Daily Archives: December 13, 2012

See What’s on Our Wish List From Mark and Graham

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We’re happy to introduce the he newest member to the Williams-Sonoma family, Mark and Graham, whose incredible selection of monogramming options and products makes personalized gift giving effortless. Check out a few of our holiday favorites from Mark and Graham!

These Alpaca Wraps ($199) would add such sophisticated coziness to your home over the holiday season and beyond.

We love these handmade Rectangular Napkin Rings ($39 for a set of 4) . Choose your favorite font to completely change the look.

Keep your fireplace stylish with this Iron Log Holder ($99). Which monogram will you choose for it?


How can a gingerbread house get even cuter? When it’s a Personalized Gingerbread House ($59), of course

We’re imagining a tree decorated exclusively with these chic Spherical Glass Ornaments ($10 – $12).


Take a peek at the  other great products, from leather totes to chic glassware, available at  Mark and Graham!

Mystery Box Design Challenge: An Enchanting Holiday Tablescape

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This week, we’re taking a closer look at the five bloggers who are featured in our Mystery Box Challenge. We challenged five of our favorite entertaining bloggers to create holiday decor vignettes with ornaments from our Jewels for the Home collection in the second Mystery Box Design Challenge. You can vote for your favorite design here. Today, we’re featuring the designs created by Chris Nease at Celebrations At Home.

What’s your favorite type of holiday party to throw?

“I love hosting cocktail parties with heavy hors d’oeuvres and lots of bubbly!  Variety is the spice of life and having several bite sized appetizers to choose from satisfies the palate and makes it easier to mix and mingle with other guests.  Nothing is more festive than champagne {sparkling wine}.  It immediately says the holidays are here!”

What’s your favorite holiday drink to serve (or drink)?

“My favorite holiday cocktail is sparkling wine or champagne poured over a splash each of cranberry juice and Amaretto.  I like to set up a small bar with the cranberry juice and Amaretto poured into pretty decanters, and a label tied on to identify them.  Place the bubbly in an ice bucket, and frame a small sign with instructions so guests can make their own festive cocktail.”

What’s one effortless way to add holiday décor to a party?

“(As in the challenge,) simple ball ornaments can be placed in any corner that needs a lift. Place them in bowls, apothecary jars, trays, or clear vases to add color and sparkle.  Scatter a few mini sizes on serving trays, or tuck them into a floral arrangement.  The possibilities are endless!”

Vote for your favorite design on Pottery Barn’s Facebook page now!

Source: Photos courtesy Celebrations At Home