Sunday, December 1, 2013

Inspired Sunday: 30 Days of Christmas and Blog Party

Happy first day of December! There's nothing like shopping in gorgeous stores to get me in the holiday spirit. So to kick off the holiday season, I decided to bring you thirty days of Christmas beauty. Each Sunday I will be showcasing Christmas decor from shops, antiques stores, and perhaps even my own home.  I will continue the Inspired Sunday blog party and showcase your links on Friday evening.  Please link up any Christmas-themed post that you think would inspire us (at the end of this post).

Today's feature is the Traditions Store in Canoga Park, about 20 minutes north of L.A. The store sits unimposingly in an industrial area among auto repair shops and the like, and provides an entree into a fantasy world upon passing through its doors.  Proprietors Debi and Barbara Thomas graciously let me photograph their gorgeous theme trees, folk art vignettes, and tabletop decor.  They ship all over the country, so if you love folk artists like Debbie Thibault and Bethany Lowe, you've found the source. They also  have sales and offer coupons throughout the year.  This store is nothing short of heavenly!
A row of greeters shoppers as they enter the store.
Little drawers covered with Victorian Santas make a wonderful advent calendar.

A simple feather tree with scrap ornaments.

A variety of folk art figures displayed on a chippy painted hutch.
Trees for the garden lover, one with flowers and insects and one with fruit

An elegant gold tree trimmed in cream and red

Red and creamy white set the color scheme for this beautiful setting.

A Putz house surrounded by Chritsmas trees
A "feather" tree made of paper fringe
Old-world Father Christmas figures in various sizes
Putz houses are scattered throughout the store.
A glittered deer grazes in the yard of this Putz house.

A Putz village offers a feast of endless sparkly pastel variety. 

A "rustic" version of a Putz house

A sideboard laden with folk art Santas, bears, and Christmas trees
Visions of sugarplums take center front in this sweets-themed vignette
 I hope you've enjoyed this stroll through the Traditions Store with me.  Now I'm ready to go decorate my house? Did it get you in the mood, or are you already done?

Now let's see what the Christmas spirit has brought your way. Link up any post related to Christmas.  Please link back to my blog.  I would love for you to become a follower. I will follow you back. Happy Sunday!


Trisha said...

Oh my goodness...I want everything there! Thanks for hosting!


Debby Ray said...

Oh wow...I wouldn't know what to look at first! Thank you for hosting the party :)

Ivy and Elephants said...

Wow, what gorgeous decorations!
I love it all. Thanks so much for hosting.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

OMG!!! This is my type of shop!! Filled with everything that i would love to have...
Thanks so much for the party and for sg=haring this great shop with all of us!!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Oh, my, I'd getting dizzy in a shop like that, no knowing what I should get as everything is lovely!

The Charm of Home said...

A winter wonderland! Just Stunning!

Aimee at Refresh-Renew... said...

Fun! Love the little houses!-aimee

Cathy said...

Next time I visit we have to go to this shop. Slowly the house is looking like Christmas.--Cathy

elizabeth said...

What a wonderful store! Thanks for taking us with you!