March 21, 2013 16 Comments

One of my favourite things about visiting the US Gift Fairs is getting a sneak peak at the coming Christmas Trends.  Here are 5 of the prominent Christmas Trends spotted at the Dallas Gift Fair in January.

1. A feminine Touch.  There were lots of examples of muted tones of pink, green and blue, reminiscent of the 40's and 50's.  While most of the examples we saw were a trees full of these colours, another option would be to use your existing silver or gold as a base and add these soft tones as an accent.

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2. Icicles Icicles in so many different sizes, but predominantly in the traditional clear finish.  Gorgeous accent to any tree.

 

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3. Touch of Black We saw black used in combination with red and silver (as shown above) as well as a more formal palette using gold, silver, black and pewter tones.

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4. Animal Fun Animal prints were every where.  Baubles, ribbons, table pieces.  Wild!

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5. Elves Elves continue to show their popularity and are popping up in all the different colour ranges.

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So, what do you think?  Are you likely to incorporate any of these colours and trends into your Christmas decorating for 2013?   

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16 Responses

Nicole
Nicole

May 12, 2017

Hi Deb, thanks for your feedback. We will have the pink elf (and so many other colours of elves) so keep an eye out for that around June when we open for pre-orders. I think as a retail statement piece the animal print could create great ‘wow’ but for home use would only imagine someone using a little ribbon or a couple of ornaments.

Deb hartley
Deb hartley

May 12, 2017

Love them all, just not sure about the animal prints. The pink elf is beautiful, and yes, I would buy one, or two, lol. Thanks for the sneak peek. Deb.

Cathy Ebdon
Cathy Ebdon

May 12, 2017

Really quite like ‘the Feminine Touch’ – got some ‘glamour’ to it! :)

Nicole
Nicole

May 12, 2017

Hi Anastasia, We love the icicles too. We are also huge fans of using finials and other longer shapes on the tree as a variation from baubles. Thanks for your feedback. Cheers, Nicole.

Anastasia Kotaidis
Anastasia Kotaidis

May 12, 2017

Hi Nicole,

I’m a big fan of icicles – but I think less is more with the animal print theme. Regards Anastasia
Nicole
Nicole

May 12, 2017

Sandy, definitely not!! We bought heaps of mesh for this year. Is it a favourite of yours, or you don’t particularly like it? Let me know. (I’ll have other favourite finds from Dallas in another post – there were so many to choose from). Cheers, Nicole

Sandy Williams
Sandy Williams

May 12, 2017

So is everyone over the whole mesh thing for decorating trees and wreaths?

Pat Ireland
Pat Ireland

May 12, 2017

We are looking at changing our colour scheme for Christmas this year, I love bold colours.

Nicole
Nicole

May 12, 2017

Cathy, I have to agree. We loved this look. I can’t wait to use it as accents on some of our trees. Thanks for your comment. Nicole

Nicole
Nicole

May 12, 2017

Thanks Glenys, I have to say I’m loving the pale tones this year including the pink. Can’t wait to create a display tree in this tone (and it will definitely include elves). Cheers, Nicole

glenys campion
glenys campion

May 12, 2017

I love the pink so anything pink would be great i love the elves

Nicole
Nicole

May 12, 2017

I’m loving the icicles too. (Elves are still huge and lots of colours coming). A few people mentioned in the survey they were interested in black and silver so we’ll have some black pieces too. Pre-orders July is my plan. Cheers, Nicole.

Dianne Mair
Dianne Mair

May 12, 2017

Icicles and elves!…….definitely for this year and, I must admit, the touch of black in the icicle tree looks rather good especially for a sophicated look for a corporate Christmas function. Pre orders in June? Goody!

Nicole
Nicole

May 12, 2017

Hi Pat, I love the bold colours. We had a beautiful multi colour tree in the store last year and it was definitely one of my favourites. Meredith then did her tree at home in white, silver, orange and bright pink and it looked fantastic. Hope you share a photo of what you create. Cheers, Nicole.

Nicole Keleher
Nicole Keleher

May 12, 2017

I agree with you that the black is pretty heavy on that fourth tree. When we travel to the States we see lots of over the top trees. Great for creative ideas but most people leave a little more of the tree on show.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

May 12, 2017

I think that I like the idea of the little hints of black in the red/silver tree, but I think the fourth tree had a little too much ‘black’. Also, I think each tree has a little too much ‘stuff’. I really couldn’t tell they were trees, they looked like piles of ‘stuff’. It all sort of ran together. I like the little elves, they’re cute. But my family’s more inclined to angels (sigh).

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