Last week, Martha launched her 2019 holiday collection on QVC. From wreaths to trees to outdoor lights to various indoor/outdoor decorations, the line is quite expansive. Below I've selected some of my personal favourites from the collection. Click here to view it all and watch video clips of Martha discussing the products from her stables at Cantitoe Corners, her home in Bedford, New York.
I'll start with my favourite item from the collection: this Scandinavian-inspired wooden advent calendar with 24 tiny drawers to conceal a daily surprise. It is very reasonably-priced and measures 16 inches by 16.25 inches by 3 inches deep and comes pre-lit with a festive village scene. It is meant to sit on a dresser or table and does not come with any hanging hardware, although the crafty ones among us would surely be able to rig something up to make it possible to mount on a wall. I just think it's really cute!
There are numerous artificial trees in the collection, but my favourite is this natural looking, pre-lit spruce variety. It stands 7.5 feet tall and is available with both clear and multicoloured lights. It also comes in a 6.5 foot version and a five-foot version.
If retro-glam is more your style, then this 9-foot tall gold tinsel tree provides maximum impact. It is also available in silver and, like its realistic sibling above, comes pre-lit with a collapsible stand. All of the trees in Martha's collection come with replacement bulbs and fuses as well as protective gloves for installation.
Not everyone needs or wants a large Christmas tree. This diminutive variety (24 inches) is made of gold-flecked pinecones with gold ornaments interspersed, placed inside a small stone-like urn. It is simple on its own on a small table or stand and would look stunning in a pair set on either side of a mantel or on a dining table: rustic but elegant.
I'm really fond of this natural-looking wreath. I love the silvery greens and the feathery textures of the white pine and the eucalyptus. Though it is all artificial, it looks very real. It is also pre-lit with 20 LED lights that are battery-operated. The lights can be adjusted to flicker or to stay on all the time. It would be beautiful on your door all winter long.
As part of the same greenery line, this group of four 18-inch winter-floral picks can be used either indoors or outdoors to add to a holiday scene. Simply tuck the sprays into a tree for some added flourish or conceal the ends under a lantern to create a green surround. They can be layered along a mantel or placed into an urn outdoors to create a festive bouquet. A very ingenious and useful item to help with your decorating.
Never one to ignore the benefits of good organization, Martha is offering this set of three Christmas tree storage bags in her signature Beford Gray. The bags are suitable for most 7.5 foot and 6.5 foot trees and are designed to store your trees carefully so that they look their best year after year. Each bag has a label insert and pouches to store extra fuses and lights. It's a Good Thing.