Deck the Halls

The holiday season is a time for spreading good cheer and spending quality time with family and friends. It is the season where warm hearts and friendly smiles are seen more than ever.

When was the first Christmas card sent? Why do we kiss under the mistletoe? There are many festive traditions that are practiced by a number of countries all over the world during the holiday season. These traditions can be as diverse as the culture and religious practices of each and every country in the world.

This year, start your own traditions! I love receiving a yearly ornament from my good friend and enjoying all the holiday lights the bright up one’s home. I burn my favorite woodsy scented candles from Volupsa that fill my home with the aura of Christmas. My husband’s Christmas Caroler figurines come out of storage to grace our kitchen counter. These annual holiday customs bring a sense of warmth and security. They not only make you feel good inside but they also create an awareness of those we sometimes forget to show appreciation and gratitude.

Add to the festivities of the season with this solid marble cheese tray decorated with brass-plated branches and gilded with 24kt gold-plated leaves. Inspired by the beauty of the natural world, this gift is carefully hand-made by master craftsman. This is an ideal gift for those who love nature, beauty and functionality. The fanciful “branch” knife is included.


What better way to decorate your table than with these festive and fanciful pinecone shakers. These innovative 14kt gold-plated salt and pepper shakers effortlessly combine pure luxury with the rustic charm of the natural world. Studded with Swarovski crystals, they will make a statement at any dinner table.