December 2015

Oops, we're sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later.
Oops, we're sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later.
Share your take on this idea!
Upload your photo here.


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;


continue reading below

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 and 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 trays—Hunters 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 and 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. 


Page 16: Phone Lenses; Moment Lenses;


Oops, we're sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later.
Oops, we're sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later.
Share your take on this idea!
Upload your photo here.

More Resources


Loading... Please wait...

Add My Photo close
I Did It!
Share on Facebook
Uh oh! Please pick a jpg at least 600x600px.
Share on Facebook
Uh oh! Your photo failed to upload. Please try again or visit your profile.
No one has shared their photo yet.