Country Wedding Getaway Tree

Country Wedding Getaway Tree Can you believe that Thanksgiving is less than a week away? The holidays are upon us, and The Christmas Shoppe now has all of it’s themed trees for the year fully decorated. Today, we want to present the first tree you will see as you head in our doors: The Country…

Glory Nativity Tree

The Glory Nativity Tree The Glory Nativity Tree is the next tree from our displays that we are sharing with you this holiday season. We have lapsed in sharing our trees because we have been so busy with decorating. Because Advent season begins this weekend, we felt this was the perfect tree to share with…

Scrumdiddlyumptious Wonka Garland Christmas Decoration

Wonka Garland

Scrumdiddlyumptious Wonka Garland “We are the music makers. We are the dreamers of dreams.” ~Willy Wonka We are, indeed! So, we have dreamt up another fantastical Christmas display for you to enjoy. This is our drool worthy candy themed look. We were inspired by Boerne’s Chocolate Walk event and the fabulous candy themed ornaments available…

2016 North Pole Whirlwind Tree

2016 North Pole Whirlwind Tree!

Last, but not least, we are happy to present our North Pole Whirlwind Upside Down Tree! Every Sunday, we have been showing off our favorite themed trees from last year. It’s sad, but this is our last one. Good news is that we’ll be showing off our new 2017 themed trees next Sunday! Woohoo!

More bad news: I have only two pictures of this tree, one submitted by a shopper. I bribed her child with a cookie to get the picture. Well, not really, but a child and a cookie were involved with this shot.

So, prepare for a really great description of this tree to go with very few pictures. This was one of our very first trees of the year and the result of throwing a whole bunch of leftover decorations on our fabulous upside down tree. Mr. C. said it looked like a Christmas tornado!

Notice the elf hanging off the side. That “ladder” is actually a garland which we hooked into the tree a few times going vertically down the tree. Then, we used green floral wire to tie the elf’s hand and foot to the “rungs” near the side ropes. The neat thing about umbrella trees is that most of what you hang on them, hangs straight down, creating neat effects like this.

We used fun, felty, fabric-y items in red, lime, and snowy white. Everything went in every direction. We don’t have a picture, but we had two really cool posable plush deer on the tree near the top. One was kneeling on the top branches. The other was hung just below with fishing line with legs spread in a giant flying leap. We placed a plush elf on its back (hanging with fishing line to keep it steady), while other ornaments, figures, garland, and ribbons hung down with random abandon.

Another interesting thing is that we used an ornament spray tree topper. It’s basically a bundle of metal sticks of various lengths that splay out. Since the tip of this tree is at the bottom, we stuck them out of the sides of the tree, hanging balls from them at various lengths. One day we may use this topper correctly, but this was not the day!

This tree is still up, if you want to check it out in person, but it’s not long for this world. A new tree is already planned to take its place!

The Wild Berry Tree from 2016

The Wild Berry Tree from 2016!

Happy Sunday! Time for another reflection on our favorite trees from last year. This simple, yet stunning tree is known as the Wild Berry Tree and came about by chance.

I was originally planning a garland covered in berries and vines because I fell love with these simple berries in creamy white, apple green, and candy apple red. However, we had an old display tree without lights. Normally, we would relight the tree to use, but it looks so lovely and natural without them. We decided to decorate it, unlit, with berries, vines, pine cone branches, and just a few leaf shaped ornaments. This tree turned out elegant beyond expectations.

The 2016 Fiesta Tree

The 2016 Fiesta Tree!

Aye yai yai! This was one hot tree! Like a piñata explosion!

Check out how we used the sarapé style table runners as “ribbon.” Poinsettias make a natural match with anything Latin. The giant sunflowers make such a bright topper, who needs a star?

Taking a cue from trees at Mi Tierra Cafe & Bakery, we tied beautiful gifts, Day of the Dead skulls, and ceramic cross figurines onto the branches with green floral wire. Lastly, we draped angel ornaments resembling rosaries wherever, making this tree completely over the top!

Phew! Now, I need a siesta!