Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Holiday Trends 2010 and a How-To Class

Holiday Decor Trends...

1. "We Need a Little Christmas"... just like the song.  Everyone is tired of the "drag" of the economy. We need to be reminded that celebrating the season is not a bad thing! And decorating for the season is part of that celebration. It doesn't mean you have to blow the budget, just be in a celebratory mood. The decor for this trend is very glitzy, glamorous and sparkly. Golds and silvers mixed with ruby, turquoise, brown and bronze. Pearl white is added for its luster.

2. New Color Combinations... blue and brown, pink and brown, and turquoise and silver are all being paired together for wonderful looks in not just trees, but wreaths, garlands and accent pieces.

3. Traditions Renewed... Always popular, the combination of red, green, gold, but with lime green added for the lively punch it brings. This trend has been around for a few years now. Trends are typically short lived but this combination is turning into more. The use of heirloom and handmade ornaments adds a sense of family and roots, making memories that last!!

4. Lights and the "greening of the holiday"... LED lights continue to grow in popularity not only because of their savings in electrical consumption, but also because the new ones are taking on other colors. No longer are they only the funky blue-white that they started out in. Now there are LEDs that give off a warmer light that more closely resemble the traditional incandescent bulbs. Additionally, LEDs are more durable, last longer and the price continues to drop!!

Tree Decorating Class
For some hands-on training, sign up for Blumz Holiday Tree Decorating Class.  Wednesday, Dec. 1, 6:30pm at Blumz in Ferndale.  This is a free class filled with fun, sparkle, and laughs!

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