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Boden-Christmas-baubles-2-photo-and-styling-by-Geraldine-Tan-of-Little-Big-Bell No sooner have I finished one festive table setting, I’m now on to the next! I simply couldn’t resist when I saw the Boden Homewares collection.

Boden is a brand I genuinely hold close to my heart. My children grew up wearing Boden and they still do now. I certainly have a love for all their colourful clothing and I’m simply adoring their sparkly shoes this festive season.

For as long as I can remember, I have always hoped for Boden to bring out a homewares collection. I was over the moon when I found out that they have finally decided to do a Home range, in true Boden style.

I am so excited to style their new collection. Colourful-baubles-by-Boden-1--photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Check out those colourful baubles. Don’t they scream out happiness? Definitely Super, Lovely and Hello!!

I decided to style a children’s Christmas table. Instead of an actual mini Christmas tree, I decided to display the baubles using my teal coloured mug stand. Kind of gives it that quirky Contemporary feel don’t you think? Colourful-Christmas-table-with-Boden-styled-by-Little-Big-Bell For the place settings, I used Boden’s colour block striped placemats and Slogan coaster sets.

The paper plates and reindeer napkins are from Meri Meri. Boden-table-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell So much fun styling this. The wonderful thing about those placemats and baubles are that, they can be used all year round, not just for Christmas. Boden-Christmas-table-1-Little-Big-Bell- They’re great as Christmas gifts too. Christmas-Boden-Little-Big-Bell Even better, they are all now on sale. Boden-Winter-2016-candle-Little-Big-Bell-blog This London in Winter scene candle, has the perfect sweet notes of Christmas Puddings, when burned. It comes in a beautifully illustrated box too.

Looking at it, is making me long for snow. Boden-tea-towels-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell These tea towels are just the perfect pops of colour to light up any kitchen. Boden-mugs-1-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell I have a weakness for colourful mugs. These two have managed to make it in my growing collection.

Hope you have enjoyed my festive post. Will you be decorating a kids’ table too?

Wishing you good week ahead.

( All Styling and photography are by Geraldine Tan, Editor of Little Big Bell. This is a collaborative post with Boden. All views are my own).

Christmas-table-setting-idea-Little-Big-Bell I am so honoured to be one of the 12 bloggers specially selected by West Elm UK and Teri of The Lovely Drawer to style up a Christmas table as part of The 12 days of Christmas project. I am Day 12, the final day.

You can also follow an interview I did with The Lovely Drawer and a feature of this and all 11 stylings on West Elm’s Front + Main blog.

I was given free rein to style however I pleased, using some of West Elm’s new Winter season products.

Last year, I styled a West Elm Christmas day breakfast table. This year I thought I’d host a Christmas tea party for the 12 Days of Christmas, except this party has no tea, just bubbly. Why not right? It is the season to be jolly. Christmas-table-setting-my-Westelm-styled-by Little-Big-Bell For those who have followed my blog or Instagram for a while, may have an inkling that I adore pink, gold and shades of blues.

As much I love classic red for Christmas, I have decided to go for my favourite hues. Westelm-Christmas-table-girly-glamour-styled-by-Little-Big-Bell Naturally, I chose flowers of pinky shades too. A little bit of blush and small pops of fuchsia. Pink-and-gold-Christmas-table-Little-Big-Bell I found these Raffia placemats in gold on sale. I just couldn’t resist them.

My table seated four people comfortably. I felt four gold placemats together may be too bright, so I punctuated them with these dusky pink part linen Rosette placemats that have been woven with a hint of sparkle. Urban-flower-company-flowers-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell I introduced blues into the setting with floral blooms, small votive candle holders and jewel coloured vases. Christmas-table-setting-Westelm-styled-by Little-Big-Bell Pinks, blues and yellow golds. How do you think they look?

The good thing about not using conventional colours of Christmas is that you could re-use this look for other occasions. New Year’s eve is not that far round the corner right? Change the colour of the flowers, and you have an instant new look.

That personalised biscuit was specially made and sent to me by Nila Holden. Great name place setting idea don’t you think? Westelm-place-setting-styled-by-Little-Big-Bell This brass wishbone that I found in West Elm is such a unique and festive add to the table. It subtly spells Christmas. I used it as a napkin ring, but you could also scatter it around the table as decor.

Do you have a snapping the Turkey wishbone tradition in your household?

I hear it all started with the Romans who used to pull chicken clavicles apart in hope for good fortune ( not quite sure where that idea came from). Colourful-Christmas-table-photo-and-styling-by-Little-Big-Bell I used white linen napkins that came with a little festive shimmer for the place settings. How-to-decorate-a Christmas table-West-Elm-Little-Big-Bell It was intentional that I decorated my table in no set order. The napkins were styled differently at each place setting, the side plates were scattered, some to the side and some layered with the larger plates.

To me, festive means fun with no set rules. Tea-party-table-setting-Little-Big-Bell Love the minty green of that bottle of bubbly. Almost too pretty to open, but hey, I need to get my priorities right.

What kind of Christmas party is it if you were just munching on mince pies with no sparkly to wash them down with? Westelm-cake-tier-plates-Fish-Eddy-styled-and-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell When I saw this tiered plate server in pink, black and white with gold trims, I knew it had to be mine. Perfect for girly tea parties or rather the perfect excuse for eating cake. Christmas-tea-party-by-Little-Big-Bell The plates that I have used for my table are by Fishs Eddy from West Elm. Yummy indeed! Christmas-almond-cake-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell No party can be without cake. Christmas-tea-party-table-Westelm-photo-and styled-by-Little-Big-Bell Cake won’t taste nice if they weren’t served up in pretty plates with gold lettering.  Westelm-Christmas-table-2-by-Little-Big-Bell Here’s the table again. The brass letters adorning my table can all be bought at West Elm too.


Hope you’ve enjoyed my happy Christmas tea party table. I’m so in the mood for Christmas now.

Christmas for us a family is always to be spent at home. We host each year and family members near and far converge to our home.

How will you be spending Christmas?

Have a great day all.

( This is a collaboration with West Elm and West Elm London. All styling and photography are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell).

Christmas-card-Little-Big-Bell Can you tell from all my festive postings that I’m so excited for Christmas? Yes, I absolutely am, like a child waiting eagerly for Santa Claus!

A few months back, I participated in a bloggers’ styling competition ran by West Elm in London, organised by the Urban Jungle bloggers and sponsored in part by At Mine.

Thanks to all your support and votes, my styling partner Kate Baxter and I WON the challenge!

At Mine is an online community for home and design lovers, where members share their real homes.

They have opened the registration to my readers for a week, so if you want a snoop around design bloggers’ homes, do register here.

They have also done an interview with Kate and I, so do pop over there to read it if you like.

West-Elm-candle-1-Little-Big-Bell Now, you may wonder what we won? £100 in vouchers each, to spend in West Elm. I was so excited!

I decided to style a festive breakfast with my purchases.

So, to set the scene, I lit my Pinecone and Thistle candle as Christmas carols played in the background.

Christmas-breakfast-Little-Big-Bell The festive theme was in red and white. I bought a set of red enamel plates and cutlery to go with the desired look.

West-Elm-London-Market-mugs-styling-and-photo-Little-BigBell The Brooklyn mugs above were my absolute favourites.

I must confess, I may have bought the last four!

West-Elm-Lemon-and-Lime-marmalade-andspoon-rest-photo-and-styling-Little-Big-Bell Breakfast consisted of some delicious Sourdough bread from our local artisan bakery, Gails. The marmalade set from West Elm was simply delicious.

West-Elm-Spiced-marmalade-Little-Big-Bell Here’s the Christmas spiced version and no festive breakfast is complete without mince pies right?

West-Elm-London-Christmas-table-Little_Big_Bell Hope this post has got you in the mood for Christmas?

Wishing you all a lovely week.

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