After we featured Mae’s Emporium owner Jessica Graham’s brilliant holiday decor ideas in our December issue, we couldn’t resist asking her to give us a better glimpse at her own festive projects. Along with business partner Lynlee Critz, Graham is here to share her secrets to celebrating Christmas with unique, vintage style!
As two mavens who patientlyâand sometimes impatientlyâawait the day when Santa Baby slips a little something under the treeâ¦ Lynlee and I wish nothing more this year than for you to bring vintage jewels into your own holiday festivities. Not just for dressing yourself but also incorporating into your holiday dÃ©cor! Whether itâs adding a little sparkle to your tablescape and tree, or giving your holiday packages a punch, you are sure to have yourself a very vintage Christmas with just the right amount of fuss!
When needing a touch of joy on your holiday linens, use rhinestone bracelets as napkin rings and wrap them around your starched napkins (making your table an instant glitter fest, our fave)!
Who says shiny bright ornaments are just for hanging? Fill large hurricane vases, bird cages or a vintage bubble gum jar to add a bit of whimsy to their classic style!
Now onto bigger things, and we mean the bigger the better, with brooches that is. Put your guests in their place by using brooches and clip-on earrings as place card holders! Add a little sparkle to your holiday collectibles by arranging brooches around for instant glow.
(photo by Nancy Nolan)
In our homes, a gift is never complete without adding a bauble or two or three to every package. Take old âbits,â as my bestie calls them, using mismatched vintage clip-ons or backless brooches and simply adhere to any gift for bling that will make them sing! In our opinion, the wrapping is just as important as the gift inside, well more important in fact!
(photo by Nancy Nolan)
Merry Christmas to allâ¦and to all a glittery night! âLynlee and Jessica at Maeâs Emporium
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