Shop for all the trimmings to deck your halls for Christmas at the Holiday Home Emporium! Featuring wreaths, small trees, large trees, decor, tabletop, & more. This is the year to shop early, and we have you covered!
Welcome to the Holiday Home Emporium! Once again, I’ve teamed up with some of my best blogging buddies to bring you all the trimmings for a festive holiday season. We each picked a category, and then we went shopping! My category is tabletop trees…which I love, and have used for years in my Christmas decor. I looked for, and found, adorable trees I know you will like. The other items we are featuring are wreaths, full size trees, general decor, and tabletop. Make sure to visit all the other shops at the end of the post.
Find sources for items found in the image above at this link: Christmas Home Tour
Tabletop trees are near and dear to my heart. A few years ago, I shared my philosophy on downsizing from a full-size tree to a much smaller one. It’s not a decision that’s easy, especially if your family isn’t completely on board. I made the leap out of necessity, and in the end, it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Once I had made up my mind, just like that, my holiday preparation became so much easier, and less stressful. If you are thinking about downsizing, click the link below for some moral support!
Find sources for items found in the image above at this link: A Trio of Trees & Tartan Plaid
The big question after switching to a smaller Christmas tree is “what do I do with all my Christmas ornaments?” Many, many of you wrote to me saying you had collected special themed tree decor, or had ornaments collected over time that had sentimental value. Believe me, I understand the attachment to items that have a special meaning. That ornament you got at the shore, or the baby’s first Christmas ornament. If you think you can’t possibly give up any of those things, just remind yourself that even though those items are connected to memories, they are NOT the memories. The memories are in your heart, not in that box of ornaments.
So here’s my answer to the big question…just keep everything. No one is saying you have to get rid of it. Perhaps family members will want your tree decor, or perhaps someday you will go back to a full size tree. Either way, the thing to remember is that nothing in life is written in stone. As families grow and change, holiday celebrations change, and we have to change with them.
The bottom line is that as we grow older, we need to adapt. I’m not suggesting giving up on a tree altogether. I’m simply saying that a small, tabletop tree (or two) can be just as festive and welcoming as a big tree. And don’t worry about making the decision…you will know when, if ever, the time is right. The year I made the switch, I just knew it was what I needed to do. If you feel like it’s time to downsize, try it out. I am quite certain it’s not for everyone…but if it’s right for you, you will know it immediately.
Here is my collection of tabletop trees.
Just click the squares to shop.
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Please enjoy the other curated collections at the “shops” below!