Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Trendy Tree Sneak Peek of 21 RAZ Christmas Trees New for 2015!

The RAZ Christmas trees are ready for viewing! The designers at RAZ have outdone themselves again this year by decorating 21 absolutely stunning Christmas trees. Grab a cup of hot chocolate and sit back and enjoy the video!

Here's a close up view of the trees also.

We're in the process of adding all our new products coming in from RAZ and if you visit the website now, you will see "sold out" on the items. If you will view the complete description, it will explain that the items are on order and arriving Summer2015. You can put your email address in on any product page to receive an email notification the minute the stock arrives.

Also you can use our new Trendy Tree Wish List to add items and later place them in your shopping cart or remove and update your list. Add items as you go along in case you get lost browsing and can't find it again.....that's what happens to the Wish List was the perfect solution))

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Trendy Tree Sneak Peek into the Peppermint Toy Collection by RAZ for 2015

New collection from RAZ for 2015 – Peppermint Toy!

Take a quick view of our market trip to Atlanta a few weeks ago.

This collection is chocked full of brightly colored red, white and green products. New whimsical elves with cute faces and check out the Elf Butt and legs sticking out of the tree…..adorable! These elves look like they were having so much fun decorating….they just went diving into the tree!
Tall striped elf hats make great tree tops and add more inches to the height of your tree. Large tinsel lollipops on stick add huge pops of color and whimsy to the tree.

Top hats are always in demand for Christmas decoration and the Peppermint Toy Collection provides several new styles for 2015.  More images to come….stay tuned! And, if you like what you see…..add it to your Wish List on Trendy Tree!

This red and white striped frosted plush ball ornament will be available in two sizes: 3552278 4″ and 3552277 5″ They are made of Styrofoam which always makes for safe decorating and dusted with sparkly glitter giving it a frosted or icy look.

 The elves 3502433 from the Peppermint Toy Collection are bright and cheerful. They will be sold as a set of two, their clothing is a little different on each elf. They are dressed in plaids, checks, polka dots and stripes and measure about 30″ in length (from toes to tip of hat). They are posable.

 This large 14″ Iced Poinsettia F3506845 is just beautiful with it’s frosty look, white pom poms in the center and snowy edge. It’s made of velvet, dusted with glitter and can be shaped. We have a very similar ribbon with a “snowed” edge coming in this season too that would be a perfect compliment to this gorgeous Poinsettia.

This little cutie elf 3520001 is reminiscent of old fashioned glass ornaments from yesteryear. There are two styles in this ornament and they will be sold as sets of two. They are made of glass and decorated in peppermint candy style stripes. The other elf in this collection is in a sitting position.

One of the new top hat styles from the Peppermint Toy Collection is this red and white striped hat. Looks like the hat was sort of facing the wrong way, but this way you can see the back of it! It is made of cardboard covered with fabric and though you can see the front in this image, it has a little sprig of shiny balls and a ribbon bow.

There are two sizes of the hat, one is a 9″ 3516492 which I think is what the one is the image is, and an 11″ 3516493 If you look at any of these on our website right now, they will say sold out, actually they just haven’t arrived yet, but will start coming in around July.

You can always add items to your Trendy Tree Wish List early))

This Peppermint Top Hat Topiary looks like it was made using three sizes of hats – 11″ 9″ and 7″ We’ll have all three of these hats in stock later on this year.

Not quite sure how the topiary was put together, but I’m guessing it probably has a wooden dowel or metal rod run up through the three hats. Maybe some hot glue is helping to hold them in place, but I’m really not sure.

The RAZ Snowman Head Tree Toppers are always very popular and I’m glad to see they came out with several new styles this year. In the Peppermint Toy Collection the hats will have either a solid red hat or a red/white Peppermint swirl hat.

Here’s another image of the Peppermint Toy Snowman Head Tree Toppers. They don’t have to be used a tree toppers as you can see they look great on mantels, tabletop, on top of candle sticks or just stuck in the tree on the side.

The tree toppers and top hats are so versatile! You can turn the tops upside down and fill with an arrangement (no water of course), or use as an embellishment on a wreath like the image below. They are large and pack quite a punch to your decorating.

These Message Plaques from the Peppermint Toy Collection have an old fashioned look about them. They look great in clusters of three, or you could separate them. They are a box style frame and should set on a table top too I think.

Long John Bear! Bound to be a favorite this year, because it’s one of mine already! It’s not a toy now, it’s for decoration only. Love the trap door on the backside))) He will be cute as bug tucked in beside your Christmas tree or on a tabletop.

He’s not the only one wearing long johns this year! Check out these adorable Moose….one is sitting and one is standing. Both dressed in the red long johns. And there is an elf dressed in long johns too from another collection….so many of these products will work together so don’t forget to browse the Night Before Christmas Collection too!

The 30″ Peppermint Toy Elves have that sweet expression on their faces that was introduced last year by RAZ. Children seem to like these elves since they seem a little more friendly…..but some of the mischievous are still around)))

The new Elf Hat Tree Toppers, like the Snowman Head Toppers have many different decorating uses – table top, wreaths, toppers or just on your tree. You can even turn them upside down, fill with sprays or candy canes and attach to a wreath.

The RAZ Elf Butts….what can I say about these unique, whimsical decorations! The legs are wired so you can pose them. You can use them to look like the Elf is diving into the tree, coming down from a chimney, sticking out from under a bed or under the tree….lots of ways to use this attention-getter.

The RAZ Elf Butts will be available in two styles…..and we have even more sizes and styles from some other vendors too! Once everything is listed on the website, just search “butt” …. you’ll get Elf, Witch and Santa butts!

This RAZ Snowman Head Tree Topper is a best seller style that is brought back again for 2015 and with good reason! With is black hat, red and lime neck bow….and peppermint disks for ears….he’s loveable)))

The other version of this best seller is the Snowman Tree Topper with Striped Hat.

Hope you have enjoyed this little sneak peek into the RAZ 2015 Peppermint Toy Collection. Be sure to check back frequently as we continue to add items to our website.

Please don’t be discouraged by the “sold out” that you will see on items. You’ll see this on new products right now, just because the items haven’t arrived yet. We find that our customers love seeing new items early so they can toast their toes in the sand and plan their decorations for the holiday season.

Wish List Feature on Trendy Tree!


A new feature has been added to Trendy Tree! A new Wish List was just turned on to make your browsing easier and so much more fun.

The days are gone where you have to try to remember what it was that you wanted…..and now you can’t find it! No need to panic…..just add it to your Wish List….finish what you need to do and come back later.

The Wish List is located at the top right corner of the website. When browsing on a product page, you will see an option to Buy, or Add to Wish List. To review your list at any time, click on the “Wish List” at the top of the website.

Items can be moved directly from the Wish List to your shopping cart by clicking on Add to Cart button, or you can delete. The items will continue to show up on your Wish List until they are actually purchased (order completed) or deleted.

It is necessary to sign in to your account to use the Wish List. It is not necessary to make a purchase to create an account, but signing into an account is required for the Wish List.

Plus….by using the Wish List… can send that baby to anyone who is looking to buy something special for you. And with all our crafting supplies…..lots of folks get a kick out of getting “just what they needed.” Great for gift ideas too since we have so many products that are perfect for gifting.
A word of caution…..putting items on your Wish List does not secure it for sale. If it sells out before you make your purchase it will say something like not available.

So test it, try it….send your list off to someone who cares for you. You never know…..Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and that special someone may still be trying to decide what to get you!

Trendy Tree Sneak Peek into the RAZ 2015 Merry & Bright Collection


Well, it’s never too early to start planning your Christmas decorations for the coming season!

We just got back fro the 2015 markets and showroom visits in Chicago, Dallas and Atlanta and just want to share a little peek into one of our favorite collections from RAZ….the 2015 Merry & Bright Collection. It’s chocked full of cheer and whimsy for this year.

Blues seems to be a little darker, but also there is light blue, orange, red, green, white….lots of new textures with chenille balls and picks….glass and non-breakables…..soft plush, and knitted pieces…..there is even an ugly sweater ornament!

We’ll be getting all the items we have on order, listed on the website soon….in the meantime, browse these these images for just a little peek into this adorable collection))))


This tree topper is just gorgeous! And you can take your 7.5′ tree and easily turn it into a 9′ with the addition of a topper like this.

Snowball picks and one of our favorites is the new, almost coral like in shape, white stick spray. These sprays will be available in white and red and add a very different look.


Adorable chubby snowman ornament holding a Jolly signs….love the colorful knitted scarf and the extra touches like the buttons on the front.


Another taller whimsical snowman with star buttons and I think he’s holding a small knitted ornament.


Another snowman….guess you can tell by now how popular snowmen are)))


Snowman head ornament in a couple of styles. This particular snowman head also comes in a big tree topper version that we’ll be sharing later on.


Green hat version of the snowman ornament, we’ll probably offer it in a set of two, one of each hat color.


Lots of snowflakes could be found in several collections….snowflake ornaments…garlands…and picks. These glittery snowflakes will work in many different decorating themes for 2015…..yes, we’ll have a “frozen” theme to show you a little later)))


These white glittery big ball ornaments were like fluffy chenille wrapped around the ball. I think they might have had little pom poms at the top, but it could have been another style that we saw this on.


This is the red version of the ball.


Moose are big for Christmas decorating….we found them in the lodge or cabin, woodland look, but also wearing these bright little sweaters that puts them in the perfect mood for the Merry & Bright collection… can’t go wrong with a few Moose…Meese….Mooses? around the house)))


Hard to get this image to show up well, it was hanging from the ceiling, but it’s a banner on string…love the little knitted ball for the “O”


This flat disk ornament was popular in different collections, different styles of course. Some were made of a paperboard and some were made of metal. All were hanging from little ribbons and many of them depicted retro type pictures.

We’ll show you more later….some had a “Normal Rockwell” look. They are large and will make a nice impact in your decorating.


Glass and non-breakable ornaments were everywhere….and it’s very hard to tell them apart!


The sweater knit elf leg….cute))) It has a bit of a curve in it and I believe there is a coordinating Elf Butt to match along with a cone shaped elf hat)))


This large flat disk ornament is always a popular style. It’s made of a paperboard, glittered and nicely decorated. It’s lightweight so it makes a good attachment to wreaths and centerpieces…..really easy to hang on your tree, but does take a lot of room.


Painted burlap pieces are always popular. Love this little guy with his closed eyes. He’s holding a Jolly sign….note the little bit of orange includes….makes a big difference doesn’t it)))


This style of package ornament is something that RAZ has been famous for, for years. Love the squiggles and lines.

These little boxes make great table top decorations to hold place cards or photos too. They make a nice “happy” for your dinner guest to take home.

We’ll be sharing more photos later….and we also have a video clip of shopping trip that we’ll be posting soon. Hope you enjoyed this little sneak peek into the RAZ 2015 Merry & Bright Collection!

We have hundreds of products to add to our website, so check out this collection frequently to see what’s been added. Most of the products will start arriving this summer!