We're dreaming of a white Christmas this year, but not the shoveling, tire-spinning, slippin'-and-slidin' kind. Instead, we're wishing you and yours the tranquility and peacefulness...
We’re dreaming of a white Christmas this year, but not the shoveling, tire-spinning, slippin’-and-slidin’ kind.
Instead, we’re wishing you and yours the tranquility and peacefulness that a nighttime snowfall brings when you have nowhere to go except a cushy, warm chair in front of the fireplace.
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There’s something about a wave of white that creates a calming effect, something missing in many hustle-bustle households this time of year. But how do you create this sense of quiet without breaking the holiday budget?
Winter white is a workhorse in all its variations, sand to snow. Maybe that’s why it’s showing up everywhere, pushing traditional red and green to the wings.
Stores showcase white-flocked and sugar-iced trees and wreaths. Trees are trimmed with white bows and ribbons, often paired with gold and silver for sophistication’s sake.
Here we showcase all that’s white, from snow-flocked wreaths to place-card holders and china, all in the spirit of serenity and snowfall freshness.
Lavish satin stockings with pink ribbon-roses, embroidery, beading and pearls. $14.99 at Hobby Lobby crafts stores around the nation.
A spray-painted tree branch with stars and mini-ornaments.
Pearlized garlands by Martha Stewart, $2.49 to $3.99 at Kmart.
Ornaments that glitter in white or silver that say “peace.”
White tree-toppers. Seek one that will draw your attention to the heavens.
Snowmen place-card holders.
A flocked wreath, available at most florists.
Gold and bisque holiday china ($5 to $16 at Pier 1 Imports).
Faux mother-of-pearl napkin rings ($2.99 each at Linens-n-Things).
Use white with one other color for a more dramatic effect. White or off-white, paired with silver and glass, takes on a more modern shine.
For a more traditional look, pair white with green or red.
Don’t be afraid to use several shades of white together.
Tuck flocked or beaded “iced” branches into the deep spaces of the Christmas tree.
A white bowl filled with mono-colored ornaments and a white pillar candle make an easy centerpiece.
Rosy red apples, fresh or faux, contrast beautifully with creamy white bowls.
Mix textures when accessorizing in white sleek satins, luxurious weaves, eyelet, quilted fabrics and organza.
“Dress” dining room chairs by draping them with shrugs of white or beige netting or organza tied in a bow at the back with a sprig of holly or pine in each one. Tuck a name tag into each.