Well, I know it's really all about Halloween today and tomorrow, but I want to talk Christmas! Let's face it, most of you will bring in the pumpkins on November 1st, and within a week most of you will be pulling out your Christmas tree and start trying to figure out how you want Christmas to look like this year.
Christmas has always been my favourite theme and time of year to decorate! Once the sky goes grey and cloudy and the winds begin to blow and the rain and flurries start to fly, I turn to Christmas decorating, to keep my spirits high! (WOW, and unintentional and pretty good rhyme!)
Some of you know that I was a decorator on the Uxbridge Christmas Home Tour for several years, it was a lot of work, but also a lot of fun. Now, I do the Coach House Studio Barn up for Christmas, again a lot of work, but a lot of fun!
We also have Christmas throug out the store, with Bling Christmas in the Diva Room, Northern Outdoorsy Christmas in the Cottage Room, Primitive Christmas of course in the Primitive Room, and lots of Christmas serving pieces in our Kitchenware area.
Lots of new gift items too!
I've been asked to give some tips on Christmas Decorating, so I would first start with the rule of three.... Try doing things in groupings of threes. Always using varied heights.
Create your own combinations. Rather than just buy an item and plunk it somewhere, try putting a small wreath at its base - create your own small wreath with live greenery and green floral wire. You don't have to necessary ad any thing else. If you want to make artificial small wreaths, buy the cheapest, slimmest garland, and cut with heavy duty wire cutters to create small wreaths.
These small wreaths can go at the base of a santa, a candle, a nativity, or around other items you have out all year! It's an easy way to bring in some christmas.
You can always by one sprig of berries, break them up and add them to your small wreaths. And for scent, get a bottle of scented oil, like the ones we carry, and put a few drops on your greenery. VOILA! Instant Christmas!
You can also hang these small wreaths inside, at every window. Use ribbon to hang them and don't forget the decorating friends....fishing line, clear push pins, velcro and hanging tape!
Candles - scented or unseated...real or battery operated....use them, use them a lot through out Christmas. Something about the glow of Candle light adds a festive touch.
Ribbon, Greenery and mini white lights...add them to window tops, banisters, shelf tops, cabinet tops, top of hutches...this is an easy thing to do, and inexpensive if you can cut your own greenery!
Trees! I am the queen of Christmas Trees, I couldn't tell you how many I own. I like a tree in every room, but it doesn't have to be a big tree, it doesn't have to be a decorated tree. If it is a greenery tree I always include white lights. It is a way to keep a common theme throughout your home. And Burlap can make great tree skirting.
If you have any Christmas decorating questions come into the store. I'm usually there, and can help you out. We have lots of items that can work alone, or that you can use to create something original and unique for your home. We have garlands, sprigs, berries, wreaths, Santas, Angels, lights, and so so many things!!!
If you want to know what is hot this year! THE GNOME ELF! The cutest things ever, and we have them in all sizes, and even in ornaments!
We finally have everything out and unpacked! So hope to see you soon!
AND DON'T FORGET TO MARK YOUR CALENDAR - this year's Ladies Night is Wednesday, November 25th! 5pm - 10pm!!