Posts Labeled ‘Christmas’

Whimsical Christmas Tree

Tired of the same old decorations? Looking to spruce up your Christmas tree this year? Check out these festive and whimsical tree ornaments!


Foxy Fellows Ornament Set via Terrain


Stuffed Curly Lion via Ornaments 4 Orphans


Arctic Explorer Ornaments via Anthropologie


Rat with Christmas Pudding via Etsy


Wedding Gift Idea:Tree Ornaments

Newlyweds look forward to starting new traditions. Help them get started on their first Christmas together by giving them ornaments to trim their tree.

Personalize their first Christmas via JillAllenDesign


A bit of whimsy never goes amiss. Try this deer head Christmas ornament via


World travelers? Find them a unique ornament from a special place they've traveled like this ornament from east Africa, via


Beautiful, Simple Holiday Centerpieces

There are lots of ways to dress up your dinner table to impress holiday guests. Special china, unique glassware, pretty napkins… Adding a centerpiece, however, always helps to complete the tablescape.  Whether it be flowers, fruit, or even pinecones, a holiday centerpiece does not need to be complicated to be impactful. Check out these simple ideas from Martha Stewart for beautiful, do-it-yourself centerpieces.

Cranberry Flower Frog

Fresh cut flowers are a traditional centerpiece for any dinner table. What makes this beautiful centerpiece unique are the cranberries in the vase. The pop of red color is gorgeous against the white flowers and stay in the color scheme of the holidays.

Amaryllis Candle Centerpiece

This is another beautiful centerpiece for your holiday table. This time the flowers are red and the candles are white but you can swap out different colors to match. Depending on the length of your table, line up three to four of these centerpieces to brighten up the whole table!

Beautiful Christmas Tree Ornaments

As Christmas is fast approaching it is time to start the fun, but sometimes daunting task, of Christmas tree decorating. If you’re someone who decorates a tree every year I am sure you have your fair share of classic colored balls to hang on the tree. But with more and more stores selling beautiful and unique Christmas tree ornaments, it is fun to spice it up with a few stand out ornaments.

Bloomingdale's Labrador Retriever Ornament

Bloomingdales sells a variety of dog ornaments that come in several different breeds. This Black Lab Ornament is my personal favorite, but you can pick one that matches the family pet (they even sell cats)! Adults and children alike will love hanging a replica of your furry friend on the tree!

Pearl Bauble Orb

Floating Peacock Plume Bubble

For a more sophisticated Christmas tree, the two Anthropologie ornaments above are sure to please. The Pearl Bauble ball will add the perfect amount of shimmer to your tree, while the Floating Peacock ornament will add a whimsical touch. Both are beautiful Christmas tree ornaments that will catch the eye of your holiday guests!

Classic Photo Frame Ornament

For the most unique Christmas tree ornament, choose this custom photo frame ornament. You can put your very own family photo inside and surround it with the text of your choice. It even comes with a silver plated “2012” charm, so you can collect them year after year!

Outdoor Holiday Decorations

With all the focus on Christmas trees and indoor decorations, some people forget that there are great outdoor holiday decorations as well! These decorations will give a warm welcome to your holiday guests or just put passersby in the holiday sprit! Pottery Barn sells a great selection of outdoor holiday decorations…below are some of my favorites!

Lit Boxwood Peace Topiary

These gorgeous lit boxwood peace sign topiaries are the perfect things to place on either side of your front door. The lights keep them traditional while the peace sign shape keeps them hip and fun!

Lit Twig Trees

This lit twig tree is the gorgeous accessory for any front stoop. The mini tree will leave your holiday guests wondering what the inside Christmas tree has in store!

Pinecone Cluster

While these pinecone clusters can be hung indoors or outdoors, they are the perfect accessory to add to your outdoor holiday decorations! Hang them near the front door to show holiday guests your attention to detail.

Great Holiday Gifts for the College Woman

Sometimes the hardest holiday gifts to pick out are for the college-aged girl. The gifs below are guaranteed to put a smile on her face this holiday season!


Jennifer Zeuner Gabby Ring

This gorgeous, gold vermeil evil eye ring is the perfect holiday gift for a young woman! It will be a go-to accessory taking her from casual outfits for class to date night.


Kate Spade Glitterball Ipad Sleeve

This is the perfect stocking stuffer for the college woman. This Kate Spade sparkly sleeve will brighten her day every time she pulls out her iPad in the library!


Vintage Havana Star Knit Sweater

This cute Vintage Havana sweater found at Cusp is a great holiday gift for the fashion forward girl! The big star graphic is on trend and the neutral colors make it an easy item to incorporate into all different outfits!

Great Holiday Gifts for Women

With the holiday season upon us, it is time to start (or finish!) the daunting task of buying gifts. But don’t be too intimidated! Here are three great holiday gifts that will appeal to all different types of women in your life.

Giles and Brother Mixed Curb Chain Necklace with Chaton Bead

This is the perfect holiday gift for the glamorous woman in your life! Pair this Giles and Brother necklace with a blouse and slacks for work or a LBD for all those upcoming holiday parties.


Agloves Touch Screen Gloves

Here is the perfect stocking stuffer for the woman in your life that is always on the go! These touch screen gloves allow you to use your iPhone, iPad, iPod or any other touch-screen device without removing your gloves.


Bluewick Evergreen Fragrance Diffuser

This is another great holiday gift! Give this fragrance diffuser to the woman who loves to entertain at home. It will leave her home smelling like the holidays!

Great Holiday Gifts from Mark & Graham

Sometimes I get annoyed at how much junk mail I receive on any given day. Other times, like today, I am thankful for unsolicited surprises like the Mark and Graham catalog. Have you heard of them? This was my first introduction to the company.

They have fabulous gifts — including a large selection of monogrammable items (I love when you can personalize something for a your gift recipient.). Here are a few that I particularly liked.

Happy holiday shopping!

Typographer's Linen Napkins

Personalized leather iPad envelope cases

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