Saks Fifth Avenue Snowlakes

Do you keep the same holiday decor every year, or do you switch it up a bit?

I know that it can be pricy to change decorations from year to year, but I do like mixing it up … maybe because there are so many fun things to try.  Red with lime green – metallics – magenta and white – bright colors like the old-school Christmas bulbs – so many fun things.  But one style I have never quite gotten into was the snowflake – until now!

Maybe because in sunny CA the snowflake seemed downright silly, or maybe because they always looked a bit cheesy – you know the ones on the blue and white paper plates?  But I think I am officially a convert.

The snowflakes on the Saks building inspired me, and I just couldn’t stop.

I found all kinds of great things for a winter wonderland in silver, pewter, grey, white, and cream.

grey snowflake decor

There are lots of lovely ornaments that can be found at great prices, but you don’t have to stop at the tree.  Gather bulbs in bowls, vases, apothecary jars, you name it!

For a bit of nostalgia, make the popsicle stick ornaments with silver glitter (or ask Mom for your old ones, I am sure she still has them).

What is great about these more muted colors, is they don’t have to be put away on the 26th.  These things will still look great in January, even February.  And the pillows, blankets, vases and jars can be out year ’round!

And these shapes and colors translate to a great table too…

Grey Snowflake Table

Laser cut felt placemats really look like snowflakes, but you can make your own too!  Just buy heavy felt from the fabric store and cut out patterns.   Or even just cut bulk felt down to the ‘regular’ rectangle shape and these placemats will add a layer of warmth to the table during the cooler months.

For candles, smoky grey votives are a fun change, and these candlesticks would be the perfect addition.  You can also buy tapers in grey for a updated take on the basic white.

Another great DIY project is to dye old doilies (thanks Eddie for the idea!!) – such a great transformation.  They can be used all over – on tables, on mantles, on pedestals…

Some grey napkins, pewter goblets and a few other accents and it’s all set – literally.

More holiday ideas in store all month, but in the meantime, what are your favorite holiday colors?


For resources:

1. Michael Aram, Twig Snowflake Christmas Ornament at Macy’s

2. Melrose International, Gunmetal Gray Snowflake Ornaments from HGTV Marketplace

3. Reed & Barton, Winter Sparkle Snowflake Ornament, at Bloomingdale’s

4. Crate & Barrel, Vintage Glitter Snowflake Ornament

5.  Target, Apothecary Glass Jar

6. CB2, Shaggy Pillow in Gray

7. Crate & Barrel, Antique Grooved Onion Ornament

8. Crate & Barrel, Metal Ball Snowflake Ornament

9. Brocade Home, Gem Bottles – Charcoal

10. Crate & Barrel, 3-D Snowflake Ornaments

11. Save on Crafts, Clear Glass Ball Ornaments

12. Target, Silver Snowflake Cutouts

13. Faberge, Glacon Vase at Grebitus & Sons

14. Crate & Barrel, Silver Swirl Balls

15. Ikea, Bästis Blanket

16. Crate & Barrel, Antiqued Glass Snowflake Candleholder

17. Joshua Stone, Grey Industrial Felt Holiday Ornaments at Supermarket

18. Target, Glass Silver Balls

19. Detaljoch Design, White Felt Placemat

20. Brocade Home, Glass Votives – Charcoal

21. Eddie Ross, Dyed Doilies (link to his website tutorial, not for sale)

22. Kim Seybert, Gray Organza Napkins at Neiman Marcus

23. Venucci, Felt Chrysanthemum Placemat

24. Eddie Ross, Milk Glasses at Etsy

25. Venucci, Felt Day Dream Table Runner

26. John Derian, Mercury Glass Candlesticks, THAT YOU CAN WIN!!

27. Pottery Barn, Jeweled Snowflake Ornament

28. Match 1995, Pewter Goblet

29. Kim Seybert, Placemat, Napkins & Napkin Rings

30. Orrefors, Sno Flutes at Grebitus & Sons

31. Creative Candles, Elegant Taper in Paris Gray

32. Nambe, Revel Candlesticks at Grebitus & Sons

33. CB2, Concept Napkin in Carbon

Also up on The Inspired Room as part of the “Holiday Linky Friday” feature… check out other holiday ideas there!