CB2's & Crate & Barrel's Shiny Retro Christmas

CB2's & Crate & Barrel's Shiny Retro Christmas

Sarah Coffey
Nov 15, 2010
As sister companies, CB2 and Crate & Barrel often have similar aesthetics — one's meant to be a little younger, hipper, and cheaper than the other, but they're both modern and affordable. While C&B's holiday catalog dwarfs CB2's, they each have a retro "glam and glitzy" feel this year. C&B's is more colorful and there are some great new pink, red, and purple pieces from Marimekko, while CB2 seems to be sticking with a mostly White Christmas theme, which is a little disappointing. Some of the textiles and tabletop in the Crate and Barrel catalog seem new and refreshing, but CB2's mirrored garlands, disco ball ornaments, and glass candlesticks are a bit of a yawn-fest. Which do you prefer for the holidays? Are you a fan of clean and classic white, or are you into colorful decorations? • To see the full CB2 Holiday 2010 Catalog, click here.To see the full Crate & Barrel Holiday 2010 Catalog, click here. CB2 2010 HOLIDAY DECORAstro Ornaments, $2.95 • Peace Dove Ornament, $3.95 • Angel Trees, $50 and Mirror Garland, $3.95 • 6-Piece Lumi Gift Set, $18 • Disco Ball Ornaments, $1.95 CRATE & BARREL 2010 HOLIDAY DECORMarimekko Fandango Tablecloth, $55 • Jewel-Toned Fiona Stockings, $25 • Red Coupe Dinnerware, $102 and Marimekko Taikamylly Tablecloth, $90 • Mini Multi Ornaments, $20 for 10 • Silver Menorah, $33 MORE HOLIDAY SNEAK PEEKS 2010Marimekko's Pink and Purple Holiday HazeAnthropologie's Animal Themed Boho ChristmasSilver & Gold at Pottery BarnIKEA Goes Red, White, & BlueWest Elm Holiday Collection by David Stark
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