Reflections on the Well Dressed Tree

Let our hand-hooked 100% wool tree skirt collection from some of America’s best loved folk artists adorn your holiday tree this season!  From two traditional schemes in red & green to a bright & punchy ornament scene, the grounding addition to your Christmas tree lends its own merry blend of style and fancy to the season.

Tradition

Traditional red & green plays host to two of our wool tree skirts, one in a Christmas tree repeat pattern; the other with a scene of winter berries and cardinals.  Pair them with traditional tree trimmings, or get a little fanciful with a cardinal tree-topper {or Christmas tree garland, perhaps}!

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Celebration

A bit of whimsy, bold splashes of color and a whole lot of charm define our fun mix of brightly decorative ornaments embellishing this tree skirt; The perfect complement to a fun and festive holiday tree!

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A Rocking Horse for Christmas

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In the classic Christmas tale, Rocking Horse Christmas, a rocking horse waits faithfully by the attic window for the return of the boy who loved him as a child. It’s a poignant tale of the magic in the   companionship between a child and a beloved rocking horse, which began centuries ago and is alive and well in the heart’s of children today.

In the spirit of the holiday season, we bring you our striking Victorian Rocking Horse, which is destined to be a timeless treasure and dream toy for the little boy or girl in your life. This full-size replica of a Victorian rocking horse is hand-carved in beautiful mahogany with hand-stitched saddle and tack in genuine leather. The expertise that goes into every horse makes each one an exclusive, one-of-a-kind gift that is destined to be special to each and every child.

The wonderful relationship between children and rocking horses has existed since ancient Greece around 400BC when rocking horses were first made. By the 1300′s they were used to teach children the art of jousting, which lasted through the era of King Charles 1 in the 1600′s. Over the centuries, they would become increasingly ornate, elegant and sophisticated in design.

The evolution in the exquisite art of hand-carved rocking horses is, however, the only thing that’s changed. The heartfelt, enduring attachment children have for their rocking horses has always stayed the same and this is the essence of what makes the wonderful rocking horse so timeless.

A Little Holiday Pillow Talk

A Pillow Candy Cane

One of the most festive ways to express the holiday spirit is with throw pillows that reflect the joyous nature of the season. Whether it’s candy canes, cardinals, holly trees or Santa hats, our beautiful needlepoint and hand-hooked pillows will add a lovely traditional touch to your holiday décor for a feeling that’s as cozy and comforting as a Currier and Ives setting.

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Look of the Day: Natural Holiday

This graceful holiday ensemble connects you with the natural beauty of the winter outdoors in a soft and inviting way.  Delicately divine needlepoint pillows, a naturalistic or deeply textural rug and a mirror made from real birch branches layer in the luxury while the sinuous lines of our kingsgate armchair and tufted ottoman ground the room.  A fine way to welcome in the simple elegance of the season.

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These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things

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Snowbirds on stockings and candy cane pillows

Hammocks that sway under summertime willows

Doormats that welcome – recorders that sing

These are a few of our favorite things.

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Red solar lanterns and vintage propellers

A club chair for reading the latest bestsellers

Chess boards and chips sets and rugs for the spring

These are a few of our favorite things.

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