• Making Spirits Bright

    Making Spirits Bright

    Tis’ the season for celebrating family and friends over dinner and drinks. From small gatherings to large reunions, entertaining can go from smooth to stressful...

  • Traditional with a Twist

    Traditional with a Twist

    One way to take your holiday décor from usual to unique is with a bit of whimsy. Whether it's a twist on the traditional, or...

  • Ho-Ho-Homey for the Holidays

    Ho-Ho-Homey for the Holidays

    “Homey” — a feeling synonymous with comfy, cozy, safe and warm. It’s a state of mind, an ambiance, even a movement (“hygge,” anyone?). As the...

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    Bring the Christmas spirit into smaller spaces with a tabletop tree. Perfect for mantels, side tables and more, tabletop trees add that extra touch of merriment. 

    1. Silver and gold glitter tree, available at The White Rabbit.

    2. Pine cone tree, available at The Great Cover-Up.

    3. Cone tree on pot, available at The Great Cover-Up.


    For homeowner Olga Mandis, tradition is everything. From her interior décor style to the family memories she recreates each holiday season, tradition is sprinkled throughout her charming Illinois home. Mandis and husband Nick purchased the house nine years ago and immediately knew they were going to put their personal stamp to reinvent the place. The couple hails from Europe and Olga has always been inspired by history, architecture and traditional décor, so it made perfect sense that their new home embraces their European roots with an Old World feel.


    Treat your festive partygoers to a table trimmed with striking serving pieces. Silver, gold, traditional or contemporary, having the right pieces on hand will make entertaining a breeze.

    one: Courtly check three tier sweet stand, by MacKenzie-Childs, available at Three French Hens and B. Davis.

    two: Old St. Nick large handled deep serving bowl, by Vietri, available at Mary Tuttle’s.