Archive | October 2012

Lighted Holiday Wall Tapestries

Every holiday decoration, whether nestled on the mantel or fastened to the front door, has a voice. With boughs outspread, a wreath bids guests to come inside. Baby shoe ornaments whisper tender memories. Meanwhile, holiday wall tapestries are windows into heartwarming scenes. Lighted tapestries feature a unique interplay of fiber optic lighting that gives these wall hangings their own distinct voice.

The hearty, beard-blown chuckle of Old Saint Nick is resonant in the Santa Filling the Stocking Lighted Tapestry. Mr. Claus glances up in pleasant surprise at an unseen viewer, a doll cradled in one mitten, a stocking in the other. The bag he rummages through is an avalanche of crimson and gold baubles. Lights shimmer slowly above Santa’s head and in the accents of his coat. His laughing eyes reflect the enchanting aura surrounding him.

A more quiet scene unfolds in the Welcome Home Lighted Holiday Tapestry. Smatterings of foliage spray a landscape of towering pines and winter sky. Panning below, you will witness a house emerge from the wilderness. Small smoke plumes drift from twin chimneys. But even the crackling fires indoors do not rival the lights laden in windows and pine trees, porch railings, and fences. A child and dog romp in the front yard, while a horse-drawn sleigh slushes through snow.

Welcome Home Holiday Tapestry Blue

Of the three, the Thomas Kinkade Lighted Victorian Christmas III Tapestry is by far the most silent scene. An overcast winter morning might seem somber, but an implicit human element defrosts the mood. A tubby snowman smiles in the brush. A nearby streetlamp is crowned with a red bow. Glittering peacefully nearby is a dwarf pine tree ornamented in lights. The house looks cozy and lived-in, while the front yard snow catches the sun and flashes green.

With an interplay of light and scenery, these holiday tapestries speak good tidings to all.

Lighted Outdoor Holiday Sculptures

Rattan reindeer and stout snowmen frolic in winter yards. Tree limbs and house eaves are jeweled with the sleepy blink of Christmas lights. A playground of lights and sculptures creates some of the most inspiring holiday sights. For a combination of these two yuletide elements, why not look into a lighted outdoor holiday sculpture?

Picture a family of snowmen trudging purposefully through the yard, bearing a wreath and present. Red scarves are bundled tightly about their necks. As a snowy conifer stands tall behind them, they trek onward, headed for a wintertime reunion of their own. Sisal, tinsel, and crystal beads give this jolly brood an icy texture. The Snowman Family Lighted Outdoor Sculpture will look charming clustered near the door, as though waiting to crowd inside.

Lighted Snowman Family Sculpture White

Santa has places to go, too! A golden bag of gifts hefted over one shoulder, he tromps through the snow. A spirited smile makes his burden of baubles and presents seem light. Looking especially fluffy and warm, his infamous attire and beard are wooly with tinsel. Specks of sparkle glisten like melting snow. The Special Delivery Santa Lighted Outdoor Sculpture will illuminate any entryway.

Lighted Special Delivery Santa Sculpture Red

Pair the Special Delivery Sculpture with the Tinsel Giftbox Lighted Outdoor Sculpture Set for a particularly dazzling display! This set of sculptures features an interesting array of presents in varying sizes. Crystal beads look like snow melting on hollyberry-red ribbons. The soft lights emitted from within make it appear as though you were gifted with the warm glow of the holidays.

Tinsel Crystal Giftbox

Finally, what is a winter wonderland without a few reindeer? The Rattan Deer Lighted Outdoor Sculpture features a deer surveying the sky, as though poised for flight. Lights wreathed through his limbs and antlers are like stars in a constellation.

Rattan Deer Lighted Sculpture

Place these lighted holiday sculptures anywhere about your home, inside or out, for your own festival of lights.

Festive Holiday Table Linens

Wintertime visitors to your home love to be embraced by reminders of the holiday spirit at every turn, so it’s hardly surprising that everything is decorated, right down to the table top. Holiday table linens are like any other ornament; sure, they convey seasonal cheer, but they’re also testaments to your personal taste. (If a relative remarks, “That is so you,” you know you’ve nailed it.)

If your taste is elegant but simple, you’ll want the Christmas Bows of Gold Table Linens. These accents have a subdued scroll pattern threading through a golden background. Nestled in a bouquet of apples and pine cones, a gold bow unfurls as a centerpiece. These festive table linens are perfect for a straightforward and beautiful look.

The Lenox® Holiday Nouveau Table Linens bring an elaborate touch to the dining table. The red, green, and ivory color scheme is traditional yet unique. Breaking up the ivory background, white clusters of holly wind like filaments of frost on an icy window. Plaid and golden ribbons adorned with green holly leaves overlay these. The Holiday Nouveau Collection by Lenox® also includes matching quilt bedding, table linens, and a tree skirt to create a coordinated look throughout your whole house.

Meanwhile, the whimsical decorator will adore the Santa Placemats. A rotund Santa, vaguely snowman-esque in shape, will peer up at your guests with black button eyes and a cheerful smile. He’ll be right at home beside the Santa Hat Chair Backers—the ultimate in holiday personalization. Not only can these be monogrammed to designate guests’ seats, they’re also hats for your chairs! When even your chairs are a part of the holiday cheer, your taste is undeniably whimsical.

Table linens are a rarely-thought-of but crucial element of seasonal decor. Use them to project the holiday spirit with a personal touch! For more holiday decorating ideas, go to www.touchofclass.com.

Holiday Entertaining and Decorating

Can you believe it’s already time to start thinking about holiday decorations? You can never start too early—especially if your house is a hub for family and friends during the winter months. To your guests you’ll want your home to convey a warm peacefulness—as well as your great taste in decor, of course!

Whether cooking an elaborate feast or “supervising” food preparation, many people will be concentrated in the kitchen. Take this opportunity to demonstrate your finesse! Glass serving plates and pastry stands will bejewel your kitchen and play up the elegance of any seasonal spread. The Red Hat Snowman Cookie Jar with scarlet cheeks to match will blend well with your holiday color palette. Just make sure he doesn’t receive repeated visitors too close to dinner time.

From your kitchen, guests will pour eagerly into the dining room. Following the snowman’s example, the Holiday Nouveau Cutwork Placemat and Napkin Sets are a rich red and ornamented with ribbons and holly. Poinsettia Shaped Holiday Plates will look beautiful on your dining table. Choose holiday plates in ivories, greens, and reds.

Finally, for a tasteful conclusion to your dinner, make a toast with the Bogart Carafe and Glasses and the Kyara Stemware Set.

Guests wanting a pleasant soak after dinner will be pleased to find the holiday spirit is not just confined to the kitchen and dining room – it’s in the bathroom, too! The Holiday Nouveau Towel Set features ivory backgrounds and tendrils of holly swirling across red plaid. The Glad Tidings Cherubs will look darling fluttering about your bathroom mirror. These gold-finished angels cradle baskets of fruit, alluding to the seasonal tradition of bonding over great food.

What is the best way to decorate individual rooms in your own home? Which decoration do your holiday guests never fail to compliment?