Ah Christmas, the most magical time of year, no doubt you have your tree up by now, hung with all sorts of vintage finds or glittering pretty little things. If you still need some ideas for holiday decor- why not take a cue from mother nature. You can hang these snowflake ornaments from a dining room chandelier at different heights for your next festive dinner.
Despite the recent rumblings of recession and showing conservative spending habits, lets' have a peak at the newly unveiled and luxurious-as-usual Christmas Book by Neiman Marcus!
It is just fantastic the way the light catches the gloss and shine of these elegant bowls inside and out. The handcrafted silver plate looks crisp against the enameled interior in fun fun colors like this robin's egg blue. The Revere Bowl is available in sizes such as 9" or 12" bowls, or sets of four (revere mini) in other brilliant colors, like coral. Enameled tones such as these, are reminiscent of vintage dinnerware, but with such graceful lines, they would easily become classics in your servery collections.
Available at Saks Fifth Avenue
With so many great gadgets available to the modern home, one to consider when renovating would be a dumbwaiter. A dumbwaiter is a fantastic help in the home whether you would use it for transporting morning breakfast, transferring freshly folded laundry, or firewood to a wood burning fireplace. Dumbwaiters in older colonial homes were operated by pulley systems to bring cumbersome items from one floor level to another directly above or below. New dumbwaiters have sophisticated engines, locks and lighting systems making the job even more convenient. If you are considering installing one during a renovation, you must consider electrical hookup, and most importantly the space required for the shaft and mechanics.