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Are you shopping for Christmas? If you are like me I’m always looking for “one more gift” for someone! Today I’m sharing five of my favorite small business shops! I find small shops have such unique gifts and I’m featuring some here today! Take a look at these shops and I’m sure you will be able to cross of some people on your Christmas list!
Today on Decorating Tips And Tricks we are talking about CHRISTMAS VIGNETTES. Most of my decorating consists of vignettes. I’m thrilled to get even more tips from my friends Anita and Kelly.
And listen to any and all 133 DTT episodes HERE.
Now let’s talk about Christmas shopping!
First up is…
…PLUSH PUMPKINS. And don’t let the name fool you! You can find more than pumpkins there! They also have acorns and pumpkins mushrooms of different colors and styles.
And don’t think THESE pumpkins are for fall decor. Oh, no! No! No! They are handmade of the finest materials and have real stems and will fit into Christmas decor beautifully!
Here are a few ways to use pumpkins, acorns, and mushrooms at Christmas…
- sit them on a branch on your Christmas tree
- put an acorn at each place at a table with a nametag attached
- put them in a big bowl with greens and other Christmas items
- sit pumpkins on gifts under your tree with messages like JOY, PEACE ON EARTH, LET HEAVEN AND NATURE SING attached to them
- lay a small wreath down flat and put a pumpkin on top of it
- gather up acorns and/or mushrooms in a nest with a few twigs of evergreen
- pair acorn and/or mushrooms with tiny acorns and sprinkle with snow
My next shop is so precious to me and one I am supporting this year…
… SUMMER HOUSE. This great organization helps people with intellectual disabilities. Anita’s (Cedar Hill Farmhouse) lovely daughter is a member of Summer House.
This program is partially supported by a shredding business where these valued individuals go to work and feel purposeful every day. They also do fun things like go out for coffee and do Zumba and even take fieldtrips like going to the zoo too. And so much more!
To help fund their activities and give them another business to run they are making candles like the ones above! I think this is such a wonderful venture! The candles are made from beeswax and essential oils.
The fragrance is Spiced Citrus. Please consider getting a few Summer House candles as gifts this year! They also sell notecards by the members at Summer House. Go HERE to see both!
Here are a few people that would love these candles…
- hair stylist
- book club
- the person who has everything
- someone who has done you a kindness over the last year
- me! LOL!
Next on my list (but in no particular order really)…
The one word I use to describe anything Lidy puts her hands on is EXQUISITE! If you love French things you will think you landed in a Paris Brocante!
Just look how perfect these linen monogrammed napkins came to me! Sigh!!!
There are so so many items that almost anyone would love! You just have to go and look for yourself! My favorites are her linens, housewares, bedding and her bridal items. If you know a bride make sure she looks at Lidy’s floral wedding crowns, shoes, and buckles. But there is so so much more!
And if you are reading this Bobby I would love the swan cuff bracelet!!!! Seriously, I would!
Our next stop is…
…EDITH AND EVELYN. This sweet lamb causes a big buzz on my Christmas Blog Walk last week. I got more comments and email asking where it was from. I have good news and some a little sad! Edith and Evelyn is another French lovers dream!!! It has tons of gorgeous antiques and vintage finds. But you will not find the little lamb there until after Christmas. They were THAT popular! But…
this little lamb has a big brother and he is for sale there. I love him so much and it’s because he carries the symbol of Lamb of God and King Of Kings! Perfect for Christmas. How gorgeous would a larger lamb be under your tree!
Don’t tell Emma Kate, but Gigi is getting her a lamb for her first birthday!
Make sure you check out Cindy’s blog too, Edith And Evelyn.
Here’s what else you can find…
- religious artifacts
- dough bowls
- antique blue canisters
- french wine carriers
- grain sack
- and more!
Our last stop is…
LAVENDER ROAD ANTIQUES. Right now Karre’s shop is filled to the brim with Christmas stocking and grain sack Christmas stockings and ornament and all things Vintage for Christmas! But she has lots of other beautiful finds too!
Don’t you love the burlap webbing band and the blue and white backing. Great attention to detail!
Here’s what I’m filling my kids Christmas stockings with this year. Not everyone will get the same. Just a few ideas for you!
- Starbucks gift cards
- lip balm
- hand cream
- Hanabi (a fun card game)
- small deer grunt ( I know!)
- Amazon firestick
- gel nail polish
- personalized key ring
- Kate Spade jewelry
- zip drive
- portable charger
- personalized notecards
This stocking would make a great gift filled with all kinds of amazing small goodies!
I hope you have liked my favorite small shops! And I bet you can find some great gifts there too! Don’t forget to treat yourself. That silver swan bracelet is calling my name!!!!
A big thanks to all these shops for sending me things to share with you!!!
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