If there’s one time of the year where tradition counts, it’s Christmas. One of our local malls recently decided that they were going to do away with the huge Christmas tree they put up every year and installed a modern (and rather strange looking) glacier instead. The backlash was crazy, and they once again have the tree up. I guess in the spirit of bigger and better, we’re always trying to come up with something new. But, it’s hard to go wrong with traditional, especially where holiday decorating is concerned.
For our first Christmas in this house, I’m envisioning classic decorations, garlands and red and green. I also love the plaids and buffalo checks that are popping up everywhere.
I’ve teamed up with Linen and Boxwoods a couple of times before, and they’re always a good source for home accessories, gifts and pretty things for the table. As their name would suggest, they have a good selection of preserved boxwood wreaths and topiaries, but they also have a lot of other pieces for creating a traditional holiday style. I pulled some of my favorites from their site, for decorating and for giving: