How to buy vintage holiday decorations.

Buying Christmas ornaments in spring may seem odd to some people, but not to me. If you collect vintage Christmas decor, the off-season is often the very best time to buy. Take it from a seasoned antique/flea market/thrift store shopper – I know what I am talking about. Through the years and 100 Christmas trees later, I have learned a few things about collecting vintage Christmas decorations. These are my top 10 tips!

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With the holidays being a once-a-year event, it can be a challenge to master storing Christmas decorations because it’s not something you get to do all that often. Now is as good a time as any to perfect the art of organization, though, and Treetopia’s here to help you do just that.

Before you start organizing and storing your holiday decorations, keep these three simple steps in mind: Declutter, categorize, and store. (more…)

From lush Christmas wreaths and exquisite tree ornaments to dazzling lights, your holiday decorations are precious no matter how modest or pricey they may be. Storing them properly not only preserves their beautiful condition, it also saves you the trouble of buying new ones next holiday season. Here are some tips on how to store Christmas ornaments and décor the right way.

Christmas Ball Ornaments

There are many other ways to store your ball ornaments if their original packaging has been lost or damaged. One cost-effective way is to wrap them individually in tissue paper or bubble wrap, place them in empty plastic cups, egg cartons, or apple trays, and stow the lot in a large plastic bin.

Treetopia red ornament storage bag

Treetopia’s 72 Piece Ornament Treasure Keeper

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If you’re looking for something to inspire you when it comes to proper Christmas décor storage, think about this: Proper storage now will make Christmas decorating next year much easier. Storing your Christmas decorations may seem like hard work, but with a few practical storage and organization tips, it can be short, sweet, and fun.

In this post, we show you how you can make décor storage as hassle-free as possible, and how doing it properly can save you a few headaches when the holidays come around again. (more…)

Proper storage preparation is essential for keeping your artificial Christmas tree looking fabulous for countless Christmases to come. Follow our helpful storage guide and give your Christmas tree the tender loving care it deserves.

Treetopia storage bag with inner straps

Proper storage helps your Christmas tree safe and secure

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Nothing gets us fired up quite like having our colorful Christmas trees featured on television. That’s why we’re all excited to be part of the popular daytime talk show, Live with Kelly and Michael, once again.

Treetopia pink trees, wreaths, and flocked trees on studio set

Treetopia Christmas trees on Live with Kelly and Michael

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Got your shopping done but have no time left for Christmas decorating? Never fear, for Treetopia’s got your bases covered with a few life-saving Christmas decorating ideas.

This post will show you how you can make your home even more festive with just a few Christmas ornaments and objects you may already have. After putting your Christmas tree decorations up, grab those excess ornaments and use them to jazz up your home décor. The following ideas can help get you started on your “quick & easy” Christmas decorating.

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Everyone wants their family to enjoy the Christmas tree. The problem is, small children sometimes want to enjoy the tree a little too much. Just like the family cat, Christmas trees do not enjoy babies pulling their limbs. The cat might hiss, but the tree might fall. Christmas tree safety is something to consider when the wee ones are not quite old enough to fully understand “no.” Or in the case of my children, just pretend not to hear it.

Girl with Christmas tree

Kids love Christmas trees

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Your Christmas table setting doesn’t have to be elaborate or traditional to be elegant. Set a contemporary tablescape for a sophisticated holiday scene that’s simple yet strikingly stylish. Check out our Christmas table decorating ideas for some sparkling inspiration.

Pick a Pretty Palette

Instead of the classic Christmas combination of red and green, get creative with bold, vivid colors. Whether you love electric purple, robin egg blue, or Crayola orange, decorating with an unconventional palette adds extra excitement to your holiday table.

Layering various shades of the same color is a great way to achieve a rich, well-defined look. Replicate this pink-hued setting by placing a pink runner on a black table top or over a black tablecloth. Build up the theme with color-coordinated dinner candles and napkins, and mixing in pink salad plates with fine white china. Clear stemware and glass candle holders, along with small silver table accents, help enhance the impact of colorful pieces.

For a mod and minimalist look, go with black and white plates, silver cutlery, and white candles. Spice things up with napkins and paper-craft accents with graphic patterns. Neon yellow soup bowls or goblets bring a festive pop of color and flair to this monochromatic scheme.

Select a Sensational Centerpiece

As we’ve mentioned before, centerpieces are essential to a beautiful tablescape but are sometimes the last item on many holiday to-do lists. Instead of a lavish traditional centerpiece, opt for one that’s fun and easy to make.

Play around with scale and space to create a dramatic centerpiece, like the one shown in the image above. First, set colored candles in varying heights on a mirrored or metallic table runner. Then, use varying lengths of nylon fishing line to hang polished ball ornaments from the chandelier.
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The holidays are a time for merrymaking, quality time with family and friends, and decorating the house to get into the spirit of the season. Add some punch to your home décor this Christmas with gorgeous centerpieces. Rediscover their beauty and use them to add some flair to your festive mix of artificial Christmas trees, wreaths, and garlands.

In a previous post, we showed you how the centerpiece can enhance the décor in any room. In this post, we go into how you can make it one of the unifying elements in your overall holiday décor.

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