Fredericks and Mae’s Quirky Ornaments Will Make You Rethink Holiday Decor
A bunch of clay bananas. Enough said.
Updated Oct 12, 2018 7:24 PM
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This year’s holiday collections are anything but cliché—kitschy food ornaments offer a delightful respite from the usual suspects, and moody, rich hues have replaced bright reds and greens. Our favorite brands are rolling out their Christmas launches at a rate that would please anyone who has been counting down the days to December since summer ended; most recently, March and Fredericks and Mae joined in with a range of stylish goodies. In no particular order, here are a few of our favorites:
If Your Home Is Full of Tchotchkes…
Fredericks and Mae’s ornaments feature the work of cult-favorite artists like Katie Kimmel and Helen Levi, all suitably quirky. Who doesn’t want a collection of mini ceramic pots or a bunch of bananas dangling from the tree branches?
If You’re More Low-key…
Allow us to point you in the direction of March, whose just-splashy-enough pieces could be used year-round. We have our eye on the modular menorah (which you can rearrange to house colorful tapered candles after the holidays) and the Swedish paper-chain kits. Keep the leftover paper to use as decorations for upcoming birthdays.
If You’re All About Thoughtful Touches…
If you only add one ornament to your collection this year, make it a WorkOf bauble. The e-shop tapped 50 independent designers to create one-of-a-kind decorations to be sold at auction, with proceeds going to Scope of Work. Pick your favorite and mark your calendar for November 27, when bidding officially begins. A few on our wish list:
If You’re Known to Glam It Up…
Don’t sleep on CB2’s line, which includes everything from luxe velvet tree skirts to delicate glass trees. Have more than a few cocktail parties on the calendar? There are a bunch of entertaining must-haves in the mix, too, like a set of champagne coupes that will keep the bubbly flowing all season long.
If You Prefer a Subtle Approach…
Ferm Living’s pieces come in subdued tones and artsy finishes, and you’ll want to keep them up way past January 1. Peep the Art Deco–inspired tea-light hangers and intricate marbled gift tags.
If You’re a Tree-and-Done Kind of Decorator…
Turn your attention to Anthropologie’s Christmas ornament collection, which features such gems as a tiny cannoli and a glittering avocado. They say you shouldn’t play with your food, but there are no rules about decorating with it.
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