On the 10th day of Christmas….special collections!

Collectibles come along before and after Christmas.   Some people wait til everything goes on sale and then buy more of whatever they are collecting.   Some people get more pieces of their collection as a present on Christmas day.   Some collections just evolve over time as we find...Read More

On the 7th day of Christmas…Where are all the village people?

[caption id="attachment_759" align="aligncenter" width="1024" caption="Fresh snow blankets the new village crafted by my elves"][/caption] Christmas villages are being collected by many of our clients, and those little houses, people, trees and ski slopes have are put up by someone, usually my team of Christmas "elves".   My elves actually like placing...Read More

On the 3rd day of Christmas….we need a tree!

[caption id="attachment_603" align="aligncenter" width="231" caption="Grinch Christmas"]The Grinch of Christmas can't rule this house, only the tree.... [/caption] I've never decorated a house with out a tree.... we are asked to decorate front doors, mantles  and  always we have a tree!    Most people start their first year by getting a tree,...Read More

On the 2nd day of Christmas….we need a budget!

When I was asked recently to do a short speech to a women's group about decorating on a budget, I really had to think....I don't like to decorate on a budget!  Who does?   No one I talked to really likes to decorate on a budget.   Everyone surveyed agreed...Read More

Christmas Already?

[caption id="attachment_580" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Christmas already!"][/caption] "Yes, I know I have glitter on me!" is becoming my new logo for the month. We've already started buying product and staging it for the next big production.  And yes, even started decorating!   Why would someone decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving?  ...Read More