Window Lights are wonderful way to greet visitors to your house at Christmas, and here Andy Taylor reviews Konstsmide's contemporary and traditional range of Candlesticks, Welcome Lights and Silhouettes.
Wreaths, Swags and Garlands are traditional Christmas decorations, bringing foliage, fir cones and berries into the home to dress your door, fireplace or staircase. Nathan James Dodd discovers why the extensive range that Premier offers is so popular every yuletide season.
Premier are market leaders in this type of artificial decoration, and it's no wonder why if you consider their sumptuous range that bursts with reds, greens and golds.
The Red Berry Wreath has a traditional pine foliage design decorated with red baubles of various sizes, while the Naked Red Berry Christmas Wreath is a superb example of dozens of red berries combining wonderfully with green foliage.
At 50cm in diameter, the Gold Berry Luxury Wreath is a mass of golden berries that brings tradition up to date with fashion for the modern household. Berry heart Wreaths are lovely creations featuring the poinsettia's remarkable red bracts interspersed in a heart shaped design.
Slightly less showy but equally effective is the Fibre Optic Bursts, Berries and Cones Wreath whose hi-tech fibre optics enhance the classic dark green foliage.
If you wonder what the difference is between a swag and a garland, the former are thicker in the middle and thin at their ends. The Natural Pine Cone and Red Berry Swag is very lifelike with real cones to provide a lovely wall decoration for every home.
A Naked Red Berry Garland is very similar to the wreath, festooned with berries on a brown stem that is easy to bend and fit into any location. The Red Berry and Natural Pine Cone Garland has real cones with lifelike berries and foliage pre-lit with warm white battery operated LEDs.
If you want to display your garland outside there is a Pre-Lit Outdoor Garland, traditionally decorated it's 1.8m long with 30 LEDs.
A Ready Decorated Red Poinsettia Garland is superbly decorative with large poinsttias and red berries creating a rich collaboration of colour with the green foliage. Top of the range is the Luxury Bright Tip LED Fibre Optic Garland that dazzles with light and a myriad of colours, and is an impressive two metres long.
Although Premier are the market leaders, whether you want purely traditional designs, pre-lit, or handcrafted with real foliage, you can see all our wreaths, swags and garlands on GardenSite.
Nathan James Dodd
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