Here at Al's, we're busy getting our stores ready for the Christmas season, and we want your home to be holiday ready too. With a few simple additions to your existing decor you can welcome in the season. Whether you're entertaining the whole crew, or just your closest friends, we can help your home feel inviting to all.

Ready - The Basics

When it comes to entertaining for the holidays, we find you can't have enough serving platters, dishes and bowls.  While they are certainly used for the intended purpose, they are also wonderful to fill with unique decorating items.  Fill servicing bowls with gourds or fresh citrus fruit, and then transition to Christmas by switching to ornaments.

Light - It Changes Everything

Lighting a candle is a simple and effective way to bring the light of the holidays into your home. Sprinkle votive candles down the center of your table for a modern look, or embellish with other table top decor items to create a pleasing pairing. You'll be practicing the Danish art of Hygge when you do!

Hygge: Creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people.  The warm glow of candlelight is hygge.  Cosying up with a loved one for a movie, that's hygge too.  But there is nothing more hygge than sitting around with friends and family just enjoying the discussion of all the big and small things in our lives.

Delight - Make it fun!

Add something unique. We recommend a few whimsical pumpkins from Hot Skwash by Daria to enhance the fall feeling and help transition to the spirit of the holidays. These high quality collectibles are made right here in Oregon.  Each stem is handpicked and unique, so each pumpkin has its own personality.

Our best advice however, is to keep it simple, so you can enjoy the time shared with family and friends.