I'm not sure if it was intended to be a balm for some of the year's bleaker events, but Anthropologie's first holiday catalog of 2009 is among their most fanciful and inspiring. (A few of my favorite ornaments are highlighted here.) Does the mammoth scrapbook above remind you of a vintage image from Horst Interiors?
When I saw the giant pink book styled with a French chair, I immediately thought of the art portfolio Annette Reed (now Mrs. Oscar de la Renta) displayed in her home in the 60s.
At 24" by 17.5", Anthropologie's leather album isn't quite as big as the one Horst photographed, and it costs $198, but for someone who loves to create artistic scrapbooks this would be a lovely gift. It could become a striking focal point in a library or living room too.
Two images above © Horst Interiors
And after seeing a new view of Anthropologie's butterfly ornaments, I think they are strong candidates for a Bright Star-inspired tree.