For the Home
Four golden rings? Maybe not quite the holiday classic, but we still say these brass napkin holders in different geometric shapes are something to sing about. $28 for the set, West Elm. Holiday napkin, $1.99, World Market, multiple locations, worldmarket.com
Find your own design muse in Rooms With a History: Interiors and Their Inspirations by British architect/interior designer/photographer Ashley Hicks. The author looks at the places and things that inspire and amuse, along with designs and objects of the past that served as source material — be it color, pattern or texture. $60, rizzoli.com or your favorite bookseller.
Beatriz Ball always will be loved for its aluminum collections, but we’re partial to the new Vida Nube melamine pieces, which have a matte finish that resembles bisque porcelain. The footed designs are versatile enough to use as ice buckets, salad bowls or oversize vases for flowers. Price range from $39 to $65, LTO.