Chances are you’ve been using the same holiday decorations for several years, even decades. Most of us get hit with a wave of nostalgia every December when we pull out the ornaments — the glittery pine cones your kids made in preschool; the crèche that’s been in the family for ages; the stockings knit by Grandma. The holidays are all about tradition, and we don’t want to mess with that. But as you deck your halls this year, consider enlivening the decor by supplementing your festive favorites with some new sparkle. Read on for stylish suggestions to brighten your seasonal scheme.
While your old knitted stockings may have sentimental value, these will wow when hung from the mantle. The black and white stockings are made from various F. Schumacher fabrics and trimmed with emerald green satin by Romo. $75. Liz Caan Interiors, 1066 Centre St., Newton; 617-244-0424, www.lizcaan.com.
Swap out your traditional wreath with this one made
out of white felt. Handmade
in Nepal, the wreath is soft and airy. Available in 12-inch and 18-inch diameters, $39-$59. West Elm, 160 Brookline Ave. 617-450-9500,
Spice up your sofa with this
needlepoint snowflake pillow, crafted by Vermont-based Chandler 4 Corners. Not only is the hand-hooked wool pillow, with its lush velveteen backing, an ideal accent for the holiday season, it’s fitting for the entire winter. $70. Flat of the Hill,
60 Charles St., 617-619-9977, www.flatofthehill.com
Whether filled with a festive brew or water, these glasses are eye-catchers. Hand-etched with a botanical berry pattern, then painted with real gold and fired to create a warm matte finish, the artful glasses are made by Roost. Prices start at $96 for a set of six. Artefact, 1000 Pleasant St., Belmont. 617-993-3347, www.artefacthome.com.
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