But if you are in the mood to shop, then below in the FINDS section you can see my selections from Zara Home, H&M, IKEA, Yargici Home and Tchibo.
Mudo and Macrocenter (yes, the supermarket) will also have a good selection of more traditional ornaments. Crate and Barrel has gorgeous holiday decor but I am not sure whether they will be bringing their holiday trimmings to Turkey this year. We'll see.
Euroflora in Kagithane, Istanbul also has a wide selection of holiday decor but most of it (like most of their products)is super tacky-cheezy-demodé-red&green-cheapish-looking. Having said that...if you go with an open mind and are willing to add your own creativity and style then Euroflora would be a great starting point to get supplies like burlap, twine, clear baubles, faux branches/leaves.
As always ETSY also has gorgeous handmade, unique and bespoke trinkets but it might be a little too late to order internationally from most ETSY vendors who are located in the United States as many deliver by regular post.
And as for our tree and decorations this year...unfortunately they are not going to be this simple of course as some of our new trinkets are from Disneyland in my daughters' favourite colors: "Cinderella-blue" and "Elsa-blue". Let's see what the end result is going to be!?! But since Elsa is Scandinavian, I might just be able to make it all "work".