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Showcasing Christmas Collections

Written by Clara Haneberg and Julianne Hilmes

Holiday collections always pull on our heartstrings. From handmade ornaments to whimsical figurines, we've gathered some of our favorite groupings we've featured.

In the woodsy den of this Atlanta home, the homeowner's collection of nutcrackers are proudly on display atop the room's baby grand piano. Oragnes and fresh boughs of cedar and fir weave between the figurines adding another layer to the seasonal display.

Silver bells bring the joyful sounds of the season front and center. A collection of the jingling beauties tied with festive red and silver bows are displayed in a pretty bowl in this historic Boston home. 

Designer Scot Meacham Wood loves to collect china—like this blue-and-white transferware from England. A small sampling of Scot's fab collection is put to work on his holiday table, appropriately dressed in his favorite tartan fabric.

These handcrafted ornaments by designer Benjamin Bradley are assembled from vintage holiday cards and add to the happy ambience of the yuletide season. 

An antique Chippendale chair in a festive red cotton with ivory medallions serves as a piano bench, while caroler figurines cluster around the Christmas tree.

A collection of nutcrackers—including ones themed after The Wizard of Oz—stand guard and spark conversation atop the wood console. ("There's no place like home," right?!)

Pieces of candescent Emploi glass in holiday-appropriate emerald sit pretty on a French walnut dining table, exhibiting style and function.

The owners of this Victorian home have collected large-scale Santas for years, and they add to the holiday décor in every room. (Is it normal to be jealous of a figurine's mink coat?) Click here to see more of this downtown Chicago home decorated for Christmas.