At Harrod's, the Mackenzie Childs fans were in for a treat. She had an entire area devoted to her holiday items like this pretty wreath...
...and even her china! (Although that wasn't officially Christmas -- but it would work, and I've seen lots of it in some of your holiday decorating posts!)
I gave some tough consideration to this one! (But he was a little big for the suitcase!)
I was also fond of the penguins in this display...
...and the bows on the tree looked really cute! (I thought of all you traveling toters!)
Of course, it wasn't all Mackenzie! I loved some of the things on this table, too.
Nutcrackers seem to be hot this year. Here we are at Fortnum and Mason.
I was wild about the advent calendars. These were enormous...
...and elaborate, many of them with different carols as you opened the drawers or windows.
I often forget to open a window on my own but I have a feeling you couldn't forget with these! They had lots of other cute decorations, too.
Selfridge's also was ready for the season.
Do you think nutcrackers are a "thing" for this year's holiday? They were everywhere!
I loved this bright display of paper (of course!) And I resisted. Because how do you get paper home with two more weeks to travel in just a carry on bag?
And while nothing was yet illuminated, it was pretty clear that the streets of London are getting their holiday makeover too.
It felt rather festive and I have to say that while I don't usually get "into the spirit" in mid-October, I was rather enchanted.
There was even a fully-done tree on a street corner in South Kensington, near the Victoria and Albert.
So bring it on!
Angels on high, boughs of holly, the Sugarplum Fairy.
I'm ready. (Or at least, getting there!)
And another note -- I just realized that yesterday, December 20, marked 11 years of blogging here on Marmelade Gypsy. I just wanted to thank those of you who have been with me that long and those of you who have come along for the ride in times since, for reading, sharing, inviting me into your worlds (sometimes literally, not just virtually!) And while I'm thanking, a big shout out to the family and friends who seem to be relatively K with being featured here every now and then! It would be much more boring without you!
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