the many moods
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
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
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
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.
A feast of weathered containers, dark
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
Melrose International; Gerberas and carnations from