Friday, October 24, 2014

20th Annual Holiday Open House & Free Design Seminar



For two decades, Trees n Trends has celebrated the sights, smells, and flavors of the Christmas season with our Holiday Open House and Free Design Seminar!

20th Annual Holiday Open House & Free Design Seminar
Saturday, November 1
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Your Local Trees n Trends


Our team of experts and designers will be on site to share with you tips, tricks, and how to's. Learn how to create stunning floral designs for your home. Taste delicious holiday party foods then take everything you need home to create the tasty treats for your next gathering. Or check out the hottest fashion accessories to make you shine at holiday parties and beyond!

Don't miss this FREE seminar, door prizes, food & drink samples, special discounts and lots of fun!

There will be free samples of Wind & Willow, Savory Seasonings, Aspen Mulling Ciders, and more. As a little preview of the deliciousness to come, here is one of our favorite holiday recipes featuring Wind & Willow Tiramisu Cheeseball & Dessert Mix!


TIRAMISU DESSERT

Ingredients:

- 1 Tiramisu Cheeseball & Dessert Mix
- 1 cup chocolate graham crackers, crushed
- 2 Tbsp. sugar
- 1/3 cup pecans, chopped
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1/3 cup caramel ice cream topping
- 8 oz. cream cheese
- 4 Tbsp. butter
- 8 oz. whipped topping
- 1/3 cup chocolate or fudge ice cream topping

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

CRUST: Combine the Chocolate Crunch Topping, graham crackers, sugar, pecans and butter. Press into an 8x8" pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool 10 minutes.

Warm caramel topping and drizzle over crust. (Syrup works best. If using a thicker ice cream topping, thin with 1 Tbsp. water or coffee.)

FILLING: Prepare filling by combining Tiramisu Cheeseball Mix, cream cheese and butter. Mix until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Spoon over crust.

TOPPING: Warm chocolate ice cream topping. Smooth over top of dessert. (Syrup works best. If using a thicker ice cream topping, thin with 1 Tbsp. water or coffee.)

Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Option: Garnish with whipped cream.

Monday, October 20, 2014

"Winter's Forest" - A Snowy Christmas Decorating Theme for 2014


For those of you already planning the perfect holiday season, we are so excited to announce Trees n Trends 2014 Christmas Decorating Themes!

First up? Kevin walks us through the snowy and romantic "A Winter's Forest" Theme!




This theme is inspired by a snowy forest at dusk. There is plenty of sparkle and glisten from the snow and stars among the neutral tones. This theme also includes whimsical wooden creatures and twinkling lights.

We look forward to sharing the details of "A Winter's Forest" - as well as our other 2014 Christmas Decorating Themes over the coming weeks! As always, you can find all the products featured in this theme at your local Trees n Trends.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Five Halloween Party Ideas



It's time to start planning those Halloween parties and we thought we'd share some inspiring ideas we found on Pinterest. If you aren't already, follow us on Pinterest for party and decor inspiration all year long!



1. Witches and Warlock Party Witches are a big theme for Halloween decor this year so why not throw a magical party using all your new Halloween novelties!




2. Gothic Halloween Party For something a bit darker, we love this Gothic Halloween theme featuring lots of "poisoned" surprises.




3. Halloween Carnival  If you're looking for something for a younger audience, transform a regular carnival into a spooky festival full of fun games and treats.




4. Fright Night Party Your favorite Halloween flick can provide the perfect inspiration for a Halloween evening. We love this Hocus Pocus party!




5. Monster Bash Another kid-friendly theme is a monster-themed bash with lots of ghoulish ghouls and goblins around to thrill the little ones.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

How to make a Halloween Mailbox Huggie



Outdoor decor is an essential part of any Halloween decor and decorating your mailbox is always a fun way to get started. Kevin is here to show you how to craft a Halloween Mailbox Huggie using mesh ribbon and Halloween novelties!



Kevin used a rail system as the base for his mailbox huggie. However, you can use a small garland and place it over a cemetery frame or mailbox frame.You can also just place the garland directly onto your mailbox.

Both the 10" or 21" wide mesh ribbon will work. In this video, Kevin used the 10". Making wide full loops gather up the mesh ribbon to fill the frame or garland with which you are working. Cut and leave a foot long tail. After completing your first side, repeat on the second side making sure to leave another foot long tail.

Kevin used a rail system so after completing the first run he crisscrossed across the system adding more loops in a zigzag fashion to create a fuller effect.

After completing the piece, place it on the mailbox and secure with a tie. Kevin completed the look with witch's legs and other Halloween novelty items. Depending on the look of your mesh, you can use whatever you like to complete your huggie - just make sure and secure with glue or ties.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

We ♥ Fall Group Pinterest Board


Fall is one of our favorite seasons at Trees n Trends. We've been celebrating with tons of fun Halloween decor and our new fall theme Autumn Splendor.

Then, we remembered our wonderful Trees n Trends fans are always the BEST source of fall inspiration!

So, we created a Group Pinterest Board entitled "We ♥ Fall!" so that we can all see the fabulous fall creations all of you are creating at home, pinning for inspiration, or just loving this holiday season.

We've already invited some of Pinterest followers but if you would like an invitation please just message us on Pinterest, comment on our Facebook page, or send us a Tweet!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

3 Ways to Sport your Style with Jane Envy



Everyone loves to use jewelry to express personal style and one of our favorite new accessory lines at Trees n Trends - Jane Envy - makes that easier than ever!

A fabulous handmade jewelry line featuring artisan metals, Jane Envy features several collections perfect for expressing your personal style. 

Feeling particularly blessed as the holiday season rapidly approaches? Check out the blessed collection, which also features necklaces, earrings, and bracelets with gorgeous faith and religious symbols.

With football season upon us, use Jane Envy pieces to sport your team pride with the sports collection.

Fall is a particularly beautiful time in the south so what about showing off your state pride with a piece from the Jane Envy states collection?

Whatever you chose, use the Jane Envy jewelry collection at your local Trees n Trends to be YOU and be UNIQUE!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

How To Make a Simple, BEAUTIFUL Fall Floral Arrangement!


We are celebrating the official arrival of autumn at Trees n Trends! Along with fall decor and Thanksgiving trees, it is also time to introduce fall floral arrangement.

In this video, Kevin walks us through how to make a simple, beautiful fall floral arrangement. As always, you can find all the supplies at your local Trees n Trends.

To replicate Kevin's arrangement, you'll need:
  • one urn or other container
  • floral foam
  • one fantasy flower
  • 3 branches of Japanese lantern
  • 3 branches of berry spray
  • 4 branches of burnt sunset berry spray
  • 1 compete bush of the fire hydrangea
  • 2 packs of dried artichokes
However, feel free to be you and be unique with your design!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Celebrate the first day of Autumn with Trees n Trends


Happy first day of Autumn! We agree with so many of you that fall is one of our favorite times of year, which is why we couldn't wait for Kevin to introduce the 2014 theme "Autumn Splendor." This beautiful decor theme relies heavily on harvest imagery and symbols of gratitude.  Check out this video...


Kevin starts out by showcasing a beautiful autumn centerpiece featuring glass domes and our LED Starlight Wire String Lights. (We told you these were a must have!) The domes are accented with evergreen garland and latex branches, as well as fruits and textured orbs. In addition, Kevin added a touch of whimsy with fall decor signs as chair decorations.


We know many of you love to decorate a fall holiday tree and Kevin created a wonderful inspiration. The Thanksgiving Tree is festooned with burlap, ribbon, and a grapevine wreath deconstructed to add texture.

Our 2014 Autumn Splendor theme is finished with fall decor wall accents and tall seasonal arrangements. As always, all the featured items and products can be found at your local Trees n Trends location.