12 Days of Christmas: Day 6 & 7

A wishlist showdown: Country vs. City featuring our newest additions to the team, Catherine and Emily!

We’ve got the best of both worlds in today’s feature! Catherine is a country gal and Emily is a city chick, see how the two wishlists and holiday styles compare and differ!

What colors do you use in your home for holiday decorations?
I love lots of neutrals with just a bit of color added from fresh greenery, touches of red, and wood accents. Think “Christmas on the Farm” without the shabby chic. Simple, handmade if possible, and bring the outdoors in.
 fun 1st Christmas shoot
The Christmas tree is a different story, though. I like a tree with eclectic and mismatched ornaments that have been collected one by one over the years; each ornament recalls a story or sentimental memory.
What is your favorite holiday tradition and why?
Christmas stockings. As a child, I would wake up on Christmas morning and finally get to open my stocking that had been hanging above the fireplace for weeks. It would be filled with small, creative gifts and always included some Christmas candy. To this day, it’s my favorite tradition…even if I am now the one filling it!
What is your go-to gift for holiday parties/others?
You can’t go wrong with a bag of coffee beans from Pearland Coffee Roasters or a tin of peppermint bark from Williams-Sonoma.
 
1) The new Laura Ingalls Wilder autobiography—I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!
2) The cream colored “Dhurrie Sofa” from Anthropologie—the number of times I have gone to their website just to stare at this dreamy sofa is embarrassing.

3) Ivory Vintage Style Kettle from World Market—it’s the perfect tea kettle.

 

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What colors do you use in your home for holiday decorations?
I am a total sucker for the traditional red and green but always like to incorporate a pop of color whether it be a fuchsia or turquoise, to really give that extra oomph to my place. This year I used an oxblood accent in my ornaments. LOVE!
What is your favorite holiday tradition and why?
My favorite holiday tradition is making ginger bread houses. My mom goes all out when it comes to the candy decor for the houses and that makes it so much fun to have so many fun options as well as making more memories with my family gal-pals ;)
What is your go-to gift for holiday parties/others?
My go-to gift is always a bottle of Veuve Clicquot. It’s an elegant champagne and shouts, “Let’s celebrate!”