14 December 2013

Design Inspiration: The Collection, Part 2

2013 Grand Baroque Christmas Cross

my own Christmas tree

In September,  I did a post on organizing a collection of like items as a way of styling and creating a bigger design impact. Well - here comes Part 2 and it relates to decorating for the Holidays.  

This time of year, many people have special collections that become part of their decorating.  I have seen Santa Clauses, nutcrackers, Christmas villages and ornaments…. I have a collection of  Wallace Sterling Grande Baroque Christmas Crosses.  I mentioned in my earlier post that through the process of collecting, you are better able to tell the story about why these items are so special and this post is making that case exactly.  

In 1996, Wallace Silversmiths made their first ever Grande Baroque Cross.  In November of 1996, my husband and I were married and Grande Baroque was our sterling pattern.  We graciously received one as a gift and at the time did not realize it would become a collection.  We now have all 18.

As you can see above, they look beautiful on the Christmas Tree but it does not allow me to showcase the collection aspect.  Through the years I have looked for more creative ways of arranging smaller groupings. (18 pieces is a lot of pieces to "collect" in one place!)

For the past few years I have made a display in one of the kitchen windows.  I really like it.  It is simple but I think makes a nice statement.  

(FAB blue & white jar from THE PINK PAGODA!)

Do you have a special collection for the holidays?



  1. Tiffany I just came over from Jennifers. I love your Silver Cross collection and the way you display them in the window!

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    1. Thanks, Karena! I appreciate you taking the time to stop over. Merry merry!

  2. Your cross collection is beautiful and I adore the fun, festive way you have it displayed! Thanks for the ginger jar shout out : )

    1. That ginger jar is one of my favorite in the entire house! I LOVE IT!!!!

  3. I had no idea that Wallace made these Grande Baroque silver crosses... and that is my family silver pattern!! Oh, I'm going to have to buy some ASAP! And I love the way you have them displayed!

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