It’s Easter weekend and I’m spending my Satuday happily at the shop getting a few things done.Â A customer walked in and says “Oh, I love your store, I can’t wait to see it at Christmas”, which threw me into instant panic.Â I haven’t done any Christmas shopping for the store – and in retail, you’ve got to be at least 8 months ahead of the game.Â Usually, you start planning next Christmas on boxing day.Â I haven’t even started to think about it!!
So here I am surfing the web for inspiration and I remember that I actually despise Christmas.Â It’s a little secret of mine – Christmas drives me nuts.Â Seriously, I don’t have the time or energy on a regular day to clean my house, or decorate… But it’s Christmas, so I have to bust out boxes and boxes of crap to decorate a fake that tree that only lights up half way which makes me want to light it on fire.Â All my stuff is so disorganized because last year, I had no time to put everything away perfectly so I just kinda threw it in boxes.Â And,Â all just to take it down 4 weeks later.Â All that extra cooking, cleaning and blowing cash.Â It ll gets my anxiety to a 10.
BUT, I am a good mom and I put on the Christmas carols and a happy face for my kids.Â They’ll never know how much I loathe Christmas, because I try my damn hardest to make it special for them.
So, back to decorating and buying for the store.Â I’m not 100% of the scheme or look I’m going for, so I figure if I start with the tree, I can build from there.Â I’ve narrowed it down to 3 different looks (thanks to Pinterest).Â Next week, the ordering begins!!
Here Are My 3 Favorite Looks For Christmas 2018:
1.Â Â Traditional Farm house – a can’t-go-wrong look!!Â Filled with twine, burlap, boxwood, birch and masculine plaids.
2 – White Christmas – Nothing but white and metallic glitter! Snowflakes, white feathers, mercury glass, white twigs, and snow dipped greens.
3 – Black, White & Gold.Â Hello glamour!! GoldÂ glitter mixed with satin black with a dash of black and white stripes.