Cool post-Yule

I said we would be talking about the store and all that it has to offer. 

Today, in a corner off the main floor, I stepped into a little spring breeze in the middle of winter – http://www.christmasplace.com/shopping/product_detail.cfm/28363Christmas decorations from the seashore!  Sequin-encrusted, gold, blown-glass crustaceans in the form of lobsters and crabs scuttling across a shelf.   A bejeweled glass starfish.  Snowmen in flowered shirts and straw hats.  Blown-glass fish in many shapes and brilliant colors.  Even a Radko© Kissing Fish ornament, all presented http://www.christmasplace.com/shopping/product_detail.cfm/29639against a backdrop of Aegean blue with a white Christmas tree standing over it all.

 It’s a mini vacation for your mind to a warm, sunny shore – and Santa will meet you there, towed by a matching pair of fuzzy flamingos – check out this charming figurine from Possible Dreams©.

Think warm thoughts!

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

We weren’t kidding about the snow!

Here are pictures of the Shops and the Inn, covered in snow!  Click on each image to see it at full size.  Today, the sun is shining brilliantly over the scene, and the mountains to the south are white.

 01-square-resized-022808.jpg    The Inn at Christmas Place, February 2008

With views like this, I want to indulge in my favorite winter sport, competitive hot-chocolate-chugging in front of a warm fire!  What about you?  The roads are clear, so drive on over for a visit, and bring your camera.

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

Snow Day

It’s a good day to start a blog about Christmas, even in February, weeks after the holiday season….it’s snowing like mad this morning! The store is opening late, kids are out of school today, winter-frost_branch-215x328.jpgand the store and Inn look like picture postcard photographs. The Inn is surrounded by evergreen trees, the balconies decorated with evergreen garlands, and there are about 4″ of snow covering the area today – and still coming down. We’re all standing by the upstairs window here in the store, rooting for more snow, crossing our fingers that we’ll be able to go sledding this afternoon.

Suddenly, the carolers on the porch and trees in Bell Tower Square look right at home, not quite so lost in the march towards spring.

Hope you are enjoying a beautiful day, whether you’re seeing snow or sunshine in your part of the world.

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

Hello Christmas world!

We are The Incredible Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, the largest Christmas store in the south.  We will be telling you about our store, our products and services, our new Inn at Christmas Place, and East Tennessee.  We strive to spread the spirit of Christmas every day of the year.

Elves at Work

We are going to incorporate this blog into our new Christmas Place Community, which is still under construction.  As we are anxious to get started, we decided to open the conversation here, and later this year we’ll move into www.christmasplace.com

In the mean time, come back again and join in as we talk about all things Christmas; learn more about our store and inn, located in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains; and pick up some great decorating, food, and fun tips for your next Christmas.  We invite you to share your questions, ideas, thoughts, and experiences with us, too.

Merry Christmas!

The Incredible Christmas Place