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2015 HEIRLOOM ORNAMENTS

Since 2008, McDonald has proudly offered an exclusive collection of keepsake ornaments celebrating our community. These keepsakes are intricately hand-painted glass ornaments that offer a one-of-a-kind view of the history and locations unique to Hampton Roads and surrounding areas. This year, we're proud to announce the release of 15 new Heirloom Ornaments featuring sites from the Peninsula to the Outer Banks. New ornaments include the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, the Hampton Harbor, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Christopher Newport University and many more. These keepsakes will be the highlight of any tree and are available for a limited time.

Celebrate our community with this year's two-sided ornaments featuring:

  • Virginia Beach Boardwalk
  • Hampton Harbor
  • Lesner Bridge
  • Newport Comfort Lighthouse
  • Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
  • Chamberlin & Bandstand
  • Cape Henry Lighthouse
  • Lynnhaven House
  • Old Point Comfort Lighthouse
  • Ferry Plantation
  • Christopher Newport University's Ferguson Center for the Arts
  • Currituck
  • Thimble Shoals Lighthouse
  • Christopher Newport University
  • Canadian Geese

Shop these and other HEIRLOOM ORNAMENTS now in stores and online.

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Plant of the Week: Autumn Leaves Poinsettias

We're falling for Autumn Leaves Poinsettias! It's easy to see why poinsettias are a holiday tradition that keeps on growing. The traditional red poinsettia has grown into a huge array of colors and varieties. If you love unique poinsettias, you'll love this year's newest variety on the scene... Autumn Leaves! This warm poinsettia is a stunning peachy yellow mixed with a pale pink perfect for the holiday table. Autumn Leaves will make a wonderful addition to Thanksgiving tablescapes and will transition beautifully into your Christmas decor. Warm up your holidays with this new poinsettia full of vibrant autumn hues.

Care Tips
Poinsettias are easy to keep beautiful and blooming throughout the holidays and beyond as long as you follow a few simple tips:

  • Avoid exposing the poinsettia to freezing conditions. Do not leave it in the car while you finish shopping. Take it home and place it inside the house as soon as possible after purchasing it.
  • Place your poinsettia in a spot with bright natural light, but do not expose it to direct sunlight.
  • Do not place your poinsettia in an area where it will be exposed to drafts, heat from appliances, radiators, or ventilation ducts.
  • The color of your poinsettia will last longer with temperatures around 65 degrees during the day and 60-65 degrees at night.
  • The soil should be kept moderately moist; check every few days and water when the soil feels dry to the touch. Before watering, remove the pot covers or foil wrapping; water to saturate the soil, and then allow the pot to drain. Do not let the plant sit in standing water.

Check out more of our favorite plants! OUR PLANTS OF THE WEEK >>

Holiday Themes You’ll Love

Step into the twinkling winter wonderland at the McDonald Christmas Shoppe where you're sure to find inspiration. Every corner is packed with new treasures and collectible wonders. Shop the must-have trimmings for this holiday season in Hampton Roads. From the holiday classics, to the whimsical and fun, to the wonders of nature - the McDonald Christmas Shoppe will help you create a festive mood this season. Our professional designers are ready to help you dress your home in the latest holiday trends for both inside and out. With an eclectic mix of decorating ideas from the past, present and future, here are some of our favorite holiday themes you will love discovering:

WINTER LIGHT
Create a winter wonderland with metallic accents that sparkle and shine.
CARDINAL CHRISTMAS
Adorn your tree with this beloved symbol of Christmas cheer and the official state bird of Virginia.
CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS
A nostalgic, vintage inspired collection – a nod to days gone by.
LUXURY LODGE
From warm tones and rich textures to shimmering metallics, this collection is sure to shine.

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