Christmas Cheer

Growing up in Ireland I used to dream of a white Christmas. I wanted Santa to really be dashing through the snow in his convertible sleigh. Now all I want is a green Christmas. 


So how can you get the essential Christmas vibe without it costing the earth? 


Simple, think outside the square. 


First you need a tree… 

Christmas Trees by Greg Hatton


Melbourne Artisan (Furniture Designer, Landscaper, Stone Mason, Creater of Beauty), Greg “Twiggie” Hatton creates the most beautiful furniture. He is not afraid to show Mother Nature’s raw beauty that exists in the world around us. 


Some cool decorations… 

Vintage Glass Fishing Floats available from Biome


Handmade Ceramic Christmas Decorations by Kylie Johnson




Some mood lighting… 

Queen B Beeswax Christmas Tree Candles

Queen B Candles are handmade with 100% Australian beewax. Unlike most candles on the market they don’t polute the air with chemicals, they burn slower and support the local Australian bees (and their keepers). They are natural ionisers when they burn so will purify the air and elimiate germs and viruses. They have the most devine smell of a natural light honey. 


Gifts for your nearest and dearest… 

Christmas shopping is meant to be stressful. Not any more… first stop Biome then onto Bluecaravan. Biome is so much more than just an eco friendly store. It is a place to learn and somewhere to start making a difference.  Bluecaravan is home to all things independently designed and ethically made. 


And thats a wrap… 

Furoshiki is a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth that is used to wrap clothes, gifts and other goods. It is a little like cloth oragami! It originated in the Edo period as a sort of “sports bag”. People would use the furoshiki to wrap their clothes while at the public baths. It lost favor after the war with the entrace of the dreaded plastic bag. Thankfully, the old ways are coming back.


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4 Responses to Christmas Cheer

  • christmas bells says:

    Aw, this was a really quality post. In theory I’d like to write like this also – taking time and real effort to make a good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate alot and never seem to get anything done… Regards…

  • billy idol says:

    a very inspiring sroties…great thanx to you and to all the people who develope this site. keep going and good luck.

  • Kanika says:


    I want to have these Christmas tree candles. Please share the exact dimension of the product along with the price. And if you have the mould also then nothing like it.

    Looking forward to a quick reply.


    • Oliver says:

      Hello Kanika,

      They are beautiful (and smell amazing). They are handmade and sold by Queen B ( ) – if you look under “Christmas Designs” you should find them. I believe they come in two sizes.

      I hope this helps.

      Have a great Christmas!


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