Guest Picks: A Sparkling Holiday Home

12 Jun

Guest Picks: A Sparkling Holiday Home

The holidays are indeed a time of hustle and bustle, but they are also a time for hunkering down in your home with family, friends, good music, a fire and nice cocktails. Within this collection, I added pieces that will make your house a festive, shimmery space to entertain and unwind — a place to welcome new people and loved ones alike. — Megan from A Sweet Spoonful

Sundance Catalog

Wirework Holiday Forest, Set of 5 – $88

This small and charming family of trees brings holiday light and life to any mantle or table.


Salt Shaker Snow Globe – $18

These salt shaker snow globes are appropriate at the spot where Old World tradition meets modern holiday style. From simple table decor into a special hostess present, the opportunities are endless when it comes to this nostalgic locate.

Simon Pearce

2011 Snowflake Medallion Bauble – $65

This handmade glass bauble can help you remember this holiday season for years to come. It could be a straightforward and gorgeous addition to the shrub.


Home Sweet Home Banner – $10

While technically beautiful to get a housewarming celebration, this banner ushers in the holiday season with equal parts sweet opinion and sparkle.


Antler Dishtowel – $22

Doing dishes could be festive and fine too with those charming, screen-printed flour-sack towels.


Vintage Silver Coasters – $29

These coasters can give a subtly modern appearance to virtually any home or workplace. They are as comfortable holding a delicate flute of champagne since they’re a tumbler of great whiskey.

Sundance Catalog

Artisan Cheese Knives, Set of 4 – $38

A good holiday celebration begs for well-made cheese knives. Here they are.


Felt Garland: Red – $48

This playful and bright garland will light up any space.


Jingle Bell Garland – $19.95

Use this silver bell garland for staircases, tops of doors, window sills or bookshelves. You name it, and this can bring the holiday freshness!

Alyssa Ettinger

Translucent Ball Mason Jar Votive Lantern – $39

These jar-inspired votives give off the most beautiful light light when lit. You can hang them indoors or outside, or you can just place them around your house wherever you need a little extra shimmer this year.

Old Faithful Shop

Hanging Terrarium – $88

For smaller living spaces that don’t have room to get a tree this season, bring a little of the excellent outdoors inside with a very small terrarium.


Perigord Champagne Flutes – $40

The French have loved these champagne flutes for decades, and I have begun to appreciate their thick-walled heft and simultaneous delicate sparkle too.

Room & Board

Galbraith & Paul Helix Pendant Lamp – $379

The Philadelphia-based studio workshop Galibraith & Paul knows block-printed textiles like nobody else. All their pendant lighting fixtures is handmade in tasteful, modern designs. Use this to bring a more permanent glow into your living room this holiday.

Heath Ceramics

Etched Multi-Stem Vase – $135

This beautiful vase out of Heath Ceramics brings understated holiday elegance to the house.

Brook Farm General Store

Six Stainless Steel Straws – $18

Want a conversation starter for your next holiday cocktail party? Look no farther; those straws are unique, useful and nicely designed.

Z Gallerie

Tasse Appetizer Set – $19.95

This sparkly eight and tray small-handled cups are perfect for appetizer soups or after-dinner espresso.


Pierced Candleholders – $39

Use these candle holders to get beautiful fractured mood lighting in the quick light of a candle.

Restoration Hardware

Vintage Demijohn Bottles – $119

All these antique, hand-blown bottles were discovered at a warehouse in Eastern Europe, and I adore them for their subtle variations and rustic nature. While pretty for your holiday table, these are fitting vessel for pebbles, buttons and other found items all year-round.

West Elm

Manzanita Candelabra, Silver – $99

These two shimmering tapers help light up any space. They could certainly be applied as a holiday menorah, but also as a shimmering mantle decor.


Yuki Pillow, Rectangle – $128

These shaggy cotton pillows bring a neutral snow-colored palate to any living room. They are modern yet timeless. Plus, I really like getting a couple of new throw pillows or linens to decorate the home around the holiday season.

Next: Dreaming of a White Christmas

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