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20.12 20130

Savannah College of Art & Design Store

One of my favorite places for design ideas, up and coming artists, and just a good time is in Savannah, Georgia at their College of Art and Design (SCAD). They've got a gorgeous store with unique items. This time of year is the best for going and browsing, finding that perfect accent for Christmas or one-of-a-kind gift. Carved trees would look great on a mantle: Carved Christmas Trees These felt Christmas trees are pretty and tasteful. They would match most people's Christmas displays. felt Christmas tree A white Christmas tree is great for showcasing colorful blown glass ornaments. ornaments These elf dolls are adorable. Elf dolls   And look at the pointy ears! This guy is cool! Elf figure Wouldn't this make a great conversation piece? Festive, bright, and colorful! Festive decoration Even their confection area is gorgeous. Here's the candy display. Candy display And all sorts of treats for the sweet tooth. The gleaming glass displays serve to enhance the charm. Sweet treats This year is the 10th anniversary of their store, and it's clear they're doing really well! So many cool things to look at and buy. They even have a sister store in Lacoste, France that I'd love to visit one day!  If you're a designer, it's well worth the trip. And even if you're not, the next time you're in Savannah, you definitely should take the time to visit. Christmas is the best time of year, too!

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11.12 20130

Talladega Christmas Tour of Homes 2013

This Sunday, I  had the opportunity to tour a couple of the homes the Talladega Christmas tour. These are always fun for getting design ideas in general, but especially in decorating for the holidays! This Victorian home was built in 1906. The Lacys have lived here for 26 years and completely restored it. They were able to keep the original pine floors, as well as high ceilings, mantels, and fireplace inserts. Victorian home Talladega   I also visited this Greek revival cottage, built in 1950. It has been renovated and updated, but is a "work in progress." The owner is a fan of all things French, and it's apparent by visiting and seeing her interior.   Greek Revival cottage   Here are some of the interesting items I saw on the tour. You can see how just a subtle accent or two can make a beautiful home holiday ready.

bric-a-brac

 I love this cute little Christmas tree! Very understated and works well with the decor.

 subtle holiday accents

A splash of color is always festive and cheerful!

hallway

 Of course, sometimes you just want to go all out! This kitchen table is bright and cheery and cozy. It makes you feel like you're home. Christmas table There was plenty more to be seen. I've shared the highlights and best pictures from the day. Touring homes is a great source of inspiration and can put you in the holiday mood! I had a great time.

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