Adding some Christmas, a little bit at a time....and a Jackson & Perkins giveaway! (GIVEAWAY CLOSED)
*Giveaway CLOSED. Thank you SO SO much to all that entered!! We LOVED reading about your favorite decorations and traditions!
The Winner is Laurie Duncan! Please email us. xo
It seems everyone is ready for Christmas earlier than ever before. On my Facebook, and Instagram feeds I'm seeing so many friends putting up trees, hanging stockings, creating vignettes, and just totally getting a running start on the holidays.
I get where the traditionalists are coming from when they say "too soon." But life is short and the holiday season usually passes in a blink, so why not stretch it out. Start making hot cocoa all the time, hit some holiday craft shows, and definitely make some crafts of your own.
We don't plan on putting our tree up yet, but we do have a few favorite Christmas pieces on display. We often start with our kitchen table which normally has cakes stands full of faux cakes and pastries all year round. And just recently we had some vintage jack o' lanterns, and a faux cherry pie.
Above you can see our latest seasonal table vignette. That adorable little live tree was a gift from Jackson & Perkins. I remember looking at the Jackson & Perkins catalog when I was little. In fact, I can remember using it when I played "office." They were one of "my office's" many "commercial suppliers." ha!
Ok so this isn't just a show & tell, it's also a GIVEAWAY!
You have a chance to win a $75.00 Jackson & Perkins gift card! Which will totally get you a fully decorated little tree like you see above.
Find the giveaway details at the end of this post.
Being that we go with a neutral and pastel palette for Christmas we received the Merry Christmas decorated tree. It's a Dwarf Alberta Spruce and it came with these pretty, festive beaded gold ball ornaments.
And gold glittered pinecones! Which work perfectly with our decor!
And a sweet gold star topper!
My favorite part might be the tiny strand of lights on copper wire. I have a similar strand around a mirror in our living room. They run on batteries that you just tuck inside the pot. They also offer these lights separately.
And they offer those gold pinecone candles in a set of three.
I really like the gold Merry Christmas repeat on the cache pot. Just a clean, cheerful, and classic design.
This is how this particular tree arrives. We simply opted to not use the burgundy glass balls, and added our own pale pink balls and pastel ball garland to make it our own. It took about 8 minutes to set the whole thing up! and it really really is so cheerful!
Seeing it glowing in the next room while we work on orders, and build up a stock of ornaments for the holiday rush definitely adds some cheer to our long days and nights.
There are so many cute styles to choose from! If you're not doing a big tree, a little one like this is a great alternative. These are also perfect to send to a family member or friend that could use a burst of holiday cheer.
And it's a live tree. So you can plant it after the holidays! It comes with care instructions and there's a guide on the Jackson & Perkins site that'll tell you which geographical regions the specific trees will thrive best in.
Ok...so here's how to enter the GIVEAWAY:
Just leave a comment on this post...possibly about the Christmas decoration you're most looking forward to displaying this year. Maybe it's an old classic that you've had forever, maybe it's something you plan on making, or maybe it's something you've got your heart set on buying this year.
That's it! We'll pick a winner on Sunday the 29th!
xoxo, Jenny & Aaron