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New Clothtique Santa Figurines for 2017

Is Santa the ultimate Renaissance man? Though nothing will top his delight in delivering presents, his interests aren’t limited to the toy shop. You might be surprised to find that Santa knows his way around the kitchen, he appreciates a fine wine, and he’s an avid fisherman—and that’s just the beginning! From Possible Dreams®, the Clothtique® figurines depict Santa engaged in all his various hobbies or simply spending time with his loved ones. Most of the Clothtique® Santa figurines are designed by Ann Dezendorf, and each has special details: handpainted resin features and a hand-sewn, specially stiffened cloth costume.

Click here to view over 50 Clothtique® Santa figurines, including the new 2017 introductions shown below.

Wine enthusiasts will adore the Santa’s Classic Vintage Clothtique®, an exclusive figurine available only at Touch of Class®! This holiday accent depicts Santa leaning against a Touch of Class® wine barrel, enjoying a glass of red wine.

Santa is quite the romantic, and he always appreciates a good holiday tradition, so some sweet Mistletoe Kisses might be in his future. He and Mrs. Claus wear costumes with embroidered, metallic gold accents.

Santa's Classic Vintage Wine Clothtique Mistletoe Kisses Clothtique Santa Figurine

Santa certainly gets his fill of cookies on Christmas Eve, but sometimes he can’t wait until that special night! That’s why he and his little helper are preparing batches of Homemade Cookies—shaped like snowmen, of course.

Nothing says quality time like making the caroling rounds with Mrs. Claus and a “deer friend.” The Clauses’ elegant red coats are embroidered with “A Merry Christmas” messages, and Santa’s lantern lights up. This darling figurine trio is a limited edition!

Homemade Cookies Clothtique Santa Figurine A Merry Christmas Clothtique Santa Figurine Set

Exclusive Holiday Bedding New for 2017

Do you sometimes wish that the holiday elves would sneak into your bedroom when you’re not around and transform it into a glorious display straight from the catalog pages? Then the next time you’d walk in, your bedding would be fabulously festive and beautifully coordinated. Even if the elves can’t spare a moment from their toy-making duties, these holiday bed ensembles will still bring you that merry, lavish look in your bedroom—with just a little effort on your part, of course.

New for 2017, these exclusive holiday bedding patterns are only available at Touch of Class®; our in-house designer dreams them up, along with a variety of bed and window coordinates that are sold separately, so you can create your own frothy bed confection accessorized just the way you want it.

Click on the names or images below to view the Christmas bedding ensembles shown, as well as coordinating items from the entire collection.

The Poinsettia Palace holiday bedding ensemble has a champagne faux silk foundation embellished with embroidered designs like poinsettias, berries, holly leaves, pine sprigs, and golden ribbon.

Poinsettia Palace Holiday Bedding

The Holiday Traditions bedding ensemble combines printed poinsettia designs with plaid for contrast. The decorative pillows, sold separately, have embroidered designs on one side and reverse to plaid.

Holiday Traditions Bedding

The Peppermint Dreams bedding ensemble has a bold holiday style with colors of red, green, black, and white. Candy cane motifs and striped designs make this Christmas bed pattern sweet yet sassy. A quilt set and a bedspread are available in this pattern – plus lots of fun accessories.

Peppermint Dreams Holiday Bedding

 

 

Decorating with Poinsettias: Holiday Living Room

Is your holiday decor looking a little humdrum this year? Let poinsettia accents flourish anywhere your home needs a decorative boost! With their saturated, showy red bracts, poinsettias are just the thing to perk up a floor, furnishing, or window. Decorating with poinsettia accents allows you to bring a cohesive element to your room while still giving you the flexibility to mix and match a variety of items.

For this holiday living room, we started with five larger pieces that would set the stage for all kinds of accessories to be added afterward. We used the following:

  • a full, coordinating window treatment (curtains with tiebacks and a matching valance)
  • a tall, flat-back tree that could be pushed close to the wall (decorated with faux poinsettias, of course)
  • a grand wall mirror set (central mirror and two grille-style sides)
  • a decorative stained glass fireplace screen
  • a statement rug (a poinsettia runner with shaped edges)

From here, we simply embellished the room with smaller poinsettia accents or glimmering accessories:

  • two different holiday throw pillows nestled together on a loveseat
  • a trio of glittering red wire tree accents grouped on the floor
  • a ribbon-and-greenery garland placed across the mantel
  • a pre-lit poinsettia wreath hung over the fireplace
  • an angel topper with poinsettias displayed atop the tree

To recreate the look, click here to view the holiday decor that we used!

Poinsettia Holiday Living Room

Holiday Decorating Trend Spotlight: Farmhouse Christmas

What’s not to love about farmhouse-inspired Christmas decor? This holiday decorating theme embraces the eclectic style, featuring rustic pieces with a modern edge. Nothing is too fussy here, so if your decor looks lived-in, or something’s a bit out of place, all the better. This decorating style will welcome your thrift-store finds, mismatched kitchenware, and weathered mementos from years past. Get ready to give your home plenty of country Christmas flavor!

How to get started?

1. Homemade decorations

Let your DIY spirit flourish as you create holiday decorations by hand. Give your tree a one-of-a-kind look with handcrafted ornaments, or hang a Christmas card garland on your wall.

2. Textural interest

Mix textures to keep your farmhouse Christmas decor from looking staid. Burlap, felt, and galvanized metal are just some of the materials that will be right at home in this style. Hang a wooden plank sign or a plaque featuring a corrugated metal tree above your fireplace as a charming mantel accent.

3. Repurposed items

No need to stock up on new holders for this decorating style! Fill aged buckets, watering cans, or pitchers with faux holiday greenery for a fresh take on vase arrangements. Turn Mason jars or vintage lanterns into LED candle luminaries for safe accent lighting. Stock clear latch-lid canisters with peppermint sticks for old-time appeal. If you can reuse or restyle something to suit your decor, do it!

4. Unique statement pieces

Go on the hunt for those offbeat items that will make your farmhouse decor stand apart! Just a few ideas: a white resin reindeer head, a stack of vintage soda crates, an old trunk used as a table, or a darling antique sled or wagon.

5. Comfy accessories

Don’t forget plump decorative pillows, fringed throw blankets, and patchwork quilts to give warmth and comfort to living rooms and bedrooms.

Below are a few farmhouse-style Christmas decorations to inspire your inner decorator! Click on each image below to view the item shown.

Holiday Tartan Plaid Stockings Christmas Spirit Pillow Set
Sled Lighted Wall Art Set Merry and Bright Decorative Accent

Holiday Decorating Trend Spotlight: Scandinavian Christmas

If minimalism is your thing, you’ll love the Scandinavian Christmas decorating style. This pared-down holiday decorating theme draws inspiration from the Scandinavian region, with lots of natural touches and homespun accents. Simplicity and homey charm are key for this unpretentious Christmas look.

Here are a few basics you can use as a foundation for this style: natural wood decorations, greenery swags and wreaths, trees dappled with homemade ornaments, and presents wrapped in brown paper and tied with twine. To cozy it all up, you might want to add textural touches of snuggly faux fur—perhaps a rug, throw blanket, or tree skirt.

After you have the basics in place, you can enhance the Scandinavian holiday decorating style with one of three palettes (or use some combination to create a look that is all your own!):

1) stark black and pristine white

2) icy/frosted with metallic golden touches and candles

3) red and white or cream, especially Nordic patterns

Below are a few decorations that would look delightful amidst your Scandinavian-inspired Christmas decor. Click on each image below to view the items shown.

Snowflake Frosted Globes White Poinsettia Votive Candleholder Set
Snow Day Snowmen Stander Set Nordic Throw and Pillow

Charming Easter Decor + Creative Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

Easter is hopping its way closer. Here are a few Easter decorations that will bring spring to your home!

French Perle Table Linens Floral Bunny Easter Egg Wreath
Blissful Bunny Sculpture Ramona Vase

And if you’re looking for an alternative to those solid-color Easter eggs, consider these Easter egg decorating ideas from Country Living and the Squirrelly Minds blog.

1. Robin Eggs: Dye eggs a light blue, then use a fine-tipped paintbrush to paint brown splatters.

2. Lattice Eggs: Cut masking tape into thin strips, then crisscross over the eggs. Dye eggs as usual and remove the tape once dry.

3. Paint-Splatter Eggs: Fling different colors of paint at the eggs for a Pollock-style Easter decoration.

4. Sharpie Eggs: Use bright Sharpies to draw trendy designs on the eggs, like chevron stripes or ikat motifs.

5. Porcelain-Look Eggs: Boil eggs until almost hard in water tinted with dye. Remove the eggs and tap them with a spoon. Drop dye over the cracks to stain them further, then boil the eggs again until hard.

Holiday Decorating Ideas for 2016: Holly Wreath Collection

‘Tis the season! If you love the festive appearance of your favorite holly wreath on your door, you’ll be absolutely merry over the Holly Wreath Collection. Decorate your entire home with this holiday hallmark! This exclusive Christmas collection, available only at Touch of Class®, features holly wreaths and boughs. Select pieces are embellished with vermicelli quilting or embroidery. This holiday decorating style is traditional yet full of cheer and wonderful details.

Click here to view the entire Holly Wreath Collection, which includes coordinating bedding, area rugs, window treatments, bath decor, a mantel scarf, a tree skirt, and dining accessories.

Below, we used the Holly Wreath items to create a dining setting that is rich with elegance and holiday spirit. This collection is easy to blend with other traditional Christmas decor, like your most treasured tabletop decorations and mantel accessories. If you’d like to recreate this look, click here to view and purchase the items shown below.

Holly Wreath Holiday Dining Room Decorating Ideas

In need of a few pieces to “cozy up” your fireplace area? Let the Holly Wreath items spread their joy from your window, table, or Christmas tree. We added a festive decorative fireplace screen, inviting red glass lamp, and a few mantel accessories. Click here to view and purchase the items shown below.

Holly Wreath Fireplace Holiday Decorating Ideas

Finally, don’t forget to decorate your bedroom with seasonal splendor. The Holly Wreath Bedspread will serve beautifully as the focal point, and the Holly Wreath Rug will provide comfort underfoot as you step out of bed. Click here to view the bedding and accents we used for this holiday bedroom.

Holly Wreath Grande Bedspread Ivory