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

Holiday Decorating Ideas for 2016: Wintersong Collection

Nestled among sprigs of holly and berry, vivid red cardinals sing their sweet Wintersong for all to hear. If you love both the inspiration of nature and the festive staples of red and green, you’ll adore the cheery Wintersong Collection of holiday decor.

Coordinating bedding, window treatments, bath decor, and area rugs make it easy for you to create a cohesive look throughout your home. Brushed polyester fabric lends a smooth, soothing feel to the bedding, shower curtain, and window treatments. A comforter set, daybed set, and coordinating pillows are available to fulfill your holiday bedding needs. Embroidery embellishes select pieces, while hooked designs bring textural interest to the area rugs.

This Christmas decorating style comes to life with your favorite holiday accessories. We recommend framed botanical wall art, cardinal accents, greenery, and the gentle glow of a red glass table lamp.

Click here to view the entire Wintersong Collection, as well as the home accents we used to complement the look. The Wintersong items are available exclusively through Touch of Class®.

Wintersong Comforter Set Ecru Wintersong Holiday Daybed Bedding
Wintersong Holiday Shower Curtain Wintersong Rectangle Rug Light Cream

Christmas Table Linens + How to Fold a Napkin

You’ve invited your closest family and friends, gathered your most scrumptious holiday recipes, found a fabulous centerpiece… What else is missing? A beautiful foundation of Christmas table linens, of course! If your dinnerware is simple or a solid color, a patterned tablecloth can perk up your table with festive pizzazz. Solid color holiday table linens can be just as elegant, however; contrast red and green for a joyous tablescape. Many of these patterns are available with coordinating accessories, including table runners, placemats, and napkins. Click on each image to view all available items.

Gold fosters an atmosphere of luxury at your holiday table. The Holly Ribbon Table Linens feature a dazzling holly-and-ribbon pattern; the sheer material can be displayed alone or layered atop your solid color fabric. Scrolling floral designs lend elegance to the gold borders. The Lenox® Holiday Nouveau Table Linens display a beloved design of plaid ribbons and holly. Tonal holly designs dapple the ivory ground for subtle embellishment.

Holly Ribbon Tablecloth Gold Holiday Nouveau Oblong Tablecloth

The Lenox® Holiday Table Linens will start any meal off right with a cheery, inviting holly pattern. A red border gives these Christmas table linens a polished appearance. Full of bold color, the Lenox® Holly Damask Table Linens make your dinner table merry and bright. Available in red and green, these accessories can be mixed and matched to your heart’s content.

Lenox Holiday Oblong Tablecloth Holly Damask Tablecloth

After you’ve chosen your Christmas table linens, it’s time to practice your napkin folding skills! If you need to brush up on the art of napkin folding, here’s a step-by-step guide for the pyramid fold:

1. Place a square napkin on the table like a diamond.

2. Fold it in half upward to make a triangle.

3. Fold the left corner up to meet the top corner.

4. Fold the right corner up to meet the top corner.

5. Turn the napkin over.

6. Fold the napkin in half by bringing the bottom point up to meet the top. This should form a triangle.

7. Fold the napkin along the center seam to form a pyramid.

Fall in Love with Stone Soup Santas, the Ultimate Holiday Collectibles

When it comes to holiday lore, Santa Claus looms large, a beloved yet mysterious figure. The best Christmas decorations give us a glimpse into the Jolly Elf’s world, sparking our imaginations. The luxurious, beautifully sculpted Stone Soup Santas do just that, capturing Santa as he returns from a wintry trek or shares his bounty from the grape harvest. Measuring 26”-28”H, the Stone Soup Santas will look fabulous next to your Christmas tree, at the side of your fireplace, or near your indoor entryway.

The magnificent Stone Soup Santas are sought after by collectors all over the world, and for good reason. These cherished holiday sculptures are designed and handmade from the finest materials by Shelie and Richard McCall from Stone Soup. Hand-assembled in the USA, each Santa features details so real you will look twice. Santa’s face is hand-sculpted, then perfected with handpainted details and a Tibetan wool beard. Elegant attire is composed of a variety of fabrics and reflects the theme of that particular Santa.

Hand-signed, limited edition Stone Soup Santas will be a source of pride in your home. Charm family and friends with these lovingly crafted and original Christmas decorations. Click here to view our entire collection of Stone Soup Santas.

The Provence Noel Stone Soup Santa and his plush donkey friend carry baskets brimming with grapes. Santa wears clothing reminiscent of an old-time shepherd, including a tan faux fur coat and a green faux suede vest. Wine enthusiasts will love the vintage appeal of this Santa decoration.

Stone Soup Handmade Provence Noel Santa Multi Earth Stone Soup Handmade Provence Noel Santa Multi Earth

Santa makes friends everywhere he goes, so it’s no surprise that these polar bears have joined him. The Polar Bear Prance Stone Soup Santa has traded his traditional red suit for winter white, faux fur attire. He holds a glittery twig and carries a pack lavishly filled with silver and gold baubles and foliage.

Stone Soup Handmade Polar Bear Prance Santa White Stone Soup Handmade Polar Bear Prance Santa White

Santa can’t wait to deposit cuddly teddy bears for wee ones on Christmas Eve. As he carefully prepares the gifts, he knows there are Never Enough Bears. This luxe but lovable decoration features the Stone Soup Santa in a velvety, holiday red cloak. He carries a suede pack filled with sweet bears and holds a light brown bear with both hands.

Stone Soup Handmade Never Enough Bears Santa Red Stone Soup Handmade Never Enough Bears Santa Red

New Clothtique Santa Figurines for 2015

Just what is Santa up to when he’s not checking his list (twice) or overseeing the toy shop? Kris knows it’s important to spend some quality time with Mrs. Claus and to take a much-needed break. Designed by Ann Dezendorf, the Clothtique™ Santa figurines bring intricate detail and a sense of whimsy to your holiday decor. These Possible Dreams® Santas are dressed in hand-sewn costumes that are specially stiffened to add realism. Their handpainted faces express the sincere emotions prized by collectors. Take a look at these new introductions for 2015, or click here to view our entire collection of collectible Clothtique™ Santas.

Mr. and Mrs. Claus are all ready to celebrate National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day on December 18th! The Sweater Set Clothtique™ features the jolly duo in overly decorated Christmas sweaters. Decide whose sweater is “naughty” and whose is “nice” by adjusting the candy cane poles in their hands.

After the Christmas party, Santa is ready to transport Mrs. Claus home in a Sleigh Ride to Remember. A Touch of Class® exclusive, this Clothtique™ depicts the couple in their finest outerwear. The sleigh wishes you “Season’s Greetings” from Touch of Class. A lighted holly garland gives this collectible a special touch.

Sweater Set Clothtique Santa Red Sleigh Ride to Remember Clothtique Cream

Santa certainly has a sweet tooth, but this time he’s not reaching for the cookies. Santa knows It’s S’more Fun to roast marshmallows with his rabbit friend beside him. A flickering campfire will make this figurine everyone’s favorite.

Santa won’t forget to save some reading time for these adorable children. Even though they know the story by heart, Santa is happy to Read It Again.

Its Smore Fun Clothtique Santa Red Read It Again Clothtique Santa Red

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?