Vintage Pastels for Christmas

Christmas is such a sentimental time of year, reflecting back on happy memories, old stories and feelings of nostalgia. Generally, Christmas is coloured with red and green, gold, silver and white; so seeing Christmas dressed in pastels makes for a lovely change. I fell in love with these vintage pastels that have been revived, they certainly make me smile. I think any colour addict will agree, this pastel Christmas is absolutely beautiful.


Pastels for Christmas

Pastels for Christmas, a vintage house and bauble wreath are the show-stoppers of this display.


Pastels for Christmas

A white tree with pastel decorations and wrapping.


Pastels for Christmas

Dress white china with pastel glasses and accessories, topped off with pastel honeycomb balls


Pastels for Christmas

Vintage decorations and paper bells make for a stunning chair corsage.

These images was beautifully photographed by Mark Scott. Just note the lovely lighting and how the blue walls appear to come alive.  This shoot was styled by myself, together with Alison Davidson and assisted  by Wendy Salmon, while working for Woman & Home magazine UK.

Photography by Mark Scott for Woman & Home magazine UK.

Styling by Theoda Solms Iles, Alison Davidson, assisted by Wendy Salmon.

Feature by Theoda Solms Iles


Your Favourite Christmas Tree

Candle Tree Light

Candle Tree Lights, £40, Cox & Cox

Next week is the first week in December and traditionally the time to get your Christmas decorations out and start decorating that spectacular Christmas tree. Traditional red and green are always popular as it inspires feelings of  nostalgia. White and silver get a rustic update with the addition of natural elements. This year a few pastels also make an appearance, add them to your existing white and silver scene for a new look.

What would be your favourite look for this years Christmas? Here are a few of the best dressed trees I loved for this year.



Tesco Traditional Wreath, £10. 6ft Alaskan Flocked Tree with Wooden Base, £45.

6ft Alaskan Flocked Tree with Wooden Base, £45, Tesco

SKINNY & SNOWY. 6ft Alaskan Flocked Tree with Wooden Base, £45. Glass Buttoned Bauble, £3.50. Crocket Baubles, £4 for 6. Hand painted Glass Baubles, £5 for 3, Traditional Wreath, £10, all Tesco.



Country Spruce Christmas Tree £140, Marks & Spencer

Country Spruce Christmas Tree, £140, Marks & Spencer

NOSTALGIC. Country Spruce Christmas Tree, £140, Glass decorations, from £4, Metallic Sparkle berry and foliage wreath, £25, all Marks & Spencer.



John Lewis 7ft silver spruce tree £250 Frosted wreath £30 Distressed willow tree skirt £30

7ft silver spruce tree, £25, Distressed willow tree skirt, £30, John Lewis

SILVER & WHITE. 7ft silver Spruce tree, £250, Frosted wreath, £30, Distressed willow tree skirt, £30, Small pine cone garland, £15, Pussywillow stem, £6 each, Mercurised star tree topper, £12, Selection of Croft tree decs from £2.50 each, all John Lewis.



Fabulous Fir Christmas Tree X-FABTREE NEW

Fabulous Fir Christmas Tree, £199, Cox & Cox

LESS IS MORE. Fabulous Fir Christmas Tree, £199, Copper baubles, £16.50 for 12, Aged Zinc Troughs pair, £45, Zinc bucket, £29, all Cox & Cox.



Meribel 6ft pine tree £185 Enchanted Forest ree decorations from £6, House of Fraser

Meribel 6ft pine tree, £185, House of Fraser

WOODLAND. Meribel 6ft pine tree, £185, Enchanted Forest Tree decorations, from £6, Woodland and Kraft crackers (box of 6), £25, Christmas tree and bird wrapping paper (per 2m roll), £5, Reindeer head, £52, Wooden tea-light holders, large £15, small £12, Enchanted forest snow globe, £20, Pinecone trees, large £50, small £40, Small wooden house, £6, Wooden advent calendar, £40, Twig reindeer decorations, large £45, small £30, White apple wreath, £50, all House of Fraser.



6ft Snowy Woodland tree, £125, Selection of special glass decorations from £5 each, Marks and Spencer

6ft Snowy Woodland tree, £125, Marks and Spencer

PRETTY PASTELS. 6ft Snowy Woodland tree, £125, Selection of special glass decorations, from £5 each, Marks and Spencer.



Pot grown Nordman Fir tree from, £24.99, Pre-lit Snow Wreath, £30, Dobbies

Pot grown Nordman Fir tree from, £24.99, Dobbies

AU NATUREL. Pot grown Nordman Fir tree from, £24.99, Glass baubles, from £2.99 each,  Pre-lit Snow Wreath, £30, Dobbies.



6ft White Twig Tree, £70, Tesco

6ft White Twig Tree, £70, Tesco

TWIGGY TREE. 6ft White Twig tree, £70. Large Petrol Blue glass decs,£3.50. Floral Glitter baubles in Purple and Teal, £2. Peacock glass baubles, £5 for 3. Teal, Purple & Gold baubles, £5 for 40. Bird £2.5o, all Tesco.



Light Tree Tower X-LEDTOWER Alt

Outdoor Light tree Tower, £199, Cox & Cox

OUTDOOR SHOW STOPPER. Outdoor Light tree Tower, £199, Cox & Cox.


All images supplied by companies mentioned and credited.

Feature by Theoda Solms Iles