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

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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.

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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!