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by Gillian Ching (subscribe)
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Published November 21st 2018
Deck Your Home with Natural Pines
The entrance to Real Christmas trees




I unashamedly love Christmas and are always counting down the days in November until I can start putting up the tree. Do you fancy filling your home with the sweet scent of the forest this Christmas and dream of an authentic tree to take centre stage? Real Christmas trees at Ashgrove have shipped a stock of freshly grown trees, sourced from Victoria, to grant your Yuletide wish.

Choosing a Real Christmas Tree
The style of Real Christmas Trees is the Monterey Pine variety which have minimal needle drop and range from $82 for extra small to $210 for extra large. They can be ordered online through the Real Christmas tree website.

After ordering, there are two ways of getting them home. You can pick them up at the Ashgrove store or a delivery service is available for Brisbane, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Logan, Redlands and Redcliffe.



Some living potted trees in several sizes are also available to keep the Christmas love going all year round.

Trimming the Tree

Now that you have the tree sorted, it's time to dress it. So, Stefan Aleksiev and the team (who also run Jubilee Framers right next door) have assembled a beautiful assortment of Christmas accessories including stocking to fit Santas presents, circular wreaths, skirts for the base and bright sparkle lights to illuminate it at night.

Photo courtesy Real Christmas Trees





Of course, there are lots of decorations for the tree and your home. The bespoke Australiana collection is what really caught my eye. The selection of koalas, wallabies, cockatoos and wombats reflect our local and unique environment. They say Christmas Downunder and would not only be great in an Australian home but also make special gifts to send home sick Aussies abroad.

To finish off, don't forget to check out the handmade candles by Suzie Mac (as seen at the Powerhouse Markets) to give some extra light to the lunchtime table.

Photo courtesy Real Christmas Trees website


Photo courtesy Real Christmas Trees website


Real Christmas trees also have a wide range of boxed crackers just waiting to be popped. Have you ever wondered where the idea for these Christmas favourites originated from? I didn't realise that Christmas crackers were first made in about 1845-1850 by a London sweet maker called Tom Smith.

Apparently, one night, while he was sitting in front of his log fire, he was spellbound by the sparks and cracks coming from the fire. They made he think it would be a fun idea it would be if treats could be opened with a crack from fancy wrappers when pulled in half.

Real Christmas Trees is now in its 18th year of operation and are located in Ashgrove Avenue, Ashgrove. To find that unusual and unique piece and a freshly cut or potted tree, get along to Real Christmas tree to find your Christmas sparkle. Ashgrove is situated 5kms from the CBD.

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Why? Choosing a Real Tree this Christmas
When: Anytime online
Phone: 3366 8461
Where: 109 Ashgrove Avenue, Ashgrove
Cost: Trees $82.00 - $210
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