Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Christmas countdown: Some festive table decor ideas....

 I  hope your all enjoying the Christmas festivities, and have most of the important planning for the big day well underway!

 I know everyone has their own ideas on table decor and entertaining, but here are a few pretty inspirational photos if your still looking for some last minute ideas...


Holly and tealights the perfect festive combination, no real effort required either which makes it even better!


Green and white never fails and the simplicity of this beautiful layout is a definite winner for me...


Or leave out the greenery all together and just use a string of fairy lights and your favorite glass decorations....


Traditional red is still a firm favourite and it looks fabulous here layered with the plain white plates...


A simple but lovely idea above for name places.....


A basic cake stand decorated with a pretty floral wreath and pillar candles makes for a lovely centrepiece and a good option if your short of space on the christmas dinner table....


Just as an end note, if anyone is looking for plain tablecloths, I ordered two of the above from H&M and they are fab value for €12.99. I got a white and grey and took the larger size to fit my dining table.

Anne xx

Friday, 9 December 2016

Lustrous Christmas: Gifts for Her



Happy Friday everyone! It's a festive one today, as the Christmas shopping is well under way!
For the first of our Gift Guides, we've selected a few of our favourite pieces from some fabulous Irish brands.

We're big supporters of all things home grown and huge fans of the ladies behind these amazing brands! With everything available online, all of your gifting needs are just a click away...



First up is My Shining Armour! Truly a world of glitter and sparkle, it's a one stop shop for the perfect gifts for every girl on your list (and maybe a treat or two for yourself)! Here at Lustrous, we're obsessed with the golden Ban.do coffee cup! The Light Box also makes for a gorgeous present and you could even personalise it with a special message. 

If it's a stunning leather handbag you're after, then look no further than Primp & Style. Founder, Amber Hennigan scours the globe for the highest quality designs at really accessible prices. Just look at this gorgeous Chloe inspired number! You'll also find a treasure trove of jewellery, hats and scarves perfect for sisters, mums and friends.

When it comes to tan, Bellamianta is without a doubt the best I've tried this year. And just in time for Christmas, they've released a special edition gift set, including a travel size version and their velvet mit alongside the standard bottle. Read our original review on Bellamianta here.

The gold pouch and sparkling necklace above are from Far Fetched Accessories, another fabulous destination that makes gifting so easy! From scarves and stationery to watches and jewellery, click this way for a whole selection all under €30 :)

And last but not least, Chupi has a stunning array of sparkle presented in the most beautiful packaging. We're both such big fans, we ended up buying each other the same necklace (without realising!) last Christmas. This amazing rose quartz gemstone ring caught my eye on Instagram earlier this year and I couldn't leave it out of this gift guide! A girl can dream...

We hope this gave you a little inspiration ahead of the weekend :)

Happy Shopping!

Laura
xx


Friday, 2 December 2016

The Christmas wreath....

Happy December everyone! The last and best month of the year has arrived and we are in full festive decorating mood here at Lustrous! For an easy seasonal update, you can't beat a gorgeous wreath hanging on the front door!

 If your looking to update your Christmas wreath, here are a few styles you might like ...

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A traditional red and green wreath always looks so pretty and seasonal....



Or opt for a very pared back style, with a simple bow and silver/white berry decorations....



Another red and green style - this time with a rustic vibe due to the addition of pinecones and cinnamon sticks....


Bling it up with some pretty metallic baubles, and add a snowy effect with a can of white spray.....



We love the idea above, of using the same decoration all over to make a very simple eye catching display...

Wishing you all a fabulous festive weekend:)

Happy decorating or shopping!!

Anne&Laura xx