Simple Holiday Decor

With the holidays upon us and this weekend a great shopping weekend I thought I would send out a few ideas that are easy to do and add a little something special for holiday decorating. Here are some tried and true, Cornucopia Classics you may have seen already…. and remember we can always come do it for you!

I like to use things that can be reused. On a large table full with holiday food on large platters  little arrangements of  bunches of herbs from the green market in heirloom containers fit in around platters really well. Herbs can be used in soup stocks the next day. Footed bowls with black or brown salt ( can be found at Whole Foods) with gorgeous brown and black dotted quail eggs nestled with in, great for brunch in the following days. Keeping things monochromatic to me is always that much more beautiful.  Amber, smoke or silver  candles with this…gorgeous.

Simply done too, think about napkins and votive candles coordinating, that simple thought out detail will add a lot to the table.  Always lots of candles, all sizes, to the table and surrounding rooms,  makes you feel enveloped in warmth and light.

Think about the season and a few accessories that enhance the feeling of your home without knocking you over the head with holiday decor enhancing the look in a rich subtle way like this gorgeous faux mink blanket from Restoration Hardware. I thought I was way over this look but these look so soft and cozy I think of the winter scene in Camelot with Vanessa Redgrave as Guenevere, being carried thru the forest. I went crazy for that scene as a child and still do! When the true holiday decor goes away you still have a little something special around.

A bowl of nuts, or pine cones with amber candles nestled deep inside, for a more modern home, the same pine cones can be great in a white matt  bowl for a modern contrast with nature.  Or stack your cookies tree shape, don’t remember what blog I found that one on will credit when I do! Gorgeous sugars like can a suc, seen in one of my first blog posts to a dessert table. Container store , not online, but in the store has great wooden Christmas trees in a $15 range similar to photo shown 2009 website If it’s hip, it’s here. Keep natural elements with natural elements. Want it with a bit more glitz get some Christmas ornaments collect them together and nestle in the candles, the reflection is beautiful . Always work with colors that feel like home to you.

 

Most photos by moi, last from If its hip its here website, cookies as trees…credit coming

 

About cornucopiaofbeautifulthings

Dorothy Pfeiffer is owner and Creative Director of Cornucopia since 1995. When she first bought Cornucopia in 1995 it was a retail flower shop on the Upper East Side. Since, Dorothy has moved Cornucopia to a studio space in the heart of the flower market and has expanded the business to include all aspects of event design and recently has developed an added Interior Design for Coporate and Home to the services offered at Cornucopia
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