Holiday Decorating Elements

Are you looking for a new element to add to your holiday decorating repertoire?  Here are some of our favorite elements.  We hope you try one of them this year!

White décor

If you have your base décor in a monochromatic pallet such as white, you can add in a different accent color each year (think emerald, crimson, gold or blue).  Or let it all stay white like a Winter Wonderland!

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Natural & wood décor

We love layering in natural and wood elements to our décor to warm up a space.  We do this not only at Christmas but throughout the year!

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Real & faux stem decor

Add wreaths, garland or stems throughout your home.  Some unexpected places are on the backs of chairs or stools and on your light fixtures!  Add touches of ornaments and velvet ribbon for elegance and sparkle.

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We wish you a warm & full holiday season.  May you be able to slow down a bit and take part in things that you truly enjoy.

 

 

Small Business Saturday

Everyone knows about Black Friday, but do you know about Small Business Saturday?  This year, it is Saturday, November 26th (always the day following Black Friday).

We’d like to highlight some of our favorite small businesses to get you thinking about how you can support small and local businesses this year:

Pretty Sunny Studio – Minneapolis, MN

Carly makes terrazzo handmade products in happy colors and patterns.

Olive Branch Baskets – Eden Prairie, MN

If you’re looking for hand-picked gift baskets for any occasion, Tehani is your gal!  She has great taste and does an excellent job curating something special for you.

Courage Craft Co – Beldenville, WI

Karissa makes handcrafted baby accessories in the cutest fabrics.

Thistles & Threads – Osseo, MN

Home decor, apparel, gifts & more.  This cute shop is run by Jess, a talented business owner and designer.  They are having a Small Business Saturday event 10am – 4pm!

Ellingboe Photo – Twin Cities, MN

Caroline does beautiful work and is so fun to work with to boot!

Koselig Candle Co. – White Bear Lake, MN

The quality is top notch and we love the look of the black or white vessel – it always looks good in your house no matter the season.

We hope you can find a way to support local businesses this year.  We know what it’s like to run a business, so we encourage you to show any small business owners some love! If you can, check out a few of these on our list or let us know of any you’d recommend!

 

 

2022 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Home

We’ve entered November folks, so that means thoughts of holiday gifting are upon us!

Here are a few of our favorite items For the Home:

The Polished Jar – Custom Soap Bottles

These elevate your bathroom or kitchen instantly they are so beautiful!  Pick your bottle, pump, and label to customize your own look.

Boll & Branch – Luxury Bedding & Towels

Do you need to splurge on yourself this holiday?  You will not be disappointed with this bedding or towel upgrade.

Crate & Barrel – Belgian Flax Linen Quilt

While we’re thinking about our bed, more layers are always good.  Here’s one of our favorite quilts – it’s warm without being hot.  Use it add a textured layer in the same color as your other bedding, or a contrasting color.

Magnolia – Holiday Wreaths

Wreaths can be used in so many places, not just your front door.  Layer one on top of a mirror in the foyer or dining room.  Add one to your mantle or above your kitchen range hood for the holidays!

Crate & Barrel – Salt & Pepper Mills

Upgrade your seasonings with new salt and pepper mills, like this marble and wood option.  If they’re pretty enough, we say leave them out on the counter like decor!

Magnolia – Gatecrest Metal Candlesticks

These are my go to candlesticks that work with any style decor.  They are simple yet beautiful.  Use all 3 sizes together for the best impact.

Joss & Main – Bubble Pots

We always say that plants are welcome decor in any home of any style.  Elevate your plants by swapping out the pot with one of these adorable bubble pots.  White is timeless and goes with any season, while the dots give off a playful vibe.

Gathre – Leather Table Runner

The cutest scallop table runner that’s also wipeable leather?  Yes, please!

Anthropologie – Flatware

Sometimes your table needs something different or that extra sparkle for the holidays.  Most people don’t think to swap out their flatware, but this can add a surprise twist to your hosting game!

We hope this inspired you as you begin making your list or shopping for loved ones this holiday season!