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Guest Picks: Cozy Neutrals for the Holiday Season
With the double whammy of holidays nearly upon us, I find myself seeking out cozy neutrals that will not only warm up my home, but carry my family from one holiday to the next without a lot of fuss and bother. Come check out what I've gathered together! — Sasha from Lemonade Makin' Mama
Hand-Made Wood Cutting Boards - $48
Can you really have too many bread boards? The variety of sizes makes these perfect for the many upcoming gatherings I'm about to host.
Teak Cutlery Set - $55
Extra guests mean extra mouths to feed, and these wood-handled utensils will be a classic addition to the table for the big meal — and the leftovers for days after.
Eileen Fisher Organic Cotton & Down Comforter - $428
Organic cotton and down comforter — just those words invoke relaxation. It's tempting to purchase one for the guest room, as well as the master bedroom.
Whiskey Rocks - $29
These little rocks are cute and humorous. Plus, they are an easy cocktail staple, and their soft gray color won't fight for attention among the holiday decor.
Plain Weave Jute Rug - $16.99
I always like to freshen up doormats, kitchen sink rugs and bath areas before the holiday season heats up. This mat is inexpensive and will add some nice texture.
Eileen Fisher Farmhouse Bedskirt - $128
Natural linen and cotton make this bed skirt an effortless choice for quick spare room guest preparations. I love that it has three adjustable panels to allow for a perfect fit.
Gabriella 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, White - $142
It's always a good idea to take stock of your serving pieces and dishes in early November. Because these dishes are clean and white, they make a nice new set or can blend easily into an existing set for extra place settings.
Farmhouse Double-Handled Bowls, White - $49.95
I can't stress how excited I am about these bowls. They are oven proof, so I can plan food for gatherings in advance and then bake it right inside these vessels. They come in a variety of colors, but this rustic white is simple.
Large Notary Candlesticks - $35
I could intertwine some leaves and such around these white candlesticks for November and then switch to evergreens and juniper berries for December.
Cable Knit Throw - $275
The holiday season brings chilly days meant to be spent in front of the fireplace or a good movie. This soft, cable knit throw would be perfect to cuddle up under with a mug of hot chai tea.
Wasara Party Kit - $44
I almost jumped up and down when I found this neutral party kit made of recycled, compostable paper products and bamboo utensils. You can choose a kit sized for as few as 8 or as many as fifty people. I think this would be great to keep on hand over the next couple of months.
PB Comfort Upholstered Chair - $249
These softly upholstered chairs are a great choice when extra seating is needed at the table. Because they are so pretty, I'd be tempted to use them all over the house.
I love this huge sack for the multitude of grocery trips this month, but also for how cute it will look hanging on a hook in my kitchen or beside the door.
Linen Kitchen Towel With Branches, Natural Brown by Printworthy - $18
I like that this is not holiday themed but is an easy late-fall, early-winter kitchen accessory.
Teak Bath Mat - $69
A teak bath mat is perfect for holiday company. And the best part is that this is ecofriendly.
Silver Temple Bells - $19
These Temple bells are a unique table decoration that will easily transition into the next holiday. Be careful though, as they might become a favorite toy of tiny guests.
Slate Cheese Board - $69
For an easy gathering during the next couple of months, this slate cheese board will be the perfect go-to item. You can lay out cheeses, desserts or other nibbles and write on it with chalk. Or you can prop it up on the counter and scrawl a holiday message across it when not in use.
Alarm Dock - $55
This clock called my name because it is a vintage look-alike, and the neutral wood wrapper surrounding it goes with anything.
Ethiopian Cotton Napkins - $21
These Ethiopian cotton napkins and table linens boast extraordinary softness. Plus, they are just cute.