Friday, November 28, 2008

Ready, Set, Christmas!

I wasn't joking when I told you I ordered loads of catalogs. There is a new one in the mailbox practically every day. For me, the fun of the Pottery Barn catalog is in the details- often times things that aren't even for sale. The rooms are always filled with incredible floral arrangements, wonderful collections of everyday objects (tickets, stamps, bottle caps) and fabulous accessories ( a giant sea sponge shaped like a bowl next to the claw foot tub). Those are the things that really set the mood. This year's holiday catalog had lots of cool ideas I'd love to try this Christmas. Here are my favorites:



I loved the miniature pine trees in these glass bottomed lamps. What a pretty way to change your seasonal decor without having lots of clutter on your tabletops.Think of all the pretty things you could fill them with- feathers, seashells, corks, acorns- such fun! I also love how there isn't a cord in the way of the display. How on earth did they manage that?



I thought this idea was also quite sweet. A simple cardboard stencil and a little spraypaint turns an ordinary birch log pile into pretty holiday decor. (Not sure if you'd want to burn spray painted logs after the holidays are over though.)



And finally, I loved this garland of beautifully wrapped packages. Wouldn't this be a charming take on an advent calendar? I'd head to World Market and Trader Joe's for lots of different candies, chocolates, puzzles and tops. So charming!

5 comments:

Munted kowhai said...

Oh my goodness, what an excellent idea for a lamp! I wonder where you could get once like that to make do?

You could have a garden, in the winter time!

Swell

n a t s u m i said...

I love the lamps! I have never seen these kind of lamps before... simple design and great idea!

I have tagged you on my blog. Hope you don't mind...

amy said...

If you notice, most home interior photos never show any cords! They either edit the photograph after the shoot, or the clip them off beforehand. It is freaky when you start to look for it.

chelsea said...

I love getting a new catalog in my mailbox! I used to order lots and am trying to do it again.

Joanna Goddard said...

those lamps are amazing!!!

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