Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Holiday Ready with eBay

I've mentioned on several occasions that I'm a planner... especially when it comes to holidays.  When eBay reached out and asked me to check out their selection of  holiday decor I was SO EXCITED!  It turns out that eBay has a huge selection of home decor and holiday must haves and I had a great time perusing.  eBay is MUCH more than an auction site - 81% of the merchandise is actually available with a "buy it now" option and 69% of the listings ship for free!




I've wanted a flocked Christmas tree for years  - I ADORE the look but didn't want to commit to having one in our main living areas since none of my garlands are flocked - and I was impressed with the huge selection of trees available.




Ultimately, we went with  this tree because of the great reviews, fast and free shipping and gorgeous fullness.  It arrived super quickly and I was anxious to get it out of the box and check it out...



Y'all.  It's GORGEOUS!!!  


It's the perfect width for the space in our bedroom, it's SO FULL and the flocking is incredible.


I wanted to get it up and in the space to check on size and make sure it would work and it took allllll of my willpower not to get it all lit up and decorated.   I tried out white and green lights on it this past weekend and Dave had to talk me off of the decorating edge :)


I grabbed these ornaments for the tree...


... so I think you'll be able to understand my urge to start decorating.


I fell in love with the vintage mercury glass style of these ornaments and here are a few eBay listings that have a similar look...




My partner in crime was anxious to get the decor on as well :)  but we managed to resist... for now.  Thanksgiving weekend you know where you'll find us!


My last comment about the tree is that I was prepared for there to be A LOT of mess.  The tree had to be "fluffed" when I got it out and I was super surprised by how little flocking was actually on the floor.


And since we're talking about eBay,  I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that  my FAVORITE vacuum ever is available for a steal (with free shipping!) just in time for all the pre and post holiday cleanup we'll all be doing.  I adore the Dyson stick because of the cordless portability and convenience and the fact that it cleans just as well as  my larger Dyson.  The amazing prices may be the little push I need to bite the bullet and make my dreams of an "upstairs stick vacuum" come true.  Seriously though - the vacuum is so easy to use and lightweight that all three of my kids can use it completely on their own and I dream of them having one upstairs to use in their rooms, playroom and bathroom.  #thisis35 #momlife :) 


Me: "Hey, Dave... take a picture of me vacuuming next to the Christmas tree"
Dave: "Uhhhh.... okay???" 

And... blog husband of the year goes to.... DAVE MCANALLY :)





Just when you thought this post couldn't get any more Christmas-y, let's talk about these dishes!!!  I'm a huge fan of  all things Molly Hatch  and when I found these I had to scoop them up.


Her pieces often sell out at Anthropologie and as soon as I saw them I knew that they'd be perfect to stash away and get out at Christmas time styled on a tiered stand...

You can  CLICK HERE to browse tons of her pieces on eBay!


If you like to plan ahead OR I've convinced you to start thinking ahead I highly recommend heading to eBay and checking out what they have for Holiday and every day.  Now, the hard part will be putting these things away until it's time to pull them out :)  

Happy Wednesday and Happy shopping, friends!

PS - Thank you to eBay for partnering with me on this post.  I had so much fun putting this post together and appreciate the opportunity to work with companies and brands that I love.  The links used in this post are affiliate link.  Thank you so much for reading and supporting my blog!

30 comments :

  1. I can’t wait to see that tree decked OUT for Christmas!

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  2. "Make all your upstairs stick vacuum dreams come true". I lol'd. YES.

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  3. This makes me want a flocked Christmas tree for our dining room!

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  4. So you buy the refurbished dyson on ebay? Ever had any problems with it?

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  5. Your sweatshirt looks so comfy. Where did you get it?

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    1. It's my FAVORITE! It's the "slacker poncho" by Northface and it's awesome!

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  6. Oh that tree is darling. I see you went with green string lights :) . I love those dishes too, I have never heard of Molly Hatch. Now I know I like you because that's my favorite vacuum too and I asked for it for my birthday! #momstatus

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    1. I did! I tried white but I felt like they stood out more. and YES! All the moms get excited when Dyson is a gift :) hahaha

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  7. I love it! On Saturday my kids were talking about how excited they were for Christmas decorations when we went to Costco and looked at all of theirs. I love that tree and the ornaments. I also love those Molly Hatch pieces. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I have that vacuum and love it! Also bought two flocked trees last year for my boys' rooms and they are gorgeous! They add such a cozy feel to any room. Looking forward to all things Christmas...and seeing your decorated tree!

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    1. YES! And since we don't get any real snow here I'll take all the fake snow I can get :)

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  9. I've never seen someone look so cute vacuuming! haha

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    1. OH MY WORD! Thank you :) I'm laughing so hard right now because I've never felt more awkward!!!

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  10. This is grrrreat!!! My family requests all Christmas lists the day after Halloween lol so I love getting ideas early. Looking forward to your ideas for Griffin since my daughter is a little younger than her :)

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  11. I love having Christmas trees in a bedroom, so magical! Looking forward to seeing it in all it's Christmas glory:)

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    1. This will be our first one (crazy, right?!?!) and I'm so excited!!!

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  12. Now I am so excited to get decorating for Christmas! Thanks for sharing all the ideas!

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  13. Are you going to be designing Christmas Cards again this year?

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    1. I am! But am trying to scale WAAAAY back :) Shoot me an email and I'll get the info to you.

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  14. Thank you. Sending an email to the “Christmas car address” from last year. You have done ours the last 4 years and I would love for you to do them again.

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  15. So funny you posted about Ebay. I literally just bought some Anthro shams from there! I don't know why I can justify spending money on their quilts but their pillow shams kill me :) It just seems SO high for only 2! Found the ones I needed for only $40!

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  16. Hi Andrea, I just wanted to let you know that Molly Hatch Christmas Collection is on major sale at Macy's today.

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  17. Hi Andrea,

    I wanted to let you know that the Molly Hatch Christmas Collection is on major sale at Macy's today!

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