Holiday decorating is anchored in tradition, but there are no rules against adding to those traditions each year. We asked some of the downtown Burlington décor and gift stores what they are most excited about for Holiday 2015.
Janet Sachade, owner of Fairhome on Brant Street, is excited about the rustic, organic materials like wood, burlap and wood finishes taking centre stage again this year. “It is simple to add this rustic, vintage look into your décor with burlap table runners and place mats, wood coasters, slate serving trays and white washed wood finished décor like small Christmas trees and deer heads.”
Sachade also loves the woodland animal motifs like stags, deer, fox and owls that are showing up on anything from toss cushions to dishware to tree ornaments.
She adds, “Chalkboard art is another trend making a crossover from everyday to holiday. I love the tree ornaments, signs, placemats and advent calendars.”
Jennifer Klassen from Centro Garden loves the Canadiana theme that’s in store for the holidays. A variety of wool and glass ornaments can be added to your tree no matter your style. Centro is also carrying local, hand made wool stockings that can be used to tie this theme together.
Well known for their Farmer’s Market, Centro is “going to market” this holiday season! Klassen loves the Farmer’s Market themed tree in store that is a grape vine espalier with fruit and veggie ornaments.
“And don’t forget our Friends of the Forest theme! We have created little scenes with vintage paint by number and woolen animals.”