Two for Tuesday

Christmas ornaments, how much variety there is at Incredible Christmas Place!  We could never limit ourselves to only traditional colors and styles, that would be no fun for you or for us.  We’re always going to show what’s new, different, and fun for your Christmas tree.

My first favorite today is a [taupe fur poinsettia] with gold glitter balls and a touch of gold glitter on the petals.  (I know, the glitter is a surprise…not.  It’s me.)  It’s mounted on a spring with a clip at the end, so easy to clip into your tree for a subtle sparkle.

Taupe Fur & Glitter Poinsettia

In our never-ending quest to offer every [bird ornament] that was ever conceived by a Christmas designer, here’s a cutie!  [Iced white cardinal], sort of bristle-y but with tail feathers, and such a sweet look.  Warning: he’s just a little bit shed-y on everything.  He’s also on a clip, so you can attach him to the perfect branch with ease and convenience.

Iced Cardinal

Here’s a peak at the tree on which we used that taupe poinsettia, our 2016 Misty Lake theme.  I have more pictures coming, because we have the most beautiful ornaments working on this tree, too, along with that amazing, 4′ strand of 480 lights.  You remember that gorgeous bunny, too – see him right there in the middle?  There’s a deer head at the top, if you can distinguish it.  So much going on with this tree!  Do you like a natural look for your Christmas tree?

2016 Christmas Tree - Misty Lake

Take a moment and find two things to love about your Tuesday, too!

~Janet @ The Incredible Christmas Place

P.S.  Exciting weekend!  It’s finally here, our [Department 56] artist signing weekend.  Saturday, November 5th, from 2 to 5 p.m., both an artist and a village designer will be here, so come and claim your signed house, and take home some new design ideas for your own 2016 village display.

Two for Tuesday – Christmas Decorations

I’m thinking it’s a beauty and a cutie, both on one tree in the Christmas Gallery.  Every tree needs both large and small decorations, as well as sizes in between, for balance and a pleasing aspect.

This distressed-finish [red lantern] is a foot tall (without the handle), and can be used indoors or out.  We’ve added a flameless [burgundy Luminara candle] (not included), and a [plaid ribbon] around the top for a splash of polish and elegance.  I’m also kind of mad for [this cardinal ribbon with greetings] and [this cardinal ribbon] in the picture, too!

Red Lantern

Just love this tiny little winter scene of a brown budgie perched outside his snow covered bird house.  A second bird is hidden behind the tree branch, and a heavy winter frost coats the entire ornament. There is a second style for this ornament; [see them both here.]

Bird & Bird House Ornament

Your Christmas tree will be more interesting and pleasing to view if you include ornaments and decorations in multiple sizes – start with the largest items first (three to five as focal points around the tree at different heights), and add more ornaments as you go down in size with each layer of decorations.  That’s how a 12″ lantern and a 3″ birdhouse work in concert to make beautiful music on your tree!  Okay, I don’t know why I went musical just then, but you get the analogy, right?!  It all works harmoniously together.

We hope you’ll share some of your favorite design ideas and elements with us, either by e-mailing santa@christmasplace.com, or come on over and visit [our Facebook page] and share some pictures with us there.

~Janet @ The Incredible Christmas Place

P.S. Coming up this weekend, a signing with the creators of the collectible dog breed ornaments, [Joy to the World Collectibles].  If your best friend is an unique breed, come and take a look at these gorgeous glass ornaments – something outstanding for your Christmas tree!

Joy to the World Collectible Dog Breed Ornaments Signing

Two for Tuesday

My two finds of the week from around the store.  Could you have more fun than sorting through everything at Christmas Place?  I really don’t think so!

Christmas Ornament

I love the ombré look of this mercury glass ornament – although our website photo brings out more blue color than I found in it on the sales floor.  [Item 272129]

Mercury Glass Ball Ornament

Northwoods Santa

If a woodland theme appeals to you for Christmas, this Santa should be part of your collection!  He’s clearly comfortable in the forest, warmly dressed for a winter in the back country.  [Item 261092]

Northwoods Santa

Have you started planning your 2016 Christmas – well, those of you who find the will time to take down your tree after the holidays, of course!?

Janet @ The Incredible Christmas Place

Two for Tuesday

A friend came to the store looking for LED lights and we noticed these carpenter/handyman Christmas novelty lights – what a hoot!  They will be a real hit on the tree in the garage or the man cave ~ or woman cave, I happen to own quite a few tools myself, including a mitre box and a set of torx wrenches, thank you very much.  (and I have used both.)

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Last Saturday I spent time on the sales floor helping customers (yeah, like, the rest room is that way) and these new Christmas ornaments jumped out at me – decorated with dimensional paint, they have a real depth and  beautiful lustre – we’ll personalize these for you, too!

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 We’re closed on Thanksgiving Day, and opening at 8:00 am on Friday afterwards to give all you early birds a chance to start shopping our specials.  We’ve filled the store with special pricing on the cutest collection of snowmen, penguins, Santas, and other fun characters – yesterday I found a dancing penguin that sings “We wish you a Merry Christmas” as he waddles along.  I wonder if I could post a little video of him on this blog?  I’ll give it a try!

Life is good!

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

Two for Tuesday

We’ve just put on display a really elegant collection of stoneware mugs, trays, salt & pepper shakers, and such along these lines:

There is a “Be Merry” mug that I really need.  Really.

Here is another example of the Egyptian Glass that will be featured for our artist signing this weekend – I have sold quite a few of these cut-glass eggs in the last couple of weeks.  They are so unusual and quite lovely.  I would place a tea light behind it on a shelf to make it glow.

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

P.S. Someone sent me this link to a really cute site today – go carve yourself a pumpkin!

Two for Tuesday

Okay, yes, I know it’s Thursday…but sometimes life happens, you know?  Thanks to a terrific storm in the area and the downing of neighborhood trees, I had no power on Tuesday (for about 23 hours) and when I made it to the store yesterday we had been struck by lightning and lost a few of those critical systems without which modern life and, you know, the taking in of other peoples’ money in exchange for the good stuff, simply cannot proceed.  People, keep a land line in your home, just one – you already know that my cell phone was begging for re-juicing right when the power went down, natch.

Anyway, on Monday before the storms the air was so thick and it was so hot that I was thinking about ice cubes already, so here are some frosty things to keep you thinking Christmas.

Snowman Music Box

Snowman Music Box

Cuddly Snowman Pillow

Cuddly Snowman Pillow

Sassy Snowman

Sassy Snowman

Snowman Choir

Snowman Choir

 Yes, it’s more than two – I’m feeling bad about missing a day, though.  Got to keep on Santa’s Nice list – besides, snowmen are my favorites!

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

Two for Tuesday

Just yesterday while strolling walking briskly and purposefully through the store, I noticed these cute little snowmen earrings.  They look like they were carved from a tiny bit of wood, but I am sure they are resin.  I love the folk art style of these little guys – and they will show up against my dark hair, which is important – why adorn oneself if said adornment will not be visible to be appreciated by all, ya’ll know what I’m sayin’? 

How about this gorgeous sprig of light teal hydrangeas – does this say summer or what?  A full-on arrangement or even just a single sprig tucked into a vase will surely brighten your space.

 

 

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

Two for Tuesday

Here is a funny little ornament – Santa peaking out of his tent – not worried about the bear that is keeping him company!  I guess that old black bear is on the Nice list this year.

I think we have about 28.14 miles of ribbon around here, give or take a yard, not counting all that has already been incorporated into our amazing trees and arrangements – how about some red, white and blue styles for the 4th of July?

  

Counting an ornament as one and ribbon as two, here are pics of more gorgeous ribbons:

    

We have every shade under the sun, from sunset purples to sunrise golds and every color of the rainbow in between!

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

Two for Tuesday

I really did a triple take…walking through the warehouse…of a CHRISTMAS store…spot a box of shotgun shells???  Ooooookaaaaayyyyy.  Turns out, they are lights for the tree!  Bit of a relief…but just a bit.  Shotgun shells on the old tree?  Things that make you go hummmm.

May I stick with the hmmmmmm theme a little longer?  I’m just throwing out a guess, but … Carmen Mooranda?  or is it Cowmen Miranda? — well, good guesses, but: it’s Moolin Rouge!

Turns out there are about a dozen of these bovine beauties from Cows on Parade in the store.  They’re just moooo-licious!

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

Two for Tuesday

We’ve got a huge selection of groovy stuff for that marvel of childhood, Thomas the Train, here in our Toy Store.  In addition to gear like this hat, we also have lamps and trains and tons of tracks, games and books, pails and snack containers and whistles, and I could keep going but you’ll want to look for yourself!

 

On a nearby tree I spotted this glittering reindeer ornament standing out from amoung the branches.  (Go for Glitter!)  Isn’t he elegant?

 

 

 ~Janet @ The Christmas Place