In case you are wondering what, exactly, is going on here, let me welcome you! I am Lauren, a holiday event planner and high-end estate manager (for celebrity clients) in the Seattle area, and this is my running list of things I buy for clients. People always ask me for the supplies I use in my design and event work, so I thought I would just make a little blog where I could point people (and refer back to it myself for future reference and to save time when I buy the same thing repeatedly). “WonderlandGoods” just refers to the fact that I am obsessed with Christmas stuff and talk / think about it all year long.
Because of confidentiality, I can’t tell you WHO or WHERE these things are being used for, but I can definitely tell you WHAT and HOW.
Here are some of my most popular posts and categories, which I will update as I continue to get info on that. You can also use the navigation bar at the top to try to find out if I have posted a resource for that thing, or I have a search bar to the right as well. Hopefully that will help you sift through all of the many, many resources I come across and use on a daily basis!
Also, I don’t know if you know this, but it is actually REALLY hard to donate unused Christmas stuff. My clients never seem to want the money back (!), and I don’t have room in my garage for all of the overage every year, so I decided to start this blog and give stuff away every week. What better way to connect with other people who like and use Christmas stuff, plus to make someone super happy every week?
Oh my God, I know– another post about lights, but I waste alot of time every year searching through my “past Amazon orders” for stuff I have bought, either to buy it again myself or to give someone else the link. This year I am trying to be more efficient, so I am putting them all on this blog so I can just have one place to refer people to/ to refer to myself. If I can get myself to follow up and actually make a comprehensive list, it will be a miracle, but it will save me SO MUCH TIME.
Here are some more lights that I find myself buying all the time, certainly not just during Christmas, which is why I need the handy links for where I can find them again in the off-season.
These solar string lights are what I put on the patio for one of my clients– they work great and she has been really happy with them, even though we all live in the Pacific Northwest where it is rainy and cold. Believe it or not, solar string lights (as well as solar pathway lights) actually need very little sun, so these work all winter as well as summer.
This one comes 50 to a package, and the total length is 22.5 feet, so you might need more than one string if you are doing a whole patio (or an outdoor venue like a wedding, although I do not know if I would recommend solar lights for a wedding just because the lighting itself can be variable depending on the weather).
This is my go-to place for C7 Christmas Lights, which I somehow always seem to need. I have two that I like to buy: multi-color and clear. They both look great, and I use them for all kinds of things (not just Christmas, by any means– in fact, I buy them most often during summer, as outdoor wedding decorations). For that reason, I am going to file this under “Christmas Decorations” as well as “Wedding Decorations” so that we can all find them again.
I like both of these because I already have several sets (I use them on the patio, in a rehearsal studio, and in one of the bedrooms as well as using them for Christmas purposes, so they are literally EVERYWHERE in my house). Whenever I notice one of the strands starting to go bad or shorting out, I order a new one and swap it out (being sure to save the bulbs that are still good of course!).