A German style Christmas market or Weihnachtsmarkt can offer all sorts of inspiring looks and effects for the home this season. The enticing street stalls are a popular place to visit all round the world for those looking to stock up on treats and goods ideal for the holidays.
Most commonly associated with Germany, Austria and the South Tyrol, the Christmas street market first became popular community events in the late middle ages. Since then, vendors in villages, towns and cities have drawn on their experiences of exactly what people enjoy at Christmas time and have perfected the buzz and excitement of the Weihnachtsmarkt. Usually collating a mixture of attractions such as nativity scenes with regional food and drink such as Glühwein – similar to mulled wine – and hot fruits, bread and chocolate, a good market is the ideal thing to put everyone in the mood for Christmas.
Here we take a look at some of the items available at Dotmaison to help you achieve the seasonal thrill and good cheer of the Christkindlmarkt.
For many people, nothing sums up the run-up to Christmas quite like a glass of mulled wine. And just as much as the taste, it is the heady aroma that we often remember when thinking back to past winter times. The Wax Lyrical Mulled Wine Reed Diffuser brings this pleasing experience out of the market and into the home in style, with a wonderful fragrance of cinnamon, cherry and clove approximating the drink in magnificent clarity. The slow burn of the diffuser will fill the home with the beautiful scent of the season in beautiful style!
Those looking to capture some of the Christmas market style vision would be delighted with the Market Advent Calendar. As we approach December and the advent period, the calendar is perfect for celebrating the season. Beautifully gift boxed and featuring porcelain drawers waiting for treats and numbered with the day of the month, this is the ideal way to get kids ready for the holidays. The traditionally designed calendar is ornately produced and would make a fantastic family treasure to bring out every year.
The traditional Christmas market is often home to a vast amount of Christmas trees. The versatile trees are at home lining the stalls or in the home – indeed, the Christmas tree decked out in the family’s personal style is a hallmark of the holidays. Lighting plays a big part in this of course. Here are a collection of incredible lighting items that allow the brightest and best looks for the tree – and the home – this Christmas.
Take a look at the full Dotmaison Christmas collection here. Happy market going!