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: Memorable Holiday Gifts

When your family members stumble sleepily to the fireplace on Christmas morning, what treats will await them (when they finally get those eyes open)? Will it be an old-fashioned stocking, with the minty whiff of striped candy canes, the glint of foil-wrapped chocolates, and a sweet clementine ready to be peeled and enjoyed? Or maybe they’ve been good enough to receive some tiny tech gifts, wine accessories, or kitchen tools.

You and Santa have put a lot of thought into those stocking fillers, so you’ll want a beautiful Christmas stocking to match. And when it’s personalized with the recipient’s name, your holiday gift will be that much more memorable. Dangling prettily from the holiday mantel, Christmas stockings are a familiar sight from Yuletides past and surely will be for those to come.

The Christmas Present Stockings allow you to display your gift within a gift! These delightful stockings have elaborate “gift” designs on the cuff, adorned with bells, braided rope, and sequins. Velveteen fabric in rich colors of red and green will add to the seasonal spirit of your holiday decor. These personalized Christmas stockings are sure to be a family favorite.

Green Christmas Present Stocking

The Tufted Velvet Christmas Stockings will leave the recipients as fascinated by the exterior as they are by the contents! Let the intricate, tufted holiday scenes fill their eyes with wonder. The cuff in red or green is ready for personalization.

Tufted Nutcracker Stocking Green

The Elegant Snowflake Christmas Stockings will let you enjoy the sight of delicate snowflakes – even if there aren’t any outside! These personalized stockings feature embroidered snowflakes with hand-applied bead accents, all beneath a fringed cuff. Elegant, shimmering colors of gold, white, and silver make these stockings an enchanting winter vision.

Elegant Snowflake Stocking