Each year Helmi opens her pop-up store in the Breestraat in Leiden’s city center. Although it is a small shop, it is the best place to spot Christmas trends and get the most unique and exclusive baubles. Florist and shop owner Helmi is always ahead of the curve and isn’t afraid to select different styles in contrast to all the other shops. She also makes the most beautiful flower arrangements and wreaths. If you’re in the area, do stop by this lovely pop-up Christmas shop Floreest at Breestraat 137 in Leiden.
Here are the trends of 2013 that caught my eye:
Music and the Swan Lake
Cute ballerinas, pianos, and musical merry-go-round boxes make a Christmas tree a dream for small girls and young at heart women. The style pairs well with pearly white and pink baubles.
Imagine yourself in a beautiful sea world where you discover beautiful shells, colourful fish, magical seahorses and intriguing jelly fish.
Cats and dogs
Are you a pet lover? Make a statement with a pet loving Christmas tree, the fashionable way.
Beautiful handmade Matryoshka dolls and folklore fashion. These baubles are real pieces of art.
Cupcakes, popsicles, ice cream cones, donuts and macarons.
Toys for boys
Marie Antoinette and gold splendour
Are you a traveller? You are in luck cause like last year, the big city landmarks are still trendy. Reason enough to extend your collection.
Other trends this year are: peacock, nordic nature with lots of white, ice and snow, and Santa’s village with the traditional red and white accents.