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Our Holiday Playlist

December 24, 2014

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Our Holiday Playlist

Whether you're wrapping gifts, decking the halls, or celebrating with friends, the holidays are always better with a little music. We put together the playlist below with songs for every holiday occasion, from time-honored classics to new favorites. We'd also love to hear from you-- what are some essential tracks on your Christmas playlist? Happy listening!


A Day of Good Cheer

December 12, 2014


On November 22nd, both terrain stores hosted our annual Holiday Open House to kick off the Christmas season. In Glen Mills, a holiday marketplace featured favorite vendors like the Farm at Doe Run, Galer Winery, Crisp & Co. Pickles, and John & Kiras Chocolates, while Westport welcomed trunkshows from Frances Palmer, Elizabeth Gillett, Emily Amey, and Will Leather Goods. Both stores offered tastings of our sweetest holiday treats, seasonal workshops, crafts for little ones, and pie samplings from the Garden Café. Visitors could sample pies for pre-order, with a number of holiday varieties including honey sea salt, maple bourbon, and perennial favorites like pumpkin.

In Glen Mills, friend of terrain Sweet Paul stopped by for a book signing, while Westport customers met beauty maven Indie Lee for  relaxing spa masks. At both stores, the festivities ended with tree lighting ceremonies complete with hot chocolate and carols. After the festival, Westport attendees had a chance to sit down for dinner with two local tastemakers-- author Stephen Orr and ceramic artist Frances Palmer.

10% of the proceeds from the day were donated to the Natural Lands Trust in Glen Mills and The Garden Conservancy in Westport. Above, take a peek at our photographer's shots from the event. 


'Tis the season-- we're preparing to welcome Christmas with our annual Holiday Open House! On November 22 in Glen Mills and Westport, we'll be hosting a day of good cheer filled with seasonal crafts, sweet treats, activities for the little ones, and much more. At both stores, visitors will be able to shop gifting trunkshows with our favorite vendors, taste and pre-order holiday pies at the Garden Café, construct gingerbread houses, and celebrate the terrain tree lighting with carols and cocoa. In Glen Mills, guests will also be able to sample our favorite holiday treats around the fire pit, shop a holiday marketplace of local growers and makers, and get decorative inspiration from our design experts. Visitors in Westport will enjoy spa masks with Indie Lee, a book signing featuring The New American Herbal, and a post-festival dinner hosted by ceramic artist Frances Palmer and author Stephen Orr. We'll also be spreading the cheer by donating 10% of the day's profits to The Garden Conservancy in Westport and the Natural Lands Trust in Glen Mills. Click the image above to download this year's poster!

Join us to celebrate the season! See all the details for the Holiday Open House in Glen Mills and Westport, November 22 from 1-6P.


To kick off our Dress, Dinner, & Décor Giveaway with Food52 and Anthropologie, we recently hosted a festive fall get-together at our Styer's location. We set the scene with our favorite seasonal tableware, Anthropologie picked their best bets for cool-weather apparel, and Food52 created a menu fit for a party. The best part? You can win $500 gift cards from terrain, Anthropologie, and Food52 to host your own fall gathering in style! One of our favorite dishes from the day was a side that's as simple as it is delicious. Toasty pine nuts and a fresh grating of parmesan top fresh-picked brussels sprouts for a savory addition to any autumn meal. Read on for the recipe, and click here to enter the Dress, Dinner, & Décor Giveaway!


The Dirt | 2014 | week no. 45

The Dirt is our version of a weekly link roundup, where we share what's currently capturing our interest around the web. Hope you'll enjoy, and feel free to share what you're reading in the comments. We'd love to hear from you!

A guide to picking the perfect cocktail glass. (via Oh So Beautiful Paper)

A stunning tour of garden designer Arne Maynard's Welsh home. (via Gardenista)

Keep your skin smooth as temperatures drop with this DIY lotion bar. (via Free People)

A clever idea for funny floral gifts. (via A Cup of Jo)

Take a peek at the gorgeous home of terrain's Westport design guru, Deb Herbertson. (via Plum + Trinket)

We love this idea for floral party favors. (via A Fabulous Fete)


For a recent gathering at our offices, Design By Terrain crafted breathtaking floral arrangements that welcomed visitors with an abundance of blooms in fall hues. Folks from the office and guests alike were wowed by the overflowing urns, autumnal planters, and suspended orbs that decked out our event space. We asked the creator of these dramatic displays-- Installation Designer Matt M.-- to give us a behind-the-scenes look at his fall creations. Take a peek, above, of Matt with his works in progress, then read on for his insights about a few favorite pieces.

Hanging Orb: "These suspended pieces needed to be dramatic enough to create a presence within a large tent. We hung metal orbs that I filled with all manner of fall color and interest: amaranthus, willow, coleus, bittersweet. I wanted the base of the orbs to have a nest-like quality, so we used clumps of grass cuttings to give a wild feel."

Floral Urn: "I wanted to counteract the lush, saturated florals with foraged grass plumes and crabapple branches. The combination allowed for an amazing amount of texture and movement within the arrangements."

Autumn Urn: "I attached a wire orb to the top of a metal urn and filled it with armloads of fresh cuts in a muted palette for a twist on the bountiful cornucopia. A large piece of foraged tree root anchored the piece and added some unexpected verticality."