Christmas Decorating With Sparkling White

Sparkling decorations and vintage furniture fill a home with simple, white holiday delight.

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    Holiday Home

    Abundant seasonal decorations greet visitors to this 1940s shingled home. Wreaths and garlands are placed symmetrically in keeping with the home's architecture and garden.

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    Twinkling Light

    The Christmas tree is aglow in white lights to add sparkle to the short days of winter. Simply decorated Christmas trees can look spectacular if they're well-lit.

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    Light the Night

    Decorating doesn't get much easier than this. Set candles in various glass holders on a clear-glass table to illuminate any room.

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    Easy Mantel Ideas

    The mantel offers a key decorating opportunity but it doesn't need to be elaborate or expensive. Store-bought garland or faux flowers dress up any mantel. Add berries, pinecones, or ribbon to give it an inspired look.

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    Holiday Reflections

    A lucky flea-market find, the ornate mirror in the living room fits perfectly into a corner reflecting the bright lights from the Christmas tree.

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    Set for the Holidays

    In the dining room, touches of silver and gold are elegant sparks against the white table linens.

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    Christmas Centerpiece

    This easy centerpiece is certain to be the center of attention. Fill a glass bowl with your favorite gold and silver ornaments. Dress it up with beads and greenery for a special holiday look.

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    Pretty Plates

    In the dining room, a fusion of green comes from depression plates that are layered onto new white lattice chargers.

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    Light Bright

    For added sparkle, wrap chandelier cords and chains with ribbons and swatches of fabric. Crystal beaded covers fit over most chandelier light bulbs.

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    Classic Holiday Kitchen

    A limestone-topped custom island provides a country contrast to the marble countertops used elsewhere in the kitchen. The cabinets have doors that resemble the home's divided light windows. A year-round topiary is dressed for the holidays with a 5-second bow that is mirrored on the adjacent wreath.

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    Homespun Holiday

    Don't stow your beautifully wrapped presents in a dark closet or heap them under the tree. Here, elegant gifts sit atop a white sofa table to complement a clean finished look in this white living room.

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    Classy Glass

    Raise a glass of good cheer! Fill stemware and a glass urn with silver ornaments and beads for a touch of sparkle and elegance.

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    Dressed for the Holidays

    An armoire dresses up for the holidays with a string of sparkling stars and a simple wreath. Unadorned swags of mixed garland festoon the doorway.

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    Magical Fresh Flowers

    Small touches can make a big difference. Paper whites and other forced bulbs, potted in unusual containers such as a birdbath from the garden, bring a breath of fresh air to winter rooms.

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    Simple Dining

    This casual dining area contains a late-1700s wall-hung cabinet showcasing a collection of white ironstone, which echoes the lines of the curvy Queen Anne chairs. The rustic farm table keeps the space down to earth.

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    Rustic Chandelier

    This old chandelier was found under a layer of dust in a box beneath a show vendor's table. The white light now adds sophistication to a casual dining area.

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    Snow White Bathroom

    A dramatic and sculptural pedestal sink looks charming in the master bathroom. A bit of fabric and mistletoe for the vintage mirror infuses the room with seasonal color.

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    Fresh White Tulips

    White tulips are a fresh and easy way to decorate any room, especially when decorating with white. Forced to bloom at holiday time, they assume an air of luxury.

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    Sweet Dreams

    The master bedroom has a peaceful and dreamy feel. The bed is layered with white linen and satin. To highlight the cape dormer, floor-to-ceiling panels work like romantic portieres. The footboard makes a clever home for a holiday wreath.

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    A Hint of Green

    In a white room, subtle accessories can have a big visual punch. Here, a simple wreath adorned with ribbon subtly adds color against the snow-white linens.

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    Fresh Florals in Glass Planter

    Potted cyclamen, dwarf arborvitae, and kalanchoe nestle in tinsel and clear marbles within a recycled glass vessel.

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    Trio of Amaryllis

    Breathtaking in their simplicity, the white amaryllis thrive in the soft-winter light of a windowsill. The high-necked containers support the flowers' stems.

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    Azaleas in a Row

    A column of "Honesty" Keepsake azaleas makes for a great display in the sunroom. These tree-form plants are easy to care for but won't tolerate frost.

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