This is it. I give up. I am surrendering to the inevitable and changing this post to “However many I feel like for Tuesday” – with all the new items now hitting the sales floor, it is hard to limit myself to just two! I don’t want to! You can’t make me!
The design team is staging a new tree just about each day now, and I can no longer resist the desire to try to include a picture of a full tree. Please look closely at this and try to make it out as best you can, because it is adorable. Gorgeous, natural woodland theme, and I was caught this morning by a very serious-looking polar bear made of wood and carrying a wooden trout. He is tucked in behind some chesnuts, copper leaves, and a star-shaped tree toper made of willow branches stuffed with nuts and seed pods. He’s about halfway down, just left of center, below a tree stump. Yes, they even put a tree stump in the tree, just above the fence rail. Yes, a fence rail, down which are tumbling a series of “Santa Gnomes”.
The tree is loaded with ornaments made of natural materials, including owls, pheasants, snowmen, bears, and more. There are also gleaming blown glass ornaments, resin characters, and all sorts of adornments – it takes more than a bit of exploration to absorb all the elements they have tucked into this tree. While I was attempting to photograph the tree, I talked with a guest who said she thought it should be staged for display in her governor’s mansion! Are you listening, Gov. Joe Manchin III, D, West Virginia? We’ll be happy to send this along to your estate. Even your constituent’s husband, a non-decorative-fussy kind of guy, would love this tree, says our guest.
Here are a few close-ups:
Now you begin to perceive the depths of my frustration with photography and the challenge of doing verbal justice to the visual feasts throughout the store! It is decided. You will have to come in person to experience the wonder of each tree. I haven’t even talked about the nativity tree yet, or the snowman tree, or the musical tree or the….anticipation!
~Janet @ The Christmas Place