December 2015


For more recipes and information on Marie and Dan's cocktail catering company, The Whaling Club, visit thewhalingclub.comJiggers—Cocktail Kingdom;

Floral Design—Inessa Nichols Design;


10 THINGS TO LOVE: MERRY & BRIGHT, pages 43–50

Visit Stacey's blog; designaddictmom.blogspot.comLiving room: wall paint November Skies 2128-50—Benjamin Moore; Sofa—Tomasella; Coffee table—Calligarus; Hanging light fixture Maskros—IKEA;

Front exterior: door paint Fireball Orange 2170-10—Benjamin Moore;

Playroom: wall paint Orange Crush C1224 by Valspar—Lowe's; Rug—T.J. Maxx; (product line varies). Orange stools Room Essentials Storage Ottoman in Orange—Target; (product line varies).

Sun room: wall paint Wedgewood Gray HC-146—Benjamin Moore; Paper village Christmas Street Advent Calendar—Mr Printables; Sunburst mirror Devon mirror—Z Gallerie; Rug—Marshalls; (product line varies).

BLUE CHRISTMAS, pages 56–60

Candles LED Candles with Timer in Ivory—Pier 1 Imports; Trees on mantel Lit Mercury Glass Trees—Ballard Designs; (product line varies). Gold vase on mantel similar items available as Mercury Mesh Vase, mercury column vase similar items available as Footed Mercury Hurricane—West Elm; (product line varies). Assorted ornaments on Christmas tree— Ballard Designs,; Cody Foster & Co.,; Hobby Lobby,; Michaels Stores, Inc.,; Target,; and West Elm, Gift wrap and bows—Meri Meri,; Paper Source, Silver tree similar item available as Tinsel Tree with 70 Clear Lights and Stand—Wayfair; Fabric for tree skirt and stocking at mantel Linen in Color HF00019—Gray Line Linen;

Public 2015 holiday tours include:

Asheville, North Carolina: Christmas at Biltmore;

Colorado Springs, Colorado: Old North End Holiday Home Tour;

Des Moines, Iowa: Holly & Ivy;

Jefferson, Texas: Candlelight Tour of Homes;

Murfreesboro, Tennessee: Oaklands Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes;

Pasadena, California: Holiday Look In Home Tour; pasadena

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The Charms of Fairmount Park;

Salem, Oregon: Christmas in Salem;

St. Augustine, Florida: Tour of Homes; gardenclub

CRIMSON TIDINGS, pages 62–64

Wallpaper Maze in Apricot from the Grasscloth Resource 3 collection—Thibaut Design; Cake stand—HomeGoods; (product line varies). Table paint Stop SW6869—The Sherwin-Williams Co.; Napkins Festival in Raspberry—Sferra; Red goblet holding candy canes Arabella Tumbler in Ruby—Juliska; Candy canes Peppermint Candy Canes—Hammond's Candies; Copper-banded glasses Copper Chemistry Glass—Dwell; Glass punch bowl 10-Piece Punch Bowl Set, includes bowl, eight 14-oz. glasses and one handmade glass ladle (glasses and ladle not shown)—Sur La Table; Wreath Lipstick Red Wreath (decorated with ornaments after purchase)—Treetopia; Ornaments various sizes in Christmas Red Pearl, Matte and Shiny—The Whitehurst Company; (to the trade). Red plate Marin Red Dinner Plate—Crate & Barrel; Gold servers from the five-piece Doma Serving Set—Anthropologie; Candy dish La Boheme 6-oz. Dessert Dish—Bliss Home & Design; Geographic napkin Diamond Orange Linen Napkins—Huddleson; Copper punch bowl Copper Punch Bowl—Alchemade; Cake color dyes—Wilton;

BRANCHING OUT, pages 68–70

Find Carrie Brown's new book, The New Christmas Tree, at Artisan, a division of Workman Publishing;

LIFE IN COLOR, page 75

Straw star ornaments Star Ornament Assortment H1-60—Scandinavian Shoppe; Salt star ornaments Star Silent Night Salt OrnamentKristal Co.; Fancy filigree candle clips Set of 8 CL514-4S, small pine cone candle clips Set of 10 CL21S, red chime candles Set of 20 CN-PK-R—32 Degrees North; Felt Dala horses WeeWoolyWhimsies by Carol Jensen— Ornament hooks Gold Ornament Hooks set of 100Balsam Hill; Cork board Cork Ottoman tray—Bitters Co.;

NORTHERN LIGHT, pages 76–81

Exterior: Wooden Welcome Mat, Unique Home Gift; Metal Glass Lantern; melrose's mittens, Scandanavian Vintage-Inspired Pattern MARTA; Sled; LL Bean; Men's Buckskin Chopper Mitts, Mad Bomber Hat Buffalo Plaid, Polar Slider Sled XL; llbean.comBurlap Coffee Sack Wood Tote (in basket);

Dining room: chandelier 6 Arm Wrought Iron Chandelier WICH106—Hammerworks Lighting; Candles 10 Inch Rope Tapers—Green Tree Home Candles; Rosemary tree Let in the Light Rosemary Tree with Better Homes & Gardens® Recipe Cards—FTD; Plates in cabinet and white plates on table Piet Boon by Serax, decanter holding flowers 3 Way Carafe Studio Stan by Serax—BIDK Home; White cups on table—Edgewood Made; Fabric for table runner Leaves in Gray and Black—Rebecca Atwood; Rug Lenox Wool Woven Rug in Seaglass—Dash and Albert; Small cork bowl in hand Small Cork Planter, cake stand Cherry Cake Stand—Melanie Abrantes; Mushrooms Toadstool Ornament, Wooden Ornament—Scandinavian Shoppe;

Entryway table: vase Vase in Dry Sage—Edgewood Made; Mirror Claudio by Uttermost—Wayfair;

Living room: tree 9-foot Addison Spruce with Clear Lights—Treetopia; Mirror Lawson Wall Mirror 4935 by Cooper Classics—Wayfair; Scandinavian Winter Solstice card—Idlewild Co; Retro Ornament Holiday card and tags—Please Note; Joy and Merry Christmas Cards, Winter Animals wrapping paper—Clap Clap Design; King doll—Jumping Birds; Basket Suzanne Kasler Round Market Baskets—Ballard Designs; Corkboard tray Corkboard Ottoman Tray—Bitters Co.; Winter Fox wrapping paper, Gold and Green Pine Tree wrapping paper—Wrap and Revel; Rabbit in Wreath and Deer in Wreath wrapping papers—Laurie Clark Designs; Garden Nome gift tags—Green Acres Cottage; Ornaments on tree Fancy Filigree Candle Clips Set of 8 CL514-4S, Small Pine Cone Candle Clips Set of 10 CL21S, Classic Pine Cone Candle Clips Set of 10 CL04S, Red Chime Candles Set of 20 CN-PK-R, White Chime Candles set of 20 CN-PK-W, Blown Glass Clipping Mushroom Ornament HLC13, Shiny Red Clipping Mushroom Ornament HL12R, Long Matte Pine Cone Ornament HLC40MSV, Dark Green Pine Cone Ornament HLC111MG—32 Degrees North; Pair of Pixy ornaments 14-3535, Small Nordic Star ornament 8821663, Wooden Mushroom ornament 44383, Red Ball Felt ornament H1-1064R, White Ball Felt ornament H1-1064W, Tomte Boy & Girl ornaments H1-1238, Straw Star treetopper H1-869—Scandinavian Shoppe;

Round table: red table cover Red Felt Tree Carpet Tomtes-Pixies 7112—Scandinavian Shoppe; Snowflake Linzer tarts—Dorie LaFlamme, baker, Curtis House; Cookie plate Sigillata Signatura Chris Mestdagh Plate by Serax—BIDK Home;

Built-in plate rack: vintage Danish metal serving traysHunters Kitchen;

Wall with hanging gifts: paper ribbon—Paper Jacks;

Winter Animals wrapping paper—Clap Clap Design; Pixie dolls Pixy Ornaments 14-3410-ELI, boy ornament sold as set of Tomte Boy & Girl H1-1238, star holding hanging gifts Star Ornament Assortment H1-60—Scandinavian Shoppe; Snowmen Snowman Ornament, sold in set of 3 assorted—Cody Foster and Co.; Wine decanter 3 Way Carafe Studio Stan by Serax—BIDK Home;

TIE ONE ON, pages 82–87

Styrofoam balls for ornaments—Michaels Stores, Inc.; Wide pink ribbon for card holder Ceremonial Ribbon—Ceremonial Scissors; Napkins Festival in Lemon, Apple, Raspberry, and Teal—Sferra;

Sources for ribbons include:



MIDAS TOUCH, pages 88–93

Design—David Stark, David Stark Design, Brooklyn, New York;

Square lanterns Brass Frame lantern—Terrain; Octagonal lanterns similar items available—West Elm; (product line varies). Copper tree and garland ornaments, string lights—Jamali; Gold tree and garland ornaments—Christmas Central; Gold polka-dot wrapping paper, gold glitter wrapping paper—Paper Source; Candy canes—Hammond's Candies; Snowflake cookies—Elini's; Copper tray—Williams-Sonoma; Glue sticks UHU, gold leaf supplies, bone folder—Amazon; Gold and copper papers for projects—Paper Presentation; Beads—Bead Center; Kraft paper, gold mylar tape—Uline; Grosgrain and velvet ribbons—Artistic Ribbon; Cracker snaps—Olde English Crackers;

I DID IT, page 156

Wreath—Alpine Wreaths; Small galvanized bins from the Better Homes & Gardens® collection—Walmart; Wood veneer hang tags on bins—Paper Source;


Design—Michelle Morgan Harrison, Morgan Harrison Home, New Canaan, Connecticut;

Entry with stairs: floor runner—Lillian August; Oval mirror, stockings—homeowners' collection.

Exterior: balsam roping—Balsam Wreaths; Christmas trees—Maple Row Farm; Wreaths—Stew Leonard's; Wire basket with glitter logs—Pimlico; Moose and reindeer tree ornaments—Crate & Barrel; Nest tree ornaments—Michaels Stores, Inc.; Silver pinecone tree ornaments—Target; (product line varies). Bench, blanket—homeowners' collection.

Breakfast room: marble-top table—Williams-Sonoma; Chairs—Restoration Hardware; Tiered pastry server—Target; (product line varies). Potted trees—Wayfair; Floor runner—Lillian August; Chandelier, bar tray, tiered wire fruit stand, decorative serveware, vases—homeowners' collection.

Dining room: chairs—Modern History; Mohair fabric for chairs—Pollack; (to the trade). Small sunburst wall mirror, silver mint julep cups—Dovecote; Chandelier—Hiden Galleries; Christmas village pieces—Traditions Year-Round Holiday Store; Mercury glass candlesticks—Shabby Chic; Flatware—Bloomingdale's; Ball tree ornaments and gift wrap by Susan Kasler, pinecone tree ornaments—Ballard Designs; (product line varies). Tree topper—Pottery Barn; (product line varies). Dining table, blue sideboard, mirror over sideboard, lamps on sideboard, gold-framed rectangular wall mirror, china, glassware, bead garland on tree—homeowners' collection.

Kitchen: range, hood, shelf—Viking Range Corp.; Countertops Corian in Venaro White—DuPont Corian Solid Surfaces; Sink from the Shaws Original collection—Rohl; Faucet—Hansgrohe; Floor runner—Lillian August; Pendant lights, decorative dishware, plants and containers—homeowners' collection. 


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