Seasonal décor, table setting ideas, and gift-giving inspirations...

This warm and welcoming place setting plays off the theme of evergreens, pine cones, and fruit.  Perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and all through the winter. The surprise element here is the Cocoa Pearl dinnerware.  This colorful dinnerware not only mimics the browns of nature, but also beautifully highlights the colors of your food.

This year at the store we wanted a natural look for Christmas, with fruits, pines and evergreens.  Our entire tree is filled with fruit sprays and individual fruit pieces tucked in the branches.  We love the hooked snowflake pillows!

If the colors in your home seem to clash with traditional Christmas red, don't despair! Decorating for Christmas is really about decorating for winter.  Evergreens, pine cones, and white berries will bring festive cheer to any room and coordinate with any color.  Here we show them in a lovely blue pattern bowl.

Tasty and comforting treats for those cold winter days ahead! Hot Cocoa Shortbread Cookies dusted with powdered sugar; Peppermint Sugar Cookies dipped in chocolate and topped with crushed peppermint candy; and Parisien Hot Cocoa Mix with rich dark chocolate flakes and vanilla.  Yum!

This Woodland Deer dinnerware is perfect not only for Christmas, but for the entire winter.  Sandwich and tea or cookies and cocoa will have seasonal charm when served on these delightful pieces.

Want an easy way to bring that holiday feeling into your room?  Add a pillow! We have a great selection of beautiful and whimsical pillows that will put everyone in the Christmas mood!

Subtle autumn tones make this place setting invitingly elegant.  The secrets? The darkest color on the table is on the bottom -- the cognac placemat and coaster.  It defines the plate and sets the color tone over the neutral runner. The linens are all shades of ivory and beige.  Notice the extra napkin under the plate:  it softens the place setting.  The napkin ring adds a light and airy touch.  Who would suspect that it is actually a candle ring! Beautiful!  Amidst these warm and inviting neutrals, the food becomes the star!

Wood is the perfect decorative element in the autumn.  It adds warmth to a table or room, and lays the groundwork for adding all your favorite autumn colors.  This beautiful wood bowl has lovely leaf accents.  Just setting it near autumn colors is all you need to do.  Effortless entertaining!

These hand-made glass pumpkins from Simon Pearce are so beautiful! We added soft pumpkin linens and autumn leaves to create the look.  The candles scent is Pumpkin Giving - which is a combination of pumpkin, nutmeg, spice, and molasses. Their aroma is an intoxicatingly dellcious combintion of pumpkin pie and gingerbread.

All the good things of autumn are here! Mulling spices (a customer favorite for over a decade), Apple Pie Dip Mix, beautiful apple artwork, and more of those aromatic candles.This frangrance is "Homeward Bound," a pure cinnamon scent that is phenomenal!

Pumpkin it up! Pumpkins just make everyone happy. Ceramic pumpkin salad/dessert plates are perfect for autumn entertaining.  The two sizes of  glass trays feature lovely pumpkin artwork.  Wonderful for entertaining or displaying. 

These stylish buffalo check runners set the tone for this table! Four colors of dinnerware, and all create an autumn look. From top left, clockwise: Puro Vanilla by Juliska, Copper Clay by Emerson Creek Pottery, Forum Cognac by Casafina, and Barre Salte by Simon Pearce.  Where would you choose to sit at this table?

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