Happy Tuesday, everyone!
Just like many of you, I'm enjoying spending time with my family and making preparations for our Thanksgiving meal this week.
If you're like me, your mind isn't just on Thanksgiving - you're already looking ahead to Christmas.
I hope this re-post from last year will give you tons of Christmas inspiration.
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Caryl is the owner of a most wonderful Christmas store called Caryl's Christmas Shop. A visit to her store is the unofficial kick off to my Christmas decor planning every year.
The store is wonderfully orgainzed. Trees and ornaments are grouped together so that you don't have to go hunting all over the store for that ornament you saw on the woodsy themed tree, for example. And of course, everything on the trees is for sale - they will be picked nearly clean by Christmas.
Grab yourself a cup-a-somethin', sit back and relax, cause I took lots of pictures to share with you. There is soooo much fabulous inspiration in this store! I took lots of close-ups of all of the trees so that you could get a better idea of how they're decorated in case you'd like to duplicate any of the looks.
Whimsical red and lime green.
See that table runner? It's made from interwoven Christmas ribbon.
I just know that some of you could diy this!
Caryl has had the Christmas shop for 22 years. Trust me, this lady and her staff know their stuff! It is a pool and spa store year round, but come August 1st, the transformation begins! By the time that October 1st rolls around, it is filled to the gills with everything Christmas.
Early in the season, Caryl hosts a wonderful, very popular, by invitation only, open house.
Purple and silver.
Purple looks wonderful with lime green!
Caryl's is not a repeat of what you'll see in every other Christmas shop. She works hard to offer unique, beautiful, top quality items.
Caryl's staff is so talented and willing to share their knowledge with you. In addition to the open house, free seminars and classes are offered.
I love this urn wired to the tree. The candle is battery operated and remote controlled.
Red, green and gold.
Can you see the reindeer?
I love the decorations spilling out of this top hat.
Sign up here to get added to Caryl's email list. In addition to receiving an invitation to the open house, it's where you'll get weekly updates on classes being offered and the current specials.
Blue and gold.
I hope that each and every one of you has a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Among the many blessings that I am thankful for every day is the friendships that I've have formed with so many of you!
Now where did I put my elastic waist pants?
I think I'm gonna need 'em.