feature designs

the many moods of Christmas

Displays and matching arrangements for setting the holiday mood in your shop and in the homes of your customers.

Each year, households around the world decorate for Christmas using a mix of old and new decorations, but to encourage your customers to add to their collections this year, you’ll have to display an attractive mix of accessories.
We’ve gathered some of the most on-trend selections from the best purveyors of Christmas décor in the industry, combined them into eye-catching displays and added fresh arrangements that both capture the spirit of the displays and make the perfect shop specials to coordinate with the vignettes.

Designs and styling by Leroy Miller, AIFD and Talmage McLaurin, AIFD

the golden age
Victorian in almost every way, this display combines
a wreath of gorgeous yellow fabric garden roses and iced pansies with golden ornaments in a variety of finishes. Square oil lamps are embossed with a gold pattern, and the ornate cachepot and compote are trimmed with gold. The decorator colors of the florals give the display a formal, gardeny look, perfect for upscale decorating.
(Inset) Formal in every respect, the vertical lines of this design, created by the Aspen Sticks, orchids and hyacinths, are intersected by evergreen foliage at the base. Gold ornaments add Christmas flair and coordinate nicely with the ivory container.

MATERIALS: Vignette—oil lamps, cachepot, compote, ornaments, permanent roses, tulips and ribbon from Jim Marvin Enterprises; tussie-mussie holder from S.N.K. Enterprises; permanent greens from Sullivans.
Arrangement—container from Global Pottery; orchids from Orchids Direct; incense cedar and noble fir from Hiawatha Corporation; ornaments from Jim Marvin Enterprises; Party Pallet Aspen Sticks from Knud Nielsen Company; lilies, hyacinths, Gerberas and
Freesias from favorite suppliers.


royal apparitions
Unusual as the color purple might be for Christmas, when combined with iced branches and Christmas evergreens, these permanent morning glories and violets seem to fit right in, creating an excitement not found in traditional holiday décor. Oversized crystal goblets hold purple bell cups, and faux ice balls add even more visual interest to the mix.
(Inset) Comprising fresh orchids and pine, arranged in a Parisian-style vase, this lush arrangement offers an upscale alternative to the holiday norm.

MATERIALS: Vignette—glass goblets and permanent morning glories from Sullivans; wreath, iced branches and potted violets from Autograph Foliages; ribbon from Morex Corp.; bell cups from Knud Nielsen Company; ice balls from local wholesaler.
Arrangement—vase from the Parisian Lace Collection from Burton & Burton/Flowers, Inc. Balloons; orchids from Orchids Direct; fresh white pine and hemlock from Hiawatha Corporation.


earthly gifts

A feast of weathered containers, dark red and
burgundy poppies and Hydrangeas and a myriad of

textures gives this display an earthy feeling. The pine cones and urns are flocked while the red and brown sleigh bells in the moss wreath and the frilly greens add another unexpected texture to the mix. Another distinctive feature is the tabletop wreath holder, a piece that’s new for this season.
below A distressed red wooden box contains carnations and Gerberas, flocked pine cones and mottled taper candles in a bed of fragrant Christmas greens, making this design a textural extravaganza.

MATERIALS: Vignette—Flocked Paper Stone Urns and pine cones, Wooden Tote containers, permanent Hydrangeas and poppies, Mossed Twig Wreath, Metal Jingle Bell Hanging Ornaments, Mini Southern Virginia Holly Pick and Wooden Wreath Stand from Melrose International.
Arrangement—white pine and hemlock from Hiawatha Corporation; taper candles from Creative Candles; Wooden Tote container and flocked pine cones from
 Melrose International; Gerberas and carnations from
 favorite supplier.


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