heavily discounted, with up to 60% off their usual RRP.
We had a lovely evening at the HomeSense Christmas party. I think we all went home rosy-cheeked and full of festive inspiration.
For more Christmas decorating ideas and information on where you can find your nearest HomeSense store, visit their website.