Can you believe there are only three months left until Christmas? This Thursday 24th and Friday 25th September, it’s our Countdown to Christmas event when we’ll be looking forward to the big day with a full line up of shows dedicated to a little festive prep. Join us and discover everything from toys and food to decorations and gift inspiration, it promises to be a fantastic couple of days.
Our Today’s Special Value offer on Thursday is a set of three ultra-thin light strands from Bethlehem Lights. Delicate, subtle and versatile, these three strands come in four colour options and will look great inside or out. The strands feature 18 bright LED lights set on a flexible wire strand that’s so thin it virtually disappears. You can mould the wire to shape around whatever you wish to decorate – along your mantelpiece, on a tree or wrapped around the banister, the possibilities are endless!
QVC guest Gill Gauntlett is also getting ready for the festive season and shared a little of her prep with us…
Being a homestyle expert at QVC lets me share a little bit of my own home and what makes it the one place where I always love to be. Decorating your home for Christmas is the one time you can say nothing is too much! I thrive on the run up to Christmas and all it brings. I am very busy with shows on QVC at this time of year so for me, decorating is normally bit by bit, with my tree being the last thing to go up, the first weekend of December.
Representing brands like Bethlehem Lights has made it so easy for me, with their battery operated lights, wreaths and garlands. I add them to my fireplace, stairs, windows and doors. As well as being quality items that are so true to life, they’re also incredible value for money, when you work out how many years they last. I’ve had many of my wreaths and garlands for almost ten years. My new addition will be the Magnolia Hanging Basket, which will be displayed in a basket in my fireplace.
This year I will also be using the Light Projector to magically illuminate my outside area. This new technology allows you to transform anywhere and everywhere with a 1000 lights at a click of a switch. It’s something many of my family and friends have bought as well – excitement all round!
Of course my Luminara candles will be pride of place on my fireplace and dining table; they are a true favorite of mine. So realistic and they give that warm, snuggle up cozy feeling we all love.
Bella Notte never let you down with their flameless candles, their Buddhas being a particular favourite of mine. These festive characters are such a great addition for a child’s night light. As my children are all grown up I shall be putting mine on the kitchen window and by using the timer, enjoying the glow every night when I come home.
As far as present buying goes, I start early and much like the decorating, bit by bit. You cannot go wrong with a lantern. My all-time favorite is the ceramic scroll lantern, suitable for indoors in the winter and outdoors in summer, in fact it’s a stylish look all year round.
Christmas for me, is about getting together and making time friends and family, relaxing with the people you love and remembering the loved ones that have gone. I truly believe that as long as you are comfortable and happy sometimes it’s just about adding those few chosen pieces for the final touches. I hope you can join me for some tips and inspiration.
Love Gill x