2012 Trees – Snowy Woodland Bear Tree

I love making up my own names for the trees in the store.  Here’s a 12′ tree, flocked and filled with woodland kinds of ornaments, black bears, and beautiful red accents.  It starts with two almost-life-sized bears, dressed to keep warm for the winter.  I couldn’t stop taking pictures of this one, so forgive me if I’m repetetive here – I have {mad love} for the decor on this tree!  You’ll find many of the items on this tree in our Woodland Theme collection, and you might want to mix in some Cabin Theme, too (We have put together 132 themes on our website this year.)


Smoky Bear on skis!


I love those red-red-red pine cones!  They have just a touch of glitter, and look great with a little snow on top.


 As always, you should be able to click twice on the pictures to see them full sized (not a double click, but click again on the next screen) – I like to make them as large as possible, so you can see more of the details.

 What theme are you working on this year?  I have more to show you!

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

P.S. Don’t forget our two artist signings this weekend (November 17th & 18th, 2012) – Mario Tare, the Christopher Radko Company designer on Saturday from noon until 2 p.m.; and R.J. McDonald with his Santa pictures on both Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Come and see all the new lights we’ve added to our courtyard & buildings this year – it’s quite beautiful!

Have a Gumdrop Christmas!

Here’s one of our favorite and most colorful trees at Christmas Place – the Gumdrop Tree!  Candy colors and whimsical elves on a heavily flocked tree cook up a delicious Christmas theme that will tickle the fancy – and the taste buds – of all your holiday hordes.  You may have to post some “No Snacking” signs around this one.  Find all the elements of inspiration for this theme when you click here.

Gumdrop Christmas Tree

 What is this naughty elf digging for in the tree?  A bigger cupcake than the one right by his hand??

He’s found the best lollipop – it will take him all of December to finish this one!  Notice that the tree itself is actually secured to and standing on top of a small white wrought iron table, matching this accessory chair – leaving plenty of room for piling presents all around.

Candy ropes and ribbon candies, grosgrain and satin ribbon, iced cookies, cup cakes, ice cream cones, snowflakes, butterflies, silk flowers and snow-flocked branches, hard candy garland and giant sugar-coated gumdrops – this jaunty elf is at home in the midst of it all.  (Santa clearly offers a really good dental plan.)

Look at this sweet little house perched high in the branches of the tree.

Is this the Gumdrop King?!


 Found it!  Found the best one of all!

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

P.S. Details are starting to come in for our artist signings for the fall.  Watch the calendar for updates on who is coming this year.

Cowboy Christmas

Greetings, Y’all!  There’s so much to show and tell about Christmas Place this season that I’m having a really difficult time deciding where to start.  But pick a point I must, so I’m starting with our Cowboy Christmas tree.  You will find our western-themed ornaments at this link.  As for our tree, I’ll let the pictures do most of the talking.  (Be sure to click on your favorite pictures to show the full image.)

Start by building a fire at the base of your tree – with flickering lights, please, not matches!  No tree skirt needed for this tree.

Pile on the chili pepper lights (we hang them in bunches, rather than stringing them out), rustic ribbon, wild berries and more.  Finish with a lasso at the top.

Our lasso extends along the wall to support additional greenery and highlight these beautiful, rustic crosses.

An assortment of cowboy-themed ornaments and accents fill out this charming tree! We even added a few “campfires” in the tree.

 You’ll probably want to include a cowboy nutcracker in your tree, too – someone’s got to ride herd on all those terrific decorations!

Notice that we used a slim-line, long-needle pine for our western tree (it’s temporarily out of stock, but we are expecting more to arrive shortly) – it doesn’t take up much room, but will accommodate loads of decorations.

What’s your favorite Christmas decorating theme?  I’ll be sure to feature all your requests.

~ Janet @ The Christmas Place

How we do the 4th!

Well, I don’t know how you do the 4th of July around your place, but here’s the way we do it – with a real fire-cracker of a tree!

Patriotic Tree

Our county is adjacent to the most populated county in the area – and we sell fireworks here, but they don’t sell them next door, so we always have a reminder that the 4th is coming – when the fireworks tents start to pop up everywhere.  Don’t the shooting stars and striped streamers on this tree look like fireworks?  What a great way to enjoy your Christmas tree in July (you really don’t have to keep it boxed up 11 months of the year).  I’ll let the pictures do the talking.

We used white poinsettias as focal points on the tree.

Uncle Sam Nutcrackers are gorgeous in this tree!

What a tree top!

Dori, one of our floral design team, really set the bar high with this colorful, patriotic themed tree.  The ornaments on this tree, as well as several other patriotic and military themed ornaments, are available here.

If you’re looking for a great place to vacation over the 4th, we’re doing our annual extravaganza at The Inn at Christmas Place – check out our complete calendar of Christmas in July events for hotel guests.  There will be something for everyone throughout the month.

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

P.S. How do you celebrate the 4th at your house?