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Must-Have Dutch Tulip Decor

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Dutch Tulips Forever Pillar CandleThis week, our must-have home accents feature a flower with a tumultuous history. Regarded as a luxury item in Europe, the tulip was highly coveted, and was even used as currency in places like the Netherlands. Now, these beautiful flowers add sophistication and beauty to our gardens and homes, as well as to pillows and other decor.

Dutch Tulips Forever Pillar Candle Set

The following items from our catalog are decorated with Dutch tulips, or parrot tulips, which have a whimsical shape and charming coloration, and, they are all made in the USA.

Tulip Dish Towel

Vintage reproductions can add a serene, traditional look to any decor, as exemplified in these flameless candles. Made in the USA with waxy exteriors, the warm glow from the Pillar or Set of Three will illuminate a centerpiece, mantel or other space while adding a spring-like look to your home all year.

Dutch Tulip PlaqueUsing similar color tones with the same vintage reproduction quality, these textiles are as decorative as they are functional. The Tulip Dish Towel will hang beautifully in a kitchen for added style, but can also clean up small messes and crumbs throughout the kitchen or dining nook.

Dutch Tulips Mini Pillow

The Mini Pillow has a buckwheat fill, which means this home accent can be warmed up for use as a heating pad. A decorative heating pad, at that.

Our newest piece by artist Suzanne Nicoll brings a lifelike Dutch tulip to the walls of your home. The black background adds a refined appearance that doesn’t eliminate the charm of the rustic wood boards. This statement-making wall art would look beautiful in a gallery wall or above a mantel.

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Last Minute DIY Christmas Decor Ideas

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

The tree is up, the cookies are in the oven, the stockings are hung by the chimney with care…oh no! The dining room table centerpiece! Those windows didn’t look so bare last week…and should that blank wall be decorated?! No worries, here are some last-minute projects and DIY ideas to put the finishing touches on your holiday decorating, just in time for Christmas.

outdoor entertaining space
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No, we will never get sick of jars! These look great with glitter on the bottom, on the top, in a chevron pattern or however you imagine them. Place one or two small flowers (real or faux) or a flameless candle to add a little mood lighting in a window or on a dining room table.

Christmas 2011
Photo by Michelle EdwardsMore traditional living room photos

Whether you have extra scrapbook paper and twine laying around or just have standard white paper and fishing line, this DIY project can work. Write a message, greeting or Noel and cut the letters out in triangles, stars or other shapes and string along a bookcase, mantel or wall for instant seasonal style.

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Photo by Planet FurMore eclectic living room ideas

Get the kids and grandkids involved by letting them create their own ornaments, paper garland and other decorations. They will make a whimsical addition to your seasonal home accents, and you will make memories to cherish for a lifetime.

A perfectly pale interior with Nordic influences
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Use what you can find outside, at a flower shop or at a local farmer’s market. Pine boughs, pinecones, sticks and other natural plants and objects can create a rustic look to complement the coziness of the season. Simply spread them out in a centerpiece, on a mantel or get crafty and create shapes, personal arrangements and more.

In addition to stylish decor and country home furnishings, we hope your home is filled with warmth, love and happiness this season. Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

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Welcoming Home Accents for Your Mantel

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

A fireplace mantel should always be decorated with welcoming home accents, especially for the holidays, as friends and loved ones gather around the fireplace to share stories of Christmases past, hot cocoa and cookies, and what great things to expect for the new year. Here are some decor tips for making a mantel as warm as the fire underneath it.

Velvet Poinsettia Garland

Taper Holder Wall SconceGarland

The most simple decoration to lay across the mantel is garland. Whether it sits flat or drapes over the surface, is narrow or lush with greenery and ornaments, garland can make the space look full and festive. With a coordinating wreath nearby, the look is even more complementary.

Candles

If garland is the most simple decoration, candles come in a close second. Place varying heights  on either end of a mantel, tealights along the edge,  or find a decorative piece that holds seasonal tapers that add mood lighting to a family room or dining room. Flameless candles will keep the holidays worry-free and long-lasting.

Silent Night Mantle Scarf

Mantle Scarf

Mantle scarves drape elegantly over a mantel and catches the eye of every guest, drawing them into your most comfortable room in the house. Solid colors, opaque lace and those with seasonal designs all create an inviting look (and look great when complemented by garland and candles).

Seasonal Print

If you have the means to hang wall art above a mantel, it will bring a whole room together for the holidays. A framed print gives a finished look and could be used as a conversation starter at a holiday party.

Seasonal PrintCarolers In Sleigh Display

Sculptures and Lighting

String lights, like candles, add a twinkling, festive mood to a room – whether it’s filled with loved ones or just yourself sipping cocoa and reading a cozy book. Sculptures, figurines and holiday collectibles add a personal touch to the mantle, adding depth and character to other home accents and seasonal decor.

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