Christmas Wonderland

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This might not be a new find, as Schilliger is one of the best-known garden & home-decor stores in canton Vaud, but the Xmas displays at Schilliger Gland get more sumptuous every year so I really can’t stop myself from posting the photos I took this weekend.

The official purpose of our visit was to find a turtle or tropical fish for my boys, but – needless to say – Mum got sidetracked within minutes by the sheer Crimbo glitz & glamour of it all. Enough of my ramblings, I’ll leave the images do the talking…

Adorable is in the detail © genevafamilydiaries.net
Adorable is in the detail © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

Edelweiss tree decorations - LOVE IT! © genevafamilydiaries.net
Edelweiss tree decorations – LOVE IT! © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

À la table © genevafamilydiaries.net
À la table © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

You'll find plenty of show-stoppers for little ones too © genevafamilydiaries.net
You’ll find plenty of show-stoppers for little ones too © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

If you’re looking for Christmas ornaments ranging from hand-painted baubles to Victorian-style table top decorations, special gifts or just inspiration in abundance, then a visit to Schilliger Gland is in order. Best of all, until the 15th of December 2013, Schilliger Gland will be open on Sundays (9am to 5pm), offering a number of workshops and kids activities as well as hot mulled wine.

A couple of years ago we had our children’s names painted on 3 handmade Xmas baubles, which you can have done for 16.50CHF each – but be very careful as they are extremely delicate!

I could watch the miniature Winter Wonderlands all day © genevafamilydiaries.net
I could watch the miniature Winter Wonderlands all day © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

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Ribbons rainbow © genevafamilydiaries.net
Ribbons rainbow © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

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If you’re planning a visit with your little energetic buttons in tow don’t worry: they will be mesmerized by this truly wondrous sight and they will have enough to keep them occupied, including a Thomas the Tank Engine play table in the toys section and giant stuffed mammoths, polar bears & reindeers throughout the store. After a while, you can let them burn off some steam on the slides and wooden play-frames outside in the outdoor garden centre area.

Schilliger Gland © genevafamilydiaries.net
Schilliger Gland © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

Mummy look a wooly mammoth! © genevafamilydiaries.net
Mummy look a wooly mammoth! © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

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Gift ideas galore © genevafamilydiaries.net
Gift ideas galore © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

This is NOT a sponsored post! I am a genuine fan and regular customer of this fab garden centre-cum-home decor store and hope you will enjoy your visit as much as I do…every time!

Schilliger Gland

Garden Centre Schilliger SA

Route Suisse 40

CH-1196 Gland (VD)

Tel. 022 354 44 44

 

Opening times:

Monday 9h – 18h30

Tuesday 9h – 18h30

Wednesday 9h – 18h30

Thursday 9h – 18h30

Friday 9h – 18h30

Saturday 8h – 18h

Until the 15th of December 2013 Schilliger Gland will also be open on Sundays from 9am to 5pm.

 

PS a little tip from us: don’t miss the “bonnes affaires” corner!

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