An Alabama Home Adorned for the Holidays

An Alabama Home Adorned for the Holidays Silver & Gold
Garland laced in silvery gray ribbon drapes across the kitchen’s pecky cypress hood and complements the painted cabinets. Hints of gold—from a gilded angel near the sink to bud vases lined along the counter—warm the space as notes of evergreen nod to the season at hand.

An Alabama Home Adorned for the HolidaysHonored Traditions
For the Howlands, the season peaks with two elegant dinners held in the formal dining room, where a silver-plated nativity perches amid magnolia leaves on the buffet and gold-trimmed accents punctuate the grand affairs. Each year, Rob’s extended family visits for a holiday dinner; on Christmas Eve, Rob and Mary Beth mark the occasion with their children and a special meal. The couple’s wedding china makes an annual appearance at their holiday dinner and treasured custom stemware from their tenth anniversary trip to Venice sparks cherished memories.