Sneak a sense of humor into your appetizer plates with the Oliver Peppermint Stick plate from CB2. It will keep everyone smiling well after the snacks are gone.
West Elm’s 12 Days of Christmas Canapé Plates provide a lighthearted way to serve anything from snacks to salad to dessert.
These red plates from Z Gallerie would be stunning on a holiday table, yet equally as elegant on your table next fall. You can’t beat dishware that will work for more than one season.
Pair those plates with Z Gallerie’s Twisted Twine Placemats for a textured backdrop reminiscent of winter’s bare branches.
Candy bowls are always welcome, especially in the form of elegant holly sprigs like these dishes from Horchow.
Candles are an important part of decorating for any holiday; their glow always helps capture the spirit. This Cast Glass Menorah from West Elm is so delicate it looks as if it may melt before the candles themselves.
For a more sculptural presence, consider the Manzanita Candelabra, also from West Elm.
I love the Starry String Lights from Restoration Hardware because they’re more small and delicate than traditional bulbs, so they add just the right amount of twinkle to anything from mantels to centerpieces to branches.
This year, think outside the box in terms of a wreath. The silver Magnolia Wreath from Z Gallerie mixes understated glam with traditional leaves.
Time for gift-wrapping … and paper that will work across the board. The beauty of Crate & Barrell’s Marimekko paper is that no matter what your family or friends celebrate, the design and color scheme remains festively appropriate.
From real gifts to fake ones, these affordable gold gift boxes from Pier 1 are the perfect addition to a corner or vignette that needs a little holiday help.
Why waste your time on mistletoe when you can get golden kissing balls from Horchow? Warning: They don’t come with breath mints, so make sure you stock up.
I don’t know what it is about this plump, goofy-looking Santa Claus candle that makes me laugh every time I look at it. He’s almost too funny to set aflame!
Let’s face it, there’s always room for a Snowman statue during the holiday season. That's especially true when he’s part angel, like the “Keeper of the Flock” figurine from Horchow.
Remember, there’s no need to feel tied to tradition during the holidays. “Pat” and “Buffy” come adorned with presents and holly, and they’re simply a hoot.