Silver bells and porcelain acorns, tartan ribbons and frosted garlands, clip-on candles reminiscent of those in the centuries-old German tradition—the beautifully decorated tree of Victoria Editor-in-Chief Phyllis Hoffman DePiano sparkles with the brilliant hues of the season and a gallimaufry of sentimental collections
Text Karen Callaway
Photography Stephanie Welbourne Steele
Styling Melissa Sturdivant Smith
Learn the story of our editor-in-chief’s silver ornaments upon these boughs by reading “Sterling Keepsakes.”
I fondly remember when Victoria magazine had a “centerfold” every December that featured a glorious tree done up in such a way that no one could forget. They were a highlight of those issues, but were discontinued. I miss them, and hope that it is something that can be reinstated for 2019 and beyond.
Years ago Denver had the festival of trees. I was one of thousands who paid to see the lush “themed trees” that were then auctioned off to benefit charities a few weeks before Christmas. I loved the creativity of themed trees. Hope Victoria Magazine can feature one all decorated in angles some day…and other themes. (I dont know why they dont do it any longer but would love to know if any other cities still do it).