8 Things We Love in December
Celebrate the holidays in style with these festive items.
Give your Christmas tree some hometown flair with these Pittsburgh-inspired stainless steel ornaments [$20 each] handcrafted by local artisan Audra Azoury [audraazoury.com]
Add a vintage touch to your tree with a whimsical bird [$8.99], snowflake [$10.99] or bulb [$9.99] ornament in complementing shades of silver, green and brown. [Modern Mercantile, 233 E. Main St., Carnegie; 412/275-3242, modernmercantilepgh.com]
Show your loved ones you’re thinking about them this Christmas with pretty printed cards [$4.50 each] by One Canoe Two Letterpress [Staghorn Home & Garden Café, 517 Greenfield Ave., Greenfield; 412/315-7298, staghorngardencafe.com]
Hand-knitted by The Purlettes+1, a groups of retirees in their 80s and 90s, this glamorous wool Sarah Oliver handbag [$169] is the perfect topper for your holiday-party ensemble. [Barefoot Stitches & Gifts, 313 Beverly Road, Mt. Lebanon; 412/563-0100]
Keep track of the coming new year with an elegant desktop calendar [$69] featuring the whimsical prints of Karen Adams Designs. [Available at Barefoot Stitches & Gifts]
Enjoy the scent of the holidays every time you bathe with a trio of soaps [$8.50 each] handmade in Pittsburgh by Buttercup and Thistle soap shop. [Available at Staghorn Home & Garden Café]
Add some fun to your holiday dishes with a pearl-colored Nora Fleming garnish dish [$36]. The popular serving ware from Barefoot Stitches & Gifts fits a number of “minis” [$12 each], the brand’s fun interchangeable accessories.
Bring some bling to your mantle with a set of golden reindeer [$49.99 for the reindeer looking up, $39.99 for the reindeer looking down] [Available at Modern Mercantile].