When we went to Nags Head last year, I came across a super cute shop called The Cottage Shop that sells home decor, Christmas decorations, entertaining essentials, and small gifts. I bought our yearly ornament from The Cottage Shop last year and I decided to go back to look for another this past weekend. I also got a bunch of great Christmas decorating ideas for my first Christmas tree that I was able to put together using cheaper sources such as Michael's. The store is creatively decorated with at least six Christmas trees, but doesn't feel too crowded or overdone. The sales ladies are all wonderfully helpful and sweet. Here's a couple of the displays that I thought were especially creative...like this inverted white Christmas tree designed to look like underwater sea life:
I also really like the more natural look to this red and burlap woodland tree. I love the frilly bow at the top. The faux poinsettias are really pretty pops of color! Using faux florals on my tree is one of the ideas I got from this store last year.
These beautiful hanging ornaments would look great in the windows, hanging from the banisters or mantels, or even from certain chandeliers.
Unfortunately, I couldn't limit myself to just one ornament this year! All the ornaments are so pretty and well-made, that I wound up buying four, but luckily they were only $11.99-$13.99 each aaaaaand the super sweet sales lady gave me a discount.
I'm super excited to put these on my tree in a few weeks! If you are in the Outer Banks, I highly recommend that you stop by The Cottage Shop at one of their three locations for some decorating inspiration and gift ideas. There will be another sale on Black Friday if you are lucky enough to be spending Thanksgiving at the beach!
1201 Duck Road
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
5000 South Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959
Timbuck II Shopping Village
790 North Ocean Trail
Corolla, NC 27927