Monday, December 27, 2010

The Best Vintage Christmas Tree for a baby boomer

You will love this video on my tree and the history of some of the ornaments and decorations we all grew up with in the 50's and 60's. The smell of the pine is just an added bonus. Enjoy

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Versatile Dining Centerpiece

How about some understated elegance for your holiday table that can be used year round? For Thanksgiving, I got some mirror squares, circles and ovals and placed them down the middle of my table. I purchased some fluted, short and tall clear glass votive holders and then the votives in white and put them on the mirrors. A little sticky tape on the underside held them in place in case the table got shook. I had some Thanksgiving type ribbon that I interwove with the votives. That's it! With the lights dimmed, the sparkle and the reflection from the candles was wonderful! I will get a lot of use out of those candles. Give it a try yourself- just remember safety first when it comes to using candles.