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

 

 

Personalized Christmas Stockings

Ornaments drip from pine-needled boughs fettered with Christmas lights. Tree sap whistles and snaps in the flickering fireplace. What’s missing in this holiday scene? Christmas stockings, of course! Christmas stockings are the cherry on top of your holiday decor. Stockings are also a way of celebrating family. Whether a newborn baby or a newly-inducted stepmom, everyone receives a stocking, his or her name cordially nailed over the fireplace with all the others. A great addition to any holiday collection, personalized stockings are a heartwarming way to say, “Welcome to the family.”

The standard red-and-white stocking is a classic, but if you venture beyond its conventional design, you’re in for a stocking that is truly unique. Ornate and festive needlepoint stockings portray cheery Christmas scenes, each tenderly enveloped in a textured border. The needlepoint technique allows for minute detail, even in the shadows of a snowman’s body or the rosiness of Santa’s cheeks.

A person with a minimalist sensibility will appreciate the stark shapes of the felt Christmas Moments Stockings. Making use of the seasonal color scheme, each stocking employs dynamic reds, greens, and whites. Fluttering doves, perching cardinals, and smiling snowmen are just some of your choices, each portrayed with simplistic finesse.

The velveteen Christmas Present Stockings portray no pictures but are festooned with bells, braided rope, and sequins. This is just the stocking for that avid decorator in your life! A small, green present shimmers just below the cuff, where a name can be embroidered in stylish cursive.

Green Christmas Present Stocking

The needlepoint, Christmas Moments, and Christmas Present stockings can all be personalized with a name of your choosing. So what are you waiting for? Welcome someone special into the brood (or just get a much-needed update from those “classic” stockings!) Even a roaring fire and a well-lit tree are just not the same without them.