I declared it loudly this morning, the words shocking even me as they escaped my lips. I’m in the mood for Christmas! (GASP!) Normally this time of year, I yell expletives when entering stores that have put up Christmas decor before Santa enters Harold Square at the end of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. I’ll admit the urge to sprinkle tinsel on a tree and sing along with Ella Fitzgerald’s Christmas album snuck up on me. But I’m going with it.
Luckily, stores far and wide are obliging my jonesin’ for some holiday cheer.
I hit up West Elm this weekend to check out their new collection of handmade felt ornaments. I grabbed a few of these adorable little letters for gift tags. Aren’t my friends and family lucky?
And I couldn’t resist buying this lovely wreath for our fireplace. Squee!
That’s about all the damage I’ve done so far with decor, but the siren song of Anthropologie is drawing me in with these cute little Matryoshka ornaments. Wouldn’t they cheer up a tree with their smiling faces?
Last year, I shelled out for one of these Merry Christmas banners (although I only paid $99, not the $128 that Anthro is charging this year.) It makes me squeal every time I see it strung across our window above our couch.
And if you’re as obsessed with letters as I am these days, these little guys will do the trick. They make me want to jump for joy with every adorable pom-pom.
Not to abandon my favorite handmade store, Etsy, for the big names, I found tons of handcrafted felt happiness with a simple search. Want a woodland holiday? Done!
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Originally posted 2010-11-08 15:42:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter