Happy Holidays! Let’s chat about Christmas Trees, Tours and Shops you Will Love. As always, I am joining my pals Mary Ann and Annie for our Sunday faves. Grab a cup of coffee and let’s chat.
MY CHRISTMAS TREE-HEIRLOOM ORNAMENTS
We tossed our Christmas tree that we had for many years when we left our Chualar home. I searched and searched for a “lifelike” tree that was tall enough for our new great room. I finally landed on this (now on sale) tree from Terrain. It was very reasonable and looked extremely lifelike. It is amazing I have to tell you. They are sold out of the larger ones like mine, but you can still get the 7′ version. I posted this picture on Instagram and most people thought it was real. I was tempted to leave it with just the white lights it was so simple and natural.
But what is Christmas without all of your heirloom Christmas ornaments? I posted this question on Instagram, “Do you have a “decorator tree” or a tree with heirloom ornaments?” The answer was a resounding yes to the heirloom tree. How about you all? I think this tree is by far the prettiest we have had.
SIMPLY MARIE DESIGNS CHRISTMAS TOUR-A PRETTY HOLIDAY HOME
I don’t know if I have had my head under a rock or what? I am pretty sure Amanda was on the Holiday Home Tour with us last year. I love her home and her Christmas decor. You can find her blog here, or follow her on Instagram here. You can check out the entire tour on my blog here. Thanks to Jenny Williamson for organizing it. You can also follow me on Instagram here for more in stories.
OUTFIT OF THE WEEK
Many of you have stated on Instagram that you are most comfortable in jeans and would probably wear them through the holidays but would like to “jazz” them up. This beautiful cashmere poncho (I ordered it) from J Crew is 50% off. I LOVE the Rachel jeans from Kut from the Kloth. How about adding comfy M Gemi driving loafers in silver, and the same accessories from last week’s outfit, a simple rhinestone clutch, and chandelier earrings? Festive but casual.
SHOP OUTFIT OF THE WEEK
DOESN’T EVERYONE NEED AN ELIZABETH AND BANKSY BAG
Yes, you heard it here! You can now have a bag with your favorite Contessa and her pig. Think of the conversation starter it will be!! You can buy your Contessa & Banksy bag here.
SHOPS-THE BLU CANOE?
I wish I were in So Cal right now. Have you been to the Blu Canoe? My friend Kelley , you have seen her featured here many times (including on Ageless Style here) is the proprietress. If you are lucky enough to live close you can pop into her charming shop on Balboa Island.
Thank you so much for reading Chistmas Tours, Trees and Shops You Will Love.I have a busy day tomorrow helping my friend prep for our neighborhood Christmas party. Let’s pop over and visit Annie and Mary Ann first and see what they are up to.
If you fashionistas have been longing for fashion you are going to love this week on the blog. Monday I will be joining Brenda for Ageless Style, Tuesday I will be joining Sarah and Kim for some holiday fashion, and Wednesday or Friday Jennifer and I will be featuring cashmere and our personal wish list. Thursday Mary Ann, Annie, and I will be joining friends for a Hometown Christmas. It will be a fun-filled week! So, grab a cup of coffee and join us for some fun next week!