That turquoise patterned pillow was a total fluke--I purchased it randomly last time I was in Canada (I loved the color and pattern), and lucky for me, it looks super with the rest of my "stuff".
This mantle is verging on cluttered, but I love it.....the more sparkle the better at Christmas, I say! That feathered wreath is one of my proudest purchases in the past few months--I found it on an end aisle at Michaels for $3.99! So of course I bought two :)
I have a little obsession with mercury glass. I love how it can go with either gold or silver, and can have a warm or cool cast depending on what its placed with. It works well when I'm an indecisive decorator!
And finally, here's our "penguin of the year" for 2010. Every year since we got married, my husband and I buy a new penguin to celebrate another Christmas together. Penguins mate for life, so we think its a clever and suitable tradition to carry on. This guy is one of my favorites, purchased from West Elm. It looks like origami, but is actually ceramic!
So there's my Christmas holiday tour. The cool, frosty tones of my living room don't seem out of place at all with the piles of snow and cold going on outside......cheers to this Minnesota winter!