After a third day of Christmas resourcing, we completed our 2018 design stories. Three trees are planned and one novelty tree with something sooooo darling! We generally reveal these during our October setup, but I will give you a little sneak peak of one of the color stories we have planned.
This selection will be the basis for one of our large trees. Clear, soft gray, charcoal, shimmer and glitter. Now that’s a winning combination!
Here’s another closeup of our inspiration tree from a favorite showroom, Winward, featuring a long time friend Jim Marvin, who designs the White House Christmas every year. Look for his special ornaments for this tree!
Here is a perfectly dramatic oversized wreath designed with the same collection. Because it is difficult to see the scale of this beauty, the next photo has a full sized 9 1/2′ tree next to it. This wreath is extra large, stunning, and expensive! That’s a Christmas formula to be anticipated!
This will help you see the size!
Our third day ended with tired feet, sensory overload, and our heads spinning with how many bristle tabletop trees, sugar pinecones in assorted finishes, Santas, sprays, garlands, mache houses have we ordered … the list is endless. Now to edit and make sure our budgets are spot on. It’s really not all play! This buying gig is an intense and taxing seven-day job…but it is always entertaining and fun with my market buddy and CFO, Linda, along!
Day 4, here we come!