Tuesday, September 28

Christmas is Coming ~ The Goose is Getting fat!

I went to Jagg florist wholesale today, and it is chock full of Christmas decor. I thought you might like to see what their owner/designer has been up to.
The top two photos are in the entrance, where they are featuring silver and aqua ornaments and decor.
Adair has covered headless mannequins with ribbon and various selections of decor elements to make blouses,  and made skirts of decorated pine roping (or sprays). They are SO very creative, and the several vignettes show clients how to mix available ribbons and other decor elements to form a pleasing combination. The others are below.
I really like this one; it says "Victorian" to me. Perhaps it's the "leg-o-mutton sleeves" and the choice of checked and striped ribbons with ruffles.
I love this one for the colors, and the festive "Las Vegas Showgirl" style.

Jeff found this stair banister in an antique shop and re-purposed it for their shop decor. Seeing it decorated can really help floral  and Christmas decor designers to make clients aware of what can be done in their homes and offices.

There are more photos, and I'll show them to you in a few days. You may think it is way too early to be thinking about Christmas, and for most people, you'd be right - but florists and decorators have to start early! Our first Christmas decor job of the season is November 23rd.


I asked for a birthday present tonight on Facebook; I'd love a whole day in which NOT ONE PERSON says in my presence, the word "awesome."



16 comments:

Jay Simser said...

If I were in Congress, I would propose a law which states than no Christmas displays could be put out for viewing until after Halloween..... I know, War On Christmas.......(imagine scary music here) - That said they are beautiful.. Jay (aka "the Grinch")

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Dear Judy! I hope you get your Birthday Wish...lol!

It really is hard for all of us in Los Angeles to think about Christmas today----HEAT WAVE---Like It Is Hotter Than Hell!!!! An OVEN....!

But....I can appreciate that you and your collegues have to be thinking about it right now. And to think, in just a minute it will be October....!
BEAUTIFUL Decor!!!!

Pat said...

Anything that includes Marilyn is fine by me but I can't say Christmas will loom large this year.
However we have the Australians to look forward to in January.

Peter said...

Is that my favourite "Marilyn" in the first photo? please don't mention Christmas again until the end of November!!!!

Gilly said...

Christmas comes far to early for me - but I can see your point about having to plan early!

The decorations are lovely, and the bannister rail looks great. I'd like to do something similar, but I need the rail to hang onto going up and down stairs! I'd get more than a few prickles there!

Star said...

I like the "Victorian" one as well. That is quite the creative florist. I will make a point of not even using the word awesome on your birthday.

colleen said...

I won't introduce you to my husband. He uses that word too much. I told him he should get a vanity plate that says AWSUM.

I love the photos! I don't even try to aspire to decorating like that or anything close but I love to view what others can do!

Olga said...

The Christmas displays were aw...awfully nice.

srp said...

I would like to see them wait until the end of September to put out the Halloween displays.... here they went up in August.

I don't even want to THINK about Christmas decorating.

Darlene said...

I love the aqua and silver decorations. If I were to decorate again I would be tempted to copy them.

Like the others, I do not want to think about Christmas now. It used to be the biggest holiday in my life and home and now it's pretty much just another day. I am either away or home trying to ignore the whole thing.

Lynn said...

I love that showgirl outfit! Yeah - I'm already buying Christmas presents here and there. :)

utenzi said...

Hmmm. I saw a leg o mutton here but no goose.

Ginnie said...

You have a fun job, Judy. I'd like a lot of those presentations but probably couldn't afford them. It's fun to window shop though.

spunfull said...

Love the bannister I've been decorating the same damn railing for 26 years and I am never satisfied with how it turns out!

Grannymar said...

Happy Birthday Judy. I hope you do something special to celebrate the day.

I never thought of using my dressmaking stand for decorative purposes. Thanks for the Idea.

Travelin'Oma said...

This looks so fun! I've always wanted a dressmakers mannequin.