Monday, December 07, 2009


This is a wonderful time of the year. Yes, I know---some dread it and never see it through the eyes of a child as they once did, but for those of us who do, it is magical.

Rockefeller Christmas tree

I love Thanksgiving because it is such a low key, family time---it doesn't bother me if it's raining, because what is better than a beautifully set table with wonderful food....who needs to go outside?

Thanksgiving table

Whether you are celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa....there are some easy and simple things you can do to get your house ready for the holidays.

A few of my favorite things to do are:

Fresh pillows---nothing changes a room faster than this quick and easy element.

Pillows 3

Pillows 1 Pillows 4

Pillows 2

Throws---first, I love to take a nap anywhere---a true luxury--- but especially on a sofa. I have throws year round, but want them to be warm and cozy for the fall/winter months.


Accessories---it is so easy and such fun to move accessories around or pick up some new ones to change the look of a room from summer to fall/winter.

I recently brought out some wonderful green glass because the color adds a touch of holiday spirit to the room.


Benches---this is a great way to make a room look more cozy...what is more inviting than a bench in front of a fireplace or in a seating group. To me, a bench always says "sit down, even if for a few minutes".


Claudette bench

Rugs---this is a great time of the year to move rugs around or buy something new. A simple way to warm any room is to use a white cowhide rug......warm, yet very glam!

Cow hide #1

Drinks Carts---one of my favorite decorating tools! You can add so much to these. I love to have a lamp on the top shelf along with liqueurs and mixers that are right for winter along with a vase of flowers that say fall/winter. The other shelves may have books and interesting pieces of glass.
Now, after you've done a few of these things, you'll be ready to shop for interesting gifts for your family and friends-----that's what I'll be talking about next time....great ideas for holiday gifts!

I had a book signing at Neiman's downtown Dallas store and wanted to share a few pictures of the room I created on the 2nd floor. It was a great event and I want to thank everyone who came by and bought books---also, a very special thanks to Kyle Bunting for his fabulous rug made especially for this room at Neiman's. For information on upcoming book signings, visit my Facebook and Twitter pages...

Neiman Marcus Glass Room

Neiman Marcus Constance chair

Neiman Marcus Palazzo detail Neiman Marcus #4 Aqua


Make sure your home is ready for the holidays by taking advantage of our Collection Holiday Sale! Select tables and mirrors are 10% off and can be delivered to you by December 18. Please call Jan Showers Collection at 214-747-5252 for more details.

Holiday Sale Pieces