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Festive Holiday Antique Displays

Antique French EngravingAs the most wonderful time of the year is upon us, we would love to show you some creative ways to put together festive displays while using antiques in your holiday décor. From pewter to brass to Country French art, antiques bring sensational detail and make a one-of-a-kind statement for your special celebrations. Make sure follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest where we are always bursting with fresh ideas for every season.

Pewter Antique Accessories & Furniture

This antique pewter accessories collection paired with the bold traditional red and green colors of Christmas holly creates a very merry ambience for a festive tableaux. The antique painting of a church compliments the setting by giving depth, texture and added sentimental value to the display.

Christmas Display Antique Accessories

Antique Furniture Christmas Decoration

Shining bright are the accents that light up our homes with Holiday cheer. This setting’s antique tumeaux is the perfect focal element to showcase the meaning of the season. Notice how the early 19th century artist captured on canvas a family exchanging gifts ~ truly art imitating life. Even centuries later these traditions still hold a special place in our hearts, as it is the time of the year to be humble and thankful for our loved ones.

Antique Trumeau Christmas Display

This time of year we reflect on what we are thankful for – the people and moments that make us truly grateful. I am extremely grateful for all of you, our clients and friends. Your encouragement, support and advise inspires us to do what we love every day, and for that, we thank you.

Have Wonderful Holidays and Merry Christmas!

Inessa Stewart's Antiques

Antiques In Style: The Divine Majesty of the Season

Antique Letter EngravingThe first cold spell of the season brings pristine spirit and vibrant energy to help us make our holiday decorating extraordinary!  This is the time of the year that we can indulge in a celebration of our families, our homes and our faith.  Lavishly decorated, romantically lit and beautifully appointed with antique and family collections, our homes sparkle even more with Christmas magic. If you need inspiration for seasonal decorating, antiques provide centuries of divine spirit, romance and drama that will ignite your imagination and bring forth eye-catching enchantment.

Antiques Christmas Holiday Decorations Furniture and Accessories

Being a life-long collector of keepsakes gathered over many years, I decorate with and find antiques both functional and useful ~ besides being aesthetically pleasing, which is a perfect combination!  I instinctively look to these timeless relics for my seasonal decorating as objets d’art to arrange as props for staging my array of settings.  With an exquisite layering of timeless antiques, Italian candlesticks, bronze angels, urns, jardinières and statues, I add organic elements like fresh evergreens, florals, topiaries, holly and berries.  With each passing year as my collection evolves, so do my displays.  As a set designer, I create each stage, but my venue changes so as to retain interest from my audience.  Ever mixing textures, I like adding different focal or floral elements and subtly changing the look of each vignette.

Antique accessories and furniture for holiday decorating

Holidays are the time of the year to be a lot more glamorous, theatrical and opulent. I call it decorating with the volume turned up.

Antique furniture and accessories decorating for the holidays

No matter which style you prefer, the dramatic impact of antiques dictates a singular focus while bringing appealing visual balance to the composition.  For example, juxtapose a rustic country snow sleigh or an ancient statue of a saint.



Antique furniture and accessories decoration for holidays

Perhaps even more then china, glassware and linens this time of the year, the right lighting can set the mood for an enchanted holiday evening.  Lighting instantly changes the appearance of a table or room. Antique candlesticks, candelabras and even glasses used as votives can magically transform a room with the wonderful flickering iridescence of candlelight.  This magical glow is reflected in the centuries-old patina of antiques, hand cut crystal and precious metals, enhancing even more the romance of our holiday tableaux.

Antique furniture and accessories decorating for the holidays

This upcoming season is also the perfect opportunity to display cherished antique and vintage Religious artifacts. In my travels I always look for incredible spiritual pieces for use around our homes in decorating, especially during this time of year.  For example, an antique 18th century Madonna statue is stunning when surrounded by a collection of antique Italian altar candlesticks.  Figures like this are also amazing when displayed with votives and fresh greenery.  I love the look of these symbols of faith on mantels, buffets and counters, as they add interest and instant character to any room.

Antiques furniture and accessories holiday decorating Every year we open our doors to family and dear friends for unforgettable celebrations with lavish holiday décor, and welcome them with objects that have stories to tell.  This time of the year offers an opportunity to interpret the season in very individual ways and start your own memorable family traditions with historic displays that radiate your very own personal nostalgic Christmas tales.

Inessa Stewart's Antiques

This article appeared in Beverly Drive Magazine.  


 Inessa Stewart

Antiques in Style is a source of joy for me to create, and hopefully will be a source of inspiration for you! The variety, artistry and history of the antiques and vintage pieces that surround us every day provide pleasure, beauty and sometimes even intrigue.

The classics never go out of style, and each era, country, and even artisan's interpretations create an environment that is always full of surprises.

It is truly a pleasure to bring such timeless style together for every client and follower of my blog. And of course, your input is always welcome!

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