Thursday, July 11, 2013

Christmas in July

Come to my home for Christmas. Imagine...a lopsided tree covered haphazardly with gaudy red garland, overwhelmed with colorful foam ornaments made at school (handprints, stars, animals...) and beautiful heirloom trinkets tucked in here and there. The smell of coffee and cinnamon rolls linger in the morning air that is still cool from the overnight rain. A new island is forming on the dining room table. It is made up of wrapping paper, ribbons and holiday cards to be sent. I am tripping and grumbling about the gifts that are scattered about on the living room floor ~ peekers I presume. Thank goodness for Christmas in July (CIJ) on least some of the holiday shopping and wrapping is complete.

Although I love shopping for gifts, I often feel guilty for indulging so Christmas is a whoop-dee-doo fantastic time of year for me...but, I still end up doing last minute desperation purchases. If you're anything like me, now is a great time to browse, gather ideas and make lists. You may even want to start your shopping to take advantage of the superb Christmas in July bargains on Etsy. The CIJ specials are on now through July 21. Just type in "CIJ" or "christmasinjuly" on the Etsy search bar to start your adventure. Here are a few items that I've added to my shop to ease you into the fervor of the holidays. All products in this section are marked down by 5% and you can combine your savings with the coupon codes listed here.

Handmade Cute Etsy

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Here are a couple of my favorite Christmas in July finds.

I love this One of a Kind Beach Scene with VB Bug, Lounge Chair, Shells, Paper Umbrellas and Bone China Dog and think it would make a great gift for those who would rather be at the beach during the winter.

umeone etsy

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Pottery and vintage treasures


This is such a pretty Vintage Sterling Stars Brooch with Gold-washed Accents. It's simple but elegant and would be great for the astronomy buff, a co-worker, auntie or me!  

Betsy's Bijoux Etsy
Beautiful vintage charms and jeweled delights

I hope you have a chance to do some early shopping so you can relax a bit more during the hectic holiday season.  Have fun!

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