Recently we introduced our readers to Deanna Hollenkamp, our senior buyer in seasonal home as we shared insights about how she and her team work year round for the holidays (she’s basically the Santa of Sam’s Club). We also introduced the four vignettes developed for this holiday season; Upstate Holiday, a Sam’s Club spin on the classic red and green holiday story, Metallics, a beautiful collection of shades and tones that create a shimmering elegant holiday look, Chic Lodge, a natural, warm and inviting collection of decor and Winter Lights, a beautiful combination of blue and copper hues.
Now that we’ve shared how our team brought these vignettes to life through countless working hours, let’s now take a look at a few items you can pull off of our shelves (or drop into your online cart) to create the perfect holiday look in your home.
Let’s begin with our Upstate Holiday. As mentioned above, this look is focused on beautiful shades of red and green which everyone associates with Dec. 25.
A key iconic item to consider when curating the Upstate Holiday look is the Member's Mark Grand Nutcracker. He stands six-feet tall, has a removable staff and is equipped with LED lights. You can use him as a people greeter or as indoor decor to make a big holiday statement.
All décor doesn’t have to be “life sized” to make its mark. The Member's Mark Vintage Metal Truck with lighted accents is perfect to place under the tree or even on a mantle.
While we’re looking at items to help create an Upstate Holiday look, we can’t forget the big man in the red suit, or at least his sleigh. The Member's Mark Prelit Topiary in Sleigh, is also a great addition to draw in a little whimsey in a tasteful manner. Perfect for indoor displays, the topiaries light up with warm white LED lights and are oh-so-classic.
Now let’s move to our Metallics Collection.
When looking at the Metallics collection above, its easy to want to begin singing Burl Ives’ “Silver and Gold” from The Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer movie. We have many elegant and shimmering décor items that that help us bring this look together. Our hand painted Member's Mark Rustic Deer with metallic finish are perfect start to develop this look.
The shimmer doesn’t stop here. Our Member's Mark Shatterproof Ornaments in Soft Metallics make pulling off this look quick and easy! These ornaments showcase beautiful designs and finishes in luxurious metallic shades.
We would be remiss if we didn’t highlight the Member's Mark 32" pre-lit decorated wreath in gold for this collection. When shopping at Sam’s Club, our members know they are getting a value, but this product really stands out. This wreath is less than $50 and includes 50 warm white LED lights , a built-in automatic timer (6 hours off/18 hours off) and has a fantastic look.
We’re moving along now! You don’t have to live in a log cabin to pull of the Chic Lodge collection. We have many items that will help bring a cozy feel to any home.
The Member's Mark Tree Collar available in galvanized metal and woven sea grass patterns add a subtle layer of rustic charm and a fun way to update your traditional tree skirt while incorporating the Chic Lodge style into décor.
Also consider bringing the outdoors in with a set of three Member's Mark Alpine Trees.These evoke a magnificent storybook mood and are available in both flocked & natural finishes.
Seeing another trend as you read this post? Yes, were buying sets of items to make our members’ homes easier to decorate and stretch their dollar now more than ever, which is a perfect lead into our next item to help create a Chic Lodge look. Our set of three Member's Mark Preit LED Spheres are a great accent to any holiday décor and are available in a natural grapevine or champagne metallic finish.
Now for our final vignette, Winter Lights, an on-trend approach to a “Blue Christmas” that incorporates the very fashionable color of the year, copper.
A great addition to your traditional tree is the set of two Member's Mark Pre-Lit Branch Trees. These were inspired by the stark beauty of winter, and are pre-lit with warm white LED light and have bendable branches for easy shaping. The large tree is 6 feet tall and smaller tree is 4 feet tall and have an adapter included. This item is available in a natural flocked or champagne glitter finish.
Coordinating ornaments to align with the Winter Lights can be easy with the 80 count Member's Mark Shatterproof Ornaments Winter Lights. These are perfect to mix into already beloved ornaments to pull the look together on a tree.
Lastly, our team has worked with designers to develop Member's Mark Festive Holiday Pillows in a variety of designs and colors. Members can even find pillows to align with the previous looks above and for less than $15. And, while we’re discussing décor that can align with each of the vingettes, be sure to take a peek at our Member’s Mark ribbon available in several great styles and patterns that work well with every trend. At $6.96 this item is an amazing value. There are several applications from tree trimming to gift wrap and chair tie back.
Want more? Check out our shoppable page to see our Christmas Tree Look Book, as well as a link to shop all of the curated items for each vingette. We hope this makes the holidays a little more fun and easy this year!
See you in the club (or online) tomorrow for our Nov. 11 One Day Only Savings event.