Now that it is officially December, all things holiday realated are free for the talking. It's time to enjoy that special time of year, and try not to get overwhelmed by all the extras.

Decorating for this time of year is fun, so don't stress. This year I'm keeping it simple. A few touches of silver, white, old gold and turquiose here and there. No crazy pinecone infested garlands or bubble gum pink bottle brush wreaths for me this year. We're going vintage with a twist of sophisticated. Take for example, this beautiful Pinewood patterned butter dish. I couldn't find a prettier pattern if I tried. Oh if only I could find an 8 place setting of these!