Christmas Decorating Ideas For Every Taste

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Happy Tuesday, everyone!
Just like many of you, I’m enjoying spending time with my family and making preparations for our Thanksgiving meal this week.
If you’re like me, your mind isn’t just on Thanksgiving – you’re already looking ahead to Christmas.  This re-post from last year is sure to give plenty of Christmas decorating ideas.
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Hello all you lovlies!  Are you up to your elbows in Christmas decorations?  Are you feeling tired just thinking about all that needs to be done?  Need a little inspiring pick-me-up?  Well, I have just what the doctor ordered!

I’m pleased to introduce you to the lovely and gracious Caryl Cheeseman.

Caryl is the owner of a most wonderful Christmas store called  Caryl’s Christmas Shop.  A visit to her store is the unofficial kick off to my Christmas decor planning every year.

The store is wonderfully orgainzed.  Trees and ornaments are grouped together so that you don’t have to go hunting all over the store for that ornament you saw on the woodsy themed tree, for example.  And of course, everything on the trees is for sale – they will be picked nearly clean by Christmas.

Grab yourself a cuppa somethin’, sit back and relax, cause I took lots of pictures to share with you.  There is soooo much fabulous inspiration in this store!  I took lots of close-ups of all of the trees so that you could get a better idea of how they’re decorated in case you’d like to duplicate any of the looks.

Whimsical red and lime green.







See that table runner?  It’s made from interwoven Christmas ribbon.

I just know that some of you could diy this!

Caryl has had the Christmas shop for 22 years.  Trust me, this lady and her staff know their stuff!  It is a pool and spa store year round, but come August 1st, the transformation begins!  By the time that October 1st rolls around, it is filled to the gills with everything Christmas.

Woodsy theme







 Early in the season, Caryl hosts a wonderful, very popular, by invitation only, open house.

Purple and silver.





Purple looks wonderful with lime green!


Caryl’s is not a repeat of what you’ll see in every other Christmas shop.  She works hard to offer unique, beautiful, top quality items.

Blue and silver.





Caryl’s staff is so talented and willing to share their knowledge with you.  In addition to the open house, free seminars and classes are offered.



I love this urn wired to the tree.  The candle is battery operated and remote controlled.









Traditional Red, green and gold.





Can you see the reindeer?




Snowman theme





I love the decorations spilling out of this top hat.


Blue and gold.











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I hope that each and every one of you has a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Among the many blessings that I am thankful for every day is the friendships that I’ve have formed with so many of you!

Now where did I put my elastic waist pants?
I think I’m gonna need ’em.

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  1. Hi Suzy… I’ll take 10 of each please! Don’t you LOVE these designer trees! I’ll be spending lots of time perusing these great photos for ideas. It’s like a big christmas magazine spread!!!!

  2. Hi Suzy! Oh, my goodness! This store is amazing! Wish I lived close by and had lots of money, I’d could just go in a buy a tree already decorated! 🙂
    I’d get lost in there.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and be a sweetie,
    Shelia 🙂

  3. Oh, Suzy, what have you done?! I think I know what I want to do this season; but, with all of this eye candy, I see some other ideas! Lol! Thanks so much for sharing. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Shirley@Housepitality Designs says:

    Great Christmas inspiration…I see many things that I have in my Christmas stock…and I see my little squirrels brother!…:)….beautiful trees and decorations…thanks for sharing her wonderful store!!

  5. Eclectically Vintage says:

    Wish I could go on a shopping spree there with you! It looks like Santa’s workshop!

    Yes, my elastic pants are at the ready – hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving!

  6. What a gorgeous place to get inspired for Christmas! Shopping here would be so much fun!

    Have a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday!

  7. Great tips and tricks. I have always struggled with my tree toppers. There have been a few years where I just didn’t have one! Thanks for sharing all of this. Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!

  8. Selena Wooten says:

    Thanks for sharing this, I love all your great tips and ideas! I found the video of this store on YouTube last year and saved it for this year so I could decorate my tree like it and now I’m so glad I pinned this on Pinterest because I like all the different trees on here instead! They are BEAUTIFUL! Thanks again and I hope you have a happy holiday season and new year to come! God Bless

    1. Hi Selena. I’m so glad you found some inspiration here! There sure was a lot of eye candy in this store. In case you’re interested, I have a post that I put together working with some of the designers from this store giving their step-by-step directions for how to decorate a Christmas tree. The link to that post is in my sidebar. Merry Christmas!