I really love this time of year. The stretch of holidays from Thanksgiving through the new year is one of my favorites — the food, the decorating, the weather, the friends, everything. I’ve slowly been getting the house ready for the season and am so enamored with a few recent finds, I just had to share them with you today. Be ye warned: several are from Anthropologie, as when I stopped in over the weekend to donate some pieces for Cozy Drive (don’t forget to do that by this Sunday!), the store was so beautiful and festive that I couldn’t walk out of there without lots of pretty, shiny, gold things.
Joe had recently mentioned that he thought we needed some new scotch glasses (the two really nice ones we had both broke — wah), so when I spotted these at Anthro, I immediately sent him a text for his approval. Honestly, I think they look even prettier in person than online! They’re technically wine glasses, but the thin lip and squared-off shape lends itself well to spirits drinking, too. They look fantastic on our vintage metallic bar cart, especially next to the gold leafed mirror I DIYed!
We also finally got our Reclamation Etchworks bottles in the mail. I was so happy that these guys’ Kickstarter campaign got funded so I could get my hands on a set of these. (PS, you can read the original story about these awesome upcycled, art deco inspired etched bottles here). Now we just need to head to the liquor store to finish filling up these bottles so we have everything on hand for cocktails over the next few months!
I also spotted this star at Anthro and just had to have it. We don’t currently have a star for the top of our tree, and I fell in love with this one. I love the gold mixed with the mirrors — such a classic, vintage effect that I don’t think I’ll ever tire of. Plus, while it’s not hanging out on our tree, I’ve found this actually makes a really great art piece for the coffee table (and compliments a lot of the other colors we have in the room!). It’s structural and really fun.
Finally, it’s never “holiday season” to me until I have at least 2 different holiday scented candles for the house. I’m OBSESSED with candles scented with fir or any other kind of pine-y, crisp holiday scent (my fave is to burn a fir or balsam scented candle like this one along with Diptyque’s Oranger. Trust me, the combo screams holiday cheer!). Jacinta’s candles come in these really pretty white clay pots and each has a decal at the top to indicate the fragrance. My favorite is the Holiday Nest scent; keep tabs on this line, because they offer different scents based on the season (in the summer, I had a ‘Sweet Poppy’ one and thought it smelled divine).
What have you been doing to prepare for the holidays — if anything?
IN THIS POST:
Color-Drop Stemless Wine Glass | Reclamation Etchworks Bottles | Golden Star (not online, found in store) | Jacinta Holiday Nest Candle