It’s no secret that I LOVE a bit of luxury. The flipside? Trying to get me ready for Christmas. I’m forever last minute and decorate the house in a panic at the 11th hour. This year though maybe it will all be different. I’m thrilled to collaborate with The Real Flower Company who very kindly sent me one of their luxury real flower scented Christmas wreaths for our front door.
Now for anyone who’s been following me for a while, our front door has been a blogging conundrum since we moved into the house. Very early on we were going to replace it until the quotes came in to be eye-wateringly expensive. Then we saved up and the company we wanted went bust.
A couple of years ago of course we ended up working on an entire external makeover and realised that simply painting our original 1930’s front door and changing the door furniture gave it a whole new look and it’s been beloved ever since, often being amongst my most-liked pictures on Instagram and generating most of my blog traffic from Pinterest.
I do love styling it up for the seasons, especially Christmas. What I find frustrating though is the comparative lack of choice. I’m just not a huge fan of traditional Christmas wreaths which often look a bit twee. Thankfully The Real Flower Company have the most beautiful range of luxury floral scented wreaths and very kindly sent me one to pop on the door and kick of 2018 festivities.
Delivering a surprise, I wasn’t sure which wreath would arrive. They come beautifully packaged in a large green cardboard box which can all be recycled, tied with a bow. Again, it’s those small luxury touches which always leave a lasting impression. As soon as I opened the box, the enticing scents of the Lavender and Lime wreath wafted out and it’s now taken pride of place on the front door.
But when you can buy a wreath from anywhere what makes The Real Flower Company different? Well, firstly for most of the year the flowers are all grown right here in England. The main farm is located in Hinton Ampner, Hampshire where the focus is promoting provenance and sustainability, right down to the guinea fowl and bantams who roam freely with the very important job of keeping cheeky bugs at bay.
With a second farm near Chichester which is dedicated to seasonal sweetpeas (imagine how amazing that must smell!) and a Fairtrade sister farm in Kenya for when our climate isn’t as reliable, The Real Flower Company are committed to their ethical production principles right across the board.
Of course, with the careful production, UK-based farms and luxury element, the wreaths are not cheap and the one I was kindly sent costs £80. Not an impulse buy. If you’re someone though who loves to splash out at Christmas and is concerned with buying less but better quality then The Real Flower Company should most certainly be on your Christmas wish-list.
Disclaimer: The Real Flower Company very kindly sent me one of their luxury scented Christmas wreaths in return for a feature on my blog. As always I only work with brands that I admire and products I would use. Thank you so much for reading and supporting my posts.
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