Letters to Santa

Christmas is just 18 days away today – but there’s still time to get in a last-minute letter to Santa! Here are some recent letters to inspire your thinking for the holiday.
Vincent's first letter to Santa

 

Sierra's letter to Santa

And, lest you imagine otherwise, you’re never too old to write to Santa!  (Of course, we’ve changed the names so we don’t spoil the surprise!)

Comet's letter to Santa

~Janet @ Incredible Christmas Place

P.S. Just checking to make sure you have all your lights up for the neighbors to enjoy .. if not, please, for the sake of your neighbors, remedy the situation now! The best lights are all right here: http://www.christmasplace.com/landing/led-lights.cfm

Falling for Fall Fashions at The Boutique!

We’re back with a Boutique update this week – just to show off a few of our fun – and fuzzy – fashions for fall.  This weekend, it’s turning crisp and cool – are you sweater-ready?  Check out a few of our favorites.

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Knits in a kaleidoscope of fall colors, textures, and weights.

Brown leather jacket, fringed short boots, wedge shoes, monogrammed boot cuffs, print top

On-trend fringed boots, or wedges paired with monogrammed boot cuffs, warm brown leather and an awesome print. Have some fun!

A close-up of those boot cuffs and a pair of awesome leggings - don't be afraid to stand out from the crowd!

A close-up of those boot cuffs – yes, there’s a hint of sparkle there – and a pair of awesome leggings – don’t be afraid to stand out from the crowd!

Selection of fall colors and patterns in silky scarves.

Add a colorful scarf to keep the fall breezes away.

Need a little more coverage? This sweater-coat with over-sized collar can handle fall all day long!

Need a little more coverage? This sweater-coat with over-sized collar can handle fall all day long!

Bouclé knit cap with two-button accent on the brim.

Cover your ears with a soft-soft-soft cap – comes in several colors, to match your every ensemble.

Boot socks with buckle or button detail at the cuff.

Don’t forget your toes – they’ll stay toasty in these plush socks with cuff accents, another way to accessorize your new boots.

Tunic dresses, fuzzy knit vest, shoes, boot cuffs.

Colorful tunic dresses pair well with a fuzzy vest for office or after-work style.

This is just a small sampling of the colors and styles in The Boutique now for fall.  Come and find your perfect looks for the ball game, s’mores around the fire pit, a mountain drive, and all your favorite cool-weather activities!  We’re open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.

~Janet @ Incredible Christmas Place

P.S. I can’t believe I almost forgot to mention that there’s an Endless® bracelet and charms to coordinate with every look, too!  Don’t miss out on their free charm offer to start your collection.
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Silver & Gold – 2015 Christmas Tree

No, Burl Ives is nowhere in sight, I checked .. but what else could I start with for this gorgeous Christmas Tree?!  I’m a slave to musical Christmas traditions.  With Christmas trees, just as with fashion, silver, gold, bronze and copper can play together in beautiful harmony.  Okay, great.  Now I’m stuck on musical references, and there isn’t a musical note on this tree.

Just please to enjoy the photographs – I’ll let them tell the story.

Gold & silver Christmas tree

Silver deer in Christmas tree

Gold & silver Christmas tree - full length view

Gold & silver tree top

Gold & silver tree ceiling accents

Gold, silver, natural wood, burlap, snowy white berries mix together on the tree.

Gold and silver tree with copper bird accent.

Gold and silver blend with copper, tan, and white accents.

Gold & silver tree with snowflakes and faux fur ribbon.

More gold, silver, copper, and bronze.

Copper and white Santa Claus ornament.

White doves on the gold & silver tree.

Golden deer with a white fur collar on the gold & silver Christmas tree.

Oversized metallic pinecone on the gold & silver  Christmas tree.

Did you notice the bleached antlers on the ceiling and in the tree topper?  {Love!}

Is anyone else now craving a caramel macchiato or a mocha frappuccino?  No?  Just me?  Well, I’m off to find one – I think Mrs. Claus’ Candy Kitchen will have one for me .. and some caramel apple pie fudge, or maybe a sliver of pumpkin pie fudge.  The perfect ending to a busy day of putting up the tree! taking pictures of a Christmas tree a whole team of other people put together. Wow, that’s enough glitz and glitter to satisfy even me!

More 2015 Christmas trees photos to come – is there a theme I can cover just for you? Let me know.

~Janet @ Incredible Christmas Place

Labor Day Tent Sale!

It’s almost time!  You wait for it all year, now it’s only two weeks away.  Everything in the tent will be 40% off the marked price – great bargains on gifts and Christmas decorations!  Shop early for the best selection, but the tent will be up all week .. unless we run out of goodies!

Labor Day Clearance Tent Sale

~Janet @ Incredible Christmas Place

P.S. While you’re here, be sure to look at our 2015 Christmas trees – free shipping on all trees purchased at the store – take advantage of the savings!

First Look – Musical Nutcracker

Wandering through the store this morning, I came across an eye-catching new display piece by the Nutcracker tree.  Look at this big guy!

He plays Christmas tunes, of course – and the lights on his jacket and drum light up in sync with the music.

I’m afraid he’s only to be enjoyed, not for sale.  Hope you’ll come and see him for yourself when you’re in Pigeon Forge this fall or Christmas!

~Janet @ Incredible Christmas Place

Don’t Forget Dad!

He loved you first (along with Mom, of course), and he loves you best (along with Mom, of course) .. so be sure you show him your love this Father’s Day!

Here are a few suggestions from Christmas Place.  We have some great gifts in The Boutique – our newest hot spot on the property!

Father's Day gifts in The Boutique - selection.

From The Boutique - collection of Father's Day gifts.

From The Boutique, Father's Day gifts of mugs, pictures, and more.

Stop into Second Nature – so many great items from which to choose – here’s something sleek for the hunter – a ceramic mug with lid that keeps drinks hot or cold and fits in the car cupholder.

Ceramic cammo-patterned mugs for Dad and Grandad.

Personalization always makes a gift even more special!

World's Greatest Dad personalized ornament.

I Love Daddy personalized ornament, includes kids names.

We’re open until 10:00 p.m. tonight and Saturday…you have plenty of time to come on in!

~Janet @ Incredible Christmas Place

P.S. Be sure Dad comes with you to get his free box of hot, freshly-popped popcorn on us – Saturday and Sunday.

What’s Up Over There?

In our ongoing series of what’s new in the store, today I update the progress on the corner that no one could identify:

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Did you guess? It really fooled a lot of people – even the top dog around here.  It’s the Christmas Gallery!

We next moved to installation of display cases (made by our in-house carpenters, such beautiful work).

Showroom with display shelves and minimal merchandise racks.

Then this happened.

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What do you think?  Is vintage country your style?  I happen to love it for my house.

Next week .. where did the kitchen store go??

~Janet @ Incredible Christmas Place

How Does Your Fairy Garden Grow?

Add a touch of whimsy to your garden with miniature fairy garden accessories! From the Enchanted Guardians Department 56 collection, Ganz, and Evergreen Enterprises, we have large and small pieces to help you create an enchanted outdoor – or indoor – space.

Welcoming pineapple finials highlight a garlanded garden wall behind a mini table piled high with Christmas treats in this holiday vignette.

Mini fairy garden Christmas greenery

Or, create a vineyard courtyard scene complete with a fine vintage for tasting.

Vineyard garden mini scene

We created an indoor garden inside a mini glass house – we really love the decorative white “iron” gate behind the magical mouse with blue butterfly wings.

Glass house miniature garden

The Garden Guardians offer slightly larger accents – easier for little hands to enjoy in the garden.  Tuck a gnome door up against a tree trunk for instant magic.

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Gnome with ladybug and staff

Green frog with butterfly wings

Squirrels, and fairies, and mice, oh my!

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Don’t forget to personalize your miniature garden with a colorful stone walkway…stones are available in eight colors and three sizes – you might need some colorful accents in lots of other places outside the garden, too (fill glass jars on a window ledge for a splash of color).

Colored garden stones

Your imagination is the limit with this charming collection of garden accessories and miniature furniture and figurines!  Click here to see the rest of the assortment.  Better hurry, though, because these are only available for a limited time, we won’t be receiving any more.

~Janet @ Incredible Christmas Place

The Boutique 2.0

If you haven’t been to The Boutique at Christmas Place this year, you haven’t been to The Boutique!  We’ve been reinventing our little boutique shop on the courtyard, and we think you’ll love the result.  Our new selection of apparel (in more sizes) has something for everyone, from baby to Grandmom.  We’re excited to show some of our bright spring and summer selections, and a few gifty ideas.

Spartina navy & orange spring 2015

Orange & White lacy tops

Patterned tops

Knit dress & knit vest

Scarf wraps

Scarf wrap over top

White lace and petal tops

Pastel dress & sweater sets

White lace tops

Do you have a summer wedding coming up?  Gifts that include the initial of the new family are always a lovely, personal touch.  These over-sized metal letters tied with burlap bows are light-weight enough to tie onto a package or a set of gift towels, and later hang on a wall or bookcase – or a Christmas tree, of course.

Metal initial letters to tie on a package or hang on the wall

Or, gift the happy couple with a pair of dessert plates from our collection of white dishware and kitchen accessories.

Initial plates

Boutique collection of white dishes & towels

There are many talented potters in the area; check out the work of one of our favorites:

Tennessee-made, hand-thrown pottery

We love the design trend of chalkboard accents, with plaques for gifting to others – or yourself.

Happily Ever After chalk plaque

Chalk plaques, several styles

We’ll help you coordinate your look with hats and shoes and everything in between – leather and lace, pearls, rhinestones, natural stones – what’s your style?

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Rhinestone accented necklaces

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and we think Mom probably deserves a little pampering .. perhaps a pair of luxurious slippers to help her feel like the queen that she is?

Luxury bed slippers

Some seriously encouraging, some gently snarky, some dead-on honest about how one might be feeling today .. we love this silly mug collection, a perfect gift for the perfect someone.

Smart mugs

Balance in life can be so elusive.  This bracelet will remind you to keep things in perspective and keep striving, life is worth the work.  It includes two special beads, one encasing mud from The Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, and the other encasing water from atop Mount Everest, the highest point above water.  There’s a size to fit most every wrist.

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Still not sure about the perfect something for just that occasion?  There’s so much more in The Boutique than we can show here!  We’ll leave you with one more, quintessentially-summer suggestion – who couldn’t use a silver flip flop, after all?  Sold separately, we know they’ve been given as ring trays and soap dishes, to hold keys by the door and even just to sit and be shiny.

Silver plated flip flop dish

May your summer be as splendid and colorful as you are, as busy or relaxed as you want it to be, in every way!

~Janet @ The Incredible Christmas Place

P.S.  Many of our apparel and gift lines in The Boutique don’t make it onto our website, so if you see something you like, give us a call at 1-800-445-3396, extension 122, to talk to an associate in the store – we can still ship right to your door!

What Else Have We Been Up To

Christmas Place Store Tour, Part B…more pictures, this time from Santaland and our new Smoky Mountain room.  Like I said, we’ve been having fun!

We started here:

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And we ended here!

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As the sign says, Welcome to our neck of the woods!

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This being the mountains, we have to acknowledge our historical traditions, of course…good thing there are a couple of bears on the lookout for any untimely visits by the revenue men.

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Where do you keep your red canoe?  Ours is being taken for a joy ride by a pack of pic-a-nic-ing bears!

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I’d better go find out what they’ve changed today!

~Janet @ Incredible Christmas Place