Modern Christmas Decor :: West Elm

Modernchristmas westelmI love these minimal Christmas decorations, especially that funny little santa guy!  Each of these lacquered wood pieces is on sale right now from West Elm--but WAIT!  Have you seen this modern DIY nutcracker our buddy Chris at Curbly made??  It looks just like the white West Elm one and is a fraction of the cost.  Check it out.  Make it.  But also pick up one of those weird santas.

Modern Santa Collection

ModernsantaI know, I know, I know... we haven't even celebrated Halloween yet.  To be fair, it's only a few days away and hey, if you're going to order stuff for Christmas, you better do it now, right?  Right??  Well, it sounds like a good plan to me, anyway.  Plus, why would you want to wait any longer than you need to to have these perfectly modern Santas in your life?  Santa mugs, Santa cookie jars, Santa pitchers, and Santa shakers... they want to be friends.  So order 'em.  Now.  Before Halloween, even.

Garden Wall Ornaments :: Flora Grubb

Wallornaments floragrubb 01Wallornaments floragrubb 02Call me crazy, but I am totally in love with these quirky little wall ornaments from Flora Grubb!  They're available in gold, red, orange, and lime.  Though they're sold as outdoor items, I can't help but think you could create a really cool installation inside with a few dozen of these.  (You might put quite a few holes in your wall, though...)  Where and how would you use these?


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White Christmas

Now that Halloween is over I can officially start talking about Christmas right? Or do I have to wait until Thanksgiving is over?

I'm not usually the annoying guy that is whistling Christmas songs in July, but today thanks to West Elm I'm quietly humming a White Christmas. For 2010 they have a new collection of white modern Christmas decorations. To make the deal even sweeter, the majority of them are priced under $25 and $5 of the purchase goes to St Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Musical Objects $24
White Ceramic Owls $9-$16
Origami Banks $22-24
White Owl Sugar Shaker $14
Nutcracker Serving Platters $8-$24
White Nutcracker $24-$59

Please excuse me while I pay some bills...