Inspiration: Christmas Lights

Every year during the Christmas season, we would pile in the car and drive around in search of the brightest and boldest Christmas light displays.  Some neighborhoods would go all out - with illuminaries lining walkways and streets, every possible roof line adorned and nativity scenes.

I still enjoy seeing Christmas light displays - the more creative the better.  The photos that I chose for this collection were not necessarily the most lights crammed into a square foot.  Instead, each images holds its own unique presentation of the joy of the season.

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12 Ornaments for Christmas - Bonus

After the first twelve, I kept finding more! So, here are a few bonus ornaments:

Porcelain Origami Cranes Set, Gumps, $24

Owlets, Urban Outfitters, $8

Jonathan Adler Elephant Ornament, Barneys, $24




Friday Find: Ninjabread Men

Ninjabread Men, uncommongoods, $12

Inspiration: 2011 - The Year of Honeysuckle

Pantone announced yesterday that Honeysuckle (PANTONE 18-2120) will be the color of the year for 2011:


Pantone describes honeysuckle as follows: "A Color for All Seasons. Courageous. Confident. Vital. A brave new color, for a brave new world. Let the bold spirit of Honeysuckle infuse you, lift you and carry you through the year. It’s a color for every day – with nothing 'everyday' about it."

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12 Ornaments for Christmas - Ten

Elegant Yuletide Angel, Pier 1, $4.95


12 Ornaments for Christmas - One

As Christmas rapidly approaches, I simply have not had time to put together a full gift guide for each age for this year.  Instead, I decided to focus on one of my favorite traditions - trimming the Christmas tree.  Christmas ornaments make lovely gifts for any one on your list.  With so many beautiful options to choose from, I pulled together a list of some of my favorites for this year.

So, let's begin.

Kissing Ball, Crate & Barrel, $7.95

Book Releases - December 2010

Releasing this month: