How Our Makers Decorate for & Celebrate the Holidays

December 24, 2015

In honor of tomorrow being Christmas, we wanted to share a glimpse of some decorations and traditions from our makers—since they've been a huge part of our holiday (that is, the reason we actually have presents to put under the tree). Without further ado:

Red House, our favorite purveyor of all things waxed canvas, has the most darling fake tree (the first one we've actually ever coveted):

Mornings with a sparkly tree are the best kinds of mornings ... 🌲✨✌🏼️

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Hawkins New York, based in a town called Hudson just a few short hours upstate from Manhattan, hardly need to drag a tree inside this time of year when they wake up to scenes like this:

December morning. #hawkinshill

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With a motto of "modern yet familiar," AHeirloom makes goods that will honestly please everyone—and we can't, in particular, get enough of their cake stands:

Jennifer Zamudio, who runs Dot and Army, shared some images of her favorite Christmas decor: artwork by her kids and a bar cart decked out for Christmas morning bloody marys.

Photo by Jennifer Zamudio

Burlap-wrapped Christmas trees and a glimmer of warmth inside make us want to drive right up to Vermont to visit Farmhouse Pottery.

I thought for sure these Jono Pandolfi designs were stocking hooks, until I thought hard about the fact that they're made of clay, and realized they were mug handles. Not Christmas decor exactly, but perfect for close-cupping hot chocolate.

Margaux and Walter from Peg & Awl built this little tree from an Osage orange fruit—we hope they share the how-to!

Cliff Spencer Furniture Maker, designer and maker of some of our most well-built wooden goods, has had the same Norway Pine Christmas tree for two years—but this year it's gotten so big they're sending it back to the wild.

This shot—from when Pigeon Toe first moved into their studio in Portland's The Makery nearly four years ago—is all things charming and festive. And they've still got the lights up!

It's no surprise that Celina Mancurti and her team are hanging stockings by the chimney with care—elegant, effortless linen stockings, of course.

Rustic + Elegant - The New Handcrafted Holiday Collection. Check link above! #christmasstocking #holidaydecor #tablesettings

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Anne D. November 7, 2017
I clicked on this link to see the clothespin wreath that was shown in the email. Where is it?
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Not sure how that happened but here's what you're looking for!
Brittany W. December 25, 2015
Merry Christmas Food52!! X's and O's from Vermont!