Holiday Inspiration

I wanted to share the inspiration for my holiday decorating this year. Simple and elegant with sparkle and shine!

I love the sparkle of crystal. Is there a more elegant or simple garland than this with satin ribbon and large glass ornaments? Gone are the days of the lush garlands encrusted with fruits, flowers and ornaments. Less is so much more!

 I love to set a pretty table. It adds to the festive atmosphere and will make your guests feel really special. So set a pretty table, especially if it is just for you!

Flowers are a must on any holiday decorating list. Fresh flowers are especially welcome during the cold wintery months. They remind us that spring is sure to return.

An easy garland and wreath decorate the armoire. The fresh green garland frames the window in lieu of draperies.

I love the extravagant look of this piece - candles and beaded garland with shiny ornaments nestled in. Over the top with style.

Tiny white lights under a sheer gauze swag. Simple beauty.

It is such fun to decorate the most unexpected places in your home like a bathroom ledge or a windowsill. Don't stress over what to use, a candle, beaded garlands or even a shiny ornament or two can make it dazzling!

Presentation is everything when you make the extra effort in wrapping your gifts.  With these papered hat boxes your wrapped gift becomes part of the holiday decorating! 

Wishing You and Yours the Happiest of Holidays.

Photos courtesy of bhg.


Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Everything is decorated very beautiful! I especially love your white dinnerware, the gauze swag and the bowl of candles.

Happy Holidays!


June said...

these images really ARE very lovely. Inspiring for sure!

Minna said...

So gorgeous pictures and soooo gorgeous home you have. Thanks for shareing it with us.
Have a Merry Christmas and all the best for you, Happy New Year 2010!

Love Minna (from Finland)

Greet said...

I love the green garland on your window!!


Anonymous said...

hello trischa,

wat wonderful.
sooooo beutieful dinnerware.
greatings conny

Edel said...

So beautiful!:)

Susan said...

You've inspired me to purchase candles. Love your website!

Susan at Charm of the Carolines

Tiffany said...

Lovely decorations.

Anonymous said...

Lovely pictures of Christmas decor.Wishing you a very Merry Christmas & the happiest New Years!
Looking forward to more vintage whites in the coming year.
Pink hugs.

sylvia said...

It 's all so lovely!! Thanks for showing us!! merry Christmas!!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Beautiful and so inspiring. Merry Christmas Trish!

Beth said...

gorgeous inspiration!

Beth said...

ooooo candy to my eyes!! TFS!

texasdaisey said...

What beautiful decorations. I love all the white. You had some great ideas as well. Enjoyed it.

Tutti Chic said...

Trisha~How beautifl everything is! SO seren & elegant! I hope you & your family ahd a wonderful holiday! Happy New Year my friend~xo tutts

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

I loved alll of it, but especially the garland with the ornaments. How clever. I'm remember that one for next year!

Warm blessings,

Its So Very Cheri said...

EVERYTHING looks so beautiful--as always.


Sherri Blum, CID said...

I'm drooling over here!The lace and linens are so beautiful. Your posts are wonderful and I will be following...even added myself to receive your newsletter.