Holiday Decorating Style Spotlight: Victorian Christmas

Many of our beloved holiday traditions began in the Victorian Era—decorating the Christmas tree, giving gifts, sending Christmas cards, and even hanging stockings. Helped along by England’s royal family, these traditions were enhanced with intricate designs that sparkled and shone. The traditional holiday palette originates from this era as well: red, green, gold, silver, and white.

To decorate your own home in the luxurious Victorian Christmas style, string garland through a bannister, around a doorway, or across the mantel. Pull in a pop of traditional red with poinsettia wreaths and velvet ribbons, and add a shimmer with glass ornaments and glittering accents.

Let Touch of Class® help you bedeck your home in the magnificent opulence of a Victorian Christmas! Here are a few items to get you started:

Welcome guests with vintage vibes and bold reds. Hang a wreath bursting with red berries on the door and center a vase overflowing with greenery and ribbons on a console table. Frame the centerpiece with lighted lanterns and woodland animal figurines for a homey touch. Finally, hang a wall tapestry alight with fiber optics and depicting a lovely winter cottage to finish the look with timeless flair.

Victorian Christmas Entryway

Swathed in classic hues, the Holly Ribbon Table Linens bring exquisite taste to your dining room. Tablecloths, placemats, and runners depict the favorite Victorian decorations on sheer fabric with gold damask borders. Underscore the gold hue with the Winter’s Elegance Sleigh Centerpiece. Perfect for displaying glittery trinkets, this accent has scrolling golden metal and ivory capiz shells.

Holly Ribbon Holiday Table Linens Winter's Elegance Sleigh Holder Centerpiece

Give your bedroom an extra flourish. Santa and Mrs. Claus celebrate the Golden Years dressed in gold coats trimmed with ornate detail and white faux fur. Displaying presents in a jacquard bag, this limited edition Possible Dreams® Clothtique™ features hand-sewn clothing and hand-painted expressions. The Enchanting Medley Wall Pocket, a Touch of Class® exclusive, ushers in elegance with antique gold acanthus leaf designs. A spray of faux silk greenery, golden pine cones, burgundy hydrangeas, openwork shimmering leaves, and gleaming baubles spills from the pocket.

Golden Years Clothtique Santa and Mrs. Claus Figurine Enchanting Medley Holiday Wall Pocket

Originally used to gift fruit and nuts, stockings are always hung by the chimney with care. The Christmas Present Velveteen Stockings, exclusive to Touch of Class®, honor these traditions with classic colors, braided rope bows, and a velveteen fabric signifying royalty. The Winter’s Elegance Angel Figurines top off your mantel and watch over Christmas cards sent by family and friends. The simplistic ivory capiz shell and scrolling gold metal design enhances the yuletide greetings.

Christmas Present Velveteen Stockings Winter's Elegance Angel Figurine Set

 

 

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