This is part 3 of my entries about our trip to market this January. This part is about the things I ordered for the holidays. Believe it or not, we order it in January and it starts shipping in July. Yep, we're pretty much knee deep in Christmas all year round! I feel really good about all the things I ordered this year and I definitely ordered more than I did last year! I also ordered some RED which is something we've never had during the holidays. We've always gone with mostly white and silver but this year there will actually be color!
These prints are phenomenal. I like them because they can be out all winter and they're really neutral. This natural/pine theme is going to be a huge area in the store for 2013 holiday.
And on the other end of the spectrum, I also did some orders for a pastel Christmas area. I wasn't sure if pastels would be a big deal in 2013 but I kept seeing it over and over in the showrooms so I ordered enough to make a really fun section of the store.
Here's an example of another color. It's almost a rose gold. Isn't it pretty?
Last year, we were lacking in Santas and snowmen so I made sure to order lots of different kinds like the one below.
Below are some ornaments I ordered. Above all else for 2013, I ordered about A MILLION ornaments. A lot of you were going to ornament exchanges and asking for unique ornaments this past season. We had some great ones, but the selection for 2013 is going to be crazy. My brother was helping me order and he said, "Do you think we have enough ornaments?!?!"
This deer with pine is all one piece. It's great to go above the mantel and we love him with ornaments hanging from the antlers. We had him a couple of years ago but I decided to bring him back.
This picture doesn't really show but this banner set is HUGE. I think it's about 8 feet long and it's fabric so you can tack it onto anything. You could even tuck it into a large Christmas tree.
And some of the old fashioned houses and churches that have the light in the back. These are so wonderful in the evenings with just the lights from the tree and a fire.