Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Creating a Winter Wonderland

It is quickly becoming the time of year when we plan our holiday home decor. For many, the traditional green and red doesn't strike a design chord, or simply doesn't fit their home's style. Enter sparkling, winter white kissed with a generous sprinkling of silver. A perfect, frosty neutral!
This look involves lots of pearly white, crystal or glass, and plenty of shimma shimma! Aaaand, it occurred to me that a beautiful vignette or tablescape in this winter wonderland theme could be achieved with the help of some key items from MLHP's sponsor, The Inglenook Decor.
We could start our look with tons of candlelight. Votives or tealights would be perfect in these Ribbed Urn Mercury Glass votive holders.
Beautifully paired with these etched Laurel Berry Cloches
I'd serve white wine in these delicate Amelie Lustre Glasses
...And, round it all off with a large glass bowl full of these antiqued mercury glass Finch Ornaments, certainly not forgetting lots of crisp, white table linens.
After you stuff yourself silly on Thursday, take a minute to stop by The Inglenook Decor to start planning your decor and gift giving!

14 comments:

ms. less is always more said...

all such lovely suggestions... I love the bird ornaments. I collect birds for my tree!

Leen said...

Love, love, love this look. We have red and gold decorations but someday we will switch to something more elegant.

Thanks for the inspiring post!

Vintage Junky said...

Great ideas! I love all of them... I just looked at a few things in that shop... very nice!

Smiles~ Michelle

Southern Aspirations said...

Very nice suggestions! I was wandering- lost almost- today in Michael's and enthralled with all the shimma action going on. :-) Will have to check out Inglenook again with holiday decor in mind!

my favorite and my best said...

fantastic suggestions! love the idea of those glasses on my christmas table.

btw.
have u seen new moon yet?

Simply Mel said...

Inglenook Decor is fabulous! She has an eye for all things beautiful!

Barbara said...

Alison, Beautiful suggestions, I am not a red and green Christmas person, of course purple is one color and this year it will be lime green also.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Jess said...

Thanks for the feature! I feel so honored! I adore winter white and really love your picks-- especially those lovely glasses! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Morning T said...

We are on the same page Alison- this is the first year that I'm moving away from the traditional red and green for Christmas. Your first photo captures how I envision my holiday decor this year and I will most definitely have to check out The Englenook Decor.
Happy turkey day to you and your sweet family. :-)

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I adore this look, so pretty. The little birds are my favorite part.

Style Redux 2 said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Alison.

Paula Grace Designs said...

These are lovely ideas! I adore mercury glass. I wanted to let you know that I am doing a wonderful holiday giveaway on Monday (preview today) ~ beautiful art glass ornaments PLUS more ideas for joyful gift giving. I hope to see you there!
Paula GRace :)

Volunteering abroad said...

This is so beautiful. I love the theme. It’s gorgeous.

Removalist Melbourne said...

Brilliant created themed. I love it, it looks very elegant.