Snow Covered Christmas Tree

E wanted a real Christmas tree this year so we brought one home this week.  It makes the house smell so wonderful I think it might be our new standard.  I decided to keep it simple and only add a few clear ornaments, which I already had, and decorate it with hand-cut white paper snowflakes.  I cut a few new ones each night so by the 25th, we should be having a White Christmas even though we’re in Florida. 😉

Verdibou Simple Christmas Tree

Tuesday’s Treasury {Christmas Decor}

So much cuteness in this Christmas treasury by Vanessa Sicotte!

‘Christmas decor’ by vsicotte

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!


Red Burlap Christmas Stockin…

$87

Advent Calendar Bags – Chris…

$34.99

custom christmas stocking : …

$15

Holiday Wreath – Christmas, …

$85

Wooden Christmas Ornaments K…

$18

Mistletoe Holiday Garland. H…

$45

Set of three geometric ornam…

$46

Joy Christmas Phone Case – i…

$26.5

Vintage Shiny Brite Ornament…

$12

Pair of Vintage Christmas De…

$42

Reindeer antlers pillowcase …

$14

Christmas Pillow,Merry Chris…

$28

Felted Ball Christmas Garlan…

$24

Scandinavian Christmas Ornam…

$12

Woodland Moose Christmas Orn…

$26

Large Homespun Red and White…

$28

Unconventional Gift Boxes for the Holidays

Since the gift-giving season is upon us, I’ve been re-imagining some of our Verdibou finds as gift boxes.  Although I love wrapping gifts in beautiful decorative papers with ribbons and bows, I also feel guilty because all that paper just ends up in the garbage!  I like the idea of just putting a ribbon on a gift or putting it in a re-usable gift bag.  But for that extra-special person, wouldn’t it be fun to have two gifts in one?  I’m thinking a cigar enthusiast would love opening this vintage stogies box to find a special present inside.  And then, the box can be used as storage for small keepsakes afterwards or some other purpose.  What do you think?  Do you have any ideas for other unconventional gift boxes?

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Holiday Greeting Cards @ Verdibou!

Verdibou is diversifying! 🙂  We are now offering greeting cards and are starting out with a Christmas selection in time for the holiday season.  These designs were inspired by the vintage ornaments we have in the shop right now.  I’d love your feedback on the designs as we move forward and start to develop this section of our shop.  Let me know what you think!

Here’s the link to our shop section: Greeting Cards

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When You’re Ready, Vintage Ornament Explosion @ Verdibou

I know no one is thinking about Christmas yet, although I did see some Christmas lights at Target this afternoon sneaking in behind the Halloween haunts.  But when you’re ready, Verdibou has a gaggle of lovely vintage ornaments listed in our Holiday Section on Etsy.  It’s kind of a sparkly, Christmas Explosion! Go check it out. 😉

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Verdibou’s First SALE!

Hi, Everyone!  We have some items leftover from our Mad Men Holiday Collection that are decidedly Christmas themed so we’re having a sale! 10% OFF of our 3 Christmas items.  I know that 10% doesn’t sound like much, but we like to price our items VERY reasonably the first time around!  If you’ve had your eyes on any of these items, now is your chance!  Follow the links below to the listings.

Vintage Christmas Carolers

5-Candle Brass Christmas Tree

3-Piece White Ceramic Nativity

Merriment

We did some holiday entertaining this weekend, hosting a ‘Martini & Dessert’ party for a few of our close friends.  It was a great evening full of fun, laughter and delicious (if I do say so myself) sweets!

Check out this Chocolate-Mint Cake!  (Recipe from Southern Living’s 2006 Annual Recipes Cookbook.)

Delicious & Beautiful!