Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Last Minute Decor OR Gift Ideas!


Christmas is only days away and the holiday party season is in full swing. Maybe you're hosting a holiday get-together and need a little added something to your decor. OR maybe you're attending a Christmas party and need a special hostess gift that she'll use every year.

Either way we have you covered at Trees n Trends!

First up, our glass domes and Starlight LED wire lights have been a HUGE hit this holiday season. If you've watched any of our Holiday Decor Theme videos, you know Kevin has been using them in a million unique ways to add that extra special touch to any holiday scene. Plus, both are currently 50% off at your local Trees n Trends!


Next, we have clip-on candles perfect for Christmas trees and other holiday garlands. They clip on easily and adjust depending on the angle. Plus, they come with a remote and timer function for convenient use.


So, pick up these last minute additions for your own holiday decor or bring them to your next holiday gathering for a great hostess gift.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Trees n Trends has EVERYTHING you need for the perfect holiday gift!


Trees n Trends is your one-stop shop for the perfect holiday gift! Between all our wonderful totes and baskets, it is easy to pick up a container and fill it with everything you need to create a thoughtful gift for anyone on your Christmas list.


Our gourmet foods section has a wonderful array of options. From the Plentiful Pantry to Stonewall Kitchen, fill one of our picnic baskets with delicious treats to take to your favorite hostess or generous friend.

We also have a wonderful selection of religious-themed items from tote bags to Bible covers. So, if you want to treat your thoughtful Sunday School teacher or the organist at your church, stop by that section!

P.S. Remember if building the perfect gift basket is overwhelming, you can always pick up a Trees n Trends gift card!

Gifts for the Stylish Woman on your List!


If you're looking for gift idea for the stylish person on your Christmas list, look no further than the Accessories Department at Trees n Trends! Picking out an entire outfit can be daunting but giving a trendsetting scarf or bag is an easy way to please.


From leggings to jewelry, we have a ton of options perfect for that teenage niece or fashion-obsessed girlfriends. All our accessories are currently 30% off, including the biggest hit of the season the boot cuff topper!

So, let us help you mark one more person off the list!

P.S. If you can't pick out the perfect accessory, give a Trees n Trends gift card and let them pick it out themselves!


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Christmas Gift Ideas at Trees n Trends


No matter how carefully we make our list and check it twice, even the best Santas among us miss a person here or there. Whether it's your child's teacher, a Bible study leader, or a hostess who invited you to a last minute get-together, we all need unique (and easy!) gift ideas during the holiday season. 

Luckily, your local Trees n Trends is gift-giving central with tons of unique gift ideas for everyone on your list! Here are just a couple of ideas to keep the gift-giving easy but impressive.


Monogrammed ceramic mug filled with soup mixes Pick up one of our monogrammed ceramic mugs and fill it with the individual soup mixes from Wind & Willow. Everyone loves a cup of warm soup on a cold winter's night and the monogrammed mug adds that extra touch of personalization.

Bracelet stack in glittered jewelry box Stacks are all the rage in jewelry these days whether it be rings or bracelets. We have pre-designed stacks you can purchase for great prices but we love the idea of adding a sparkly bobble bracelet as well and putting the treasures in one of our glittered jewelry boxes.

Critter Hats This winter is cold and getting colder so why not give one of our whimsical critter hats to the next person on your list? Not only do these adorable hats keep you warm but they bring a smile to everyone you pass on the street!

Monday, December 1, 2014

How to make an arch for your Christmas Nativity



Today we're here to show you how to use wrapped wires to create a rustic yet elegant arch for your Christmas Nativity Scene. A beautiful backdrop for your Nativity is the perfect visual anchor to give such a special piece the attention it deserves.


Items Needed:
2 stems from the Fantasy Flower line
Foam block the size of your container
Container of your choice

Directions:
  1. Decide on the width of the piece you'd like. 
  2. Insert into either end of the foam block.
  3. Begin with the two tallest pieces and fold together. 
  4. Then take your next piece over and under the two connected pieces. Fold and wrap.
  5. Continue until you've used all your stems. 
  6. Feel free to fold the arch forward to add more drama.
If you don't have something that looks exactly like our Fantasy Flower stems, don't worry. Think out of the box - any wrapped wire could work! If you'd like to increase the size of your piece, simply use more stems.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The perfect Christmas gift for anyone on your list!


The temperatures are dropping and the holiday shopping lists are growing longer by the day!

If you are looking for the perfect holiday gift (or need warm weather gear for yourself!), stop by your local Trees n Trends and check out our accessories department which has all the latest styles in winter gear.


If picking out the perfect scarf or hat is too intimidating, don't worry. We all have a tough person on our list that seems impossible to please. So, pick up a Trees n Trends Gift Card so they can pick out the perfect present for themselves!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Easily Update your Decor with Christmas Pillows!Beautiful Pillows to Decorate Your Home for Christmas!


As we pull out Christmas Decor from days of old and decide how to give it a fresh look for this year, we all want quick and easy updates that give our favorite decorations a new and updated appearance.

One of the easiest ways to update decor is with holiday pillows. Pillows in a fresh color palette or new theme is a great way to give any room an updated look for Christmas.

Here Sarah shares some of her favorite pillows featured in the "Meet Ralph" 2014 Christmas Decorating Theme.


If buying or storing all new pillows isn't in your decor plan, then another fabulous solution is pillow wraps. Easily update your existing pillows with a holiday wrap that attaches quickly and gives your pillows a complete new look!

 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Less Frustration More Decorating with our Easy Plug Christmas Trees


We've been introducing our 2014 Christmas Decorating Themes over the past few weeks. Each is special and unique in its own way but the one centerpiece of each theme is the TREE! No room is complete without a beautifully decorated tree.

Unfortunately, getting a tree ready to decorate can be one of the frustrating parts of holiday preparation! Untangling miles of lights or even piecing together complex instructions for pre-lit trees can take all the fun out of Christmas prep.

So, if you want to skip right to the fun part, then our Easy Plug Christmas Trees are perfect for you!

The 2014 Christmas Decorating Theme "Meet Ralph" also features an Easy Plug Christmas Tree that beautifully showcases the theme's beautiful colors and textures.


Our "Christmas Lodge" theme tree gives all our woodland creatures a place to frolic and is a beautiful focal point in that theme. It also features one of our new Easy Plug Christmas Trees!


Our Easy Plug Christmas Trees come in 7.5 feet and 9 feet, as well as full and pencil styles. The trees have simple instructions and a great warranty. Even better? Our trees are currently 60% off!

Enjoy the simplicity, quality and beauty of a realistic Trees n Trends artificial Christmas tree. Made from quality materials with superior craftsmanship, our artificial Christmas trees will give you and your family years of beautiful Christmas holiday experiences. Our buyers search for only the best construction and value for our customers. We have a variety of heights, colors, and styles, including un-lit and pre-lit Christmas trees. And If you don't see exactly what you want, please call us at 1-877-405-9610 and our sales experts will assist you.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A Christmas Decorating Theme for Every Member of the Family


Every year Trees n Trends loves to introduce a wide array of Christmas Decorating Themes to inspire you while creating your holiday decor. We've already showcased A Winter's Forest, a snowy theme with lots of sparkle, and Christmas Lodge, a theme inspired by your favorite menswear fabrics.

Our last three themes have something for every member of the family... take a look!

"Meet Ralph" is a traditional decorating theme inspired by a classic All American designer. We all know Dad is usually the member of the family drawn to more traditional, casual themes instead of the fancier, glamorous themes.


That's why Meet Ralph will be a crowd-pleaser with Dad and every other member of the family. The theme's beautiful red and green color combo features a casual elegance that encourages the family to sit down and cuddle up during the holiday season.  From the fabric patchwork ribbons to the rustic elements throughout the theme, Meet Ralph is the perfect Christmas Decorating Theme for fans of a uniquely American aesthetic.




"Vintage Treasures"  Moms are the memory-keepers of the family. Family memories of days past are the inspiration of our next 2014 Christmas Decorating Theme Vintage Treasures.


This theme is another traditionally red and green color palette.  Vintage Treasures features vintage toys that will have the adults remembering happy mornings spent beneath the trees and the kids longing for toys without a screen! The theme also predominantly features shiny red Christmas ornaments, harken back to the vintage mercury glass of Christmases past.



"Whimsical Friends" For so many families, Christmas is for the children. Whimsical Friends is a Christmas Decorating Theme inspired by the youngest members of the family.


Whimsical Friends revolves around the magical creatures that make the holiday special for the younger set. This theme features sparkly snowman, mischievous elves, frolicking reindeer, and ... of course... Santa! This brightly colored theme also includes candy-coated additions with red and white "peppermint" ribbons and accessories.


Which 2014 Christmas Decorating Theme is your favorite?

7 Must Have Accessories for the Winter Season

With colder temperatures rapidly filling the forecast, it's time to start transitioning your wardrobe from the warmer weather of fall to the chilly frost of winter.

Trees n Trends is here to help with our expanded accessory department offering the latest styles to keep you looking fresh and staying warm!

  1. Jewelry Now it won't keep you warm, but a cool-toned bangle or holiday-themed necklace is an excellent way to update your wardrobe or add pops of sparkle for an upcoming Christmas party.
  2. Boot Socks We have a new and wide selection of the #1 must-have accessory for winter - the book sock! Not only do these fun additions freshen the appearance of last year's boots, but they add an extra layer of protection against dropping temps.
  3. Hats We spotted many of you trying on our new winter hats during the Holiday Open House and loved seeing you sporting new styles! From a felt fedora bedecked with glittery broaches to vintage caps in bold colors, it's time to upgrade that sad sock cap and stay warm in style!
  4. Pashminas A fringed wrap in a neutral tone is the perfect way to take warmer weather clothing into the colder months. Just throw a beautiful pashmina over a black T and you're ready to go!
  5. Leggings We love all the fun new patterns of this season's legging collections. Bold paisleys or graphic houndstooth leggings underneath a tunic or sweater dress is a fabulous way to show off your personal style this holiday season.
  6. A New Bag Adding a new bag in warm leather or a bold tribal print can add a pop of style to any outfit and is a great way to upgrade your winter look.
  7. Headbands Keep the static cling that comes with winter weather at bay with our new collection of headbands and hair wraps. You can also use these hair accessories to make your little black dress a little more interesting for the upcoming holiday season!
What are your favorite winter accessories?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

"Christmas Lodge" - A Manly Christmas Decorating Theme for 2014


Imagine the man of the house sitting by a roaring fire with a book in one hand and a cocktail in another and you have the perfect setting for our next Trees n Trends 2014 Christmas Decorating Theme "Christmas Lodge."


Perfect for your man cave, "Christmas Lodge" is a very masculine theme inspired by popular menswear fabrics and textures such as houndstooth, wool, and leather. The color tones are darker so the theme has lots of metallic accents to add light and shine. Also, not to be missed, are the main feature of the theme the woodland bears adding a touch of lightness to the theme.

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.

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.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Two Products You Have To Know About For Halloween!


Great holiday decorating is always a mix of everyday items we've re-purposed especially for the occasion and special holiday decor that we use only once a year. Today we thought we would share two of our favorite items for Halloween - one that can re-purposed all year long and one that is just for Halloween.

First up, no Halloween is complete without a Halloween tree. Kevin outdid himself with this year's Halloween tree and Sarah absolutely loved one essential element - the lights! Kevin layered Spooky Teeny Bulbs with Candy Corn Spike Lights for a wonderful whimsical effect.


Next, Halloween decor is fun, but layering in everyday items is also important. This year one everyday item that Kevin is using throughout the holiday season is a glass dome with our LED Starlight Wire String Lights. Whether you are showcasing a fun little pumpkin, a Santa, or a collection you keep out all year long, a glass dome makes every object seem special


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A Harry Potter Inspired Mantle


Trees n Trends is not only a great source for Halloween decor but our designers are an amazing resource for customized holiday decorations. Sarah and her family are huge fans of the Harry Potter series. When she mentioned that her family was taking a trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter over fall break AND dressing up as Harry Potter characters for Halloween, Kevin suggested crafting a custom Harry Potter inspired mantle to help them celebrate their favorite series. 

First, Kevin and Sarah took a trip through the aisles of Trees n Trends to select Harry Potter inspired decor from all over the store. From owls to toads, they knew the ever-present magical creatures would be a central theme of the decor. Looking beyond the Halloween aisle, Sarah and Kevin selected an owl portrait from wall art and a toad from the patio section. 

Of course, no Harry Potter mantle would be complete without a sorting hat and other special Halloween decor. So, after a trip down the holiday aisle, Kevin and Sarah were ready to head to her house!



Once at her home, Sarah had some of the decor she already owned ready for Kevin. A Trees n Trends designer is a great resource precisely because they are experts at mixing old and new or everyday and holiday! Kevin had a metal wall art piece ready to replicate the floating candles of Hogwarts main hall. He then added garland crafted from branches, fall leaves, and fantasy flowers from that Botany Class Harry is always missing!

Layering magical trunks, toads, owls, and a Sorting Hat with the books themselves, Kevin left small, visual clues and signs for any fan to enjoy. Sarah already had a Nimbus 2000 ordered for Halloween, so that was the perfect finishing touch along with metal tea light hangers.

Sarah was absolutely thrilled with the results! Any Harry Potter fan would love this Halloween decor. However, whether you are a Harry Potter fan or not, the mantle is still SO elegant and beautiful that anybody would enjoy the magical effect.

Of course, the adults are important but we can't help but think the reaction of Sarah's 5-year-old son says it all!

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

How to make a Halloween Witch's Cauldron


The Halloween season is upon us. For those of you looking to add INSTANT atmosphere to any Halloween decor or party, look no further than the Halloween witch's cauldron!

Kevin and Sarah are here to show you how to make your own witch's cauldron using a basic urn and dry ice.  Watch the video below and let us know what you think!


Monday, September 8, 2014

Cool Halloween Decorating Ideas for 2014!


We told you it was coming soon and here it is! Kevin and Sarah are here with the 2014 Halloween Decor Preview from Trees n Trends. This year's trends include lots of witch-y wonder and fabulous ideas for your Halloween tree!


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

5 Ways to Transition your Patio from Summer to Fall



Labor Day marks the end of summer and the first day of fall is only a few short weeks away. However, Mother Nature clearly has several more weeks of warm weather in store for us so there's no need to abandon our outdoor living spaces.

Instead, there are easy ways to transition your patio from summer to fall and keep enjoying the outdoors!
  1. Swap out your brighter colored cushions for deeper jewel tones, like these from Montifleuri|Monserrat.
  2. Cozy up by a fire pit.
  3. Summer is almost over, but don't let those garden urns sit empty. Fill them with brightly colored fall mums. 
  4. Lighting is essential any time of the year. Try our Treasure Garden Starlight Patio Umbrellas to extend those outside hours as the sun sets earlier and earlier.
  5. When in doubt, add pumpkins! We love the look of filling garden lanterns with mini pumpkins and gourds!
Remember to save on all these ideas with Labor Day Sale at Trees n Trends! 

Monday, August 25, 2014

2014 Halloween Preview - COMING SOON


We are excitedly finishing up our 2014 Halloween video series featuring your favorite designer Kevin Linder. We have fun how to’s and adorable decor, even a new face here at Trees n Trends!

Just can’t wait to get started on your Halloween decor? 
Why not check out some of the amazing how to’s Kevin put together lats year! This video on “How To Make A Witches Hat” was one of our most viewed videos on YouTube of that series so check it out or watch the rest of the series before stopping by Trees n Trends to get ready for the spookiest holiday of the year!