Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Let's Go Shopping

On Saturday, I went to Shinoda Design Center in Santa Ana, CA. to see their Christmas Designs and I was not disappointed. Oh my, oh my, my eyes glazed over, and sugar plums danced in my head.  I didn't know where to look first.
Get a comfortable chair, coffee or tea and get ready to see some beautiful displays, trees and everything else you could possibly think of.  This is going to be a long one and I apologize for the length, but I wanted you to see it.  I still didn't show you all of the photo's, or you would be asleep.

Now let's get started......................

I noticed that they are using a lot of black/white checks and polka dots this year in their decorations.  This wreath was simple, but elegant. 

This is the first tree I saw as you walked in.  It had beautiful white sparkly pine cones and poinsettias with glitter on them - very simple but, beautiful. 

Look at the row of Christmas trees the entire length of the showroom.  The showroom must be over 100,000 square feet of decorations.  I noticed that they were using a lot of poinsettias at the base of the Christmas trees.  Looked very pretty.  I was sure tired when I left - a lot of walking.

Shinoda's location is on Dyer Road in Santa Ana, past Grand Avenue.  You have to have a re-sale licence to get in and to purchase any items.  They also have a design center in San Diego, CA.

Look at the rows of ribbon - all sizes shapes and forms and every color you can think of.  French ribbon, lace and wire ribbon.  I love ribbon and making bows, but so many people now are just putting everything in pretty Christmas bags.  It is a lot easier than wrapping, but I do love pretty wrapped packages.  I guess you would say I am a ribbon hoarder - LOL

This was a very pretty tree with all sizes of snowmen - white, silver and lots of bling.  I always love a lot of bling on my decorations, even the dogs walk around with it on them.

See all the little bird houses scattered throughout the tree, so pretty and woodsy looking.  Great for a cabin or home in the mountains.

Owls are really big this year - all throughout the tree, aren't these stunning?

Lot's of French buckets and red birds.  See the black and white ribbon, really makes a statement.  I just might have to get one of these owls, but two would be so cute, don't you think?

Notice the black./white checked and polka dot ribbon.  Really makes a statement on this tree.  I think I need some ribbon also.

Aren't the buckets pretty and  I love those red cardinals.

A very pretty gold  elegant tree.  Beautiful gold glittered poinsettias.

Another pretty tree.  It was hard taking pictures as I am short and they are up about 4' off the floor.  I needed a step ladder.  LOL

I loved the houses in this vignette..  Some of them are quite narrow and such a pretty display.  I will not be putting up Fullertonville, this year - just to much work and I am a little off my game.

Lots of Santa's and Teddy Bears in this set.  I also noticed that they are showing a lot of signs pertaining to Christmas this year.

OMG, this tree is stunning with all the pretty blues, pinks, and aqua's - sea shells and fish.  Not my style but this was beautiful.

Just look at that black and white fish, doesn't he look real.  Just like the beautiful fish in Hawaii when you go snorkeling.

If your into wild animals this set is really nice for a den, office or family room.  Look at all the jungle animal print ribbon.  It was so pretty.

Aren't these jungle cats the cat's meow  - all dressed up in their finery.

Just look at that jungle ribbon -

Animal print orchids, oh so pretty - terrific.

Look at all the Wooden Soldiers and Nutcrackers - never saw so many different ones together.  They were

How Regal they all look.  If your a collector they have some unusual ones here.

Loved this sign - The choice is yours - Naughty or Nice.  Sorry I couldn't get the "THE" in the photo.
How cute is this for a child's room

Sorry, this is a little blurry but I wanted you to see all the cute items on this display.  Wouldn't a little girl think that she was in Fairy Land?  How magical.......... it blew me away with all the wonderful Santa's, elf's etc.  The colors were spectacular and they looked like they were all going to gt into trouble the minute the lights went off.

                                                          She is singing and dancing for you.
                                                               Just look at Santa and the little elf, they are having a fun time.  Wonder what they are laughing about?
                                                    A little French dessert..... the choice is yours - tarts - chocolate dipped strawberries - beautiful real looking faux desserts.

 Santa is sure busy making Gingerbread houses for all the little children.

 I believe that they are singing some carols - Santa and his elf's  Looks like they are having a grand time.

Listen ............Santa is saying WE BELIEVE......

I see a list of children's names - do you think they are Naughty or Nice?

 Don't you just love this sign - wouldn't it be cute in a powder room for the holidays?

 Love this Candy Cane tree with all the Santa's.  Just look at all the peppermint candy, yummy

 Everything in this vignette looked like candy.  I was getting hungry and sure could have used a little treat.

I have to say I have never seen so many new beautiful poinsettias this year - they are stunning.

 Don't they look like marshmallows - oh how cute is that.

Look at these poinsettias, they look like they were etched in icing, so pretty.

Cute candy figures - I wanted it all.  I usually do a candy tree in the kitchen with peppermint candy, and gingerbread cookies.

This was a very pretty tree with lots of colored ornaments.

                   A pretty plaid tree with al the decorations.  Aren't the wooden solders regal looking.

 If your looking for out door decorations they have beautiful Wooden Solders and white reindeer's.  The solders are about 5' tall and look so good standing at attention.

 A vignette  of pretty white arrangements or center pieces for your tables or mantles.

 Isn't this angel magical - so very soft and pretty.  Feathers, long crystal garland hanging down.

I'm sorry this was such a long post, but I was so excited to see all the lovely decorations.  As you probably guessed I love Christmas, decorating trees and everything connected to Christmas.  I will miss decorating the trees that I normally do for a local hotel.  Unfortunately, the hotel has new owners and they do not want to spend the money for a professional job, just let the staff work on it.

So glad you stopped by to leave a comment as Waldo, Lili and I love reading them. I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed seeing it.


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