Our Christmas Flip

So, usually right after Halloween we get started on flipping the store for Christmas. Our opinion is that as a retail store, we have to do this early because every other store is and and we have to be timely and competitive. As well, it takes a ton of time and we want to enjoy it as long as possible.  On top of that, we truly believe that you can be just as thankful at Thanksgiving with or without your decorations out!

So, with that said, let us show you what we did! First, we each gathered up one of our sons and put them to work helping us move furniture! Thankfully, they are great helpers.

We like to move most pieces into different rooms. For one, customers can see it in a different light or sometimes notice it for the first time! And we usually have a plan for each room and certain pieces work better than others.

A mess like this in every room! 

A mess like this in every room! 

Once we have all the furniture situated, and believe me, that can be subject to change, we get started with the fun part. We begin by gathering all our Christmas decor into one space and then step back and think, "Oh. My. Word." It looks like a huge mess, but with time it all gets a great spot! We started on a Sunday afternoon and worked through the week until our Open House that Thursday evening. Lots of hours, cups of coffee, and frustrations, but in the end, we always love the result! 

Enjoy looking through pictures of our favorite rooms and vignettes! 

The room with our checkout is our winter wonderland. We fill it with white and lots of silver and gold!

The room with our checkout is our winter wonderland. We fill it with white and lots of silver and gold!

A smaller room in our store, but one with lots of character. Turning our stack of trunks into a tree was a fun touch!

A smaller room in our store, but one with lots of character. Turning our stack of trunks into a tree was a fun touch!

This room got a gorgeous upgrade. We hung a rusty old grate above the table and filled it with icicle lights and greens. So pretty!

This room got a gorgeous upgrade. We hung a rusty old grate above the table and filled it with icicle lights and greens. So pretty!

What a great display! This gives customers a great look at many of our Christmas items, perfect for gifts!

What a great display! This gives customers a great look at many of our Christmas items, perfect for gifts!

Pure fun here! Chalkboard walls have so much potential! 

Pure fun here! Chalkboard walls have so much potential! 

This room turned out so beautiful, with all the dark colors mixed with gold. Just like gold jewelry dresses up an outfit, gold trees and greenery dresses up a room!

This room turned out so beautiful, with all the dark colors mixed with gold. Just like gold jewelry dresses up an outfit, gold trees and greenery dresses up a room!

We hope you enjoyed the pictures! Come in soon to see everything in person. We are happy to help you put together a look for your home, whether it's your mantle or a total room redo!

And here we are after the whole thing was done! We are always slightly giddy to show off all the changes!

And here we are after the whole thing was done! We are always slightly giddy to show off all the changes!