Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Make a unique wreath this year!

I am a wreath lover! I use varieties of them year round. So naturally when I saw this DIY wreath in my CB2 catalog, I was hooked! The possibilities are endless.Instructions can be found at http://blog.cb2.com/?s=DIY+wreath. The size you want your wreath to be determines the number of ornaments you need. Other supplies are a coat hanger and ribbon.

As you read about this wreath, consider also that you can use other types of ornaments or decorations and achieve the same result. You could use sleigh bells, angel ornaments, Santas etc.

New Idea for Christmas

This time of year I am poring over the holiday catalogs and Christmas idea magazines that come my way. This peaked my interest and I had to pass it along to you!

I have found a hardwood stocking holder at Improvements. It is very nice looking and will not mar your beautiful mantel or get in the way of your garland. No nails needed either! It is the best of both worlds. It can be found at http://www.improvementscatalog.com/.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Holiday Design 2009

It is just around the corner and I want to make all of you the stress-free host or hostess. These are things I do in my home this time of year and I know they work very well.
Lets start with the table. You will probably need extra chairs. Use what you have around the house and tie them together with decoration. Festive ribbons and fabrics can be tied to the back of the chairs. Small grapevine wreaths also work well. Just like that you will have a coordinated table look.
Keep the table clears for your guests and their plates by using a sideboard or countertop to set your dishes and platters on. Let them serve themselves buffet style.
More holiday tidbits to follow later!